Many artists feel that their work is all over the map, they are pulled in too many different directions, and that their creative output lacks a cohesive voice. And yet when they try to stick to a consistent style, they quickly get bored and want to try something new. Does this sound familiar?
In this workshop, Jane Davies will guide you in unpacking the concept of the “cohesive voice” in an artist’s work. What is it? And how do you develop one? Is the idea of cohesion something imposed by culture or is it inherent in the artist? Or is it a self-imposed barrier to artistic freedom?
Jane believes that you can work in many styles, and still have a unique and recognizable voice as an artist. In this workshop, you will explore the issue of style and voice in the context of the body of work. You will choose your own focus and work deeply into it for the whole five days. Learn how deep focus allows you more freedom to explore, not less. Leave the workshop with a body of work in progress, and a broader appreciation of your own creative capacity.
About Jane Davies
Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art.
Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Jane gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past several years, Jane has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art.
Jane believes that making art is a journey with very few hand-holds and only a general road map. Each participant has to find his or her own way, while at the same time remain open to learning from others. While she may teach a multitude of techniques, her focus is on the back-and-forth play of spontaneity and intention that characterizes the creative process. Jane tries to pave the way into that precarious I-don’t-know-what-to-do-next zone, where you are challenged to forge a personal path, with guidance, to discover the satisfaction of making art that is truly your own. Cultivating a degree of comfort, or at least willingness, with that awkward territory of not-knowing, is one of the keys to finding your creative edge.
Learn more about Jane on her website; http://janedaviesstudios.com
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $730.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,714.00-$1,882.00 + Service Charge & Tax
*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).
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