Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Six Easy Lessons for a Happy Artist's Life

First of all, have you heard about the 6 Degrees of Creativity?

This is a 6 month on-line group of workshops starting October 10, 2011.  It includes 6 different workshops, offered by 6 instructors from the art therapy community.  We have created workshops which will explore practical and useful hands-on concepts, techniques, and ideas relating to themes about transformation, social change, collaboration, and using art for good.  All these ideas and techniques will work in your life, your art room, and your creative practice.

My workshop is Six Easy Lessons for a Happy Artist’s Life and the little video above may give you a flavor of the material to be presented.  I believe the simplest and gentlest things really are the source of creativity and happiness. I'm sure of it. Those moments when you are actually in your own skin, feeling, being, enjoying your life, those are the deepest moments of happiness and they are free for us to access at any time.  Have you ever felt that sense of possibility and excitement of a magical day unfolding like on the first day of a vacation, or on the first day in a new place when you have no idea what is around the next corner? For me that feeling is a clue to creating a happy artist's life.  If you are interested in how to take the "least thing" and make up the "best happiness" check out "Six Easy Lessons for a Happy Artist's Life" where you will receive one lesson per month.  Each lesson will have a positive psychology principal at its base, and will be easy to replicate in any art room or even in the privacy of your own art journal.  What could be better?  Come join us and start your happy artist's life today!

The other workshops include Examining the Everyday, Creating Gratitude and Affirmation, 6 Degrees of Creativity, Altered by Art: The Transformative Media of Beeswax Collage, and Sock Monkey Therapy!  Yes, you read that right, Sock Monkey Therapy!  I knew it, I knew it was therapeutic and loads of fun to make sock monkeys!!!

Oh my!  Spots in these workshops go on sale here, starting September 1!  Oh boy, oh boy!!!

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