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Embracing Tradition and Innovation: A Journey Through AI-Enhanced Self-Portraits

16.-28. February 2024

A Virtual Gallery Exhibition featuring artwork from 8 participating artists and creatives of the course "AI-Enhanced Self-Portraits" (Jan/Feb 2024)

'AI-Enhanced Self-Portraits' is a 4-week online course exploring AI and a magical and transformative journey. I'll guide you to blend the timeless art of self-portraiture with the thrilling possibilities of AI. This course is more than just a learning experience; it's an exploration of technology, art and the self.

What the course covers:

Week 1: Diving into the rich history of self-portraits and understanding their significance in the history of art followed by a gentle step into the world of text-to-image AI, starting with fun and simple exercises using midjourney. The first creative challenge: crafting a first AI-generated self-portrait!

Week 2: A deep intro into midjourney's parameters, unlocking new ways to express beauty and aesthetics. Using both midourney and chatGPT, you'll experiment with various styles, leading to the second creative challenge: creating an abstract or stylized self-portrait that's uniquely you.

Week 3: Exploration of the connection between AI and personal creativity, pushing the boundaries of what's possible. You'll learn about the possibilities and limitations of AI, and you'll learn advanced prompting techniques to elevate your images. This week's creative challenge: a storytelling self-portrait that speaks your truth.

Week 4: Curation of your self-portraits based on your personal aesthetic and visual goals. Using all techniques from the previous weeks, you will continue creating self-portraits and then curate your final self-portrait which speaks the language of your 'right now'. You will reflect on your artistic path and document it with the help of text-to-text AI (chatGPT).

What is included in the course:

  • 4 in-depth, pre-recorded lessons in english, mindfully created for the artist and non-artist alike.
  • Creative challenges to help you applying new content
  • Invitation to my discord server to jam-create images together
  • A private Facebook group to hold you accountable and the option to connect, share and learn together.

Special bonuses for this very first live round of 'AI-Enhanced Self-Portraits':

  • Asynchronous 1:1 access for personalized guidance during the live round of the course every Friday on voxer or whatsapp (available in English and German!)
  • VIP access submission of your self-portrait for a globally accessible online Virtual Exhibition. Opening: February 16th, 2024! (more info soon)

What do you need:

  • around 60-90 minutes per week to work through the lessons, plus as much time as you want to dedicate for the creative challenges
  • internet access
  • a basic subscription to midjourney (starting at 10 USD/month, subscriptions can be cancelled monthly)
  • a free account with chatGPT
  • (optional) a free account to Canva for organising and brainstorming your image collection
  • curiosity and openess to self-reflection and new technology

What you don't need:

  • technical knowledge or experience with AI. If you can send an email, you will be ready. We will start with the very basics!
  • any sort of art or art history knowledge. All necessary and helpful information will be in the lessons.

Course Details for this beta live round:

  • The 1st lesson will be published: January 15th, 2024
  • We will meet live on zoom wednesdays at 10am / CET, Vienna, Austria) - (sessions will be recorded)
  • asynchronous 1:1 access to me Fridays (19.1., 26.1., 2.2. & 9.2.2024 - 9am to 6pm, CET)

This course isn't just about learning; it's about experiencing, growing, and embracing the new horizons of creativity.

Whether you're an artist looking to expand your tools or a curious soul stepping into the world of AI, this journey is for you.

Let's create, explore, and discover together in this beautiful fusion of tradition and innovation.

Are you ready to be on the forefront of artistic innovation? Start your journey into AI-Enhanced art and creativity with me!

Let me help you embark on this adventure together, blending tradition with technology, and creating art that's as unique as each one of us.

I offer online courses and individual trainings in english and german. Contact me, if you have any questions. ❤️