Creativity and Neuroscience Workshop: Art as Research

Art-based research is the use of an artistic process as a form of study. The workshop will begin with Ashley and Liz presenting their work and explaining their personal art-based research methods. It will also investigate new methods for generating, developing, and communicating new ideas by offering practical exercises and a group discussion. In order to participate you must register with a question you would like to research through art.

on Thursday, June 25th
6 – 8pm CEST
online: registration via Eventbrite

Donations welcome here! :

Zoom link here (email/message/contact us for the password!):

Presenting Ashley Middleton and Liz Sales.

Liz Sales:
Liz Sales is an artist, writer, and educator based in Philadelphia, PA (USA). She was an editor at Conveyor Magazine and has frequently published writing in Foam Magazine. She has been a faculty member at the City University of New York and the University of Connecticut and the International Center of Photography. She is the author of I Write Artist Statements (Daylight Books) and This Folder May Contain Clippings and Other Ephemeral Material (Conveyor Editions). As part of her personal art practice, she lived and worked in a functional camera obscura in for one year.

Ashley Middleton:
ashley middleton (b. 1985, USA) is an independent curator and visual artist, working in a range of media that includes photography, sculpture, and installation. Her projects are an expression of her ongoing research into the unconscious, its manifestation in human behavior, and how those behaviors produce, and alter, our physical and digital worlds. Her practice contemplates the notion of the self as a microcosm of the cosmos and the evolution of social connectivity in the age of rapid technological advancement. Middleton’s work uses philosophy, science, and empirical research to address the value of the body and its symbiotic relation to nature. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Zero Corners:
Zero Corners supports international artists with a research-based practice. It is an independent nomadic art space that facilitates exhibitions, workshops, and lectures.

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  1. Art Practice is the way of seeing. There is much to be learned from copying a painting you admire. There are always new painting techniques and tricks to learn and copying different paintings will help you acquire these skills. As you look at the painting and try to copy it, ask yourself questions such as the following: What color did the artist lay on first? What kind of brushstroke is going on? How did the artist make that plane recede? Is that edge soft or hard? Did the artist apply the paint thinly or thickly?

    In this workshop, you will learn the work of old masters with acrylic or oil paints.

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