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Artistic Voice: The online workshop

This 10 session online workshop will give you tools to develop your personal artistic voice; to discover your own personal visual language.

You will learn where to find those ideas, images, and feelings that are most meaningful to you and that will be pivotal in developing your personal artistic voice. It is great to learn a new art form, new artistic ways to express yourself, but where can you find inspiration, and what kind of art do you want to make with your newly learned ideas and techniques? 

Artistic voice is that unique and recognizable artistic style each artist has. It is your personal visual language where your beliefs, your life philosophy, and your self-identity are interwoven with the art you make.

How can you discover and develop your artistic voice?

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Where can you find inspiration, how can you discover your own personal visual language? Where can you find those ideas, images, and feelings that are most meaningful to you and that will be crucial in developing your personal artistic voice? This is related to finding what you feel passionate about, writing about it, and visualizing it in your art! You can do this through visualizing images behind the words you use.


In this workshop you will learn how you can travel around in your inner world; the world of your thoughts and imagination, by surfing on your “Inner-Net”. How does that work? Well, it works just like the regular Internet, but you have to work from your imagination!


By using this unique tool to unlock your imagination, you can discover your personal world of images and their related feelings, memories, dreams, metaphors, and colors. You will realize how precious, rich, and valuable your own life experiences are as material for inspired personal works of art, made with your own ideas and images.


Three techniques

During this workshop you will learn and practice three techniques to find and develop your personal artistic voice: self-reflective thinking, journaling and visualization of words.


Through self- inquiry, asking self-reflective questions, and researching the answers in writing, as a kind of inner dialogue, you can explore a personal issue, find related images, and work out ideas for your artwork. We will look at how you can start a dialogue with yourself. How you can start to explore your own inner world and find interesting personal subject matter you could use for art making.


By keeping an artist’s journal, you can connect self-reflective thinking and writing with art making. It is a kind of visual brainstorming for ideas, keeping a diary with illustrations. In your artist’s journal, you can write about everything that relates to an issue of personal interest you’d like to work on in your art making. Here, you can delve into the associations between words, images, and feelings. In your artist’s journal, you can brainstorm freely, sketch, stick in images, or make small studies. Anything that is meaningful to you can be visualized in your art journal. It is a place to discover, try out, and visually explore your own ways, symbols, colors, metaphors, and more. You will learn how to use your artists journal.


The key to developing artistic voice lies in imaginative thinking—the ability to generate images,. You will learn how to find images behind words, but also how to find images behind feelings.


We will use a method to sensitize your visual inner eye. Asking questions and practicing self-reflective thinking will help you to find your own images—no generalized images, no clichés. Here is the key for every artist to find her own personal artistic expression, and ultimately her own artistic style. 

We will connect every week using Zoom. Once you register you will receive the link for the sessions every week in your inbox. Make sure you have your favorite art materials ready. This worskhop is for all levels, even total newbies will greatly benefit from finding a meaningful focus in their art making. This is an ideal workshop for whoever strives to deepen her artistic practice, and self-discovery. 


All material is from Annette's workbook “From Art to Empowerment” .


Thursdays 7:30 - 9 PM EET

5 October – 7 December  2023


Incl workbook sent to your address!                total price:  € 390

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Online Artist Coaching
using ZOOM with artist/art coach Annette Luycx M.Ed.

IRIS Online Artist Coaching Residency:
a premium transformational art coaching program!

For artists who want to deepen or freshen up their art practice, but do not want to travel to Greece, IRIS ART CENTRE offers an “Online Artist Coaching Residency” through ZOOM.

The Online IRIS Artist Coaching Residency is a premium transformational art coaching program that will give you the tools and the guidance to clear your lens, develop your talents, and discover new goals for your artmaking, while staying at home and working in your own studio.  With more than 20 years of experience in artistic talent development, we will guide and support you to have major transformations in your artistic development.

This online artist coaching residency is for artists, students and creatives who want to find new trails in their artistic expression or who want to get back on track after a period of being blocked. Having a Master's degree in art education, Annette Luycx has specialized in the development of artistic voice. She works with a holistic method, developed after years of teaching art to adults and of coaching artists.  Personal development and increasing self-knowledge through introspection go hand in hand with developing exciting new artwork. Annette has developed a method that activates the inner world and the imagination through writing and visualization exercises, tailor-made for every individual artist.  “Activating the Inner World” is a well tested coaching practice that will help you make new discoveries through identifying and learning how to access your artistic sources, explore deeper layers, new visions, concepts and practices.  “Activating the Inner World”  is the basis  of the workbook “From Art to Empowerment” .

During the coaching sessions Annette takes the role of a mentor and will guide you on an empowering journey of self-discovery and development of your art-making process. 

"The methodology worked perfect for me. It gave me a structural approach to gather my thoughts and make them more clear and it also gave me the opportunity to go more in depth and really start digging!  Annette is a very calm and open person who gives you the feeling you can tell her anything without being scrutinized." 

A.P. (artist)

"Annette has the talent to feel what you need and at what time. She is open to suggestions as well. At the same time she protects the process you are in for. It was a pragmatic way of working. Annette felt what I needed and at what pace. That is very clever. Annette is highly educated and knows what she is talking about. Being an artist herself, she understands the language."

D.P. (artist)

"You live, understand and teach creative visual arts processes at an extraordinary level that inspires and awakens your students. You are a powerful teacher and artist."

S.J. (artist)

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Annette will meet with you online every day for five working days, and you make sure you have five days off (or more!) to dedicate to your coaching residency, so that you can develop new work in your own studio, guided by her online daily art coaching.  You will meet online for 90 minutes every day. Everyday under her guidance you will make new discoveries in your artistic potential. She will teach you how to identify and tap into your artistic sources, exploring deeper layers, new visions, concepts and practices. Next to finding new trails in your artistic expression, you will spend around 30 minutes every day on evaluating what you worked on and discovered during the previous day. In this way your online artist coaching residency will be a real learning experience. After these 5 intensive days, your art-making practice will feel refreshed and aligned with your values and goals, and you will have plenty of ideas and material to work for months! Book a package, send in your residency statement and pictures of old or new work, and you will go from intake to laying the foundations for a new body of work and a writing a brand-new artist statement.

Online Artist Coaching Residency

5 day program of five 90 minute sessions:   € 750


If you want to book an Artist Coaching Residency week from Monday to Friday, please book your five daily sessions using the "Book here!" button. Available times are flexible to also accommodate artists from overseas. Then, make the payment using the PayPal button.


To apply write a residency statement (about 500 words) describing the reason you would like to join an online coaching residency and your goal; what you would like to discover or work on. Please also send pictures of old or recent work, as well as your CV. All this information will facilitate a focused art mentoring. Please email this information here.  

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