Spark Your Creative is a company under the SJB Creative Ventures, LLC that focuses on creativity coaching…for individuals initially who want to discover or reclaim their creative gifts.
Spark Your Creative provides services are designed to help individuals regain confidence in their creative gifts through individual and group coaching programs. Programs and services will be delivered in person in workshops/seminars and online programs. Services are provided for individuals to:
Help you understand and push past the creative blocks that stand in the way of your projects.
Inspire you to think bigger and work more productively to develop ideas and feelings into meaningful creative projects.
Support you in overcoming your the doubts, fears, anxieties, and worries that so often hinder the creative mind.
Listen, educate, and nourish your inner creative so that your work evolves and shines.
Whether you are just beginning your artistic or creative journey, need help unblocking to get to the next level or just want to bring more creativity in your life as a mindful way to live, Spark Your Creative can help. Interested in learning more about how I can help you? Schedule a complimentary consultation by clicking this link.
about the founder
sharon j. burton
Sharon J. Burton is an artist, art curator, and creative life advisor and Founder of Spark Your Creative based in the Washington, DC area. She is a self-taught visual artist whose preferred medium is collage and mixed media and has exhibited her art in galleries, art venues and other settings across the country since 2007. Sharon has curated a number of art exhibitions in the Washington, DC area since 2006 and has served as an art consultant for novice art collectors.
Sharon's artwork has been shown in juried exhibitions, galleries and alternative art spaces in the following cities: New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Columbia, Maryland, Silver Spring, Maryland, Washington, DC, Lofton, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia. Her work can be found in private collections in Atlanta, Washington, DC and other places across the country.
Since 2016, she has focused on helping people in "creative recovery"...those looking to revive or jump start their creativity through workshops, her blog and as the host of The Mindfully Creative Podcast which features artists and other creatives who are using their unique talents to create more mindful communities and a safer world.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration. She completed requirements for the professional certificate in Art Business from New York University as of 2013 and a certificate in Art History through the Smithsonian. She is currently pursuing a certification in Creativity Coaching through the Creativity Coaching Association which she is a member. She also holds membership in the International Expressive Arts Therapy Associaton.
Sharon has a art practice in suburban Maryland, outside of Washington, DC. When she is not working or creating, you can find her hiking in the forests along the East Coast or indulging in Artist's Dates to musuems, cafes and other artistic haunts around the Washington, DC area.
"I really enjoyed the creative process." -JB Affirming the Love Within Workshop, 2/18/17
"Very encouraging workshop! Felt inspired to create and do things to get unstuck." - Nina Your Ally Within Workshop, 4/9/17
"I appreciated what was shared, and it did pique my interest in setting goals in the creative area. I generally only think of goals in work, relationships, and personal development!" - W.P. Webinar: Your Creative Identity: The Art of Affirming Your Inner Creative, 11/28/17
"I would most definitely recommend Spark Your Creative to artists for the one on one attention and I learned so much through Sharon's prompted self exploration in the homework." - L. Magdangal, Fine Artist, Coaching Client