The workshop is based on well- thought and effective exercises that support the personal process. Some techniques are used combined and some individually in order to become most supportive.
We're going to literally and figuratively go layer by layer to obtain the personal, creative process. You will be challenged, stirred up to trust your in inner voice and instincts. At the same time you will laugh about yourself and be gentle with yourself. You will experience (through creative exercises) that your subconsciousness is always next to you as a personal guide. Your thoughts will turn to he concept of being in the moment, CREATEFULNESS.
As a guide, artcoach and workshop facilitator Anne-Marie has a long term commitment and experience to set the best conditions possible to support your creative process. Her Ave Art school has been a long term commitment to creative process exploration. Both personally and creatively she is fully committed to that process. She says:
“I don' t want to be your teacher... but I rather think more of myself as your personal guide. It s not about me....... !!!”
Honorata will be supporting Anne-Marie and you by providing help and insights during creative exercises. Her Artlysing approach is about engaging with your own creativity and letting art for full self- expression. She says:
“Once you let your own art take over and loose the self-control habit - it will talk to you- there is that sacred creative communication that can happen.”
Together with special assignments we will set on personal search for your authentic creative self. Nothing less than that.
It's about what your own style, not what someone else tells you to do or imitate. Not about art games, copying and tricks, but ART. From the inside. It is perfectly ok if you are still not very confident with a true creative YOU. You may even question your abilities and if you are good enough… But you have a full right to accept your creative form and voice simply because you are the one who creates it. That’s all what is needed. No need for external approval…
This is often not easy to simply trust and believe in yourself. Due to different assumptions that we have gained in life through education, training, parenthood, socialization etc, it is difficult to see the true self. We start believing that whatever we do or make has to be perfect and meet certain standards. This is about EGO'S.
We are going to explore and learn together how we again can trust our own intuition, work with/around these EGO'S, how to accept imperfection and its existence. As well as this approach teaches us something about our true self it also explores the best art "techniques". We are looking closer at how to use it for personal development rather than for creating a product.
We like to share our thoughts, ideas, experiences and vision about how to live a happy creative life. As (art)friends we know how important it is to meet others who have experienced the importantie of the creative proces to stay or become more healthy and happy. Art friends are the best company if you are never bored by talking about (our) processes in art and creativity. We grave for acrylics, paper and to get our hands folded around a (stickery) brush.
We also believe that it is necessary to laugh about our "mistakes" or our big EGO's that are bothering us, and keep us away from freedom and joy. We try, and try and try and sometimes we even succeed.