Tidal Wave, encaustic on panel, 12x36, 2018

Tidal Wave, encaustic on panel, 12x36, 2018

Creative & Professional Practice

This intensive workshop is designed for artists who want to create a sustainable life making art and advance both creatively and professionally.  Creating a strong, body of work is the most important part of being an artist, but how do you pay the bills, juggle time, money, studio and life?  This workshop will address the most critical issues in developing a lifelong practice of making art.  Issues of how and where to exhibit, documentation, creating a website, grant writing, residencies, developing a supportive community and time management will be thoroughly covered.  Participants should be prepared to share images of work for critique, a first draft of their artist's statement, bio and resume, be prepared to examine their studio practice, accept critical feedback on their work and professional development guidance.  Work sessions will be broken up with journaling sessions, yoga and dark chocolate breaks.

January 10-11 Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (this is a Fri-Sat workshop)

January 18-19 The Encaustic Center, Richardson, TX

Artist as Small Business

From A-Z, everything an emerging artist needs to know to be a Small (but Creative!) Business:  artist-gallery relationships, banking, branding, budgeting, business plan, business structure, contracts, commissions, copyright, federal and state tax ID’s, funding, hiring an assistant, insurance, inventory, licensing, marketing, money management, permits, registering, sale of works and taxes.  Bernard will tackle these dry by necessary topics with interactive exercises, humor and dark chocolate.   

October 26-27 Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

November 2-3 AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon, NH

November 16-17, Steel House, Rockland, ME

February 8-9 South Shore Art Center, Cohassett, MA

Cultivating Creativity

Looking for inspiration? Feeling stuck? Need to shake things up? In this energized, supportive and non-judgmental workshop participants will be guided through a plethora of playful exercises that promise to inspire and build creative confidence, encourage experimentation, discovery and fun. We will focus on the creative process, rather than the product, in an atmosphere where generating ideas and finding ‘flow’ are the goal. Participants will leave with an arsenal of go-to strategies they can continue to revisit for inspiration.

March 7-8 Maine College of Art, Portland, Me

Do you need a mentor?

Are you grappling with how to…

Become Inspired
Get into the Studio
Develop Self-Discipline
How to Overcome Creative Block
Develop Your Creative Process
Feedback on Work in Process 
Advice on Technique or Materials
Professional Development
Where to Show Your Art

Perhaps one-on-one consultations are right for you.  I've been mentoring a handful of individuals through monthly phone consultations and I have to say their growth astounds me!  This process is highly individualized, for some there will be assigned exercises, tasks and studio work.  For others suggested readings, reflections, journaling and museum field trips.  Most say that just knowing "Kim is going to call me next month" is just enough of a nudge to get them going.  If any of this resonates with you, if you're struggling and can't quite figure out how to break out or if you're ready to step it up and work toward your full creative potential, then email me and I'll send you more info about consultations.