Clear ~ A Workshop for Working Artists
Join us on Aug 11, 2012 for an artist’s workshop with Keesha Davis and Tanya Pearce. In this intensive workshop we will engage in mind-altering, transformative individual and group exercises designed to help working artists–meaning those who make (or hope to) a portion or all of their living, to:
- Explore and affirm your identity as an artist in a way that encourages you to create authentically, maintain your artistic vision, and overcome creative blocks while simultaneously cultivating your business.
- Examine the interaction between business and art, as well as how these two spheres of your life can coexist without the value conflicts that often vex working artists.
- Clarify the values that drive your art, business, relationship with yourself and with your clients, and in doing so, leverage your most dependable strengths—those that are ultimately the substance, direction and energetic force on your path to lasting confidence in yourself as an artist and a business person.
Important! In order to participate fully in the workshop, you will need to bring the following items to the workshop. Five printed examples of work from other artists that inspire you. Be sure to include the artist’s name and a description of why this work inspires you. The work should be printed in color unless it is a black and white piece. Easily accessed iPad images (saved on the iPad, should not require wi-fi access) will also work. You will also need an artists journal that you will write in during the workshop. This can be a new journal or you have already started as long as it is dedicated to your writings about your art, rather than a general diary. Those who do not bring these items will be welcome to silently observe others engaging in the activities but will not be able to contribute since this workshop requires that all participants invest fully in the process.
We welcome all types of artists, including painters, musicians, photographers, sculptors, writers or however you would describe your work!
We should also Ava Sweet Cakes will be catering the event with gorgeous and delicious cupcakes!
But to do this kind of work, you have to be very strong, otherwise you lose your personality, your identity.
Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it’s often only found in moments of truth.
“One of the things my parents taught me, and I’ll always be grateful for the gift, is to not ever let anybody else define me.”