Once in a while, we host a workshop-based Zoom, sometimes with a guest creator.
We record those events so you can play along later.
March 9, 2022: Warm Up Exercises (A Contour Named George)
with Sarah Fagan and Renee Lai
0:00 Happy Two Year Anniversary to the Art Local! Sarah and Renee discuss how they will share their favorite warm up exercises today.
2:24 Sarah leads listeners through three exercises based on immediate surroundings and chance to create a drawing.
20:16 Renee leads listeners through an exercise that involves making multiples sketches — variations on a theme — with the use of a timer.
27:56 Thanks for listening! Did you play along? Share @theartlocalatx on instagram, or let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 13, 2021: The Extremely Short Story
with Art History PhD Candidate John Semlitsch
0:00 Renee and Sarah introduce guest John Semlitsch, Art History PhD Candidate, and we discuss what we’ve all been reading this fall.
9:43 Exercise One: Spend 2.5 minutes writing, stream of consciousness style, in a sketchbook or notebook. Pause when we start to play along.
16:34 Exercise Two: Spend 2.5 minutes drawing or doodling, stream of consciousness style, on the same page as your writing. Pause when we start to play along.
23:15 Exercise Three: What is your favorite word? Least favorite? Write them down.
30:19 Exercise Four: Draw an abstract shape that “feels” like your favorite word, and do the same for your least favorite word.
34:33 John reads one of his favorite short stories, “Director’s Cut,” by Etgar Keret, translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen.
37:17 What makes a good short story? We discuss three elements we think are key.
43:08 Exercise Five: We attempt to write our own extremely short stories (using exactly ten words). Pause when we start to play along. Prompt: Use either your favorite word or least favorite word as inspiration for your story.
49:23 Thanks for listening! Did you play along? Share @theartlocalatx on instagram, or let us know at email@example.com.