Workshops and Private Instruction

Igniting Creativity! workshop with Amy Funderburk, August 10-11th

Igniting Creativity!

Remote Weekend Workshop with Amy Funderburk

Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, January 17

“Creativity is part of human nature. It can only be untaught.”
Ai Weiwei, artist

Give yourself a gift and start your New Year with an investment in your creative potential!

Do you feel stuck or burned out in your current artistic practice? Have you just discovered art during the pandemic lockdown and want to explore it more deeply? Or do you need an “emotional detox” due to the ongoing shifts in our world? Both artists and non-artists are welcome during this restorative workshop experience, because creative problem-solving is a vital asset to any career.

Get ready to play as we explore exercises and techniques designed to stimulate and strengthen right-brain skills and expand lateral thinking. To court the Muse, participants will use simple drawing tools and collage media with imagination activities, brainstorming, and journaling techniques, along with a lot of surprises. Go beyond “thinking outside the box” and embrace the unexpected during this transformative workshop! Your seated Zoom time will be puncuated by movement, meditation, and plenty of hands-on exercises to break up your online experience.

  • Dates and times: Saturday, January 16th, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM through Sunday, January 17th, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Location:  The comfort of your own studio or home
  • Rates:
    • Early Bird rate: $150. Extended Early Bird enrollment deadline Thursday, December 31st.
    • Rate after December 31st: $175.
  • Enrollment deadline: Monday, January 11th

As soon as you sign up, your creative journey will begin! You will be given a Participant’s Welcome Packet with some preparatory techniques prior to the workshop, so the sooner you enroll the better.

“Your class literally changed my life. I will never simply “look” at anything again. Your leadership took me to depths I only dreamt about before…. You have helped me expand my performing arts talents when I never thought that was possible….” 

– Igniting Creativity! participant Ed Snider, musician 

For more information or to enroll, contact Amy Funderburk:

Amy (at) AmyFunderburkArtist.com

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein

Now Offering Virtual Sessions

Do you want to learn something new or hone your artistic skills in the comfort of your home? I am now offering private art lessons via Zoom.

Topics can be tailored to your interests and skill set, including:

  • Color: explore how colors affect each other as well as evoke emotional responses.
  • Boost creativity through exercises designed to stimulate right-brain skills and expand lateral thinking. Get ready to play!
  • Master your media: oil or acrylic painting, drawing, pastel techniques, and more.
  • Craft strong compositions using the Elements and Principles of Art.
  • Constructive critique sessions for advanced participants as well as budding artists.
  • Business of Art coaching sessions when you are ready to go pro.

Email Amy (at) AmyFunderburkArtist.com for more information and to schedule your session.

Art Workshop Topics

I am also currently available to schedule art workshops with organizations via Zoom until we can once again gather in person. If you are with an arts organization, please let me know if you would like a full brochure listing the topics I currently offer.

Your buffet of choices includes:

Mastering Color: Does your heart sing when you see an array of new pigments in every color of the rainbow? Do you get overwhelmed by the choices, or stumped when it comes to using them effectively? Learn how colors affect each other as well as the viewer’s perception. Learn to evoke whatever emotional response you wish through your compositional color choices. We will also be discussing the symbolism and psychology of color.

Psychology of the Self: The Art of the Self-Portrait: Why do artists feel compelled to depict themselves in their work? Find out first hand that there is more to the issue than the availability and affordability of a model.

Beyond Green: Using Color in the Landscape: How do you handle all that green? What approaches can artists take today to keep their landscapes original and fresh with vibrant color? Participants will be given keys to making editorial decisions about color choices in the landscape.

Igniting Creativity! Both artists and non artists are welcome to fan the fires of creative potential. Get ready to play as we explore exercises and techniques designed to stimulate and strengthen right brain skills and expand lateral thinking. To court the Muse, participants will use simple drawing, collage, brainstorming, and journaling techniques, along with a lot of surprises. Go beyond “thinking outside the box” and embrace the unexpected!

The Business of Art seminar: Are you ready to turn your hobby into a business? Have you been selling your art, but a phrase such as the Creative Property Exclusion to the Uniform Capitalization Rule sounds like a foreign language? Unsure about how to price your work or find the right gallery? Art is a business, and the more artists themselves treat it as such, the more the general public can also be educated about the value of artwork.

Request a list of all available workshop topics by emailing Amy (at) AmyFunderburkArtist.com.

Above graphics:

Underpainting detail, study for The Portal painting installation, back wall diptych component ©Amy Funderburk 2020, All Rights Reserved; quote by Yayoi Kusama

Detail, watercolor study of natural pigments with salt ©Amy Funderburk 2019, All Rights Reserved. Graphic ©2020 Amy Funderburk, All Rights Reserved; quote by Leonora Carrington