Do you ever find it hard to come up with great concepts or titles for your next piece? Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, fiber or mixed media artist, we all need ways to generate new ideas and to break out of well-worn paths. In this fun, exploratory class, we will take a fresh look at the work we do and discover ways to push and transform our solutions. From the moment you arrive, we will work through a variety of exercises to shake out the cobwebs and learn how to find creative solutions. Between these exercises, there will be lots of material presented on the creative process. The class will end with a practical discussion of how to apply the lessons learned to your particular work. By the time you leave class the world look different to you, and your eyes will be open to new potential colors, shapes, and stories that you might not have considered possible.
There will be one-hour lunch break. Feel free to bring your own lunch or there are plenty of dining options nearby.
Materials: Just bring your brain. Everything else will be provided, including handouts and, yea, door prizes!
About the Instructor:
Terry Rafferty is an artist living half the year in Chattanooga and half on a boat currently on the east coast. A member of OPA and AWA, she has a degree in Visual Art from Vermont College and has won several awards, including Best in Show in OPA’s Eastern Regional Exhibition 2015. Her work can be found at Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA. She is passionate about creativity and the process of art, and believes that the real work artists do is in their heads – the product is simply the expression of that work.