The discussion focused on the importance of forming a connection with the materials you are working with - an idea that really resonates with our practice in the studio. Art at the Center provides a space for young artists to come together to develop relationships with materials and with each other. Working on themes of personal interest allows artists to interact, talk and learn from one another.
A bed surrounded by a beanbag chair and a shelf with a sun hat on top with a chair in the background.
There was also a great deal of emphasis on sharing and how this provides opportunities to connect to peers and to experiences in everyday life. It gave me a new appreciation for our sharing time ritual at the end of classes and the way this allows us to celebrate, find inspiration and offer assistance, creating community around creative practice.