Make Kwento with Nica

Early registration for Make Kwento is $175, ends on July 31st.
Registration, $224


Make Kwento is an 8-week journey for budding artists and curious creatives. You'll discover your own artistry and make time for your creative practice. This is a memorable experience you'll return to over and over ;)

"Nica, thank you for holding such a beautiful, meaningful, and generative space! I feel like we forged friendships and connections that will go beyond these past eight weeks."

- Artist from Batch 1 of Make Kwento

 Peek at the journey:


Week 1: Getting Started

Every week has a theme and Week 1's theme is "Getting Started." 

Make Kwento is for anyone who:

  • wants to revisit or start a creative project,
  • has no personal time for their project,
  • is seeking to recharge and spend time with the self while bond with other artists.

Each artist will have their own project to work on during the 8-weeks. The project is your choice and can be anything you want. For example: return to drawing, perfect an audio track, knit a sweater, or complete an essay. If you don't have a project in mind, Nica will guide you to find yours. 

Week 2: Tree Viewing

A secret activity! Only Make Kwento artists will experience it. Hint: It's a favorite week.

Week 3: Future Building

We will learn a creative tool on how to dampen our fears and anxiety. 

Read past artist reviews

Week 4: Make Inspiration

Instead of "finding inspiration," Make Kwento artists will make it... together.

Week 5: Aboutness

For the first time, artists will see each other's projects. Another favorite activity!

Week 6: Aboutness Pt. 2

Continuation of Week 5's workshop.

Week 7: Window Framing or Door of IF

Artists will build windows and tell stories.... how? It's a surprise.

Week 8: The End

One thing is certain: Make Kwento is full of surprises. Nica doesn't want to spoil the ending.

"I'm so glad to have joined this workshop that was more focused on the people than the technical process of making art. I met so many new and fun friends."

- Artist from Make Kwento Batch 2

Where, When, and How?

Where: Zoom. Artists will get a link after registration.

When: Make Kwento happens twice a year and can only host 8 artists at a time. This is an intimate journey! Review the schedule below and register for the Batch that suits your calendar.

Batch 8
Make Kwento Summer Session
Mondays, 6pm-8pm PST on
August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 5 (Tuesday,) 11, 18, and 25.
Early Registration price of $175 ends on July 31st
Register here

Read past artist reviews

Can you miss a day or two?

Yes, no problem. Nica will give you the opportunity to catch up. 

What else to look forward to:

Batch No.1 at the artist potluck! Oct-Nov 2021

Batch No.3, Feb-Mar 2022


About Your Guide:

Nica has had an art practice for 10 years experimenting with paint, paper, and textile. Her main craft is creative non-fiction and she combines her love for story and art to bring people in a creative workshop that unleashes their artistic self. Nica is writing her first book, Kwento by Nica, a memoir of love, tastes and living creatively. She is completing her MFA in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. 

Read more about Nica.

To join the Make Kwento journey, click here.

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