A podcast focused on deep conversations exploring spiritual healing through art making and the medicinal powers of returning to our earth bodies through intimacy, vulnerability, play and compassion. Hosted by Emma Freeman, intuitive artist, poet, writer and healer. She works with fibers, textiles, s… read more
In this episode, I talk about the artistic languages I communicate in, how I built and continue to build my creative toolbox through art classes, online art tutorials, and art and craft books.
“The more colors you have on your palette, the more you can work with, and the more you can aspire to.” Donald McKayle, dancer and choreographer, first black man to direct and choreograph a Broadway musical.
I think of each artistic medium as a different creative language. The way I communicate and express myself in one is different than another. Collage, drawing, inks, watercolor, acrylics, textiles, stitching, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, dance, cooking, writing...these are all creative languages. Expanding and deepening our creative language abilities can offer us more resources to draw upon to express ourselves. I think of it as building my creative toolbox.
In this episode, I talk about wonderful online classes I have taken including:
-Basic Line Drawing with Lisa Congdon : https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/basic-line-drawing-with-lisa-congdon.
-Creative Boot Camp - Six Exercises to Spark Artistic Discovery with Lisa Congdon : https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/creative-boot-camp-6-exercises-to-spark-creative-discovery.
-More Sketchbook Explorations: Gel Pen Drawings on Colored Paper with Lisa Congdon: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/more-sketchbook-explorations-gel-pen-drawings-on-colored-paper.
-Daily Drawing Challenge: 31 Things to Draw with Lisa Congdon: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/daily-drawing-challenge.
-Daily Abstract Prompts: Working Collaboratively with Pam Garrison and Jennifer Mercede : https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/daily-abstract-painting-prompts-working-collaboratively.
-How to Brush Paint on Fabric with Anna Joyce: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/how-to-brush-paint-on-fabric.
-Gelli Plate Printing with Courtney Cerutti: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/gelli-plate-printing.
-Becoming a Working Artist with Lisa Congdon: https://www.creativelive.com/class/become-working-artist-lisa-congdon.
-Intuitive Mark Making with Flora Bowley: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/intuitive-mark-making.
-Intuitive Painting with Flora Bowley: https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/intuitive-painting.
-Minimal Magic and Abstract Adventuring with Laura Horn : https://www.laurahornart.com/classes.
Emma Freeman, the host of Reflections from my art table, is a queer mixed media artist, teaching artist, designer and dreamer. Her art practice is experimental, playful, tactile and meditative. She works in many mediums including textiles, fibers, book making, cyanotype, drawing, collage, printmaking and illustration. She teaches art classes online, creates greeting cards, fabric collections, and fine art collections. You can learn more about her and see her work at www.emmafreemandesigns.com.
Find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/emmafreemandesigns.
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