Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 10:00 – 5:00pm

The Working Artist

Instructor: Crista Cloutier

The Creative Life is a three-hour workshop aimed at young adults (17 to 23) who are interested in what it means to be an artist. Participants will explore the meaning of creativity, learn to how to develop a daily practice that keeps them connected to their imaginations, and begin to create their unique vision for embracing the creative life.

Creativity comes in many forms, yet is a priceless commodity. During this workshop, we will discuss the following:

  • Connecting with and strengthening the imagination
  • Individuality as a form of expression
  • Creating a vision
  • Setting personal goals and attaining them
  • Inspiration
  • Understanding art
  • Empowering your self
  • Careers in art

Open to young people, teens of all levels of experience and interests. This workshop intends to be interactive and will include time for discussion of items brought by participants.

Saturday, September 18; from 10:00 – 5:00pm

The Working Artist
Instructor: Crista Cloutier

The art world can be daunting. But art is a business like any other and must be approached as such in order to have a successful career. In addition to record-keeping, financial and administrational skills, it is important to know how to put together an artist’s statement, craft a resume, approach decision-makers, as well as think and speak about one’s work. Artists must know how to form the vital relationships to collectors, gallerists, and curators. These are skills that the students will learn in this one-day workshop, all the while creating a professional mission for themselves and their career.