Weekly Online Art Workshops
Educate yourself in Art! Participate in a weekly online art workshop to discover and develop your own ways of artistic expression and to become an inspired artist!
The IRIS ART CENTRE organises weekly online art workshops for adults who wish to discover and develop their artistic expression.
These webinars are focused, methodical sessions that consist of a theoretical part: a lecture with PowerPoint presentation, and a practical part where you work by yourself at home. The first half hour is spent showing slides of the work of established artists that have been chosen to inspire you for the specific lesson, along with an analysis of themes and techniques present in the work of these artists. Next, you will work on your own, inspired by the the slides and the theme of the webinar, to discover your own way of expression. In these weekly webinars there is time for questions, and optional "show and tell" at the end to share your process.
For more information about the workshops, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Develop Artistic Voice
A mixed media workshop using a holistic method that will help you develop a personal visual language where your beliefs, life philosophy and self-identity are interwoven with your art.
Starting 22 October 2022
Part 2: 4 weeks (Nov. 19 &26, Dec. 3 & 8)
When: Saturdays 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT, so:
6 PM - 7:30 PM in Greece - EET,
4 PM - 5:30 PM London time (GMT+1)
Online sessions on Zoom € 160 for 4 sessions.
Part 1 should be paid before 21 October.
Part 2 should be paid before 18 November
After payment you will automatically receive a Zoom link every Friday morning in your inbox.
Art Educator: Annette Luycx M.Ed.
Learn to tap into your personal narrative and to visually express what is meaningful to you!
This is an intensive 8 week workshop in which you will learn how to explore your narrative, how to visualize it, where to find inspiration inside and what the tools are that foster inspired art-making. In this workshop you will learn how to develop your artistic voice: your personal visual language. This workshop is based on my book "From Art to Empowerment: How Women Can Develop Artistic Voice".
During this workshop you will find a personal issue, and explore the metaphors, memories, feelings and colors you need to visualize this issue in your art. How to Develop Artistic Voice uses a working method, inspired by holistic art education, that will assist you in the process of visualizing your inner world. It is called Activating the Inner World: by diving inside yourself, the world of reflection, imagination, emotion and intuition, you will find that specific word, image, feeling, memory or dream that is your unique experience, and proves pivotal in creating your personal unique art. You will learn the tools that are most helpful on your artistic journey: self-reflective thinking, visualization and journaling.
This workshop will help you years from now to continue and explore your personal artistic trail. You will work in collage, painting and mixed media as mediums for your art-making process. How to Develop Artistic Voice will inspire your artistic talents and expand your personal development as an artist. You will discover the riches of your own life experiences as sources of inspired art-making.
Together with your mentor Annette Luycx you will work on the exploration of your artistic cosmos, develop your artistic abilities, focus on a specific issue you feel passionate about, and find new trails in your artistic expression. After the weekly lecture and assignment, you will have the whole week to work on your project. Every week there will be time for Q & A to clarify any queries you might have and support your process.
On completion of this workshop you will have learned how to
- visualize thinking processes
- surf on the “inner net”
- use new creative strategies to boost your artistic process
- find what “works” for you
Each session starts with a lecture providing participants with artistic and practical information, followed by a guided imagery exercise to activate the imagination and a Q & A to clarify any queries you might have. You will have the rest of the week to finish the assignment, which you can show the week after if you like.
Session 1 Images Behind Words: Accessing the Imagination
Sat. Oct. 22, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 2 The Meaning of Images: Finding Personal Metaphors
Sat. Oct 29, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 3 Memories: Your Deepest Source of Inspiration
Sat. Nov. 5, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 4 Color: The Language of the Soul
Sat. Nov. 12, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 1 Feelings: The Compass to What is Meaningful
Sat. Nov. 19, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 2 Dreams and Nightmares: an Extra Dimension of the Imagination
Sat. Nov. 26, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 3 Spirituality and Personal Symbols
Sat. Dec. 3, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Session 4 Meaning and Materials
Sat. Dec. 8, 2022 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Great Women Artists
An art workshop using drawing, painting and mixed media, for students of all levels, featuring great modern and contemporary women artists.
When: On Tuesdays 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EET, UK: 4 PM - 5:30 PM or 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET, or 8 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Starting 18 October 2022
Online sessions on Zoom € 360 for 9 sessions.
After payment you will automatically receive a Zoom link every Monday in your inbox.
Art Educator: Annette Luycx M.Ed.
Where do great women artists find inspiration?
A mixed media workshop to develop personal artistic voice featuring the work of ten women artists. We will focus on where these great women artists found inspiration and how they transformed it into a personal work of art, and this will inspire you to make your own artistic creations!
Each week we will start with a 30 minute presentation with slide show centering on the work of a well known woman artist in order to trace ideas and inspiration that led the artist to produce her work.
We will analyze their personal visual language and see how their beliefs, life philosophy and self-identity are interwoven with their art. It will inspire you to grow in your own artistic work. You will discover how working with those feelings, ideas and sensations that are most meaningful to you are crucial in developing your personal artistic voice.
In the next half hour, you will find your own clues, sensitivities and ways in approaching a personal issue of your choice and work that out in collage or mixed media. Then there will be time for "show and tell", if you want so you can share your work and work-process with the other participants. This is a very useful workshop if you want to explore new artistic paths in your creative expression.
This workshop will also help you to understand the theoretical basis of conceptual and postmodern art as we will dive into the narratives and artistic rationale of the artists. The focus will be on learning the steps of how to transform a personal idea into a work of art.
The picture above features Arlene Sechet (1951), a ceramic artist, in her studio.
18-10: Ida Applebroog
25-10: Arlene Sechet
1-11: Rosemarie Trockel
8-11: Doris Salcedo
15-11: Jessica Stockholder
22-11: Huma Bhabha
29-11: Tracey Emin
6-12: Janine Antoni
13-12: Ellen Galagher