Tapping Into Your Subconscious (Online Course) Fall 2024 w/ Barbara Peirson


September 23 to October 21 (Mondays), 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Eastern Time

**All sessions are live and will be recorded, students do not have to be present. All recordings will be available to students for 3 months after the final session, after 3 months the recording will be deleted.

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Course Description

Where do ideas come from? How do we unlock the door to inspiration? The subconscious mind is a well-spring of inspiration for artists. Following on from her successful course Imagination, ‘Memory and a Sense of Place’ which she ran for Penn Studio in 2023, Barbara will develop further some of the ideas and practices begun there, to unearth the treasures of image, memory and feeling that lie just beneath the surface of the mind.

The sessions will be playful, experimental and fun. Through a variety of exercises, we will explore how to unlock ideas from the subconscious mind with a view to creating work that is free, surprising in content and form and which would not otherwise be unearthed. We will delve into our imaginations, memories and dreams to gather ideas that can be used as the basis for a painting or series of paintings. We will also draw and paint from nature and allow the world we see on the outside to interact and fuse with the world we see from the inside.

We will work mainly in acrylics and other water-based ingredients and explore how ideas and inspiration can also come from the medium itself and our physical interaction with it. We will play with different painting and drawing materials and techniques, exploring them via inspiring tasks. It will be fun!

Each week we will also look at the work of other artists and

The course is suitable for beginners, as well as for painters with experience who want to loosen up and adopt a ‘beginners mind’ again.

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