Create in the Wild
Create in the Wild is a month of guidance, inspiration, and Wild Creative teaching for creatives wishing to step out of the four walls of their studio and embrace making in harmony with nature. It’s a course for artists, makers, designers, and crafters who are looking to integrate Earth-centered practices into their studio and are ready to engage in some critical thinking, self-reflection, and creative adventure!
During the 4 weeks of this course I will be giving students a basic introduction into some of the core elements of Wild Creative Practice and will give personal feedback and support to participants.
Each week will offer a mix of guided activities, topical readings, journal prompts, audios, and links to further writing and creative work to inspire and educate. This is a course that will encourage you to find your own way of Creating in the Wild and will appeal to head, heart, and body.
Please note that this is NOT purely a making course. Half of the classes are dedicated to conversation around themes at the intersection of art and ecology. In week 1 we consider our role as humans on this planet and why eco practice is good for us as makers and good for the Earth. In week 2 I show you how to create your own inks, dyes, paints, and tints from plant material. In week 3 I take you through the making of a piece of my art and demonstrate how I work in harmony with nature. In week 3 we discuss eco-feminism, the role of the artist in eco-activism, and I share some of the exciting innovations I’m seeing at the intersection of art and environmentalism.
All the work will be done online. Each module can be worked either in pace with the course or in your own time. However, if you decide to self-pace, I will respond to comments only up until July 14th.
The 4 themes of the Summer session of Create in the Wild are:
You Are Human
Core value #2 of Wild Creative Practice
Importance of embodied practice
Wild Body meditation
Be an Innovator
Making inks/dyes/paints from plants
Working with nature
Core value #1 of Wild Creative Practice
Working in harmony with nature
The Eco Evolution: Eco Feminism
Challenges & opportunities
Artist as visionary
Leave No Trace
What you need:
good internet connection
a journal and pencil
papers (extra credit given if you use recycled papers!)
a few basic art tools - brushes, a jar for week 2 when we make inks, foraged or found string
a sense of adventure
2-3 hours per week
JUNE 1ST - JUNE 30TH
Refunds are not generally offered on this course. Please be certain of your commitment before you register and read the weekly descriptions to make sure the classes appeal to you. I have been teaching for many years and deliver high quality courses that encourage personal discovery. If for any reason I don’t deliver the full content, I will issue a full refund and invite you to register for free in the next session - let’s be honest, sometimes disasters in life happen and throw us off our path. Similarly, if you encounter such a curve ball, I will do my best to find a compromise that works for us both.
Once you’ve registered you will receive an email confirmation. Links to the classroom will be sent by email June 1st latest. Please note I am not using Facebook for any part of this course. Any problems, please email me at email@example.com.