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2017-03/12 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

Date: First class is Sunday, March 12, 2017 Time: 9:30am to 11:30am Number of sessions: 7--Sundays, March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30 & one date TBA Members: $210 Nonmembers: $252 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106


Have you been trying to muster up the energy to complete your creative project for a while now? Are you recently retired, perhaps, and looking to get back into that artistic hobby you always loved before LIFE took over? Or maybe you work in an artistic field, always on other people’s projects…just never on your own?

This powerful, condensed SEVEN-week course is for novices and working artists of all types, including writers, visual artists, actors, dancers, musicians…ANYONE who recognizes their innate creativity!
In a supportive and safe setting we will:
  • work through the chapters and exercises in The Artist’s Way
  • take a look “behind the scenes”–those people, places, things in both our past and present that keep us from plunging forward with our art
  • play with activities such as yoga, drawing, painting, collaging, photo, improv, etc., both for fun sake and to expand our horizons
  • hold ourselves accountable to daily/weekly creative practices and (at least!) one project each that we will share at the last class
  • discover new processes to make us more pro-active and productive
  • re-discover joy, in little things, in one another, and in our day to day lives.
Bring a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (many available at the local libraries) and a 9″ x 11” unlined sketchbook, which you will collage at our first meeting. No previous arts experience required.
Kristen FogleKristen Fogle is the Executive Director of San Diego Writers, Ink. She is a freelance editor, writer, instructor, tutor, teaching artist, and theatrical performer/director. She earned a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge and a MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (teaching emphasis) from San Diego State University. She has a Teaching Artist training certification from Young Audiences San Diego and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Brandman University. She was recently recognized as a Woman Who Impacts San Diego by San Diego Metro Magazine and a Woman of the Year nominee by San Diego Magazine. She loves guiding people toward “creative recovery” in both longer and shorter term Artist’s Way groups.
LydiaRealLydia Lea Real is a local actor, teaching artist, and co-founder of The Poolhouse Project, a group dedicated to elevating artists in the San Diego community. She has ten plus years of stage experience, as well as 15 plus years of training and development experience. As a former training specialist in the service industry, she has facilitated classes, workshops, and seminars on leadership skills, communication, business management, and personal development. Lydia is a certified theater teaching artist with Arts for Learning San Diego, an Affiliate of Young Audiences. In addition, she has taught with Playwrights Project, Olney Theater Company, National Players, and Fells Point Corner Theater. Lydia has a BA in Psychology from The College of Notre Dame and a BS in Theatre Arts from Towson University. Lydia is also a certified holistic healthcare practitioner and has extensive training with Success Mastery programs.

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