Working in a Series
The goal of this workshop is to inspire, educate and motivate you to explore working in a series. If you already work in a series, this workshop will deepen that practice.
Starting with an existing artwork or image, you will create several compositions in your series. You will settle on the topic/theme of your series during class and through a series of assignments, your idea will grow in new and exciting directions during the 10 week workshop.
At the end of each exercise you’ll evaluate your own artwork via written exercises. I will be provide you with both written and verbal feedback throughout the class.
Mindsets are an important part of the workshop and we’ll dive into our thoughts and beliefs around our art making and studio practices to strengthen both. We’ll be looking at topics such as clutter, fear, perfectionism, motivation, interruptions, priorities and much more.
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.
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: Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisites – Artwork
- …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.
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.
Online Course Logistics
The online material and discussions will take place on a private class website.
- Lectures will be held via group phone conference.
- Lectures will be 1 hour long on Sunday evenings at 6pm Mountain.
- Lectures will be recorded for those that can not attend live.
- A portion of the demonstration will be reserved for questions and answers.
- Additional course material will be emailed Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
- There will be 8 assignments which are to be uploaded to the group website.
- I will be provide written responses to the assignments on the website.
- Additional class discussion and questions will be held each week on the website.
- Each participant will hold 2 private phone conversations with me during the 5th and 10th week of class to discuss progress and go over any questions you might have.
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.