Art Speaks: engaging viewers through conversation
June 8, 2019 | 10am-12pm
Art has the potential to teach, to transform, and to connect. Art speaks volumes and communicates powerful messages––to those who feel comfortable engaging with it, that is!
Unfortunately, for many viewers, art is challenging and intimidating. And it can be just as challenging to discuss art in a way that’s inviting and accessible. Talking about art is truly an art in itself. Fortunately, there are ways to engage people in the practice of looking at art through fun and meaningful conversation.
During this intimate, two-hour workshop, you’ll discover the theory behind interpretive approaches to looking at art and explore techniques for facilitating meaningful conversations about it.
You’ll learn how to:
encourage others to connect with your artwork
guide viewers in the practice of interpreting art
speak about your work in a way that’s accessible, inviting, and personal
respond to unexpected interpretations of your work
Like any skill, facilitating conversation about art takes time and practice. This is an introductory workshop that will provide an overview of interpretive techniques and a short practicum. We’ll also have time for group reflection and questions.
That would be me, Elaine Ritchel. Hello!
I specialize in interpretive approaches to teaching about art, and as founder and lead guide of Santa Fe Art Tours, I regularly engage people in meaningful discussions about art. My tours receive rave reviews from people seeking a deeper understanding of visual art. (Scroll down to read some of their testimonials.)
Our workshop will take place at the lovely studio of local artist Pat Pecorella. Upon completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the studio address.
$49 per person plus tax. Workshop materials, resources, and refreshments included. The workshop will be limited to eight participants to ensure a personal experience.
This stuff really works!
But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what a few participants on my tours have said about their experiences with me. Feedback like this proves that so many people out there are interested in engaging more deeply with art. They just need a bit of skillful encouragement.