Working in a Series II
Artwork from the Structures series
What You Will Learn
This workshop is a follow on to my workshop Working in a Series. In the first workshop you learn how and why to work in a series and you get what could be your first taste of that process. In this workshop it is assumed you know how to work in a series and you are ready to dive in deeper:
- Exploring additional ways to expand and view your series.
- Pushing your work deeper.
- Figuring out how to put the “wow” factor into your series.
- Investigating more of the mindsets that impact our artistic process.
Over the course of this 8 week workshop you will create 4-16 additional artworks in an existing series, or you might start a new series. Be ready to push yourself to create the best work of your career through intensive focus on your studio practice. Each student will be setting individual goals and working towards them with measured progress and accountability along the way. Students will be writing formal written critiques of their completed artwork.
As in the first Working in a Series workshop, we will explore 3 new artists a week (both famous and unknown) that work in a series to dive deeper into their attitudes towards working in a series. In addition we will have a weekly mindset topic that we will use to navigate through the traps and pleasures of being an artist.
Note that this class does not include technique instruction. Students are expected to have the art/quilt making skills necessary to create the assignments. No specific techniques are required – painting, drawing, quilt making (piecing, applique, fusing, embellishment), surface design, etc – anything is acceptable.
This class is appropriate to be taken by all visual artists working as the concepts we are covering apply to all medium, not just textile art.
Working in a Series I is not a requirement for this workshop but if you haven’t taken one of my classes before, please email me so we can identify which workshop is the best fit for your needs.
As with all of my workshops, my biggest intention is to provide my students the confidence and tools so they can move their art forward by leaps and bounds.
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Format / Logistics
The online material and discussions will take place on a private class website. All participants will have access to the website starting 1 week prior to the course start and 1 week after.
- Lectures will be held via group phone conference for 1 hour Tuesday evenings at the beginning of weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The assignments will be introduced at this time. Lectures will be recorded for those who can not attend live.
- A portion of the conference call will be reserved for questions and answers.
- Emails with additional material for the weekly topic will be sent Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Compositions and written assignments are due on Tuesdays and are to be uploaded to the group website.
- I will be provide formal written responses and critiques to the assignments on the website.
- Additional class discussion will be held each week on the website. This is where questions that come up during the week will be asked and answered.
- Each participant will have 2 private phone conversations with me, during the 4th and 8th week of class, to discuss progress and go over any specific questions you might have.
Prerequisites – Artwork
- have all materials, supplies and tools you will need to create your new compositions in your chosen style and technique.
- have the knowledge and skill to create artwork in your chosen technique.
- be willing to work hard and focus
- leave all self deprecating thoughts at the door and be ready to think big about your art
- be ready to reflect upon your experience so you can grow
- and, of course, have fun. Laughter is encouraged.
- Working in a Series I is not a requirement for this workshop but if you haven’t taken one of my classes before, please email me so we can identify which workshop is the best fit for your needs.
Some of those things might make you uncomfortable and they might scare you. But if you have an open mind and are willing to give it a try, you qualify.
It is recommended you document your work in this class in a journal or sketchbook.
Prerequisites – Computer Skills
- Ability to take clear, in focus photos of your artwork with a digital camera.
- Ability to re-size and prepare your images for the internet.
- Ability to upload images via a WordPress blog. A step by step tutorial will be provided but each student must master this skill. It’s really quite simple and involves clicking a few buttons and links.
Still Not Sure?
Please Don’t Sign Up for This Workshop If…
- You have an unwillingness to dig deeper into your art with a dedicated studio practice.
- You don’t want to learn more about yourself. I’ll be encouraging introspection and reflection.
- You don’t want to learn how write a formal critique of your own work.
- You are happy with your status quo. This is a workshop for those who are ready to work hard and move forward in a big way with their art.
- You don’t understand how or why to work in a series – please take Working in a Series I first
If the above are not for you at this time, maybe another class is a better fit. See all of my online workshops here.