Learn tips and tricks to clear pain points in the creative process while enjoying specialty drinks and food in the Atlanta Contemporary courtyard.

Creative Block and Unlock is a workshop that helps us to look at our artistic, creative, and intellectual processes critically, to acquaint ourselves with them, and teaches us the habits of a lifetime that we can employ to both prepare the mind for creative work and to navigate difficult passages in the creative process. This is a great chance to exchange your wisdom with fellow Atlanta creatives and to learn from your peers in many fields of work. Together, we’ll act as one another’s teachers and supporters as we examine and overcome challenges in the creative process. At the end of the meeting, each participant will take home a copy of Discrit’s own lengthy list of tips and tricks, a resource they can have for the rest of their creative careers! No matter your station or your career position, everyone can use a tune up. Come join us! All experience levels and backgrounds are welcome.

This in-person workshop will take place outside on the open-air Pavilion. Please consider bringing a water bottle. Masks required inside andare optional outside.

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Discrit

Discrit (“critical discourse” / “discourse critique”) is an initiative of public knowledge-sharing and discussion. Spanning lectures, seminar-style discussions, critiques, and screenings, Discrit provides the public with programming dedicated to explorations of contemporary art and culture and free, university-quality art education. Discrit is Joey Molina and Chris Fernald.

Joey Molina

Joey Molina is a multi-disciplinary artist and scholar working between video, installation, and collage. Their work engages with visual culture as material, object, and ephemera. Molina’s research interests include horror films, queer theory, and new media. They received their BA from Georgia State University in 2013 and will be on track for their MA in Film and Video at Georgia State University in Fall 2020.

Chris Fernald

Chris Fernald is an artist, writer, and cultural programmer. He is the Co-Founder of Discrit and a Graduate Student in the History of Art at Williams College. His work has been exhibited in group shows in New York and Mexico City, and his poetry and art criticism have seen publication in both Canada and the US. His writing and creative work often examine how modernity’s crises disassemble and re-constitute notions of personhood. Recurring subjects of interest include techno-spirituality, post-human cosmologies, lifestyle minimalism, animism, and the digital’s relation to the afterlife. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013.


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September 18 – September 19
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Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.

September 26 / 12:00pm
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