From Art to Empowerment: How Women Can Develop Artistic Voice
My hands-on workbook for self-discovery through artistic expression just came out! It is available on Amazon as a print copy and as an e-book. It is the method I have developed over 20 years of working with women in art education. It helps women to look inward, find inspiration in personal experiences and generate their own themes, images and symbols, ultimately discovering what is meaningful to them and learning to express that visually.
In the book I lead you 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.
From Art to Empowerment is an insightful, hands-on workbook that takes women on an empowering journey of self-discovery through artistic expression. A few quotes from women who participate in the book:
“In the beginning it was difficult for me. Now I let myself. The process has become easier for me. Like I was searching for my own path. That’s why these lessons helped me. Because they revealed my way of thinking, my feeling, my path, to me.” (Anna)
“I go deeper. I touch it more. There is more focus. I go to a deeper level. I saw things in myself that I hadn’t realized.” (Markella)
“I learn, I learn about myself. In all that I learn I also learn about myself. About my sensitivities, my memories, my feelings.” (Tina)