🍭 How To Begin: A new digital artist adventure from Louise Orwin
How To Begin is a week-long artist workshop designed as a space to reignite, reawaken, or re-encounter your artistic practice. It is a place for anyone who feels blocked, uninspired, bored, fed up, or out of love with their artistic practice. You can think of this as an artist’s call-to-arms, an invitation to commune with your art-self, or a love letter to your burgeoning art practice 💕
The workshop runs Sunday to Sunday. It begins with a live call on Zoom on the first Sunday, designed as an workshop opening ceremony.
Every day Monday - Friday in the following weel you will receive a short tutorial video from me, beginning with a tip or skill that I use in my work, and ending with setting you a creative task for the day. You can complete this task whenever or wherever you’d like during that day.
On the final Sunday, the group will come together in a final live group session online to share, debrief, and reflect 🔮
This workshop is intended for those at any stage in their career, and will serve as a pick-me-up, an invitation and a provocation for your arts practice. It is designed to get your creative juices flowing, whether or not you call yourself an artist, whatever stage you are in your practice, and wherever you are in life. Tasks will center around unblocking your own creative life-line, tuning into your inner artist radio, and first and foremost giving you a place to begin (again).
The workshop also includes a private online platform (not Facebook!) where you will share your creations through the week, as well as opportunities to connect with, support and hang out with your fellow workshop participants.
This 2022 edition is designed specifically as an extra special transatlantic version for UK and US-based artists who are interested in forging connections and making magic with fellow artists either side of the pond. Though this is a workshop which focuses on individual practice, the course will provide space for you to connect with other artists in its unique online spaces, so you could think of it as an exclusive artist-only matchmaking opportunity for artist babes based in the UK and US 🌎
🗓 Dates/Times and Commitment
The workshop will run:
- Group 1: Sunday 12th - Sunday 19th June
- Group 2: Sunday 19th - Sunday 26th June
(you can tell us which group you’d like to join in your application)
Participation in the workshop is contingent on making the following time commitments:
- On the first Sunday we will invite you to a 1hr live workshop around 6/7pm BST
- On the final Sunday we will invite you to a 2hr live workshop around 6/7pm BST
Every day Monday to Friday you will receive a 15min video and creative task in your inbox at 10am. We invite you to spend anywhere from 45mins + on your creative task. You can do this anywhere or at any time of the day, we just ask that you put aside 1hr minimum every day to engage with the workshop materials.
- You must be 18+ and available for all the dates in order to take place.
- Mon-Fri’s tasks are self-directed and you can fit them around your schedule, but Sunday’s group session is at a fixed time that we will confirm closer to the time
- The workshop is open to artists of any discipline: poets, writers, performers, live artists and anything in between.
- All workshop content is captioned.
To apply for a place on the workshop please go to: louiseorwin.com/howtobegin
⏱ Deadline to apply: 5pm BST on May 29th
Workshop places will be given on a first come first served basis.
⭐️ LOUISE ORWIN BIO
Louise Orwin is a London-based live artist, performer and writer. She makes provocative research-based video and performance projects which investigate identity and violence, often made with and alongside marginalised communities. Most recently her work has explored what it means to identify as a queer femme in a world that prizes masculinity, straightness, whiteness. She has a substantial body of work which has toured to performance spaces, galleries and festivals all over the world.
Louise is also an experienced facilitator with over 10 years of running workshops for a wide range of ages and skill-sets. She has taught on MA and BA performing arts courses at RCSSD, Goldsmiths, LSBU, University of Bristol, alongside teaching artist workshops to artists and non artists alike in theatres and arts venues in Montreal, Tokyo, Amsterdam and the all over the UK, incl. Barbican, Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre.