The Natural Artist
We think that the age old vehicle of storytelling through visual art is an ancient universal language; one that belongs to all people.
By its nature, creativity is intrinsically accessible to all of us. By itself, it requires little more than our own permission to unteather it.
We know that as a vehicle for our creativity art is also a visual medium for telling our stories, but this is only the prelude. It is not the language itself.
While learning how to tell our own stories we are encouraged by artists that have practiced and mastered their skill sets in their chosen art field. Artful Gathering Instructors are selected for this special calling; one that asks of them to share their private world, intimately and openly.
We believe that learning from others in a natural and unscripted setting reveals the fluid and candid nature of the process leading up to a finished work. This is why our workshops are project-orientated so that you can learn the process by seeing the process from start to finish.
Creativity does not discriminate in order to function. It can exist in a small cubby of your family room as comfortably as it can exist in a dedicated art studio. We welcome your curiosity no matter where you create.
When celebrated and practiced, we believe that artist to artist learning helps us to preserve the authenticity of creavity. We dearly cherish this time we spend with you each summer and we passionaltely encourage you to be the natural artist you are meant to be.