Course Outline

How to Start Again

Rebuilding a Creative Practice that Helps You Thrive

  1. Introduction
  2. Opening Session: What's Wrong with Me?
    1. Are we asking the wrong questions?
    2. Ways We Self-Sabotage
    3. Counter-creative Ideas
    4. Using Affirmations as Tools for Growth
  3. Affirmation 1: Authenticity
    1. Value
    2. Exercise: Create Your Space
    3. Exercise: Judgment Free Space
    4. Demo: Authentic Mark Making
  4. Affirmation 2: Abundance
    1. Exercise: Check in with your heart
    2. Exercise: Gratitude for the Journey
    3. Demo: Gratitude Wash
  5. Affirmation 3: Agency
    1. Getting Good Advice
    2. Counter-intuitive Advice
    3. Demo: Playful Experimentation
  6. Affirmation 4: Acknowledgement
    1. Exercise: Sitting with Discomfort
    2. Exercise: Curiosity & Compassion
    3. Demo: Deliberate Extremes
  7. Affirmation 5: Anticipation
    1. Exercise: Use experimentation to make growth opportunities
    2. Exercise: Settle in for the journey.
    3. Demo: Future Work Identification
  8. Affirmation 6: Abandon 
    1. Exercise: Boss Mindset
    2. Exercise: No Wrong Answers
    3. Demo: What can I get away with?
  9. Next Steps: Adopting your own affirmations
    1. Recognize the Artist’s “Now and Not Yet” 
    2. Create the Art Practice You Need
    3. Resources for further development

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