Exploring the Etymology of Our Artistic Practice with Diana Lizette Rodriguez
May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT$125
Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6-8:30pm, CST, offered via Zoom
Instructor: Diana Lizette Rodriguez
Nonmember: $125; Member: $105; Student/Vet/Mil $75
Where does your creative practice come from? How do artists in other disciplines approach their own artistic expression? And how does understanding the origin of our art and that of others open us to new creative possibilities?
This four-week workshop with Diana Lizette Rodriguez will help participants identify the roots of their art practice through writing and multimedia exercises. By closely examining creative texts, film, photography, and performance material and reflecting on other artistic processes, participants will fully envision or rethink their own. The workshop will also explore how ancestry, family trees, landscape, and location can inform the root of artistic expression.
The overall goal of these reflections, writing prompts, and multimedia assignments is to help writers deepen their own creativity and to open up the way they approach making art.
This workshop is open to writers 16 and older of all skill levels. Spanish speakers and writers are also welcome!
Participants will leave this course with the following:
- An expanded viewpoint on how other mediums boost creative practice
- Acknowledgment of where your creative energy comes from
- New artistic foundations to create deeper work in your life
Diana Lizette Rodriguez is an experimental artist who works with installation, painting, performance, photography, and the illuminating world of poetry. A Mexican-American artist from San Antonio, Texas, Rodriguez explores the fragmented decay the world portrays. Her work holds reminders of impermanence, and she creates these reminders with disruption, disorientation, and unknown predictabilities. Rodriguez pushes to work with a conceptualized intention, questions the reason for Art, and finds concepts like the 4th Dimension to be an idea her path wants to follow. To dive into. Questions such as “If I go to the 4th Dimension, would I be able to come back to the 1st?” arise, and Rodriguez, as an artist, does not find the answer to such a question. She just creates.