Reason #2 to host a workshop

As an artist cre­at­ing work full-time with lots of dead­lines, it is easy to get stuck in my stu­dio, stuck in my head, stuck in my way of doing things. It is essen­tial to me (and all artists) that we give our­selves the space and time to play cre­ative­ly. This is where new ideas come from. This is where we find a new approach to our work. New sto­ries that we want to tell. Often we are not very good at allow­ing our­selves the space and time to do that, to explore with­out expec­ta­tions. A work­shop is a way to set aside some mean­ing­ful time where the main objec­tive is to gath­er up some play­mates and learn, play, and move our hands. Per­haps the new tech­nique will show up lat­er in my art­work in a direct way, maybe it won’t be vis­i­ble to the view­er, but the effects will be unde­ni­ably there as I move for­ward with my work. And that evo­lu­tion is a good thing.

Have you tak­en a work­shop in the past? If so why?



ToolBox Series
“If all you have is a hammer everything will look like a nail”


Digital Fresco presented by Sarah Hearn

Nov 15–17, 2013


Dahlquist Stu­dio
Kansas City, Mis­souri


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