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  • Artistic Genealogy: Charting Your Creative Journey
  • Basic and Advanced Sewing
  • Free Motion Stitching
  • Hand and Machine Embroidery
  • Revolutionary/Repurposed Materials
  • Surface Design
  • Book Making
  • Wearable Art/Costume

Artistic Genealogy: Charting Your Creative Journey

What makes you an artist?  Where does your unique voice come from?  How does your creative work connect with your viewers?  Could your past- and past experiences- hold half-buried clues for a richer future? What is the "personal record" of the artistic voice that you will leave behind? 

There certainly is a plethora of information available to artists on how to succeed financially, how to write a CV, how to seek gallery representation, find a publisher or self publish, hire an agent, use social media and more. Artists acquire skills, hone their craft with time and practice (and an inordinate amount of patience!) but often are not quite sure what meaning the making has. How does your creative work speak? 

Join Atlanta artist Leisa Rich for an enlightening, comprehensive and transformational workshop. Leisa's unique and brand-new approach will help you examine your ancestral, family, health, social, educational, artistic (visualarts/music/creativewriting/dance/theatre- whatever your passion is!) and technological influences to create a "tree" of your creative self. You'll work on your own using introspective, personal response charts and in dynamic discussion groups to heighten your awareness of subtle connections and uncover fruitful directions for future work. The process is an excellent way for artists to get unstuck, find a new direction in their work and reveal new sources of ideas.  Expect thoughtful insights, moments of self-discovery, creative new avenues to pursue, and lots of fun connecting with fellow artists. Check the calendar for upcoming events near you...or contact Leisa to book a workshop for your group!

 

 

Free Motion Stitching

Hand and machine embroidery

Revolutionary/Repurposed Materials

Surface Design

Book Making

FIBER, WEARABLE ART, COSTUMING:

  • Basic Silkscreen
  • Mono Printing on Paper and Fabric
  • Basic Print Making on Fabric
  • Hand Painting, Stamping, Stenciling, Making stamps
  • Sewing- Regular, Custom and Free Motion Machine Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Art Quilting
  • Clothing Design, Embellishment
  • Hat and Wearable Art Design
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Digital Image Transfer- several methods
  • Art Basketry
  • Fosshape

PAINTING AND DRAWING:

  • Acrylic
  • Watercolor
  • Oil, Water-based Oil
  • All forms of drawing – all techniques and materials
  • Collage/ Mixed media
  • Study of Color

SCULPTURE:

  • Wood
  • Basic Chisel- stone
  • Mixed Media Assemblage
  • Fiber
  • Recycled materials 
  • Artist Boxes
  • Assemblage
  • Fosshape

PRINT MAKING:

  • Basic techniques and materials for paper and fabric
  • monoprinting on paper and fabric

BOOKMAKING:

  • Leisa is a Master book maker
  • Bound Books (Perfect Bind, Folios, signatures, etc.)
  • Artist Books

PORTFOLIO ASSEMBLY/PRESENTATIONS for college applications