Environment as Inspiration, Inspiration into Art
This two-part presentation tackles the questions of inspiration and environment as influential aspects in “signature” art-making.
The first part of the presentation will explore how many artists’ family/home, nearby natural environments and constructed surroundings influence and inform their work. Get ready to hear quotes, see pictures and watch a series of short pre-recorded video interviews with professional artists working in polymer clay.
The second portion of the presentation will include a quick survey of current creativity exercises (not necessarily limited to polymer clay) that briefly highlight tips by, or practices of, artists in their production of successful “representative” work where one’s environment is a key element.
Monday, August 14 – Afternoon
Presenter: Beth Wegener
Beth Wegener is passionate about creativity and polymer clay. She is a long-time amateur polymer clay artist and has been active in leadership roles of the Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota since its inception more than 10 years ago. She hopes to enlighten and entertain you with what she learns from her interviews and research conducted in preparation for this wonderful opportunity at Synergy 4.