Class Image A. Living a Creative Life Series - Leslie Smith

A. Living a Creative Life Series - Leslie Smith

Living a Creative Life is a series of workshops offered by art therapist Emily Ortiz Badalamente in collaboration with local artists. Each 2-part workshop will feature a different artist who uses their creative process and artmaking practice for self-expression. These workshops are equal parts artist talks, tutorials, and community discussions. Come prepared to learn about the artist’s practice and creative process, learn a new skill or technique, and share your artmaking experiences with fellow participants.

Workshops will be held over 2 Zoom sessions. In the first session, participants will be part of an informal interview and Q+A with the artist about how they use creative expression in their life and personal artwork, learn a technique specific to that artists work, and experiment with artmaking on their own. The 2nd meeting will be an opportunity for the group to share their artwork with each other and the artist, discuss their creative process, and how it can play an important part in our daily wellbeing.

Kits are included in the cost of the class and will be available for mail or local pickup at Sawtooth. Open to ages 14+.

Leslie Smith makes drawings, prints, and books based on her interest in mind, body, and the way we think about the self. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book, an MLS in Library Science, and an MA in Spanish and Latin American literature. She lives in North Carolina and teaches printmaking and book arts classes.