ACHF Arts Access
Through setting aside time to work, attending workshops and creating pieces for my portfolio, I will develop a stronger creative voice as I grow as an artist. During the fellowship period, I will designate 20 hours per month for creative development in the form of practice, creation, and preparation. Through creating many new pieces and exploring ideas, I will conclude the year with eight finalized pieces that will be photographed for my portfolio. I will also attend two workshops that will enhance my technical skill and overall artistic directions. As I dedicate time to creative development, I will see a notable improvement in my work. Having the ability to focus on design elements and how to work with materials in new ways will give my portfolio pieces a distinct artistic voice. The portfolio pieces I create will show my skill as an artist, and portray my work in a professional and cohesive way. Attending workshops will help me in the process of developing my artistic skill and voice. The purchase of new tools and a camera will make it easier for me to do my work well, and document it properly.
Throughout this project, I spent the designated amount of time per month working on improving my skill set. Through repetition, skill building exercises, and having focused time set aside, I was able to create 8 new pieces to become a part of my portfolio that show the best aspects of my work. This year I have also created a website for myself, which features my new portfolio pieces, as well as events and classes that I will be holding. Because of having this designated time to work, I have been able to create my best work yet, and have developed an increased level of professionalism as an artist through creating a website. As part of this project, I also purchased necessary tools and materials for continuing my work. I also attended the Willow Gathering in Decorah, Iowa for 7 days where I took classes from world renowned basketmakers. At this event, was shocked by how much I was able to learn both in class, and through spending time with other weavers. This was an amazing opportunity to take more advanced classes and connect with the basketry community from around the world. I will be sure to attend again.
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