Finding Your Voice Through Exploration & Creativity
Finding Your Voice (Saturday Classes)
This 5-day workshop meets on 5 consecutive Saturdays, giving each participant plenty of time to investigate and explore the topics from each week’s class.
Are you someone who goes off script? In other words, whenever you purchase someone’s design, are you always thinking of other ways to make it? Do you wish you could create your own works of art? Have you ever bought someone else’s design and thought – I wish I could do that? Or – I like it, but I wish it was more _______________? If you’ve answered yes to even one of these questions, this is the perfect workshop for you! Finding Your Voice is specifically created for those who want to express themselves but aren’t sure where to begin or how to guide your vision.
Through a series of exercises, we’ll do a lot of soul searching, investigating, looking at other people’s work, finding what appeals to us, while always asking the question “Why?”
This workshop is an intensive dive into your individual creativity, so the class is limited to just 16 participants.
This is a 5-day virtual workshop via Zoom that meets every Saturday for 5 consecutive Saturdays. The demos are recorded and sent to each participant once they've been uploaded.
Workshop Length: 5 Saturdays
What is “your voice” and how do you find it? What does that even mean?
The first class will be all about getting to know your artistic self a bit better and identifying what you’re drawn to and why. Through a series of exercises, you’ll explore and investigate what inspires you, what kinds of art are you drawn to and why.
Having identified what we are drawn to, and why, we’ll do exercises to expand on this knowledge and tackle issues that hold us back. By following the influences we love, we can learn a great deal about ourselves, determine what we want to create and understand our motivations better.
Techniques: What crafts do you love? Is there anything they have in common? Are you more comfortable working with one medium over another? Or do you want to embrace all the possibilities? This week we’ll explore collage, quilting, felting, dyeing, fiber art, etc.
Finding things that inspire: objects, shapes, organic matter, people, places, things? Through a series of exercises, we will explore what motivates us and what doesn’t. Knowing what doesn’t inspire us is as valuable as finding what does. What topics interest you? What are your passions? What makes you happy? Do you collect things? If so, what? What impulses do you want to express?
Finding your artistic voice is a process. In our final class we’ll explore how we can leverage all the things we’ve learned and discovered, apply that knowledge to our current projects and continue to work toward creating art that is a unique expression of ourselves.
We will have a weekly stitching prompt, to further explore what speaks to us the loudest and most often.
Can I get a refund for a workshop I signed up for?
We cannot give refunds, but if notified within 48 hours of signing up we will give you a credit for another workshop.
Where is this workshop held?
These workshops are all virtual via Zoom. If you have not installed Zoom prior to signing up for a workshop, it can be found here.
What timezone is the class held in?
All classes are New York City time zone, and observe the daylight savings of that zone. If you need to see what time it will be in your timezone, please use this site.
Are these classes recorded?
Yes, all workshops are recorded, however due to privacy issues, only the demonstration and lecture portion of the class will be recorded unless all the participants agree to and ask for more.
What about the quality of the recording?
For your convenience, and as an added bonus, I offer a recording of the workshop, though its quality is not guaranteed. As it is via Zoom, the recording is not as hi-res as my Youtube videos.
When will I receive the Zoom link to join the workshop?
The Zoom link will be sent to all participants at least 24 hours prior to the first class.
Is there a materials list?
If a materials list is included, it will be automatically sent to all participants upon signing up or will be sent within 48 hours of signing up.
Can I resell the design? Can I sell anything I make from the patterns?
No, this is an infringement of copyright law and is not allowed. These designs, templates, patterns and instructions are for your personal use ONLY, and cannot be made for resale.
We encourage you to tell others about the classes though so that they can learn too!
Can I pay with a personal check?
No, but you can pay through a wire transfer and will see that option upon checkout. All of our payment options are handled by a third party and have protections to ensure they are safe.
Where can I see my bookings?
As you are booking through Woocommerce, it will be listed in your Woocommerce list. My webteam is developing a solution to list workshops seperately, but please check your invoices to be sure you’re not double ordering.
Any other questions? Please contact me!
I look forward to seeing you in class very soon!