Want informative, fun teaching for your group or guild? Here are some of the workshops I offer:
Power Up Your Process: The Creative Cycle
This two or three-day workshop will help you create masterpieces by teaching a powerful process for developing new work. You will learn to design, create, evaluate, and change a work-in-progress, using proven techniques to develop strong work iteratively. You’ll also discover techniques for developing an effective and enjoyable studio practice perfectly tailored to your needs.
Make it Stunning: Aesthetic Design, a.k.a. Telling the Visual Story
This two-day workshop enables you to create visually appealing work. You’ll learn how to “tell a story” with your piece, giving the viewer’s eye subtle cues about where to go and what to focus on as it journeys through your work. You’ll learn how to establish a main character (the design’s focal point), create a supporting cast (the design elements), and a plot that connects everything together. At the end of this workshop, you’ll understand how to design visually powerful work with strong viewer appeal.
Learn to Look: Secrets to Effective (and Enjoyable!) Critique
This one or two-day workshop will transform your relationship with critique! Learn how to transform dread into eager anticipation by following the five rules of critique. You’ll brainstorm and evaluate a new design, identify what you’d like to change, and iterate on the design – developing your critiquing skills at each step of the way.
Get Wild: Finding Inspiration, Brainstorming Designs
Learn to discover inspiration anywhere, and brainstorm crazy, unique designs! This one or two-day workshop will teach you to take a closer look at the things around you, and discover interesting ideas even in totally mundane objects. Then you’ll learn how to take those ideas and – using the four secrets of brainstorming – combine them to create wildly original designs.
All these workshops are also available as one-hour lectures.
For more details or to book a workshop or lecture, contact me.