gathering gumption

this is a workshop experience for those wishing to expand their wellspring of inspiration and motivation

Lesson Plan

We will investigate our own individual working processes, and consider what is useful and what is not. We will look at how we can use different ways of collecting and developing information and ideas, including: research, keeping a workbook, mind mapping, collage, sampling, and evaluation. I will provide a set of notes for your future reference.
Then we will put these skills into practise, in order to experience how they can work to support our own personal themes. We can share our stories and help one another to explore the possibilities. We can work in different ways to test out our ideas.
It is not expected that anyone will produce a finished piece of work in this situation, but that you may get fired up about an idea and a way to handle it. And probably sample for the work to follow.
I will bend my mind to help you in any way I can. We can play around and muck about; experiment with ideas, words, design, different media, and probably spend some time in discussion, and drinking tea, and gazing out the window.

Requirement List

Pencil, eraser, glue stick (not liquid glue), scissors, a few coloured pens or pencils, a glossy magazine to cut up.
bring a selection of the stuff you like to work with, which might be paper and paints, cloth and threads, found objects, photos ..... whatever your own special medium happens to be.
Bring a dictionary, and your workbook / sketchbook to write in, or some paper.
Bring an open mind, and a sense of humour!
bring a small sample of your work, or photos of it.

Venue Requirements

ample table space and appropriate seating for all participants.
an extra two tables for me and my stuff.
access to water, but not necessarily a sink in the room.
good lighting. power points.


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Workshop Info

6 hours a day for 2 days

Skill Level » suitable for all levels
Class Size » 15
Cost » $50 per hour plus travel expenses and accommodation
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