Class: Giving Voice to Your Art
Instructor: Tess Mosko Scherer
Date(s): Thursdays, December 9-16, 2021
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
In this two-day workshop we are going to dig deep into who you are as an artist, discover what your art is really about and by the end of the class next week you will leave with a comprehensive written narrative – your artist statement – about your work or a body of work. Through this process you will gain confidence in yourself as an artist and your work. Everyone – every artist – has a story to tell. What is your story? What story are you telling in your work? It is imperative to take time to reflect on your art-making practice. This is an opportunity to see yourself from a different perspective, to open your narrative and broaden the conversation between yourself and your work and your audience. Your art practice is not just about the act of making art. It is important to articulate what motivates you, what inspires you and how, in turn, your work touches others.
In this two-day workshop you will:
-identify a common thread or theme in your work/body of work
-think about yourself, your art and your art making practice in a new way
–identify the significant aspects of your personal history that informs your art or identity as an artist
-realize the emotional response evoked by your work
-learn to articulate the aesthetics of the work
-understand your personal reasons for doing the work
-create a narrative around your art, your style and artistic practice
This workshop is for you if you are:
-not sure what to say when someone asks about your work
-uncomfortable talking about yourself or your work
-looking for a new way to understand your artistic process and aesthetic
-get stuck or unsure about writing an artist’s statement
You will leave this workshop with a narrative and a solid set of tools that will help you adapt your narrative and share your work in a way that is comfortable for you and in alignment with who you are. This not only adds value to yourself as a professional, it gives you an insight into yourself as an artist.
Tess Mosko Scherer has a diverse career in the arts spanning more than 30 years. She was owner and director of Scherer Gallery from 1983 to 2006 representing international contemporary artists and specializing in glass art. She was the Artistic Director of Shemer Art Center and Museum, Director of Facilitation and Curriculum for the World Academy for the Future of Women, and is currently the Executive Director of the Arizona Art Alliance.
In addition to her studio practice, Mosko Scherer has a private practice coaching and mentoring artists. She developed workshops to help artists overcome their fear of the business of art. She is an active member of several art organizations including Arizona Artists Guild (Past President) the Sonoran Arts League (DFL curator), Art Link, Art Intersection and the Eye Lounge Collective Gallery (co-president) in Phoenix. Her work is exhibited nationally, is represented by Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery, Prescott, and has won several awards in juried shows in Arizona. Mosko Scherer was named one of the ‘100 Creatives You Need to Know’ by the Phoenix New Times in 2016. For her Outreach work, she is the recipient of numerous grants including the City of Phoenix, Arizona Commission on the Arts, VetsArt.org and the National Endowment of the Arts. MoskoScherer.com and MoskoSchererCoaching.com
Full Refund if cancelling one week before the class, Partial Refund if cancelling after the class has begun
All Supplies will be provided by the instructor.
Minimum Class Size: No minimum
Maximum Class Size: 8