Artistic Development 101

Artistic development 101
strategies and techniques to develop your own creative voice

Next session begins September 10, 2017.  If you want to be notified when it opens for a new session please sign up for my newsletter at

Creating original work not based on or influenced by another artists style is essential to the artist who wants to develop their own unique voice and build a cohesive body of work. But for many of us, knowing how to begin or where to start is a roadblock that is difficult to overcome. In this workshop, individual growth and artistic discovery is the primary goal and it’s designed to give you the tools, motivation and confidence that you need to overcome those roadblocks.  

A few of the things we’ll cover over the course of our 8 weeks together:

  • Strategies for using a sketchbook and how valuable it can be to your artistic process
  • Inspiration: where to find it and how to use it
  • The value of working in a series with a theme
  • An exploration of the elements of art and design and how to use them in your work
  • How to critique and evaluate your own work and how to use the results
  • Dealing with artist block
  • Artists statements: how to write about what you do and why
  • 1 live group video conference:  We'll talk in depth about any of the topics covered in the lessons or cover a new topic that is relevant to your artistic journey.

By the end of the 8 weeks students will have created several new pieces and begun a new series of work in their own unique style but they will also have a solid foundation of strategies and techniques to draw on as they continue their artistic journey. 

How this online class works

Each week beginning on Sunday you will receive a notification when a new lesson for you to review that will include an assignment for you to work on. The lessons will include pdf files or video and some may contain both. This online learning platform has plenty of space for you to post photos and questions on each of the lessons and just like in an person classroom you’ll be able to interact with your fellow students and of course with me.

This workshop is very comprehensive and we'll be covering a lot of material but we'll take it one week at a time and by the end of it I'm confident that you'll have a solid foundation of techniques and strategies that you will be able to use successfully as you make your way forward on your creative journey.

What supplies do I need for this class?

You do not have to purchase any special supplies for this class. Everything you'll need you should already have on hand in your own studio.

I'm a beginner - is this class too advanced for me?

Absolutely not! In fact this workshop is a perfect place to begin. No matter where you are on your artistic journey, this workshop has something for you.

What format will the lessons be in?

The lessons will include printable PDF files and/or video files. You will be able to download and save the printable pdf files to your computer so you'll have them for future reference after class ends.

What if I am not finished working through the lessons after the 8 weeks?

The class will remain accessible to you for 4 weeks after it officially ends and I will continue to monitor the lessons for questions and feedback during that time.

Will you be offering support,guidance- suggestions to our ideas as we work through the lessons?

Absolutely! this is an interactive online class. I will be available to each student for support, guidance and feedback through the workshop.

I have another question you haven't covered, can I email you?

Of course! Feel free to email me at I am happy to answer any questions you have.