Creative and Professional Development

Works & Words with Roberta Marks

Works and Words concentrates on concepts pertaining to “why we work”, “how we work” and the results we aim for as artists. Creative and engaging discussion is generated by assignments, critique and slide lectures. Work will be done in each individual’s studio or home and discussed online via Zoom each week.

Open Critique – February

Get feedback on recent work, or just come for the conversation, with a social and relaxed evening of critique. Moderated (loosely) by Erika Heffernan and Studios staff, with occasional drop-ins by visiting professionals. Join us every week, or just pop in when you have new work brewing.

Outsider Art: Black Artists of the American South with Erika Heffernan

Are you familiar with The Highway Men (not the band)? Ever been to Margaret’s Grocery? These individuals and locations, along with visionaries like Purvis Young, Missionary Mary L Proctor, Ruby Williams have become synonymous with the Outsider Art movement of the American South. Listen and discuss the racial and socio-political implications of the term “Outsider Art”.

Open Critique – March

Get feedback on recent work, or just come for the conversation, with a social and relaxed evening of critique. Moderated (loosely) by Erika Heffernan and Studios staff, with occasional drop-ins by visiting professionals. Join us every week, or just pop in when you have new work brewing.

Open Critique – April

Get feedback on recent work, or just come for the conversation, with a social and relaxed evening of critique. Moderated (loosely) by Erika Heffernan and Studios staff, with occasional drop-ins by visiting professionals. Join us every week, or just pop in when you have new work brewing.

Benevolent Anarchy with Jamie Ford, AIR

Learn how to dissemble social norms, structures, and expectations in your fiction.

Exploring Systemic Inequity Through Art with Halim Flowers, AIR

Halim Flowers uses his paintings and poetry to guide a conversation about the root of systemic socio-economic illnesses that harm marginalized people in our nation. This class will be an open dialogue, not a monologue.

The Studios of Key West