Working In a Series Launchpad Workshop

an online course

 Next session will be offered in 2018

Email Kathleen to reserve your spot in the next session

When I step out of a conference I carry a feeling of euphoria and excitement. It puts gas in my tank. I’m fired up and inspired by what I’ve absorbed and by the new friends that I’ve made. The ideas are flowing and I am itching to fly back home to get working in my studio. That is the feeling I’ve captured with this course. Only you won’t need to hop on a plane.

This workshop is a spring board, a launch pad, a starting point.

Goal: To provide informational and inspirational sessions that will give
you more confidence to find your way working in a series (WIS).

I share personal stories, told to me by successful artists, about how they began to work in series and how they work today.

You will become better equipped for jumping in and doing the work.

I tell my story, divulge my habits and teach you to use my geeky tools.

You will be welcomed into an online community of other artists that are all WIS.

I will be checking in with the group but you will go at your own pace.

*This is not a workshop that teaches any art making techniques.

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This class is different than other WIS workshops currently available online.

I provide lots of scaffolding before you decide how to proceed with your series.

I will not be specifically teaching the design principles. They will be a part of our conversations, but not the focus.

I will not be doing live group critiques.

I will not be holding you accountable to crank out work. Although I will offer suggestions to assist you in that arena.


I feel it is key to provide you with the inside stories of effective artists. I’m blessed to be friends with many thriving artists.

Knowing how different artists think is fascinating.

Listen and learn from the stories of how 14 artists became inclined, interested and inspired to work in a series and how they work today. Their discoveries, motivation, wrong turns and good habits will give you an inside look at how thriving artists do what they do. They have similar and opposing methods of working in a series. You can take from it what speaks to you.


How is the workshop structured?

The content will be delivered as a series of videos with lessons and suggested activities that you can digest on you own, at your own pace. You can watch one a day, one a week or binge watch them all at once, like your favorite Netflix series. You get to set the pace. Many participants watch the videos over again because they are so rich.

The Launchpad Facebook group is where you will find a community of other students that are all getting serious about series making. The extroverts enthusiastically share and introverts discreetly absorb it all from the sidelines.


The workshop sessions:

  • Why and how successful artists began WIS and how they work now.
    (The interviews are distilled and retold because I could not possibly fit the 10+ hours of conversations into this course!)
  • My Story, my habits, my tools
  • Examining series of other artists
  • Analyzing where you are today
  • Making a Commitment and a Plan to move forward
  • Learning to self-critique and other options
  • Staying Focused, Committed and Connected

Next Session begins Sept 23, 2017.
Grab your seat and bring an open mind.

Working in a Series Springboard Workshop: $299


 Includes: 13 videos, plus Actionables, Take Aways and access to The Launchpad Facebook Group

Send me an email to reserve your spot

This is what the current Launchpad members are saying about the workshop:

Tell me some adjectives that describe this course: Fun. Inspiring. Encouraging. Motivating. Low-pressure. Engrossing. Addicting (can’t wait to get to the next video) Packed (with information). (I guess that would be “informative” but I’m trying to stress how MUCH info is there. – Sharon Robinson

I’m going to return to those videos over and over again, as I will to the links you provided. This was a very powerful source of information.

The material you present and your willingness to be so available to your students is incredible.

I love the FB group. I didn’t know if I would at first, but I find myself going right to it every day and love seeing what people are sharing and asking. I feel comfortable sharing too. It’s already given me a lot to think about and I suspect it will just get richer and richer as we get to know each other and get further into our series. I would say that it’s an extension of the workshop, a very important follow-up that will encourage participants to keep working in series. It’s a huge benefit to get your participation too. You are very generous. I would also say something about you and your enthusiasm. It’s impossible not to feel inspired in the face of your energy and experience.
– Marilyn Daniel

It’s great fun to communicate with people in so many different areas of the world and to see that fiber artists have much in common. – Nancy Woods

Having access to all the videos, I felt like a kid in a candy store and just couldn’t stop at one. (That’s totally not like me.) ~ Donna Sheppard

One thing I really liked is the NOT getting a bunch of assignments right away, I can assign myself work if I want to, but you essentially said, “Hey, kick back, watch my videos, absorb what I’m saying, come to the Facebook page, hang out, then get going on what you want to, when you want to.” I love that.

Advice to new members: Go slow, savor each video. Plan on watching more than once. Participate in the FB group.
– Sharon Robinson