My heart space felt so much better after this workshop with Demry. In a sense, it felt blown wide open, in a way that it could be expressed and heard and held through the art. To have the encouragement and space to be creative, along with the support and guidance through hearing Demry’s process was exactly what I needed. I can’t wait to take more of these as I know it will serve, not only as a means of self-expression, but as means of comfort and healing. –Michele
EXPLORING YOUR CREATIVE SENSES – The intention of this workshop is to explore your creative senses, tapping into a self that you might not even be aware of! I look forward to working with you as you begin to uncover and hear your creative voice.
To get your creative juices flowing, we will start with a couple of fun warm up exercises. Next, we will explore your attraction to the materials you brought and begin to develop your personal and visual vocabulary. Using inspiration from your ideas and new “vocabulary” we will integrate your materials into a visual narrative on a small panel. Workshops are 3 hours long.
Pre Workshop Activity – Creating A Visual Vocabulary:
- Randomly walk through your home, garden or outdoors, placing items that speak to you in a bag. The materials that you are drawn to might be because of their color, texture, shape or illicit a sensation or emotion (e.g., a piece of string or thread, some cloth, bits of nature, even some dirt or gravel). Do not think too hard! We will sift through your bags when we meet. Everything in your collection will not be used but will inform you in building your visual vocabulary. If you wish, please bring an object that you may want to attach your gathered materials to. Otherwise, I will provide a panel to work on.
- Consider your sensations and emotions when you are gathering, such as strength, freedom, alive, trapped, smothered, wildness, love, hope, sadness, anger, gratitude, fear, pain, joy.
- Consider a few ideas such as an intention, a feeling, a change in season, a wish, a place, an important event (personal or global).
- Remember to have fun collecting! There is no right or wrong way to do this
At this time the dates and times are scheduled on an individual basis. Please contact me to schedule a workshop.
3 Hours. $70.00. (Includes Materials Fee)
I am looking forward to our time exploring and discovering together!
Please email me with any questions you might have regarding this Workshop.