Location: Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Date/Time: Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm
Class size: 5-12 participants
Cost: $45 Del Ray Artisans member / $55 Non-member; plus bring your own notebook or journal (Register by midnight on February 4)
Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey into the heart of your creativity? Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, or work in another creative field, join us for a two-hour workshop designed to inspire, energize, and guide you toward a year of meaningful creative accomplishments.
Mindful Meditation – Immerse yourself in a guided meditation session to clear your mind, reduce stress, and open up your creative channels. Start the year with a refreshed and focused mindset.
Expressive Writing and Intuitive Collage Exercises – Explore your innermost aspirations and gain clarity on your creative goals through expressive writing prompts. Create an illustrated vision for your creative dreams through collage. Uncover hidden passions and values that will shape your creative journey.
Goal-Setting Strategies – Learn effective goal-setting techniques to turn your dreams into actionable plans. Set SMART goals that will guide your creative pursuits throughout the year.
Community Connection – Share your insights and goals with a community of like-minded individuals. Receive constructive feedback and support to amplify your commitment to creative success.
Action Planning Session – Break down your larger goals into manageable tasks and create a personalized roadmap for success. Leave with a clear plan to turn your creative aspirations into reality.
Empowerment and Commitment – Experience a sense of empowerment as you commit to carrying positive energy forward into the new year. Leave the workshop with renewed confidence in your creative journey.
Don’t miss this opportunity to reset, refocus, and reignite your creative spark. Join us and step into the new year with purpose, inspiration, and a community of fellow creatives cheering you on.
Bring a dedicated notebook or journal and something to write with to the workshop.
Are You Ready to Uplevel Your Creativity in 2024?
Need an inspiring space to set your creative intentions and goals for next year?
"New Year, New Flow" is a transformative three-hour workshop designed to help creatives (artists, writers, musicians, etc.) kick start the new year with intention, focus, and inspiration. This immersive experience combines meditation and writing exercises to guide participants in setting meaningful goals and resetting their creative mindset for the year ahead.
There will be icebreaker activities to create a positive and collaborative atmosphere.
Mindful Meditation: Led by a certified meditation instructor, this session aims to ground participants in the present moment, reduce stress, and open up the creative channels.
Reflection and Visualization: Guided reflection on the previous year's achievements and challenges. Visualization exercise to help participants envision their ideal creative future.
Goal Setting: Introduction to effective goal-setting strategies. Hands-on exercises to help participants articulate specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) creative goals for the upcoming year.
Expressive Writing: Writing prompts designed to explore personal and creative aspirations. Participants will be encouraged to use writing as a tool for self-discovery and goal clarification.
Intuitive Collage: An opportunity to create a collage that reflects creative intentions for the year.
Sharing and Feedback: Participants have the option to share insights and goals with the group, fostering a sense of community and accountability. Facilitator provides constructive feedback and encouragement.
Action Planning: Practical session on breaking down larger goals into manageable tasks. Participants create a road map with actionable steps to achieve their creative aspirations.
Encouragement to carry the positive energy and commitment forward into the new year.
Participants will leave the workshop with a clearer vision of their creative goals, a tangible action plan, and a renewed sense of purpose. The combination of meditation, collaging and writing exercises will provide a holistic and empowering experience, fostering a positive and motivated mindset for the challenges and opportunities that the new year brings.
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NEW CREATIVE COURSE FOR AGES 55+
Once again, Art Works Now has invited me to facilitate another free 8 week course as part of their Creative Aging Program in 2024 entitled Creative Revival!
Creatives and "Creatives at Heart" who are 55 years of age or older are invited to unlock the transformative power of ageless wisdom and creative expression in this special virtual class.
This 8-week immersive experience draws inspiration from two remarkable books on creativity: "12 Notes On Life and Creativity" by Quincy Jones and "It's Never Too Late to Begin Again" by Julia Cameron.
The course provides a unique opportunity to explore the intersections of personal growth, artistic exploration, and a deeper connection with oneself. Each week we will delve into key themes and practices from the selected books, fostering a supportive and enriching environment for participants to journal creatively.
The course is scheduled for Saturday mornings from January 27 - March 16, 2024 (8 weeks)!
Spaces are limited...learn more and register below!