The Artist's Way Tools


Cloud 9 instructor Charlene Collins Freeman is leading a workshop based on Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, one of the best books written about creativity. The workshop, which starts in January, is intended to teach people to process and transform their life through acts of creativity. Equally exciting and frightening, participation is practiced through creative action, not just through theory.

There are two basic tools that run throughout the course, the Morning Pages and the Artist Date.

The Morning Pages
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize our day. 

The Artist Date
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic.” They should encourage play, embrace joy, feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, the only question you need to ask yourself is “what sounds fun?” 

We share our creative dreams and goals, we celebrate, we puzzle over our challenges... Together we work towards actualizing our own creative power but ultimately we each go through the process ourselves. And isn't that exciting?!

This workshop is really about how to grab your creative life by the lapels... because sometimes it's hard to know how to even begin... Apologetically? Enthusiastically? Cautiously? What if this... What if that?!

And although the workshop is in the context of being creative, it is really about living a full, passionate and authentic life.

Come join her for this creative adventure!

THE ARTIST'S WAY with Charlene Collins Freeman

Wednesdays 6:15pm - 8:15pm

January 9 - March 27, 2019

12 week series

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