Honest Art

Jodie King
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***New 2021 Workshop ***

Jodie King’s workshops are best known for being honest and fun as well as practical and informative. She openly shares her personal painting techniques and creative process; yet, her relaxed teaching style helps artists let go of fear in order to create raw, free, and honest work.

While this workshop covers such topics as composition, color, value, and mark making, the real juice comes from the teachings about the creative process and how to embrace our own intuition as an artist. Through daily demonstrations, meditation and journaling, you will leave with a better understanding of embracing freedom in art and in life.

This workshop is open to all levels. If you are a beginner, you will be given the opportunity to learn composition, color mixing, mark making and more in a welcoming environment. If you are an advanced artist, Jodie will help you create your most honest work through understanding the personal energy you bring to your art, embracing your personal mark making and how you choose the color combinations in a more intuitive way. Either way, this workshop will help you and your art advance to a new level in a judgement-free, joy-filled zone.

Cost: $1797.00

The hours are (10:00-5:00 on the first day 9:00 – 4:00 on subsequent days with an hour for lunch daily.)

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance for the workshop due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Jodie King

Jodie King

Strong women raised me. Not just strong, but Cajun strong. Cajun women are resilient. We have big hearts and deep faith. We hug tight. We look you in the eye and ask you how you are and want a real answer. We smile big. We apologetically ‘overshare.’ We want to know you. I was taught this straight-forward, loving way of life from my great grandmother. She lived to be 102 but she  was watching wrestling well into her 90’s while talking smack back to the T.V. Then she would go to church or can some figs. That’s what I call ‘balance.’

What does this have to do with my art?

My great grandmother also taught me to listen to my gut, or what I call The Spirit. She also taught me not to take myself too stinkin’ seriously.

As an artist, I paint primarily in abstract expressionism which simply means I use paint and other tools to express externally what’s bubbling up in my mind, body and spirit. My process begins by meditating and journaling, then I go directly to the canvas and begin painting without having any expectation or idea what the final product will be. I build layer after layer…letting go & covering some things…keeping others. Always, there comes a point in the painting process where I’m so frustrated I  want to poke myself in the eye with a paintbrush. Thankfully, I work through this and, in the end, I’m always a little bit surprised, yet delighted, by what is expressed on the canvas.

I love being an artist. I mean, c’mon…how lucky am I? I get to bring joy and energy into people’s lives and homes. That’s an honor! Yes, sometimes what I create is deep and thoughtful; but, other times it’s just straight up fun and maybe a cuss word or two sneaks in. That’s what happens when you give a Cajun girl a paintbrush. It’s a lot like watching wrestling then going to church, and I’m so down with that.

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Cancellation Policy

Registration Information:

Each student must register individually.

Students may enroll online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Cash or check is also accepted by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn (M-F, 9-5).

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Sedona Arts Center cancels the course.

Cancellation Policy:

The $125 deposit is non-refundable; the balance is due one month before the first day of the workshop. No refunds after the one-month cut-off date. If paying in full upon registration, $125 of the total tuition fee is non-refundable. There are absolutely no refunds after the 30 day cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all monies paid will be refunded in full.