Fantastic Creativity Workshop to Kick Off 2018!

Submitted by Colby on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:05pm
Visting Artist AMY DAY!
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00pm

I am thrilled to announce a very exciting opportunity for artists to take a quantum leap forward in their work!  Artist and Professor AMY DAY,, Visiting Artist at COLBY GALLERY, is offering Chicago Artists a unique, personal creativity workshop to kick off 2018! DAY has taught this workshop, which she innovated, at the graduate and undergraduate level for ten years and has been using it for twenty. 


If you ever experience artist block or have spent too much time out of the studio, or even if you have a flourishing studio practice, this creativity workshop will teach you how to immediately access your present visual symbolism and reinvigorate your practice with a daily method to keep your art and ideas fresh, enlivened, and truthful. You will learn a skill so that you are never stuck again and have access to your most current internal inspiration, any time. 


Added bonus: You will have 50 new small, original works and one new large drawing for your website and current body of work to show, sell, and market. (50 x $50. = $2,500.+ selling potential) 


DRAWING INTENSIVE:  Saturday February 10th, 2018 - 12pm - 6:00pm 


WORKSHOP: Create five pieces a day for ten days based on AMY DAY’s program resulting in fifty new works in your own existing primary artistic language. 


EXHIBITION: The workshop will culminate in a group exhibition at COLBY GALLERY to showcase work from the program in a co-curatorial extravaganza. 



Pilsen’s local Liquid Artz art supply store (1504 West 18th Street- 312-265-1454) is teaming up with us to offer a group discount on materials for the workshop. Participants will have a packet available to purchase at a discounted price which will include: 


1. Extra large sheet of rag paper 

2. Paper or painting surface to make FIVE A DAY works


In addition to the above please bring your own drawing materials such as pencils, charcoal, and lead sticks; and painting materials such as acrylic or what you wish to work with.



Day 1 - Saturday, Feb. 10th - Drawing Intensive and introduction. 12pm-6pm


DAY 2 - Saturday, Feb. 17th - Workshop - Execute the first FIVE A DAY series with Instruction. 12pm - 3pm


Week 2 - Independent FIVE A DAY at home or in studio.


Day 3 - Saturday, Feb. 24th - FIVE A DAY - Instruction and Discussion, 12pm-3pm


Week 3 - Independent FIVE A DAY at home or in studio.


Day 4 - Saturday March 3rd - 12pm - 5pm Sharing work, feedback, debrief, and discussion of experience and work products. Hang chosen pieces for exhibition.

Evening 7pm-9pm Exhibition and Celebration Party



COST - Graduate Level workshop $300. 


FIVE A DAY is being offered to Chicago artists at a discount for $300. You will create new fresh work, reconnect with and meet members of the artistic community, and create an exhibition at COLBY GALLERY. 


Please call Colby Luckenbill for further information and questions at 312-607-8353,

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1626 West 18th Street
Chicago  Illinois  60608
United States
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