These lively workshops gather creative folks across disciplines to engage in reading/discussion, hands-on art-making, and facilitated critique. The goal is to create an ongoing group.
Both novice and experienced creatives are welcome. Ideal candidates have an existing artistic practice paired with abundant curiosity!
SEPTEMBER: Three Mondays September 11, 18 and 25
Focus Q: What can we learn from transformation? During this season of change, we’ll focus on artists who embrace radical change. We’ll be inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Chinese artist and activist Ai Wei Wei, and Picasso’s sculptures.
OCTOBER: Three Mondays October 16, 23 and 30
Focus Q: What happens when we cut things apart? Looking at makers who use collage, erasure and montage. Artists TBD, but including collage poets, filmmakers, and visual artists.
- TALK: 1st half hour discussion is led by Alice who will present one maker of interest. Background info and a representative work will be posted online a week before-hand. Discussion.
- MAKE: 2nd half hour is for making, a quick dive into some exercise or activity. Supplies provided.
- SHARE: Last hour is facilitated sharing & critique. Alice will help the group understand what each piece has to teach us, and help the maker strengthen their work.
WHEN: 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: Alice’s studio, snugly entrenched in Evanston’s artsy West Side, 1125 Florence Ave.
$120/ 3-Monday session.
Two-session discount: $200.
No pro-rating for absences.
HOW DO I SIGN UP: Register and pay HERE or pay 1st evening after emailing Alice. Credit card purchases preferred. Monday is for Makers participants get a 20% discount on one-on-one sessions with Alice.
HOW MANY: Class limited to 8.
For more questions, email Alice.
Further 4-week sessions will explore questions like:
- What can we learn from suffering?
- Why can’t we leave things alone?
- Why won’t God go away?
- What can we learn from comedy?
- What can we learn from children?