Have you just begun or been journeying with art for some time? This innovative weekend intensive is designed to help you raise the standard of what you produce by deepening your creative experience and broadening the tools available to you.

Workshop One – Keynotes

  • Small, non-competitive group.
  • Learn heaps without the awkwardness of having to produce art in a group situation.
  • Benefit from a nurturing environment and processes that work for both beginners and experienced artists.

Workshop One has three components which we cover each day.

1. An in-depth questioning that is designed to give you deep insights into your own artistic expression, where you want to take it and what you need to get you there.

2. A segment each day that coaxes us to see in ways that I find many artists do not see. And even if you feel you are already expert at seeing, you can still tailor this module to serve the new discoveries you made in part 1.

3. An introduction to materials and methods you may not have come across. After the deep concentration of the first two parts of the day, this is a neat way to wind up the learning with a ‘play time’.

Why You?

When we begin our journey with Art, we don’t always know where we want to go with it. Even when we are ‘accomplished artists’ we can find we have settled into, if not a rut, then a comfort zone of doing the same old thing all the time when actually we could be flying—going beyond boundaries we have unwittingly set around our work. We can open up new ways of expressing our artistic impulse and take our work to a new level of excitement and quality.

At these points in our art journey we need to dig really deeply into our artistic psyche or soul. This workshop programme is specifically and uniquely designed to help you truly discover the ‘Heart of YOUR Art’ and using what you uncover, to take your work to an exciting new stage.

We can always go further and do better!

What do participants say about this workshop? Scroll  down for reviews.

Why choose Jacquelyn to help you on your Art Journey?

Written by Amberli Hartwell

Jacquelyn E. Lane was approached by the Derwent Pencil brand in the UK to be one of their listed artists. Primarily known for her beautiful botanical studies, Jacquelyn’s unique, detailed style in the “magical realism” genre also delights audiences around the world as she captures the whimsy of the fairy and deva world. She is an illustrator of two books “Once In a Blue Moon” published by Random House and her own eco-novel, The Children of Gaia, a visual feast with 178 illustrations. More recently she has published This World of Echoes. For many years before moving overseas, she was an exhibiting member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and has held solo exhibitions in both sculpture and painting/drawing. With a BA in education she is well versed to impart her vast knowledge and experience in the creative world of art.

Jacquelyn can help you further develop your own style and raise your game in all your artistic endeavours through these unique weekend workshops.

My Expectations of You

I do not expect you to wind up drawing or painting the way I do. That would be insulting to you and would not further your unique artistic expression. I DO expect you to make the most of your own creative insights to explore, evolve and refine your own style.

Creating and running a workshop takes a good deal of preparation and energy so why do I do it? I love seeing people get inspired and excited as they realise they have far more in their artistic juice tanks than they ever dreamed of.

Reviews

What others have said about The Heart of Your Art workshops . . .

(Full names withheld for privacy.)

“In all my various art courses I have never learned these things before.”
L. Kininmonth

“It answered more questions than I knew I had and has unblocked the flow of my personal art expressive journey.” G. Keith

“The experience has given me confidence in understanding how to approach subject matter prior to starting a piece of art. The course was refreshing in its approach and I know it will play a part in shaping my art in the future. Thank you so much Jacquelyn, the course was a privilege and a joy!” J Klassen

” . . . both inspiring and enlightening to one’s inner self  . . . brilliant.”  N. Peach

“Thoroughly recommend Jacquelyn’s workshop as a way of tapping into one’s artistic essence in a non-threatening way. Don’t be held back by not being able to draw.” C. Harrington

“I highly recommend this course . . . a safe environment to experiment, develop and learn.” L. Taylor

“It was fun and I liked how we weren’t made to feel wrong in what we did.” S. McKenzie

“I only attended Jacquelyn’s workshop weekend because I had introduced friends who were attending – the surprise was I was inspired and excited and found my own creative needs were reawakened. Thank you Jacquelyn.” S. Waters

“Jacquelyn has an exceptional talent which she very inspiring and generously shares with you during her courses.” M. Stevens

Workshop features:

  • Supportive, non-competitive environment
  • Innovative approach
  • Honours your journey