We often find ourselves in one of two states—stymied or overwhelmed. Two sides of the same coin, especially when it comes to our artistic endeavors. This on-line workshop may be just what you need to journey on—to reignite your curiosity, leading to new creative ideas. This online exploration will initially take place over six months—July through December, 2017. And it could continue beyond that depending on progress made and expressed interest.
Probably the most important element will be interacting with other curiosity seekers, other creative types, in a supportive atmosphere. A private Facebook page will be established to communicate with me and the other participants and to post photographs.
Secondly, I will suggest specific readings or videos dealing with curiosity, creativity, and artistic endeavors on a monthly basis. Some will explore the work of other artists, both photographers and other two-dimension artists. The FB page will encourage your comments, interactions with others (including me) on these videos and readings.
I will then give a month or semi-monthly “assignment.” Not your usual type of assignment where I “dictate” subject matter. Rather a more style-oriented assignment where you can usually pick your own subject and interpret the assignment as you please! (No grades!!) The purpose is to motivate you to create. When complete (or while in progress), I’ll provide supportive and constructive critiques of your work, the main purpose of which is to push you toward ever increasing greatness! (OK, at least motivate you to create some more.) Note: while aimed at photographers, painters should also be able to benefit from this workshop.
Since this is a trial run of this concept, I’m keeping the cost low to encourage your involvement and provide me with input on what works and what doesn’t work. Proposed cost is $25/month for 6 months (total of $150). Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have questions.