You develop your own image expression and become more free in the creative process.
I have worked as an artist for 17 years, and have experienced how important it is to be present in the creative process. To stop the control of the mind, and allow yourself to play. Creating images is a form of play where it is important to let go of expectations about the result. It is important to make mistakes. For me, art is something that lives, where you can feel the person through the work. It is animated.
To find your own expression, you must accept what you create without censorship. Let go of the expectations of how you have decided it should look. Let go of control. This is not difficult when you are in the middle of the creative process and forget about time and place. In the creative flow you forget what you think is "right". But it can be difficult to get into the flow and be there for a long time.
Working with your own blockages, and setting yourself free from your own and others' expectations, is one of the most important things in terms of creating.
The course is based on very simple exercises on paper. Throughout the drills, you will be guided through the testing of various techniques and tools. Throughout the exercises you will be severely restricted in your choices, this paradoxically gives a nice freedom. At the same time you get to test new techniques and ways to paint. In this way, you just as well create a "toolbox" with different techniques.
After the exercises, you can work further individually, in your own way. Perhaps you have discovered something new you want to try and experiment with, based on the exercises, or maybe work in the opposite direction. Everything is allowed. I will always be available as an advisor and sparring partner.
Besides the exercises where you are introduced to techniques and materials in a practical way, there are exercises that focus on the process itself. Here you will be challenged to be your own guide. You have learned about your own blockages, and how you can stand in the midst of the creative chaos without being scared. Because it is when you release the control and do not know what you are doing, that you enter the flow. Through exercises, you have experienced, that it is not so dangerous and that you can always move on. The creative process is an interaction between building and breaking down.
I give high priority to devoting good time to a joint review. Here each student briefly tells about his/her work and the process. Here we will talk about both technical details, and the experience of the process of creating the work. We especially go into how the process was experienced. When were you in flow, and what happened when you did. got out of the flow? Does your experience during the process affect the quality of the finished image?