A coaching program that aims to combine different forms and techniques of artistic creation with personal development.

Why art? Why now? Why me?

The recent months during the lockdown have created a lot of uncertainty and forced many of us to question our current lives and lifestyles. Some of us were forced to change jobs, or maybe even lost their jobs. That was a time where many people were inspired to search for a change in their lives. In this course we will use art and artistic mindset to search for what is important for us. Art can be a great facilitator for change and self-development.

My journey to become an artist was exciting, but not an obvious one: I started with business, that lead me to design, to finally discover art.

For more than 15 years I have been mixing my academic career with business. I have a PhD in design management, I have been teaching and researching in Poland, Germany, Sweden, France and Denmark. I have written 11 scientific publications, and have presented my work on 15 academic conferences.

I have been always interested in self-development. As an academic teacher, I have been taking a lot of courses, reading self-development books and watching a lot of Ted-talks. But recent 9 months of being an Artist have taught me more than years of self-development. That engagement in the artistic process gave me a completely new way to see myself in the world and develop my life. Finally I left the academic world to fully engage myself in art and to help others discover art and creativity. Now I want to show other people how they can use art and the artistic process to develop themselves.

More about the program

This course is based on a research I have been doing among designers and artists, where I am trying to understand what does it mean to live like an artist. As a result of that research I am defining “an artist mindset” – a set of qualities that artists living by, and translating them into practices for non-artist people. The aim is to guide people into a space where they can re-define themselves, living more meaningful lives.

In this course we will focus on the following artists mindset qualities:

  • Meaning
  • Flow
  • Courage
  • Improvisation
  • Creativity
  • Uncertainty

During the course we will be practicing those qualities. We will be exploring different artistic forms of creation: watercolours, pastels, acrylics and collage. Every time we will find some new inspirations and go home with a new piece of artwork and a lot of inspirations. Additionally, we will be looking at different artists lives, techniques and artworks, to get some extra inspirations.

In the course, the participants will receive a workbook, especially created by me to facilitate the learning process. The workbook will include introductory texts, exercises and extra materials that you can work on between the sessions.

Details

The course will be held in two groups: weekend (Saturdays 10.00-13.00) and evening (Tuesdays 17.00-20.00). There is a place for 10 people in each group.

In every course there will be 4 meetings, each one for 3 hours (3×45 min + breaks).

  • Session 1 – What is an artistic mindset? Focus on: Meaning, flow, intuitive painting. Technique: watercolours
  • Session 2 – Going deeper into artistic mindset. Focus on: Courage and improvisation. Technique: soft pastels
  • Session 3 – Going with a flow. Focus on: Uncertainty and creativity. Technique: acrylics
  • Session 4 – Individual development path. Technique: Artistic collages/abstract painting. Summary of the learnings from the course, reflections, what’s the next step?

About participants:

People that want to create something new in their lives. No previous experience with any of the artistic formats is necessary.

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Below you can read opinions from my previous students.

Justyna is an exceptional teacher and I am really glad that I had a chance to attend her classes on Design Thinking and service design. She is truly passionate teacher and has profound knowledge on how to work with and actively engage students. What I really enjoyed during the seminars were innovative forms of teaching – team work, role-playing activities, prototyping, creative presentations, canvas, storyboards. Justyna’s teaching was an unforgettable experience.

WiktorIa Przybylska

Justyna is a wonderful lecturer, an inspiring mentor as well as an expert in service design and design thinking.

Konrad Zach

Justyna is a great teacher and mentor. She is truly passionate about her subject and her classes were really practical, creative and engaging.

Michal Luszczak
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