Wrapping up our month of Friday Features, I am here to share some sneak peeks at my Studio Session as well as some additional information on a couple of the more unique features we have built in to the Your Creative Connection experience. As Michelle so beautifully stated yesterday, the guiding principle behind all that we do at Your Creative Connection is to offer like-minded women a safe and nurturing space to “learn, discover, experiment, and create beautiful things. What could be better than that?” What could be better than that, indeed? One of the many ways that we are providing such an experience is by offering creative opportunities that are just as accessible and illuminating to new-comers to mixed media art as to long-time denizens of the mixed media community.
My Studio Session will open with some colorful, creative exploration. We will take a look at surface design by way of Seven Surefire Ways to Banish the Blank Page. Often the most daunting part of new project is the getting started! Facing a blank surface (be it journal, canvas, paper, or fabric) can intimidate even the most seasoned artist. Regardless your primary approach to mixed media art, the morning session will provide multiple ways to loosen up and establish a direction for future creative endeavors. Additionally, these techniques will work in tandem with the knowledge that our Creative Explorers have gleaned in their two previous Studio Sessions; the resulting papers will provide more material for inventive compositions as we move into the remainder of the day.
After a brief review of the work that has been produced in the past three days. We will select work from each of the earlier Studio Sessions to include in the exhibit on Monday morning. With the papers that remain, we will construct what I like to call The Vessel of Containment – Bespoke Bookbinding to house your very own Your Creative Connection experience. We will create a perfectly personalized record of all that you have learned throughout the event. There will be room for personal reflection, notes, thoughts from your new creative cohorts, and more – however you choose to populate its pages it will be exquisitely your own: chronicling your creative exploration and discovery during our time together. I designed this project specifically for Your Creative Connection, and this is the only venue at which I will teach it this year. I’m SO excited to share it. Michelle, Jeanne, and I have already created one, and we've added to its pages as we developed the content for this exceptional event! Each of our vessels will be on hand at our Opening Night Creative Social to entice and inspire as we begin our artful adventures.
We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing more about what we have in store for the Creative Explorers who join us in October (11-15, 2018) for the experience that is Your Creative Connection. If possible, we are now even more excited for all that the event holds -- for ourselves as well as each of the women who will join us. We have worked hard to create an event unlike any other – from the structure of our Studio Sessions, to the inclusion of a show to highlight the work of our guests and Artist Instructors – we are each looking forward to sharing 3 Artists, 3 Days, 1 Surface, and a Show (and all that comes with it) with YOU! Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Register today by making your deposit, and we look forward to welcoming you into the circle.