From Art to Empowerment:
How Women Can Develop Artistic Voice
by Annette Luycx
My hands-on workbook for self-discovery through artistic expression is available on Amazon, Archway and Barnes & Noble as a print copy and as an e-book.
It describes the method I have developed over 20 years of working with women in art education. This workbook helps women to look inward, find inspiration in personal life experiences and generate their own themes, images and symbols, discovering what is meaningful to them and learning to express that visually. In the book I lead women through a step-by-step process using self-reflective thinking, visualizing, journaling, and other creative practices. It starts with explaining how to find a personal story that you can use for your art-making and it ends with advice to organize your final exhibition, in order to share your artwork with friends and family.
The book has twenty-four practical fun exercises and twelve art assignments that guide you to develop your artistic voice: that unique way of art-making that is so characteristic of who you are, your own style! This book will expand your artistic ability and self-awareness as you work in collage on an issue of personal interest.
Included in the book are the first-hand experiences of three participating women, reflections about their studio process, and the impact of the workshop on their identity as they learned to trust their life experiences as sources of inspired art-making.