Using "The Artist's Way" as a template, as well as several other amazing books as reference points for it's curriculum, this 7-week program builds a community committed to taking a conscious “Pause” from their busy lives to explore the restorative “Effects” of a more creative life for those open to seeking it. The program strives to meet people where they are and help them explore the connection to their creative side. 


Each night begins with a few minutes of hands-on activities designed to relax and help participants unwind from their day. Then the group enters into discussion sparked by the opening activity and utilizing some of the best elements of several curriculum resources (some of which are listed below). The last part of the session is working on simple yet practical techniques that will seek to help ANYONE learn methods allow them to visually put their ideas on paper. 


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Souls Palette 

Completed during the aftermath of September 11, art therapist Malchiodi's positive treatise promotes art-making and creative imagery as natural forms of holistic healing. Practical guidance combined with workbook-like projects that help readers find their spiritual centers, and, in the process, experience the healing that flows from the joy of creation. Step-by-step instructions help readers create healing environments through color, boost immune systems wracked by stress via self-affirmations and self-guided imagery, reduce and manage pain via artistic expression, and take "art breaks" from the strains of today's society. The life force, or "soul's palette," according to Malchiodi, need not be the exclusive domain of an elite few; instead, life enhancement through self-expression can become an integrated and transformational part of every life.

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you.


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The Artist's Way

With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.

This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe, and has, in the four years since its publication, spawned a remarkable number of support groups for artists dedicated to practicing the exercises it contains.