alice herbst &
chris hogman

Art + Travel
Growing Your Inspiration
and Influence as an Artist

January 10-15th



The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "Growing Your Inspiration & Influence as an Artist" travel workshop with international artists Alice Herbst and Chris Högman in Miami Beach, Florida.

Alice Herbst and Chris Högman are both artists and partners sharing a studio in their home
in Stockholm. Sweden. Alice specializes in works with oil on canvas, while Chris uses digitally sampled
paint to create new compositions with a graphic tablet, transforming then into physical elements under the
process of 3D-printing.

The artists met during their studies at the Swedish art school "Gerlesborgsskolan". After graduating they started to work full time with fine arts and developing an audience on their main platform: Instagram.

Alice and Chris' workshop focuses on the following essential goals - finding the balance between
traditional art and contemporary art, how to mix concepts and create something truly unique and
personal and how to pursue a career as an artist with contemporary methods such as networking
internationally and marketing your work in a smart & efficient way. During this four day workshop there will
be lectures, courses and visits to the galleries and museums of Miami. Alice and Chris
encourages you to bring your artwork the last day for full feedback.


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the schedule

Please arrive in Miami on Thursday, January 10th 
and depart on Tuesday, January 15th (or later).

+ Each workshop day there is a full breakfast buffet catered at the studio.
+ Lunch will be also provided in the same catered/buffet style.
+ We will also have several options for both vegan + vegetarians.
+ You are required to bring your own art supplies, however, we will also have plenty of extra supplies available at the studio. A full list will be provided approx. 1 month before the start date of the workshop.

Day 1: Friday, January 11th
Finding & maintaining Your Inspiration

  • Morning: 9:00 am Personal Introduction & Group Breakfast
  • Exploring Miami's Art Galleries and Museums
  • Objective: Learn how to find inspiration and ideas from contemporary art, take good reference photos and personal recordings for your ideas. During the workshop, learn how to apply and compose your own paintings out these ideas and bring your references to life.
  • This is an "at your own pace" experience. You will have entrance tickets to certain spaces, and we will have a convenient meeting spot. Feel free to explore other places nearby if you would like to. We will all meet for lunch on the beach around 1pm.
  • Things you will need: a notebook, a camera.
  • Come back to the studio to work:
  • Lecture: Outside influences - How to transform every day observations to inspiration
    and maintain discipline and patience for a successful hobby/career in art.
  • 2:00 pm: Start a brand new project - We introduce you to an exercise to let the inspiration loose
  • 6:00 pm: Day 1 Wrap-up - Choose an object from the galleries that you would like to use as
    inspiration for tomorrow’s course, prepare yourself with ideas.

Day 2: Saturday, January 12th
Course Intro & Presentation

  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • Lecture: How to simplify, break down shapes, choose a limited color palette and the
    right brushes. Also - the importance of a good sketch and composition
  • 11:30 am: Course Introduction
  • Make something new with your own reference photos - but with inspiration from
    already existing artwork.
  • Use the objects that you chose yesterday as the beginning of a new artwork. Make a
    paraphrase or use what you like from that object for influence in your own work, use
    your own reference photos (we will bring photos as well)
  • 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm: All Day Studio Time - Technique & Critique
  • 5:30 pm: Day 2 - Wrap-up

Day 3: Sunday, January 13th
Making it as an artist

  • 9:00 am: Breakfast
  • Lecture: Chris and Alice presents their art, their history and how they are able to make a living as full-time artists
  • Social Media + Growing your brand
  • Composing original & professional works for your portfolio
  • 11:00 am: Course Continues - Pick up where you left yesterday’s piece or choose to start a new one (constructive feedback on your process)
  • 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm: Course Continues - Studio Session

Day 4: Monday, January 14th
Mantaining Consistency & Presentation

  • (Bring personal artwork that you would like critiqued)

  • 9:00 am: Breakfast

  • When is a painting finished? Discussion about “The finished painting”

  • Pick up where you left or start a brand new piece

  • 1:00 pm: Lunch

  • 2:00 pm: Prepare yourself for the last steps of finishing your artwork

  • 4:00 pm: Personal Portfolio Review: Feedback on your art made at the workshop and/or the pieces that you brought from home (can be digital images)

  • Maintaining inspiration and a consistent workflow personally & professionally

miami beach

10-15th January, 2019
Thursday - Tuesday

4 Full Workshop Days
+ 5 Nights



All workshop tuition and fee's
Private studio location
Extra art supplies available in studio
All private car transfers during the workshop
All admission into museums + art galleries
All Breakfasts & Lunches during workshop days
Last Night - Group Farewell Dinner

(your flight into Miami is on Thursday, January 10th)
Friday, January 11th - Workshop Day 1
Saturday, January 12th - Workshop Day 2
Sunday, January 13th - Workshop Day 3
Monday, January 14th - Workshop Day 4
(Tuesday January 15th - Hotel Check-out)


Airfare, some dinners, airport transfer

EXTRA - Please read!

Once the workshop is filled, you will be invited into a private Facebook Group to meet everyone participating beforehand. This is where a lot of information about the workshop will be shared and we can coordinate what will be happening throughout your time in Miami.

We will announce our exact studio location approx. 2 months before the workshop through private group message.

**All accommodations are of a high standard level, you will receive all information in regards to it approximately 2-3 weeks before your arrival in Miami**


package 1

Double Room (Shared)

$2,330 / Per person
Approx. 1980€

package 2


$2,760 / Per person
Approx. 2,350€

For Additional nights: 

Please specify your request in the comments section of the application form below.

For No Accommodation:

There is a select option for this in the application form.
We will email you with the base workshop value.

the studio


The Visionary Projects is taking this event to Miami Beach.

We have space in the heart of the Miami Arts District. With a beautiful, private studio, bright light and ample room.

Everything is set up for you to work: tables, easels, art supplies, the list goes on. All you have to do is show up with your art essentials, a good notebook and a camera.

During this workshop, we create individual workstations for all participants, as well as a demonstration & lecture space for the instructor. Aside from a gourmet breakfast and lunch - endless coffee, wine and snacks will be provided throughout each day of the workshop.



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.
  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.
  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.
  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.