Join Sharon Herz & Ann Farley for this accountability & inspiration group as we read & work through this influential book. Sharon & Ann are simply there to guide the group -- and we may see if each participant would like to take the lead on one week's discussion.
This program requires the use of the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. We will be using the 25th anniversary edition. Check with The Bookplate or your local bookstore to see if they have a copy! If you'd like a new journal & special pen, visit The Finishing Touch in Chestertown!
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Anyone with a creative side. Spoiler: That's ALL of us. We invite all artists of any kinds -- painters, sculptors, teachers, actors, writers, dancers, singers (etc. forever) -- to use this guide to unblock their creative selves.
We will read Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way together. One chapter each week. We will meet for a virtual check-in on Wednesdays to discuss any discoveries, challenges, and experiences. This safe space will serve as an accountability and inspiration group. We ask that participants be 18+ and ready to read. It is a significant time commitment to participate weekly.
Week One will be a general introduction, and we ask that you come having already read the book's introduction and forward. It's okay if you're behind on a given week -- others will share and you can catch up!
This guide challenges us to re-inspire and redicipline our creative selves. There is a writing component and an "artist date" component each week. Don't worry though—you will never have to share anything you write. If participants wish, we may start a private Facebook group to connect with other members, share thoughts, and receive encouragement.
Thanks to Circle Theater in Fort Worth, TX, for giving us permission to use their The Artist's Way group materials & descriptions.
Although you can work through the book entirely on your own for free, we have been advised that people are more likely to stick with the entire program if they pay to participate. Your payment will go to support RiverArts' overall arts programming in our community.
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