Want informative, fun teaching for your group or guild? Here are some of the workshops I offer:
Power Up Your Process: Work Like the Masters
Develop your own masterpieces by learning and applying the Creative Cycle – an iterative design process used by master artisans. In this two or three day workshop, you’ll brainstorm, evaluate, and evolve ideas for new work, learn the five secrets of effective (and enjoyable!) critique, develop a strong creative practice, and leave prepared to make your own masterpieces.
Make it Stunning: Aesthetic Design, a.k.a. Telling the Visual Story
Learn to create stunningly beautiful work by telling a “visual story”. Discover how the eye really sees, then apply design elements such as color, contrast, and line to guide the viewer’s eye through your work. In this two day workshop, ou’ll develop several new designs, and leave understanding how to compose striking, visually powerful work.
Learn to Look: Secrets to Effective (and Enjoyable!) Critique
Many artists dread examining their work because they think it means torturing their work (and themselves!) by picking out everything that’s wrong. Not so! Learn to evaluate your work enjoyably yet effectively by applying five principles of critique. Bring existing designs or brainstorm new ones for individual and group feedback. 1 or 2 days.
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.