Previous students have asked if I can offer my workshops online. I can't say I have figured out how to do this in a way that feels fulfilling and successful. Instead I thought of a different format - PLEASE let me know what you think!
I would like to open up 10 spots to clients who are interested in constructive feedback on their creative process or projects. I would provide guidance, feedback and suggestions that should help the artist complete a piece of work or delve deeper into their own journey of creativity and self-discovery.
What felt good, what was challenging and where could you push the work a little more? Have you ever wanted that objective eye that can give you constructive feedback on YOUR work? This would be the opportunity to schedule in a regular session, move at a pace that is comfortable for you, while being inspired and 'accountable' to someone all at the same time.
It is not about telling you how to paint or how to do your craft, but more about helping you find clarity in your voice and your message. Where could you explore and push further? I will ask you key questions to help guide you towards more clarity in your message. If I can offer tips and techniques, I definitely will.
This is something I often do when working with clients in my workshops, but we don't get an opportunity to see a fully developed project. This is what this space is for. Who will really benefit from this Breakthrough Series:
Why do I think I can help you?
I have been creating art for the last 20 years. I attended University of Alberta, Emily Carr and Alberta College of the Arts in their fine art departments. I am currently studying my Masters in Psychology. I have attended a number of workshops throughout North America and taught in schools to all ages. I have worked in a number of different mediums and received a number of AFA grants and Calgary Arts grants. I have been self-employed as an artist for the last 12 years and have some experience with public gallery shows and artist run centers. I am also a teacher of English as a second language - I know how to communicate.
Most of all, I care. I listen. I offer constructive feedback with sensitivity. I don't see myself as the expert in your work, rather I am a great guide. This much I have learned about myself. It is the reason why I am studying to be a psychologist. I can offer clarity without having to be the authority. I understand that helping someone is a two way street. Learning is a collaborative process between the student and the guide.
We all need a little feedback and to be able to talk about our work in a safe, but inspiring environment, can make a big difference in your work. All artists need it no matter how long they have been working at their craft. The collaborative process is like GOLD.
Contact me today if you want to be a part of this first group! I am very curious to see what kind of interest there is out there for this sort of one-on-one session. Please reach out with any questions you have.
Reach me @: Phone: 403-852-2787. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have holiday music, lights and lots of festive colours to paint with! Sign up for one or two days!
2 SUNDAYS: NOVEMBER 15 & 22. 1- 5pm. $80 per day. Includes supplies and a drink.
We will be wearing masks during the 4 hour workshop. Limit to 11 people inside the space. That leaves more than 6ft space between people working.
100% refund if the workshop is cancelled or you have to cancel for health reasons. I am working on providing a streaming experience with the workshop as well. For online participants, there are a few supplies I can provide, contact me for more details. Cost for online $60 (pick up of supplies) or $80 supplies mailed.
Mona Lisa Art Salon - 1510 7st. S.W. Calgary.
1 Day - 4 hours. $80 per student. Maximum 11 students.
(Contact me if you would like to book a private party.)