This week, we’re discussing the ways in which we motivate ourselves and move our work forward. Sometimes that comes from external input such as workshops, groups and one-on-one coaching. Sometimes we find the inspiration within ourselves.
In this episode, we share our experiences of workshops, discuss how we choose the right teachers, and make suggestions on how you might evaluate a course before signing up.
Questions to ask about art workshops include:
- whether you prefer learning in a group
- will this cover what you next need or want to learn
- how much instruction you want (vs exploring on your own)
- do you enjoy listening to the person leading the workshop?
Or perhaps the answer is yours to explore?
Alice makes the point that when we are drawn towards a specific workshop, it can often be a sign that we should explore that topic on our own. Often it’s worth asking whether you can teach yourself what you need to know, either from online videos, books, or just through practicing in your studio.
We also discuss finding the motivation internally – how can you ensure that you feel good about your work so that you want to go into your studio? How can you find the motivation to show up regularly? And how can you create the right emotional state for yourself so that you can move your art forward?
Trust by Jonathan Hall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mb2k
Ghosts – BBC –https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m00049t9/ghosts
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