Click here for the Art Materials List. Page One gives you a birds-eye view of the recommended materials for each creative process. A detailed list of materials is on Page Two (the “Essentials”) and Page Three (the Extras). Click on the video below for more on art materials.
NOTE: Please give yourself creative license and flexibility here. If you do not wish to purchase art materials, use what you have at home: printing paper, makeup, fabrics, recyclable goods … beetroot and turmeric make great colours to paint with! i.e. adapt the materials to fit your means.
Commit yourself to this time. Be 100% present to meet yourself in the creative process. Avoid distractions. Block off an hour or two. Make sure your cellphone is switched off and your family knows not to disturb you.
The aim of the creative process is to relinquish ALL expectation of what your art piece “should” look like. Let go of preciousness – allow yourself to be messy. You may end up creating abstract art – squiggles, lines, smudges, with no distinguishable features at all – that’s okay. Take risks, be daring, let yourself sit in the space of discomfort as you create. Feel your feelings and allow your feelings to be expressed through the act of art making.
Judgement stifles creativity – try not to judge yourself during the creative process. Remember there is no right or wrong way to make art. There are also no mistakes in art. Every mistake is an opportunity to do something in a new way, different from anything you ever thought of before. Be open to all possibilities, have fun, play and enjoy yourself.
You may hit a speed bump along the way, or need help in dealing with self-judgement. Perhaps you have a logistics question or something you need clarification on. Please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org. I would also be happy to be a witness to your process as you move through each of the six sessions.