~ What to Expect in Art Coaching Boot Camps ~
+ Each course (or Boot Camp) builds upon the previous one; they are designed to be taken in order. In each course, students practice different methods to become more receptive to their surroundings and their interior world. Art can be a powerful communication tool! Here is where you can discover what's important for you to say visually.
+ The courses consist of 4 or 5 weekly sessions, 3 hours each, in small groups of 3 - 5 people. Small groups offer the best combo of one-on-one guidance, with the support and creative influence of others working on the same concepts.
+ All course sessions will begin with a 5 – 15 minute warm-up exercise, then students will work individually (as described below). Each participant will get a short one-on-one coaching session. We’ll end with discussion, and possibly critique or Show & Tell.
Two groups starting soon:
Weds. afternoons, 1:30 - 4:30 PM; Oct. 9 - Nov. 6, 2019 (5 weeks, 3 hrs.)
Weds. evenings, 7:30 - 9 PM; Oct. 9 - Nov. 6, 2019 (4 weeks, 2.5 hrs.; no class Oct. 30th)
In general: Course sessions are held on weekday afternoons or evenings, depending on student’s schedules. With such small groups, we can afford to schedule sessions when it’s most convenient for the participants.
Upcoming groups will meet at the Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro; 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, NC
In general: TBD, depending on the participants (in the Chapel Hill / Carrboro / Pittsboro, NC vicinity, and possibly on line via Zoom, where necessary)
~ Course Descriptions ~
COURSE 1 – Keys to Growing a Dynamic Art-making Practice* - 5 weeks
This first course focuses on transforming judgement and doubt into curiosity & exploration. Students will practice these concepts by participating in art exercises geared towards developing a compassionate, forgiving approach to art-making. After the exercise, there will be a short period of observation/reflection & writing, before Discussion & Show & Tell.
* This course is similar to my Find your Artistic Voice (FyAV) class, though more focused. If you have taken FyAV more than once, you may opt to skip this course.
COURSE 2 – Your Artistic Desires; Stealing what you need to Grow - 5 wks.
Students will pick either a medium (ex: acrylic paint) or genre (such as landscape painting, comic strips, assemblage) to focus on for the course. They will research how different artists use the medium / genre, & “steal” from one artist whose work they admire or respond to the best. One option is to copy their artwork directly. This is a classic, age-old learning tool that deepens the students’s knowledge and experience of art-making. Copying the artist’s style is another approach.
Students may work on 1 or 2 projects for the duration of the course. In-depth observation may reveal something about the student as well as the artist being copied.
Takeaway: Students will get to know their medium/genre more intimately, so they can use it with grace, understanding and confidence. They will gain a better understanding of themselves, and the art-world, in general.
COURSE 3 – Your Personal Art History - Transform your Art; Make it your Own! - 4 wks.
This course begins with some in-depth observation of the artwork done in the previous 2 courses. We will look for patterns, symbols, themes, etc. that emerge in the artwork, that students can build upon for the remainder of the course. Students will continue to expand and explore possibilities for taking their artwork to the next steps. The keyword here: iterate iterate iterate. (That’s the exciting part!) We will see where it leads.
Takeaway: As students’ self-knowledge increases, things surface from the sub/unconscious, providing excellent artistic material for them to explore. They grow more intimate with themselves. This is where the magic happens!
~ The Results ~
Consider the results you will get from structured, positive investment in your artistic life:
- Facing art-making with joy & enthusiasm instead of fear and dread, or boredom.
- Consistent art-making practice that you can look forward to
- No more harsh judgement or fighting with your artwork!
- Creating artwork that is increasingly more aligned with your spirit and unique perception
- Having reasonable expectations of your artwork
- increased confidence and satisfaction that will spill over into all areas of your life!
Interested? Please take a few minutes to answer these Questions, so I can get an idea of who you are and how to serve you best. It will also help with scheduling.
I'm figuring the full price per-course will be:
$360. for each 4-week course, and $450 for each 5-week course.
But - I'm offering discounts of 30% - 40% off to encourage you adventurous souls to invest in your artistic growth and development. The world needs more empowered art-makers!
* Enroll before Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 5:15 PM and get an extra discount!*
AFTERNOON Course # 1 at Joyful Jewel - 1:30 - 4:30 PM; Oct. 9 - Nov. 6, 2019 (5 weeks, 3 hrs.) = $ 299 until Sept. 25; $ 315. until Oct. 1
EVENING Course # 1 at Joyful Jewel - 7:30 - 9 PM; Oct. 9 - Nov. 6, 2019 (4 weeks, 2.5 hrs.; no class Oct. 30th) = $ 239 until Sept. 25; $ 252. until Oct. 1
* REGISTRATION ENDS on Tuesday, Oct. 1st at 5:15 PM *
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If you haven't filled out the survey yet, please do. I will need your info to send you relevant class materials. Plus, it will help me gear the courses to your group. Click here: Survey
How to enroll: Once you complete the survey, please call The Joyful Jewel, # (919) 833-2775, 10:30am-5:30pm Monday through Saturday or Sunday 12pm-4pm.
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