AMplified Artist’s Way

Experiential 2019

Spend 8 weeks establishing a sense of play and a personal creative practice! This class consists of 6-8 people, and is based on Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.”

Each class begins with a short check-in exercise where you will create a visual representation of your week. This can be created with words and pictures from magazines, scribbles, drawings—anything goes! This is followed by a verbal check-in and a discussion of the week’s readings and exercises. The rest of the class is reserved for a project that relates to the week’s reading. Mid-week, you’ll receive a supportive email with resources for the week’s topic and other voices to explore.

Deborah will lead you through an exploration of techniques and projects that will leave you with several finished art pieces and the curiosity about material exploration to carry into your creative future. Try out the Amplified Artist’s Way for free on August 24, 2019.

TECHNIQUES

We will use printmaking techniques, draw, write collage, use sticks and stones, build, deconstruct and reconfigure, use found words, collected images and photos you bring to class. You are asked to look and try, to look in a fresh way and then try again.

EXPERIENCE

No art experience is necessary. In fact, a “beginner’s mind” is the perfect starting point!.

AGENDA

Week 1: Create a large, group gestural painting and decorate your art lap desk—our gift to you!

  • Week 2: Make fiber art with poured paint

  • Week 3: Produce mono-prints on paper using inks, brayers, and print techniques

  • Week 4: Construct a multi-media assemblage

  • Week 5: Design a large piece using collage techniques

  • Week 6: Create mixed media shadow portraits

  • Week 7: Try meditative pattern drawing

  • Week 8: Create and decorate a folded book

Dates

September 9 - November 4, 2019

Time

6-8:30 PM

Cost

$290 for the 8-week course. Cost of Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” not included. All other supplies included.