UNIQUE

A 4-Week Style Development

Workshop Series 

Hey Artists,
Are you ready to weed out your over-used influences, discover your true aesthetic and create work that's totally your own?

In my 5+ years as a working artist the most important element in my growth has been developing a style that is intentional, recognizable and one-of-a-kind. It has been THE thing to generate opportunities, sales, and genuine pride in my work.

But the style I work in now has been hard earned.

 

Early on, I struggled to create work that wasn't derived from other artists. Everyone around me seemed to have their own "thing," but I had no idea how to find MINE. (How were they pulling this out of thin air?!)

 

I was hesitant to promote and share my work, and frustrated in my process.

With few places to turn for guidance (there seemed to be few courses where the student's work didn't come out looking like the instructor's) I dedicated myself to figuring out what did and did not work when it came to creating art that was truly unique.

After years of trial, error, research and growth, I want to show you what I've learned about how to develop a style that is not only unique to you, but is intentional and meaningful, in this brand new workshop series!

UNIQUE

A 4-Week Style Development

Workshop Series 

Introducing....

This series is for developing artists who want to cultivate a visual style that is both striking and one-of-a-kind.

As UNIQUE  is designed for maximum breakthroughs, the workshops include: a lecture portion, on-the-spot exercises, assignments for you to work through in your practice, and lots of space for questions and feedback on your work. 

 In going through this workshop series you will...

 

  • Create a unique and honest visual language 

  • Hone in on your strengths, best direction and most natural way of making

  • Learn how to continually evolve your voice through a variety of approaches and exercises 

  • Uncover what's most important for you to communicate (aka your content!) and who you are as an artist

  • Experience way more confidence, joy and passion in your work

  • See a big, beautiful shift in your art

Register for UNIQUE

registration closed for Fall 2020

Enrollment closes on Friday, October 30th @ midnight PST

If you are interested in taking this class but can not afford the full tuition, sliding scale and further financing options are available. Email devonleewalz@gmail.com

The 4-Week Flow

#1: INFLUENCE + AESTHETIC

In this class we'll take an honest look at your work up until this point, weed out any improper use of influences and explore what is and isn't working. You'll start to learn about your own visual vocabulary, how to source proper forms of inspiration without copying and dig into what an honest aesthetic would look like for you.

When: Saturday, Nov 7th

10:30 am -12:00 pm PST via Zoom.

Will be recorded. 

#2: ROOTING INTO CONTENT

This is where we dive into what your work is about. Maybe you need to refine your central ideas or explore them for the first time. You'll learn about the difference between content and subject, how they might inform each other in your work and how to choose powerful themes and bring them to life visually. This understanding is transformative for both your style and, your overall way of creating.

When: Saturday, Nov 14th

10:30 am -12:00 pm PST via Zoom.

Will be recorded. 

#3: YOUR LANGUAGE LIBRARY

What you've learned in workshops #1 and #2 will coalesce here. You'll work through different ways of translating your content into your very own language (likely discovering elements you've rarely seen elsewhere). We'll cover methods for honing in on your own palettes, marks, compositions and more. This one will be playful, fun and hands-on.

When: Saturday, Nov 21st

10:30 am -12:00 pm PST via Zoom.

Will be recorded. 

#4: HOT SEAT FEEDBACK

This is an open session where you'll receive personalized feedback  from myself and the group. You're invited to bring questions, ideas you've been toying with, past work and/or things you've been working on. Being seen in our strengths and getting a third-party perspective can have the MOST impact on our work, which is why I wanted to make this available. Not ready to share? You'll learn a TON just by listening to the discussions.

When: You'll have the chance to sign up for a small group workshop at a time works for you between 11.28 and 12.9.  Groups will be kept to 15 students or less. 

What's included:

  • Four live 90-min workshops that will also be provided as recordings.

  • Beautiful PDF guides to accompany each class filled with information and prompts for further exploring

  • 1-on-1 feedback on your work from yours truly and others in the group in our final workshop

  • Lifetime access to all the material

Register for UNIQUE

registration closed for Fall 2020

Enrollment closes on Friday, October 30th @ midnight PST

If you are interested in taking this class but can not afford the full tuition, sliding scale and further financing options are available. Email devonleewalz@gmail.com

UNIQUE is for artists who...

  • Are beginning to intermediate level. You could be 5+ years in and wanting to refine your work and bring in new energy (this is perfect for that). Or just starting out, and ready to find your voice.  

  • Might be feeling stuck, frustrated or disconnected in their process. You're craving depth and substance, and want to learn to make work that's about something.

  • Work in any visual art genre or medium. I'll be speaking from an abstract painting/mixed-media perspective, but you can absolutely apply the teachings to any way of working.

  • May have been sourcing a bit too much inspiration from Instagram or social media, and want to break away from that.

  • Jive with approaches that are introspective, intentional, playful and aim to bring out truth.

About Your Guide

Hi! I'm Devon. Fine artist, muralist and educator.

I've been working as a professional artist for the past five years and have been a dedicated creator all my life.

I've lead 10+ courses and workshops on the creative, developmental and business-related aspects of being an artist and have been mentoring artists 1-on-1 since 2017.

I've worked with clients such as Vans and West Elm, collaborated on all kinds of design projects from album covers to  planners, and my work is held by collectors around the globe. 

I'm passionate about supporting other artists in their journey, sharing what I've learned and making the artist's path accessible to anyone who feels the call. I can't wait to connect with you!

Register for UNIQUE

registration closed for Fall 2020

Enrollment closes on Friday, October 30th @ midnight PST

If you are interested in taking this class but can not afford the full tuition, sliding scale and further financing options are available. Email devonleewalz@gmail.com

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