Refresh your creative spirit! Inspired by the books of Julia Cameron, our Artist's Way group has varied widely from lawyers who write mysteries to musicians. Each session on Thursdays 12 noon-1 pm is distinct so you can drop in for one session or connect for a month at a time. Now conveniently located in West Lake., join a delightful group of folks facilitated by Ann Ciccolella (Artistic Director).Contact Alex@Austin Shakespeare.org
Here are some words from recent participants!
"Come to Artist’ Way and discover the artist you didn’t know you had in you, but was always there."
"Personal transformation often happens underground, before we are consciously aware of it. If your intuition tells you something like that maybe going on with you, Artist’s Way is a wonderful place to discover and explore it, and put it into action in big ways and/or small, in the company of others - and with inspired leadership."
"If you’re feeling like you have some creative goal, but aren’t doing anything with it – you need a nudge or a spark, or a group of like-minded people to commune with, join this group. Fellowship, support, inspiration, sharing, trading ideas."
"If you are ready to release or awaken your creative self, join our Artist’s Way group … even for one session. Try it. You just might love it."
"Morning (journal) pages: I seldom reread but I know I am alive and kicking when I write them every morning. Raw and unedited, REAL. I pick up an old notebook, warts and all. When I stop writing (morning pages) I feel the loss. "
"The group is LIVE and continually evolving and get idea from each other. It is one of my anchors. "
"The artist date helps me have fun, like a kid."
"The most engaging people are attracted to this Artist's Way group, with the aim of connecting to their creativity and to meet like-minded individuals. We know that every person can unlock their creative spirit! So many people long to express it, but procrastinate for a myriad of reasons,” explains facilitator, Ann Ciccolella. This series will help break down your barriers to creativty. Even if you have never done the "Artist’s Way," you will learn to fuel your creativity and do what you have always wanted to do – release the power of your unique voice. If you have done the Artist‘s Way before, this class will serve a renewal of your Morning Pages, Artist's Dates and walking to discover inner passions and fears. Each session will continue activities that help to free yourself from jealousy, guilt and self-sabotage.From one member: “I went on an ‘Artist’s Date’ to see master violinists play Texas Swing, and decided to try it again, having loved it in college and given it up for more “serious” pursuits. Artist’s Way convinced me to dare to be bad at it, and the group support helped me persevere. You’ll be amazed by what you discover on the Artist’s Way.” From another participant now working on writing her third mystery novel: "I have always loved to write and even dreamed of being a writer as a kid, but hadn't written much the past ten years. Attending the Artist Way classes motivated me to start again and I even joined a writing group. Through the Artist Way class, the readings and Ann Ciccolella's positive, engaging style, I am shedding the negative self-talk and taking lots of risks in my writing. A whole new world has opened up for me and I finding that joy again of writing and experimenting with other creative outlets. My life is vastly richer."