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Craft Your Story Workshop with Adair Heitmann

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Artists & Creatives: Sign Up To Participate In This Introductory Workshop
led by award-winning artist, writer, and professional storyteller Adair Heitmann 
Saturday, April 13 from Noon-3pm

Using the written and spoken word, you will learn how to distill and express the artistic thumbprint of your creative process.

Innovative writing prompts, expert guidance and a supportive environment will help you discover how to create a story and communicate your original approach through both the written and spoken word. 

For those preparing an artist bio, proposal, personal statement or participating in artist talks, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to fine-tune how to describe your creative journey, process and technique. Uncover deeper, more authentic words, concepts, and phrases that you can use to express your unique position as an artist and creative.

Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Provide your own writing materials — paper, pencil, pen, journal, or laptop

Optional: Artists may bring in one of their artworks which can be used as a jumping off point
Workshop Cost is $65 for members / $75 for non-members


Participants are invited and encouraged to take part in a “Share Your Story” follow-up storytelling event on Saturday, April 27 from 6-7:30pm (National “Tell Your Story Day”)

Come listen and enjoy hearing true stories from artists and others about their unique creative process. The stories will be performed live onstage, to an audience of friends, family, and community members. Emceed by award-winning author and storyteller, Adair Heitmann, each participant will have the opportunity to share their 6-minute crafted personal story.  Acknowledge and celebrate them as they express their own artistic thumbprint of their creative process and journeys. 

Adair Wilson Heitmann is an award-winning artist, author, storyteller, and educator. Her call-to-action both in visual and literary arts is about personal narratives, relationships, nuance, and layers. Her fine art (printmaking, photography, mixed media) is in international collections and is exhibited widely in galleries and online platforms.

A 2024 Storytelling World Resource Award winner and an Artist Grant recipient from the Connecticut Department of Culture and Tourism, Connecticut Magazine cited her as “One of Seven Connecticut Artists Who Are Good Investments.”

A former adjunct professor of Art and Design at Sacred Heart University, Adair is currently Poet-in-Residence with Silvermine Art Outreach Partners in schools highlighting Literacy and Visual Arts. She teaches students to write poetry related to their original visual art. Concurrently she is a Guest Lecturer in colleges and universities teaching personal narrative feature story writing.   Adair graduated cum laude with a BFA from Syracuse University, and studied at the Art. Students League, the Visual Studies Workshop, and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.





April 13
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm