We all have creative ideas that we’re excited about but can’t seem to get started on. With all the stress that 2020 brought, it’s been especially difficult for many of us to connect with our creative sides. This workshop, led by Alumni Resident ann haeyoung, will be a gentle reconnection with, or introduction to, your creative practice through a series of community building exercises. A supportive creative network is the foundation of a sustainable practice. With that in mind, we’ll discuss myths around productivity and the lone artist, look at what’s stopping us from getting started, and see how we might use collective accountability and uplift to manifest our projects. After the workshop, participants will be invited to a private are.na channel to share project updates and encourage continued commitment to our creative practices.

Date: This online workshop will meet once on Tuesday, April 13 from 7-8pm EST.

Price: $30 (Ticket price goes towards the artist and subsidizing additional complimentary spots. If this ticket price is prohibitive to your attendance, we have a limited number of complimentary tickets for this workshop, available upon request while spots last. Please email education@pioneerworks.org for more information.)

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: None.

ann haeyoung is an artist currently based in LA. She uses video and sculpture to examine questions around technology, identity, and labor.

ann has had residencies at Pioneer Works (2018), Outpost Artist Resources (2018), MASS MoCA (2018), and the School for Poetic Computation (2017), and traded her labor for wages at various tech companies, art institutions, and one union. She is an MFA candidate (2023) at UCLA.

Please note, this online workshop will begin promptly at the listed start time. In order to ensure the quality of instruction for all participants, late entry will not be permitted. For questions, please contact education@pioneerworks.org.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.