CONSCIOUSLY CREATIVE is a 6 week online course designed to help you develop your creativity in a type of online art class.
Over the 6 weeks there will be homework and creative tasks which will encourage you to experiment and experience ways of working and looking which may feel out of your comfort zone but which will allow you to be more open to different inspirations and techniques.
I want the course to feel personal so I will be demonstrating and chatting live each week for an hour via the private course instagram account and will try to answer any questions which may arise. The course will also have a limited number of places so that I can maintain that personal input.
I will be working primarily with my iphone; creating work through photographs, but if you prefer to work with paper, pencil and paint,for example, that would be perfectly ok too. However it would still be good to create a photographic document of your process and work throughout the course as it's good to share and receive feedback even if it's nerve wracking.
The course is meant to help you identify how you can develop your own daily practice of creating...it's meant to inspire that creative impetus rather than tell you exactly how to do it. It's about being inspired to do your own thing; follow your own path; taking away the pressure of having 'clickable' content, and by the end of the course I would hope that you would feel more confident about your own ways of seeing and doing or at least have a firmer starting point. I will encourage you to also start a personal project which will serve as a spark and act as an anchor, or even a hobby, for much more work to come.
I will e-mail you a plan of each week's topic and homework a day before the class, as a pdf, and also invite you to the week's private Pinterest board of inspiration ( eg: there will be a board of texture in Week 2 and then a board of colour in Week 3 ) and each week I will set homework projects relating to what we talk about during the class. I will also share some of your weekly discoveries in the first section of the following 5 lessons.
You can upload your photos of course related images onto the private instagram account, as well as charting some of your process in the Stories section as this is a good 'sketchbook' facility with more of an emphasis on rough 'workings out'. I would also encourage you to open an extra private instagram account, just for yourself, so you can really feel at ease with experimental posting...( unless you're happy to use your standard account of course ) as well as your own Pinterest boards relating to each week's topics. There will also be a private Facebook Group where we can all drop in whenever we like and share images, thoughts, questions etc, and I will also post the Live class from each week in there.
Before the course begins I will provide you with a list of useful editing apps which I personally use, and each week I will suggest other inspirational Instagram accounts, artists, books and films which you may find interesting, helpful and relevant to the week's topic.
Registration opens here on September 1st and you can watch the course trailer at 5ftinf on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/aZddCcT5tR4 and read about it on my blog: www.5ftinf.com
( This particular course is now SOLD OUT but please email me if you’d like to be kept on the mailing list for future courses )