Advancing the Series

Course Description – New Class for 2015!!

“I signed up for Lisa’s Working in a Series workshop because someone had told me that they had heard that Lisa was a wonderful teacher. Boy, they were NOT wrong!!!

Lisa’s on-line workshops are very well organized and designed to help you to keep moving forward. You have constant reminders and deadlines. The conference call lectures are very informative. You never have the feeling that you are doing an on-line workshop vs. an in class workshop.

For me, the most motivating part about the class was the e-mails that we received 3 times a week. The information, prompts, encouragement that I received in each of these e-mails was well worth the price of admission. Every time I sit and work, things I read in those e-mails come to mind & they help me to move forward.

I highly recommend taking a class with Lisa & I look forward to signing up for further classes. ”

~Cindy Kuo
Northbrook, IL

A continuation of Working in a Series.  You know how to work in a series and why you want to work in a series.  It’s time to go deeper:

  • Exploring additional ways to expand and view your series.
  • Pushing your work further.
  • Adding the “wow” factor into your compositions.
  • Investigating more of the mindsets that impact our artistic process.

Over the course of this 10 week workshop you will create 5 or more 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.

You will be writing formal written critiques of their completed artwork.  I will be reviewing your work every 2 weeks during interactive group critique session.

As in the first Working in a Series workshop, we will explore new artists who work in a series each week (both famous and lesser known) to understand more on why and how artists working in 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 cover topics such as habits, originality, what makes are remarkable, procrastination and more.

Note that this class does NOT include technique instruction. Students are expected to have the art making skills necessary to create their assignments.

This class is appropriate to be taken by all visual artists as the concepts we cover apply to all medium, not just textile art. Any media is acceptable: painting, drawing, encaustic, weaving, quilt making (piecing, applique, fusing, embellishment), surface design, etc.

Working in a Series I is a prerequisite for this workshop.  If you think you are ready for this class but have not taken Working in a Series I, please email me so we can determine what class is best for you.

My Intention and Qualifications.

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

“This course was all I was hoping it would be and much more. I am so appreciative of the time and thought you put into your responses to our thoughts and our work. The structure of the course and the topics you researched and presented to us were exactly what I needed at this point in my development as an artist.

The class work ethic was truly inspiring – it pushed me to do so much more than I thought possible!

Thank you for everything Lisa. I’m really looking forward to working with you in the future!”

~Wendy Tribulski
Avalon, NJ

Prerequisites – Artwork

You must…

  • …have taken Working in a Series I or demonstrated equivalent knowledge
  • …have all materials, supplies and tools you will need to create the artwork 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 their experience so you can grow
  • …and, of course, have fun. Laughter is encouraged.

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.



Workshop starting January 4, 2015

Two levels of interaction available:


Be part of the group! The investment for 10 weeks of interactive instruction is $427

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Want to get the most out of class? Add the optional coaching package for a total investment of $787

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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.
  • You must have a facebook profile to participate in this workshop.


Online Course Logistics

  • Course material will be provided via recorded lectures, which you can listen to at your convenience.
  • Additional written course material will be emailed throughout the workshop.
  • You will complete 5 studio assignments.
  • I will review student assignments once every 2 weeks  during live web-conferences (see below for specific dates and times).
  • Reviews will be recorded for those that can not attend live.
  • A portion of the review will be reserved for questions and answers.
  • Ongoing online discussion with myself and fellow classmates on our private facebook group.


  • New in 2015!!  A limited number of mini coaching packages are available for students would like a deeper individual learning experience.
    • Students that purchase the life coaching package will also have four private phone conversations with me.  Two calls during the workshop and two after to help integrate your learning back into their regular studio practice.
    • As a trained co-active coach, I will guide us through these calls using effective life coaching tools.
    • Note: unused coaching calls expire 6 weeks after the workshop end date.


Not Sure If You Should Take this Workshop?

Please Don’t Signup for This Workshop If…

  • …You have an unwillingness to explore the same theme in detail by diving deeper with each exercise. If working in a series is not your thing, this is not your workshop.
  • …You don’t want to learn more about yourself and your art making. I’ll be encouraging introspection and reflection.
  • …You are happy with your status quo. This is a workshop for those that are ready to dig in and move forward in a big way with their art.

Maybe another class is a better fit. See all of my online workshops here.

“I signed up for Lisa’s online course to support me to make a step change in my art practice. The course certainly supported me to make a major change in my work as I intended. However, I gained so much more from my participation than just a new creative direction, important though that is. I was reminded of the joys and challenges of being an artist, my need to make work that is authentic and the importance of having and maintaining a clear creative focus. As I worked through the email and exercises over the ten weeks of the course I learnt some new skills, dusted off some old ones and did some experimenting.

The course is intensive and fast moving with weekly assignments. The emails, links and other resources Lisa provided were up to date, considered, interesting and extensive, going well beyond my expectations in their thoughtfulness, range and depth. As well as using the work of well known and less well known artists as examples, there was also lots of material on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of being an artist including practical strategies for making art in the busy and complex world we now live in. The sections on goals, focus and decluttering were especially helpful to me. I will work through the materials again over the coming months to learn more.

As the course progressed Lisa’s open, generous and straightforward style became clearer. I much enjoyed the sense she shares with students that an artistic life is important and that we are all exploring and seeking to make better art. This peer to peer style suited me. This openness was also present through the website where we could see the work of the other participants as it developed during the course.

On a practical note I found that being based in the UK worked well. We used Skype for our calls which was fine. For me a bonus of taking a course from a US based tutor was experiencing a different view of the world and accessing a wider range of information and resources.

I thoroughly recommend Lisa’s Working in a Series course as a rich and rewarding learning experience.”

~Helen Parrott
Sheffield, England


Current Schedule

Now enrolling!

Invest in yourself and your art by registering today.

Workshop starting January 4, 2015

Live Assignment Review Group Calls:

Tuesdays at 12 noon Mountain (11 am Pacific, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern).

January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 10.

If you are unable to attend the live call, a recording will be available. It is not required you be available at these times to participate in class.


Two levels of interaction available:

Be part of the group! The investment for 10 weeks of interactive instruction is $427

Add to Cart


Want to get the most out of class? Add the optional coaching package for a total investment of $787

Add to Cart


Questions? Please email me!

Online workshop refund policy.