Teaching Art Online: The New Normal

This six-week long workshop by artist and producer Lisa Anita Wegner is designed to support art instructors as they re-imagine their workshops and classes into an online format. Get inspired as you interact with other artists, featuring a combination of fuel for the art teacher’s imagination of what’s possible and practical planning.  Each session is two hours long, including a mental health check-in and break.

Lisa created a successful online Creative Consultation workshop that ran in the spring term as part of Workman Arts’ online programming.  Teaching Art Online will cover what worked for Lisa, and will offer one-on-one support to each workshop member, brainstorming ways to create meaningful online teaching experiences with your content. 

Lisa will talk about methods of getting things done that balance feasibility with maintaining the integrity of your workshop. Each week will feature facilitated group discussion on online art teaching, to encourage your own creativity as well as artistic cross-pollination and idea-sharing. 

The workshop will be a safe place in which the members will be respected and nurtured, and where they can find the support needed to stay on track. Each session will focus on a different facet of running an online workshop to help you clarify your vision of your own class, and develop the strategic & practical tools to achieve your goals. 

Lisa has always allotted ample time for artist check-ins, and during the pandemic, the mental health check in process has become an increasingly important aspect of human connection. 

Lisa has run Mighty Brave Productions, a creative full-service company; Zebra Pictures, a commercial production company; as well as Haus of Dada, an art production company in Toronto. She has brought over 200 full-scale projects to completion over three decades, ranging from professional theatre to film & television, to large-scale art installations, immersive theatre projects and social experiments. In addition, Lisa has mentored over 30 film and art interns from various universities, colleges and art schools, many of whom are working in creative industries today. 

Including five pre-planned talks, each session will be two hours long. Lisa is flexible and is happy to shift the course content based on the needs of the participants.  Each week there is time allotted to advise on participants’ own workshops.

Currently all workshops are full at Workman Arts and Willow Arts Community. Reach out for future availablity,

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