art as a daily practice

a way of being

Art as a Daily Practice is an 8 week program designed to help you deepen your artistic engagement, cultivate a daily creative practice, and tend to your art as a form of devotion.

Each session will include slideshows, prompts for hands-on projects, as well as readings and resources about how to weave your creative practice into your daily routine. Each person will choose their own focus and commit to a daily creative practice of making something every day. This could translate into any number of mediums, writing, movement, visual arts such as working with collage, paint, sculpture, photo, or something more conceptual, such as a performance art piece, creating scores for events, games, a mail art project, maybe even a sewing or knitting project. We will start off by looking at both historical as well as contemporary examples of daily practice. Weave your creative life into the everyday to build consistency, productivity and a sense of sacredness around your art. 

Tuesdays 5:30 – 7 pm PST
8 sessions online:
April 2, 9, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
*no class April 16
“Living life as an artist is a practice. You are either engaging in the practice or you’re not.
It makes no sense to say you’re not good at it. It’s like saying, “I’m not good at being a monk.” You are either living as a monk or you’re not.
We tend to think of the artist’s work as the output. The real work of the artist is a way of being in the world.”
― Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: A Way of Being

Questions to ponder:

  • what are your daily habits?
  • what are you already doing creatively everyday?
  • are you ready to try something new?
  • how do you create rituals?
  • are there other ways you might tend to to the garden of your creative life?