We’ve all been there. You know, those dark and uninspiring days where our creative juices stop flowing and suddenly, art just doesn’t make sense anymore? Yep. It’s not new, and most of the time, it’s nothing that can’t be cured by a quick breather or an afternoon of mindless scrolling through Pinterest.
But if you’re one of those people who can’t seem to get out of your creative rut, no matter how many beach trips you take, don’t worry. Lo and behold: an afternoon of workshops and lectures from creatives that aims to tackle more than just the superficial aspects of art. Get in touch with your creative side, all while learning the ins and outs of the different creative industries, and its connections to society.
The workshop series began last May 4 with a lesson on self-publishing by Czar Kristoff, but there’s still time to sign up for the others hosted by Cru Camara, Jem Magbanua, Alyana Cabral, and Mariano and Abby Batacobe. Here are some things you can expect from the remaining workshops.
Photography and Body Movement by Cru Camara
If you’re still confused as to what ISO, shutter speed, and aperture are, this workshop is definitely for you. Beginners and seasoned photographers alike are welcome to come, and you’ll even get the chance to be critiqued by your peers during the workshop. Master the art of lighting and composition with Cru’s tips and tricks, and you might just find yourself a photography gig by the end of the day.
Drawing and Mapping Mental Landscapes by Jem Magbanua
Ever wondered how to do mind mapping a la Sherlock Holmes? Well, this is even better. Jem Magbanua’s lecture and workshop will help you merge your inner and outer landscapes into one drawing, and will help you understand what it really means to turn your deepest thoughts and feelings into a work of art.
Music and Activism by Alyana Cabral
Art is always political. In this workshop, Alyana Cabral of Ourselves the Elves will help you explore the connection between music and activism, making a case for music as a communal activity.
Curatorial Practice and Public Transit by Mariano and Abby Batocabe of Para://Site Projects
Curating exhibits is more than just picking out art from promising artists. It’s also about collaboration and creating human connections through well-thought pieces. Learn what it’s like to curate your own exhibit from the ground up with the founders of Para://site Projects.
Check out @unrelearning for more details on how to join