18 and older
This 5-hour workshop (plus, a 1-hour lunch break) will focus on identifying and reflecting on creative blocks and giving artists across disciplines (visual art, music, writing, acting) tools for working through these obstacles in a sustainable way. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s The Artist's Way, and instructor Christine Garvey’s own experiences as an artist and educator, this workshop is for anyone who needs a gentle nudge to listen to their creative calling.
Over the course of 5 hours, we will cover topics including:
- Identifying Core Negative Beliefs
- Finding your Champions
- Filling the Well + the Illusion of ‘Duty’
- Abundance v. Scarcity Mindset
- The Power of Very Small Goals
Each category will provide exercises for reflection on these concepts. Through writing, collage, and group conversation, artists will reflect on and organize past experiences in a way that will help them identify obstacles and potential blocks. What is getting in the way? How can I negotiate that obstacle with kindness? How can I set achievable goals that will help me move forward?
Participants must feel comfortable reflecting on and sharing personal experiences as relates to the workshop topic. The course hopes to facilitate community amongst participants, such that they can continue these meaningful conversations and support systems in the future.
Students should bring a sketchbook or journal with them to class. We'll take a lunch break and may end a bit before 4pm depending on a number of factors.