Have you wanted to develop a coherent body of work?

 Are you looking to clarify your overall vision and what you intend to say through you work ?

 Have you been searching for ways to make your work unique and stand out in the crowd?

Would you like to move towards creating a body of work that you may publicly exhibit?

In addition to challenging you visually, this workshop will help you understand what is important in your in finished creations. The course is designed to focus on your work and how you evolve your thinking about "your" finished body of art. The ultimate goal is to help you move towards creating a cohesive body of work. You may create in any media including painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and photography.

Weekly class assignments will include creating work in a series format and determining what is visually effective and how the work relates with your overall vision or statement.

We will address each participant's work within the class and discuss best practices for moving the work forward.

In the four 90-minute live class discussions and lectures, demos and in-depth Q&A, you will broaden the foundation of your creative practice.  This course will also include a resource guide identifying where to get the best materials and supplies, 3 months of access to the class recordings. Course is limited to 20 students.

Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Topics and concepts covered in the course:

  • Developing a working statement that works as a roadmap for directly your work flow
  • Working in a series format to understand and develop a unique body of work
  • Determine a concept, idea, theme behind your work. What is it that interests you?
  • Use skills learned in the class to help your art evolve
  • Develop a "visual tree" of work options
  • begin to reductively evolve your ideas visually
  • Rapid fire drawing exercises
  • Develop a series that read as a unified, cohesive body of work
  • Introduction of podcasts, books and contemporary art concepts
  • Use writing exercises to further understand your work
  • Discover new ways to take chances that help you find originality within your work
  • Understand how working parameters work while developing a body of work
  • Research and learn from established artists that have similar ideas
  • Class exercises to further inspire and brainstorm possibilities

This class is perfect for any artist working in 2 and 3D media. Everything covered in the class is transferable to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography.
Prior to each class, participants will complete the assignment for the live class session. 

"We will learn new skills to not only make a body of work, but what is involved to evolve your work to the next level. How can you make the best possible work that becomes dynamic when all the pieces are combined in one group. You may also take the knowledge you gain in the class and apply it towards other media that you work in as well."

~ Jeff Hirst

Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

The class is open for registration!



Q: How do I access the class?

A: Once you purchase the class, you will have access to the course content (pre-recorded, handouts, and live meetings. Each unit shows the day, time, and how to join the live session on Zoom.


Q: Do I need to have a body of work to join the class?

A: No, we will cover a comprehensive strategy for developing a unified, dynamic body of work.

Q: I have more questions. How do I reach you?

A: You can email Jeff at [email protected].

THE SUPPLY LIST will be available soon and you will be notified when it is in the curriculum. To reach the curriculum, register, then go to catalystartlab.com. Look top right for "MY COURSES". Click on the course logo and you will be there.


Jeff is a generous teacher, focused but relaxed. Jeff made the principles of the specific techniques accessible and clear, yet was open and very encouraging of experimentation.

~ Peggy E. ~

Jeff Hirst is one of my favorite teachers! His love of the work comes out in the enthusiasm he shows for the work of his students, and his patience helps us through the rough patches when we want to be as good as he is. His unique combination of artistic and teacher skills make classes a joy to participate in. I always look forward to spending time in Jeff's classes. 

~ Nancy D. ~

Jeff is an accomplished and talented artist who shows firsthand how a creative artist pushes the limits and experiments in a fun and safe way!

~ Kathy E. ~

Jeffrey Hirst fostered a learning environment that allowed for experimentation with various media. And if it worked out - fine, and if not, he exhibited great patience and encouragement for my trying it differently next time. I also appreciated his honest and candid feedback about my work. That is how I learn best. And finally, Jeff was personable with a great sense of humor. Our class had a wonderful week working with him.

~ Carol R. ~

The workshop was one of my all-time favorites! I feel energized and feel the courage to continue experimenting! I needed this!!!

~ Michele B. ~

I appreciate how your class welcomed all levels and showed how anyone can improve and expand their artistic language from your teachings. And thank you for your friendly, patient, and generous attitude and making the class fun. There was a good vibe and we learned a ton! Your workshop was a creatively magical experience and I was so sad to see it end.

~ Dawn B. ~