Art Making on the Edges of Time
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It can be challenging to maintain a regular studio practice when balancing a job, family, and other responsibilities. Where do people find the time? In this class, you will have the opportunity to “find time” for your art through focusing on creating a schedule, habits, support networks, and, ultimately, a studio practice. Exercises will include your dreams and plans—what you want to be making and by when—as well as ways to find hidden time and inspiration in your routine workdays. This class is designed to support working people who already have, or want to have, a regular creative practice in their life. Projects will focus on how creating and maintaining habits, schedule, and time-management skills can help you reach your goals. Periodic critique discussions will be an opportunity to evaluate your studio and schedule progress with the group—a time to problem-solve roadblocks and to celebrate success and growth in a supportive environment. Your studio practice will also be bolstered through projects geared toward idea generation, finding inspiration in your daily routine, and documenting your ideas. The class will also be a chance to begin to build a support network with other artists.
Alexis Amann's acrylic-gouache paintings on paper contain layers of worlds populated by women, monsters, fish, mermaids, rabbits, houses, boats, whales, demons, harpies, and other flora and fauna driven by the forces of love and water, in both large-scale installations and smaller works. She holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA from Portland State University. Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Pacific Northwest, and New York. Alexis was raised on the Oregon Coast and now lives and paints in San Francisco. Baba Yaga is her life coach.
“Alexis unleashed something in my imagination that I had been struggling with. Specifically, she helped me through assignments and many comments, to link words with images, something that I had been trying to do in my own work, with varying degrees of success previous to this class. I feel she gave me a pretty good road map to keep exploring this technique.” –Narrative Drawing student, 2013