Class: Giving Voice to Your Art

Instructor: Tess Mosko Scherer

Medium: Your Art

Date(s): Thursdays, December 3, 10

Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $65

Class Description:

Everyone – every artist – has a story, yet so often, I hear people say, I just like to paint, or sculpt, or make something pretty. However, when the artist takes time to reflect on their art-making practice, they realize it is so much more. Seeing yourself from a different perspective opens your narrative and broadens the conversation. Why is this important? Because so often we get tongue-tied when people ask us about our work. And if you are preparing for shows or exhibitions, 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 -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 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 insight into yourself as an artist.

Instructor Background:

Tess Mosko Scherer has a diverse career in the arts spanning more than 30 years. Most notable as 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 from 2015-2017. She is the Director of Facilitation and Curriculum for the World Academy for the Future of Women, and also serves on the advisory board and facilitates programs in China and Bangladesh. 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, and the NEA. Websites: and

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Minimum registrants in class: 5

Supply List:

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