When students come to an encaustic workshop with a pre-planned project and high expectations that they will be taking home a fabulous and finished work of art, they often don’t give themselves permission to play and embrace the process of art-making.
Commit to the process, detach from the outcome!!
To help students commit to the process and detach from the outcome, I begin my workshops having students recite the Art-day vow.
My Art-day vow
Put your hand on your heart and repeat after me…
I vow to welcome this day with open arms.
I promise to let go of preconceived notions
of what my day will look like
and what my art will look like.
Today I will listen to my inner creative voice
and with gratitude will accept all outcomes.
Today I promise to myself
and to my new friends,
to bring my best self and
allow it to PLAY all day.
Now high five a neighbour and let’s begin!
Feel free to download this poster to use this in your own art practice and with your students. Attribution is appreciated.
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