Funded by MassDevelopment/TDI and the Barr Foundation, this program is one component of a broader “TDI Creative Cities” initiative to boost arts-based economic development.
Co-Creative Sessions 2022 Season
Drawing with the Figure
This workshop explores different approaches to making 2D artworks that use the human figure in context with figure ground dynamics.
The Five Pillars of Hip Hop
The five pillars of Hip Hop are a foundation for community engagement: DJ/Breaking/Graffiti/MC/Knowledge.
Manifesting Your Inner Magic
In this workshop, guided by Art Educator Kate Frazier Rego, participants reflected on personal intentions, goals & desires, then created a sigil, a visual emblem, to represent their intentions and help manifest their goals. This visual symbol was be then transferred onto a fabric banner.
Pay Equity & Justice For Freelancers
Funders, freelancers and the organizations that hire them have a role to play in creating equity and justice in freelancer pay. This workshop is for all three groups. Covered: compensation research, freelancers’ costs, calculations of the real value of freelance pay and rules for classifying a position as freelance or employee.
Led by Sarah Jane Mulvey, this workshop centered on the poetry of our everyday lives – from morning routines to the beauty of an outdoor garden, exploring poetry in our surroundings. The workshop explored poems that give us tiny glimpses into the private sanctuaries of poets.
In this workshop, participants were guided through the transformative process of painting & collage based work through the creations of Ann Marie Gillett.
This hands on, in person workshop students learned unique 2-dimensional techniques to create their own works on paper.
Making Friends with Your Work
Making Friends with Your Work explores the things that block us creatively and the reasons we stop working (even when we know we want to!). Through imagery, conversation, and writing, Making Friends with Your Work helps you understand your own blocks and find paths out of them.
Exploring the Industry Side of Art
This workshop focused on how creatives can expose themselves to opportunities in the professional/ industry side of art. How their experiences as artists can help shape the way they think and promote their goals.
Writing About Your Own Art
Stacie Brand leads this workshop to open up the writing process as a creative process and make space to generate new channels of understanding. Strategies include of translating the physical experience of your art into words and also debunk some of the misconceptions surrounding art writing formalities.
The Art of Poetry II
Poet Iva Brito leads this workshop exploring the fluid relationship between poetry and imagery. The interactive workshop takes participants on a journey between the different artforms looking at different ways to transition from one art form to another, creating and learning how to enhance each one along the way.
Scott Sullivan Photography II
Scott Sullivan joins us for his second season exhibiting his work & photography bringing everything forward.
Co-Creative Sessions 2021 Season
Iva Brito & Allison Wells Studio Visit
A studio visit with New Bedford artists Iva Brito & Allison Wells!
What is your story?
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Using social media to share your artwork and your story. What is your story? What is your process? What inspires your work? We want to know.
Film Panel Discussion
A Film Panel Discussion: Featuring directors and producers from “Restart”, “The Long Coast” and “Vessels”
Data For Creative Organizations
Join us to explore ways to collect & map useful data, interpret social media analytics, & integrate data into effective storytelling!
National Parks – Artists in Residency
Did you know the National Park Service has over 50 artist residencies in national parks, monuments, and historical sites across the country?
Beyond The Microphone
Getting started with audio to amplify your brand and cultivate an audience. When you want to go beyond social media.
Creativity in the Cycles of Nature
How can we all live with a deeper connection to the natural world? Creativity and the Cycles of Nature explores the richness of the seasons
Drawing the Beauty Around Us
In this workshop, students will learn fundamental observation. We will take a look at how complex forms can be broken down into basic shapes
Neutralize Negativity through Meditation and Loving Awareness
Scott Sullivan Photography
Scott will be discussing how his life experiences have shaped his work from a traditional action & extreme sports photographer shifting to a more conventional approach away from the extreme sports world.