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. Non-precious materials will be provided that 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. All levels welcome.
July 30-May 3, 9-5, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, available for 1 credit or non-credit
August 18-19, 10-5, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME
August 25-26, 9-4, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
August 27, 28, 29, Star Island, Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, NH *this a 3 day retreat*
October 13-14, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
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.
July 7-8, 9-5, Steel House, Rockland, ME
July 14-15, 9-5, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
August 4-5, 9-5:30, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, available for 1 credit or non-credit
January 19-20, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Encaustic, meaning, "to burn in" in Greek, dates back to the 5th Century BC. Used as a contemporary medium it is a versatile method of painting with a beeswax based paint kept molten on a heated palette. Participants will learn to build and prepare supports, make medium and encaustic paint, mix colors, apply wax, fuse, etch, layer, combine collage and assemblage, transfer Xerox images and incorporate found objects and create texture.
July 28-29, 9-5, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, available for 1 credit or non-credit
Sculpture Race Blitz Build
Sculpture races are short races (< 1 mile) of pushed, pulled and pedaled artwork. In this two day workshop participants (aged 12 through adult) will create sculptural contraptions, incorporating wheels, made of recycled materials to be raced in the Rockland Sculpture Race on August 11th. Individuals, families and community groups will be guided through brainstorm, design and construction sessions that will result in a race ready sculptural contraption.
July 21-22, 9-4, Farnsworth Art Museum - Families welcome!