Textil-Kunst-Workshops in Frankfurt am Main
True creativity ultimately arises out of our state of being.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
STUDIOWORKSHOP 31 sees itself as a laboratory and 'round table'. It is an experimental place for exploring creative processes, preferably tried out in community with others.
The focus of STUDIOWERKSTATT 31 is on the individual artistic process. It offers space for creativity, play, mindfulness and experimentation. Together with others we give ourselves time to find our own handwriting in the interplay with material and color.
If we understand the creative process as investigation, we allow ourselves the space we need to make our own experiences. The creative process needs time in which we take material in hand and experiment. Thus, our own ways and results emerge, reflecting our personal gesture of making. We always tend to believe our inner critic, who tells us: no, that's not good enough, I can't do that, I don't have the talent. In our laboratory space, we start to determine what suits us and what doesn't, what seems meaningful to us and what we can identify with.
The most important thing is that we find and allow our own way of making.
We can find guidance and inspiration in ancient techniques, and the stories passed down and reinterpret them for ourselves and in concerns of our time.
Art can change the way we think about ourselves, how we view our lives, and how we process our experiences. Artistic activity reflects our potential to explore how we relate to the world and how we can understand it. I am convinced that we can trust our intuition. And with intuition, we can use improvisation as a method that allows us to create things spontaneously. The technique here is only interesting as a means to an end.
The STUDIOWORKSHOP 31 is suitable for anyone who likes to work in small groups, is open to experimentation, finds recycling and exchange important and wants to do something with their hands. Everyone is welcome. The focus here is on the creative process itself. No previous experience is necessary.
Painting, printing and textile art are the subjects. A range of tools is available, including a DinA3 hand press, a PFAFF Ambition and an extensive library. We can meet at suggested times in the studio workshop and via ZOOM and arrange to meet individually.
What you don't find in the STUDIOWORKSHOP 31:
I do not teach "how things are made" in the strict technical sense of a particular skill. Craft knowledge is a subject for orientation and my source of inspiration.
I am happy to receive any suggestions and develop individual courses for institutions and schools on request.
The work at the STUDIOWERKSTATT is supported by the Frauenreferat Frankfurt, the Kulturamt Frankfurt and the Hessische Kulturstiftung.