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Reflect, Inspire, Create: Deep Dive into the Creative Process


Join Amy Tavern to begin to discover and define how and why you make your work. Open to all artists in both 2D and 3D media, this class is a great way to reinvigorate your practice.

Course Description

The creative process is about how our work comes to life and includes five steps: gathering inspiration, idea generation and development, preparation, creation, and reflection. Every artist has a unique process and understanding yours can be a helpful tool for making stronger, more personal pieces.
In this workshop, participants will learn about the creative process, and they will begin to discover their own. Each day will include demonstrations and conversations, followed by hands-on exercises and plenty of time to explore. We will collect inspiration, write about the different aspects of the creative process, and create with everyday materials like fabric and paper. Group instruction will be complemented by many opportunities for individual instruction. 
Open to all artists in both 2D and 3D media, this class is a great way to reinvigorate your practice if you’ve been feeling stuck or feel ready to explore new territory and are unsure where to begin.
All levels of experience are welcome. 





Artist Biography

Amy Tavern is an interdisciplinary artist and metalsmith whose work focuses on personal memory, emotional response, and place. Amy holds a BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington and an MFA in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. She has exhibited widely with solo shows in the US, Belgium, and Sweden. She has taught and lectured across the US and in Europe, and her work has been featured in many publications, including Metalsmith and American Craft. Amy is a former Penland School of Crafts resident artist and has completed numerous residencies in Iceland. 


Learn more about Amy Tavern and her work by visiting and checking out her instagram @amytavern.




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