Six weeks, three group sessions for creative people to:
* Get inspired and get unstuck.
* Make the time to do your thing.
* Meet other creatives and develop meaningful peer support.
* Develop strategies to keep your flow flowing.
Session 1: Saturday 4th July 2pm- 3pm 'Getting Started'
Session 2: Saturday 18th July 2pm - 3pm 'Getting Unstuck'
Session 3: Saturday 1st August 2pm -3pm 'Keeping Going'
Now is such a critical time for creative practice, the world needs it, we need it.
If you want to make more time to develop your creativity (whatever you do) these free sessions will provide fun, accessible and practical strategies, a diverse group of creative people to support and inspire you, and a bit of structure to help you get it done.
These are free sessions because I need your help to test it.
Your experience and feedback will shape the next iteration and be hugely appreciated!
Register here and see full details below :)
What it is:
The sessions will bring together a small group of creatives with the aim of creating a supportive community, interested in developing their work via online co-learning sessions. Sessions will provide a mutual support group and a space to share work and chat about progress and challenges. There'll be some fun activities, coaching and resources to get you inspired and challenge you creatively.
Each week I will offer up a selection of ‘homework’ tasks to choose from which might lead you to new ideas or motivations you can explore in the next session. There will always be an option that can be done in 30 minutes or less and you can do as much or as little as you like.
We will be able to share work with each other as we go using a shared, private Instagram account.
Who is it for?:
The course is for anyone wanting to be more creative or develop their existing creative practice. It is accessible and flexible for busy people, suitable for all artistic mediums and all levels of experience.
If you’re feeling stuck, isolated, or need to recharge your creative batteries in these strange times, then it's for you. It hopes to leave the group feeling inspired, motivated and supported for ongoing creative practice; armed with strategies and resources to keep it up.
Its really important to me that our study group is diverse in life experience, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. I'll be doing all I can towards this end and welcome any feedback regarding improving inclusion and uptake amongst under-represented groups.
Why I’ve made it:
I know there are loads of creative people around who have a hard time finding their voice - there are so many reasons it's hard to keep up your work!
I'm really passionate about nurturing creative work at all levels, and creating more opportunities to learn beyond the traditional art-school career path, and outside of art-world pretensions and specialism. Creative practice allows us to properly explore life and ourselves; it’s key to our understanding of the world and key to change; so a diversity of voices and experience amongst artists couldn't be more important.
There are selfish reasons too! I'm really excited about building a supportive community around creative practice, learning and being inspired by others' work and benefitting from a sense of shared momentum. I hope you are too!
Who I am:
I’m an artist and creative facilitator. I’ve spent a lot of my career running creative workshops for adults, kids, artists, novices, hobbyists and skeptics. I love helping people make stuff, learn stuff and get inspired. I’ve not had what you’d call a traditional career path through the arts, so I understand the struggle to maintain a creative practice, whether its about time, money, confidence, legitimacy, motivation etc. - I get it.
I’ve studied and learned a lot about how and why to maintain and develop creative practice and I’m really passionate about what we can do, learn and express through making stuff.