Would you like to overcome fear about expressing your artistic voice openly and confidently? Are you interested in exploring your identity and place in the world as a woman? Do you want to be part of a community of artists who support each other?
In this workshop, Ashley Kauschinger leads participants on an intensive journey of inspiration, community-building, and self-awareness. By delving into poetry, art, and history to better understand ourselves, we discover ways of creating diverse work about being women. Each day we explore personal and collective ideas of female identity using specially selected themes: the self-portrait, poetry and symbolism, fear and empowerment, community and history, and reflection.
Ashley establishes an environment that encourages creativity, and together we engage in writing exercises, lectures, readings, and group discussions. We also utilize prompts, critiques, and personal mentorships to deepen our processes. Locations in and around Santa Fe provide evocative backdrops for daily field assignments. Throughout, we take guidance from the words of Audre Lorde: “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
After five days of creating new photographic work, you come away with a collection of prints from each participant.