Making Meaningful Art – a Mentorship program
Starting October 23rd. BI-WEEKLY on Saturday mornings. 10-noon. Six sessions. Via Zoom (possible live attendance also, depending on demand) (Note, we will add in another week between our final session because of the holidays)
**Join me for a LIVE Q&A Zoom chat on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30pm to learn more about the program and ask me your questions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive the Zoom link
DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS: We will meet via Zoom once a week. Participants will have access to Amy via email or messaging platforms during the week. Prepare for 2-6 hours per week for homework.
DESCRIPTION: As an artist, you spend countless hours working to understand shape, form, texture, line and more. You practice developing your eye and instincts. The pursuit of technical excellence is a valiant and important practice, but to what end? What do you do with your art once you know how to make things look like things, or build up some exciting textures? What makes your art matter?
Through lectures, discussions, critiques and exercises, this program is designed to guide you through finding and creating meaning, whatever that means to you, through your art.
Over these six sessions, we will look at the why and how of exploring meaning through art, we will do assignments designed to build your awareness of it and practice facilitating it through your work. The instructor will tour you through how she weaves meaning into her own work and we will look objectively at ways you are succeeding in this already so we can build on your strengths.
About the Instructor
Amy has been teaching art for a decade, focussing on a wide range of topics such as plein air painting, perspective, encaustic painting, gilding, with a focus on painting and drawing the human figure. In recent years she has been shifting her artistic practice towards finding new ways to explore the internal landscape which has lead her away from some of the traditional paths she learned through. This mentorship program will incorporate many of her learnings that she gleaned through years of struggle, with the hopes that you can save time and energy in the process of discovering your own voice through your work.
CLASSES / WORKSHOPS / DEMOS / CRITIQUES
Amy teaches and offers demos to groups and on a one-on-one or group basis. She has taught for a collection of art clubs / groups / schools / stores in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver BC, and runs her own workshops and classes. For portfolio review, email directly below.
Amy also facilitates free Art Critiques, sponsored by the Langley Arts Council, on the last Monday of most months in Langley BC (or, during the pandemic, virtually through a video conferencing platform). This is an opportunity for artists to get feedback on their work, and connect with other artists. Meetings touch on many aspects of the creative process, including technique and composition, as well as bigger questions like why we do what we do and how it impacts others. Join Amy for a night of discussion, input, and connection with other visual artists! Showing your own work is recommended but optional.
To sign up for Amy J. Dyck’s mailing list and be notified about upcoming learning opportunities please fill out the sign-up form below:
You may also inquire directly here:
Previous workshops in 2021:
Drawing Structural Portraits – a full one-day Virtual Workshop. April 25th
Portrait Painting – a full one-day Virtual Workshop. May 2nd