Virtual Retreat Workshops, Lectures and Talks

THE ARTIST’S TOOL KIT – AN INTRODUCTION TO SHOWING AND SELLING YOUR WORK WITH PENNYLANE SHEN (DAZED AND CONFUCIUS)

Join artist consultant Pennylane Shen for an introduction on the most important tools for self-represented artists, as well as how to optimize them in order to tackle the commercial art industry, apply to galleries, and find your audience. This will be followed by an in depth Q&A with the audience so feel free to bring those burning questions!

Find out more about Pennylane here.


EMBODIED ART MAKING – A SOMATIC APPROACH TO STUDIO TIME ‘MOVEMENT AND MATERIALITY’ WITH DYANA GRAVINA, IN COLLABORATION WITH BARBARA CAMPBELL THOMAS

This workshop wants to restore the presence of the body and pleasure in visual art practices using somatic approaches and movement as tools for embodied making and creative development. Drawn from Dyana Gravina’s knowledge of movement and somatic practices, working with many women over the years; this experience will guide artists to reconnect with their own body to facilitate a new-found approach to art making, overcome anxieties and creative blockages and find ways to return or approach their studio practice from a more embodied and connected place. For the A/M Retreat, Barbara Campbell Thomas joins Dyana, integrating her practice as painter and teacher, crucially bringing a focus on materiality as a gateway to somatic understanding.

More information and list of materials will be provided to participants closer to date.

Find out more about Dyana Gravina here and Barbara Campbell Thomas here.



“DO YOU WANT IT ALL?” ARTIST TALK WITH JIHA MOON

Jiha Moon is a Korean American artist who makes painting, ceramic sculpture and mixed media work. She also teaches painting and drawing at Georgia State University as a full time faculty.  She lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA with her 12 year old mixed raced boy Oliver, her husband Andy Moon Wilson, and her two mutts Pumpkin and Snoopy.

Yellowave (rose) 2020
ink, acrylic, nail decals on Hanji 41.5in x 36in by Jiha Moon

TO YOUR KITCHEN FROM MINE: NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP WITH DANILA RUMOLD

In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of how to work with natural dyes made from your kitchen such as avocados, onion skins, cabbage and black beans. Participants will also gain understanding of how to use different mordants and fibers for lightfastness and color change. In addition to the technical aspects of natural dying, participants will gain an overview of the use of natural dyes from various cultures and artists. Finally, in the spirit of sustainability, participants will utilize raw dye materials to make a delicious avocado dip, cabbage slaw and cheese quesadillas for dinner. Margaritas optional! 

Find out more about Danila Rumold here.


ARTIST TALK WITH AMY LINCOLN

Amy Lincoln is a New York-based artist who makes imaginative, intensely hued paintings of the natural world. She has had solo shows at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York and Monya Rowe Gallery in Saint Augustine, FL, and online with London-based Taymour Grahne projects. She lives and works in Queens, NYC.

Lightning Seascape, Blue and Gold, 20 x 16 inches, acrylic on panel, 2021 BY Amy Lincoln

MOTHERING OURSELVES: RADICAL SELF-COMPASSION WITH AMY BRANCH LAMBERT

Are you exhausted from this very tough year and feeling like there were no “right” answers? Take some time to fill your cup. We will explore befriending your Inner Critic and moving towards radical self-compassion. Learn some simple steps to begin to mother yourself from a place of deep love.

Find out more about Amy Branch-Lambert here.