Thu, Mar 03|
Blank Space AS
KEEP GOING: Procrastination and Productivity in Art (IN-PERSON)
Join us in-person!
Time & Location
Mar 03, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Blank Space AS, Storgata 32, 0184 Oslo, Norway
About the Event
Art is a lifelong study. There are many who understand and love creation because of its limitless capacity - but what happens when these very strengths become insurmountable obstacles?
The act of creation and mental health have always been connected, and it is not uncommon for any artist or designer to face struggles with productivity, inspiration, and procrastination in their process. Whether it be because of comparison, a sense of overwhelming odds, "blank page syndrome", imposter syndrome, social media woes, anxiety, depression - or if you're lucky, a mix of everything and more!
Creating is a job - and for any job to be done well, there has to be a payment. How are you treating yourself while creating? Are you rewarding your efforts or punishing yourself for not doing good enough? Are you constantly comparing yourself to other artists and not to your own progress? Are you comparing old sketches, when you were "in a better space" and giving up? Do you feel like its all kind of impossible? Are you giving yourself a task that no one, including yourself, can actually complete?
This workshop will not replace a good therapist, nor will "fix" you overnight. We also do not claim to have "an answer". Be wary of quick and easy solutions, as they often fall apart as quick as they were to implement. This workshop will instead give you a few questions to ponder, and help you identify the issues stopping you from creating.
You are not required to discuss or disclose anything, and we will impose time limits on discussions to make sure everyone has a chance to speak. You are welcome to attend online anonymously (feel free to use filters and fun backgrounds!), but we will also be hosting this event in-person. This event will be recorded and archived and be made free and available for everyone.
18:00 - 19:00: Lecture
19:00 - 19:30 : Workshop
19:30 - 20:00 : Q&A / Open Discussion
*note - Online attendance is free for everyone. Physical attendance costs 100kr, or is free for Blank Space Oslo members.
+NOK 2.50 service fee
This is a spot for attending this event IN-PERSON.
+NOK 2.50 service fee0