How Workshops can inspire and spark creativity
Do you ever feel creatively un-inspired? Are you an artist that feels spread to thin from time to time? If so, then I can truly relate to that feeling. I have created this blog, in part, to find a solution to the creative lows we as artists experience when we don't have the time to restore our creativity energy.
At times, I find the solution to the creative lows I feel is through continued education and learning. When we spend time freely building skills or learning a new craft, that is when things begin moving. I would like to share what I recently learned from taking a 1-day class to refresh what I knew about woodworking at Allied Woodshop in Downtown Los Angeles.
Doesn't their wood workshop in DTLA with white walls and large windows look majestic?
Are you ready to find out more about the class? If so, read more to see what you accomplish and take home in their one-day Intro to Woodworking class.
I took the Intro to Woodworking class. This was a beyond beneficial class for me because most of what I know about woodworking is self-taught. This class enhanced my understanding and skills in woodworking. It helped me to design better products and influenced my design process.
My own creative process goes something like this: I have a product idea, and I create a drawing or measure out the wood based on that. Next, I grab my drawing or hardwood sample with pencil markings and head over to 1 of 2 local wood shops where I pay people to help me execute the necessary millwork. One-thing that helps me when designing a product is familiarity with woodworking machines and understanding the possibilities. My background in Set Design, informs this process.
Here are some Useful Tips From the Woodworking Class
Check out the cherry wood cutting board that I made in class. In the end, I decided to create something small, modern and functional with a nickel-sized hole for hanging. I am pleased with the design, and most of all I left feeling inspired.
I hope this latest woodworking workshop inspires you too. Please share, if you attended a workshop at Allied Woodshop or have other recommendations for me. I would love to hear about your experience and future plans!
HI, I'M HILARY.
This is where I share inspiration for a hand-crafted lifestyle from natural dye methods, textile surface techniques, and the best of contemporary California design. I love dreaming up products for an artful sustainable home. I offer workshops to inspire you to live your best life by connecting you to your creativity and others. I hope to meet you in person at one of my current craft workshops for creatives like you! Join my tribe to receive your first free video on Shibori folding with me.
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