For those seeking the key to being productively creative, that have ideas that seemingly never come to fruition, there is help. That help comes in the form of the book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. It is a self-help book. The book was written to help people to recover, or even find for the first time, their artistic creativity. It teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in gaining self-confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills. Julia Cameron maintains throughout the book that creative inspiration is from, and of, a divine origin and influence, allowing the artist’s creativity to understand and believe. “God is an artist. So are we. And we can cooperate with each other. Our creative dreams and longings do come from a divine source, not from the human ego.” She shows a connection between artistic creativity and a spiritual connection with a power greater than yourself. The ideas in creative personal development outlined in the book, which were new at the time of the publication in the 1990s, have become a phenomenon and birthed many meet-ups and support groups throughout the world, helping millions. The group meetings are based on a 12 week creativity course designed for people to work through and gain artistic inspiration. You could do it yourself, but for most people, they start the process, put it off a week “because” and never get back to it.That is why doing it with others is helpful. You could come up with partners, and wade through it. Or, you can join online facilitated sessions for a nominal cost. The Web has many such groups. But there is nothing quite as powerful and stirring as doing it in person with other like-minded individuals.
One such group is coming together in February in the Redding area. Facilitated by writer Katie Doran Watters who previously facilitated Tele-class versions, this thirteen week class covers all twelve weeks. Meeting in person for two hours on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. starting February 27 and closing May 22, this is an opportunity to look at what excites you in life; a time to re-discover your creative nature while having the support of a small and intimate group. This class will include fun projects and a field trip.
Students consistently report that creativity classes have given them new insights, re-energized their passions and been transformative, often both personally as well as professionally. The results in implementing these tools are as diverse as the students who use them. She is excited to share with you what she and past students have experienced in exploring this material. She looks forward to sharing with you the synchronicity that can enter your life as you begin to explore your dreams and hopes for your life.
Date: Wednesdays, February 27- May 22, 2013
Time: 6-8 PM Pacific
Cost: $260 (includes a post-class coaching session, valued at $75.00)
Requirements: The Artist’s Way, available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or other sources.
If interested, contact Katie at 530.410.4634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reads like a good program.