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!
Session II: Three Mondays August 14, 21 and 28
Focus Q: What can we learn from summer? Looking at makers who use bounty and warmth in their work. We’ll look at Giuseppe Arcimbolo, Sufjan Stevens and Andy Goldsworthy. Critique of new work each week. Details here re reading/listening assignments and in-class making.
Session III: 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.
Session III: 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.
- 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 will ensue.
- 2nd half hour is for making, a quick dive into some exercise or activity that engages everyone in accessible yet provocative making. Mainly writing and drawing, with some forays into other art forms.
- Last hour is facilitated sharing & critique: depending on the size of each session, 3-5 people will get a chance during this time to share work they are currently making and need feedback on. That means everyone in each session will get at least two opportunities for feedback. Alice will help the group understand what each piece has to teach us, and help the maker strengthen their work. What can be shared might include writing, painting, notes towards a project, a song, etc.
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?