Make Kwento with Nica
Make Kwento is an 8-week journey for artists, budding artists, curious creatives, and busy people with no time. Nica will guide you to discover your own artistry. There will be warm up exercises, focus time, and cool down activities. Get excited! You'll be surprised with what you'll find ;)
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, start, or complete a creative project.
- has no time for creativity or themselves.
- wants to have fun, complete a project, and make new friends.
Each artist will have their own specific project to complete during "focus time." The project is your choice and can be anything. For example: returning to drawing, practice painting, learning a new craft, instrument, or completing an essay. If you don't have a project in mind, Nica will guide you to find yours.
Week 2: Tree Viewing
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 and see (here) what past participants have said about their Make Kwento journey.
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 Last Surprise
One thing is certain: Make Kwento is full of surprise activities. Nica doesn't want to spoil the ending.
What artists of Make Kwento have said:
"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
"Nica, I can’t thank you enough for hosting the past 8 weeks. Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to accept myself always! This experience is something I will never forget." - artist from Make Kwento Batch 1
Where, When, and How?
Make Kwento can only invite 8 artists at a time. This is a very, very special retreat, journey, and workshop. The next journey will begin on Monday, September 12th. It will happen every Monday night over zoom on the following dates:
Meets once a week, Monday, 6pm-8pm PST : September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and Wednesday, October 26th.
Batch 6: Journey starts on Monday, September 12th.
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:
- In-person potluck at the end to celebrate our journey (if you're in Northern CA).
- Surprise visits from special guests!
- A lot of focus-time and deep personal work.
- New friends! You will have the company of artists who went through the same journey as you.
- Surprise activities prepared by Nica.
- A year long subscription to the Make Kwento creative group.
To register and be part of the Make Kwento journey, click here. Let's find out what we'll create together :)
Writer and Voice of Kwento by Nica