Testing the Mechanics

1 - on - 1 Workshops for Harnessing Personal Creativity

TESTING THE MECHANICS is a six-week program for people who are looking to activate how creativity shows up in their lives. Whether you are a practicing artist hoping to challenge how you generate your work, or if you are someone interested in adding some art-making to your weekly routine, TESTING THE MECHANICS is a space that we will construct together to help you generate new ways of engaging with your ideas, questions, experiences, yourself, and the world beyond you. 

Here's the structure: 


- After an initial discussion of your goals, questions, challenges and interests, I will build a customized syllabus for our time together. This syllabus is just a starting point, and we will likely alter it as we go. You can think of the syllabus as a device to help us aim in particular direction, or as an initial tool for developing a common language. To get an idea, check out the sample syllabi below. 


-We will meet virtually each week for an hour and a half. The content of these meetings will depend on the content of your syllabus. 


-Plan on spending a minimum of six hours per week (outside of our meeting time) generating your work. I will give you prompts in between sessions to experiment with. 

Sample syllabus #1 

Sample syllabus #2 

When: Six consecutive weeks in August and September. We decide together the day/time to meet each week 

Cost: $300 - $500 Sliding Scale


Payment plans are available. Please contact me to discuss.


Note: If you elect to pay more than $400 for your course, the surplus will be set aside for the development of a scholarship fund for future iterations of TESTING THE MECHANICS. 

(example: If you pay $500, I can set aside $100 for the fund). 

For questions/registration, please email lauraann.samuelson@gmail.com