2018-04/06 The Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Lea Real

Date: First class is Friday, April 6, 2018 Time: 10am to 12pm Number of sessions: 12--Fridays, April 6, 13, 20,27, May 4, 11,18, 25, June 1 8, 15, 22 Members: $360 Nonmembers: $432 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

New Date! 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, TWELVE-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 an actress and has been a teaching artist for over 15 years, teaching theater, improv, and playwriting all around the country. She is currently a teaching artist for Young Audiences & Playwrights Project here in San Diego. She is also a certified B.E.S.T. practitioner. She and Kristen co-created The Poolhouse Project, a group to elevate and support local actors.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.