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Posted on April 11, 2010 - Filed Under | 3 Comments

The Creative Soul-Care (Artist Way) Workshop…

Discover and Recover Your Creative Self! This psycho-educational group/workshop focuses our ability to reconnect with our creative desires and make space for them to grow and flourish. Take a journey that will help unblock, nurture, and discover your innate artistic potential. You will enjoy journaling, outside tasks and group discussions that will fill your cup and re-attune you to your artist within,  helping you to unblock your creative side. Reconnect with the joy of expressing yourself through your own creative gifts. Based on Julia Cameron’s book: “The Artist Way”  One unique session will be devoted to “Art Journalism Techniques.” The course is an 8 week commitment with only 8 seats available (small group).

Workshop Registration Form
Monday Workshop Flyer

Contact Evelyn: 407-602-8449 or [email protected] (Tampa/St. Pete)
(Evelyn is looking for space to run these in the Tampa Bay/St. Pete Area)

This is a simple Psycho-Educational Group, and you may consider yourself a non-creative, however I am guessing that you ARE wonderfully creative! You simply haven’t found it yet! This isn’t an art class – this is an educational workshop among other blocked creatives wishing to unblock, nurture, and discover their own innate creative voice and expression. Join us in Orlando, FL for one of FOUR possible 2014 sessions:

Facilitated by: Evelyn Dufner, M.A. (St. Petersburg, FL)
Cost: $125.00 for entire course. A deposit of $50 is required to hold your seat.

The workshop is based on the book by Julia Cameron “The Artist Way” – which I highly recommend student’s find a used copy of. It is psycho-educational – meaning it offers self awareness through lessons and discussions, in a support group atmosphere. It will create a different perspective of your creative side – seeing what blocks that energy, and a series of exercises (artist dates, morning pages, and such) that help open that door a bit more. It isn’t an artsy craftsy class at all, although we we take one session to either create vision boards or set up to do artistic journalism with the groups. You can be any kind of creative. We have had painters, singers, actors, writers, cooks, dancers, journalists, scrap-bookers, beaders, interior designers, organizers, and a few who have started the class saying they weren’t creative at all, and then found out just how CREATIVE they really were, yet kept it stifled based on long held beliefs. The workshop will open you up to new consciousness, and it has been one of the best workshops to encourage a new perspective of how I have held myself down while helping me to emerge as a self-supporting creative.


3 Responses to “Workshops”

  1. Tammy Anca Barr on April 12th, 2010 1:04 pm

    I loved this course and in fact I am taking it again-session 1. I took the class to break through my “fear” of starting creative projects, projects as simple as painting my bathroom, having a dinner party and starting a painting. I just kept holding myself back from all kinds of things I wanted to do, and that is not like me. I wanted to figure it out…what was stopping me, and how do I change it. really loved the energy of the group and being around other creative people every week, talking about fabulous projects and ideas and getting such encouragement to go do it…..I grew so much, and never even opened the book!!

    I am not sure what you are looking for in the course, but be certain that this is not limited to “painters”….you will discover that everyone has in internal artists. How we use them is really the only difference. Some write, some paint, some take pictures, some play music, some cook….the list goes on.

    So by then end of the course I painted my bathroom, completed 3 paintings, hosted a dinner party and started the “Creative Forces” group that meets at my house for an art play date. And I am going back for more. Evelyn is an amazing facilitator.

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  3. Adam Miller on June 29th, 2010 6:39 am

    The Artist Way workshop is a great thing to do for yourself. It will get your creativity flowing like never before. Evelyn is an instrumental part of this workshop and will challenge you to challenge yourself and look deeper into yourself and life. I can’t stress how strongly I recommend Evelyn and this workshop! Go ahead, allow yourself to be creative!