May 23, 2022
Join me as I unveil a step by step
process Sharon Griffin and I wrote to help you make powerful art.
Sharon has been an artist her whole life and her art career is
booming. 6 years ago we wrote a course called MAKE YOUR MARK to
help people at all stages of ability who have:
- No idea
where to start
- Been making
for years but are tired of copying images
- Too many
ideas and constantly play but feel like they're not getting
careers but yearning to make something else - but don't have
The 6 part process covered in Make
your Mark is:
- Research -
sounds boring but this is about stopping and noticing.
Noticing what makes you curious, what is in front of you but you
and Techniques - Using a starting point from what you notice around
you, how can you use different media to express this. This is play
elements - again, sounds so serious but these are the foundations
on making art. This is what Sharon goes back to every time
she improves and strengthens her art. You might know what the
formal elements are, you can Google them.
- Colour - do
you need colour?? We notice contrast before we notice colour, but
colour is a powerful tool. Playing with different colour
options and seeing what happens when you change them is
- Select and
Reject - this is all about learning the right questions to ask
yourself during the art making process. If you are not
following this step, you are missing a huge opportunity to learn
from every artwork you make.
- Finally -
round this up into an outcome, this might be a finished work, a
collection, a sketchbook of ideas.
The course starts on 3rd June and
runs for 7 weeks. On the 30th May we will be releasing daily
prompts on social media to help you start the MAKE YOUR MARK