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Posted on May 13, 2015 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin
Knowing what to bring to a workshop if you’re a first time participant can be a challenge. Today, I’m going to help you feel comfortable in what you are bringing, how much to bring, and what happens if you forget something.
Knowing what to bring to a workshop can be a hard a decisive battle but it depends on several things: the medium, instructor, and type of class. For example a polymer clay workshop of surface effects will require me to bring different tools & materials that a polymer clay workshop on sculpting an Einstein doll. Be aware of the kind of workshop you are taking, the skills and techniques involved, and do a little background research on your instructor as well to familiarize yourself with their process too.
Every workshop should come with a comprehensive list of everything that you might need for the classes that you will be taking or participating in at the workshop. Make sure that you review the list of supplies from all the teachers that will be teaching at your workshops. Gather every single tool or required material on that list and pack it. Do not leave home without it.
Helpful tip: As a courtesy if I have two of something, I will often throw an extra in my toolbox, just in case my table mate doesn’t have something or forgot it and I can “loan” it to them during the workshop.
Here’s a list of some other things (clay related & not clay related) that you might consider bringing.
You are at a workshop to learn. The best artists around the world still take workshops & classes to get inspired, broaden their mind, & learn something new.
When you sit down to craft, clay, or play in your art medium is there something you always do? For me, there is always a cup of coffee and I always apply hand lotion. (Read why here.) If you have a “ritual” to your crafting then you want to be sure that you bring things to make this happen. Why? If you aren’t relaxed, you won’t enjoy the experience. This being said, if one of your ritual’s is to burn a stick of incense, this might not be appropriate in your setting and my offend someone with allergies. Be sure that your “ritual” is only about you and won’t harm or hurt someone else.
This is my number 1 and most important rule:
Wear comfortable clothes, you will be sitting & working most, if not all day. Workshops are NOT fashion shows.
This being said, I know that we all like to look nice and get all gussied up. There’s a time & a place for that. It’s usually the open house the night prior or final night of any workshop. The workshop itself, you want to be comfy. You want to wear something that can get dirty, paint on it, and take a little abuse. I myself always work in jeans and a knit shirt (like a t-shirt). Both can take plenty of abuse and wash-up pretty easily.
What about you? Is there something that you’d like to share that you always bring with you to workshops and classes? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks for joining me today,