Awaken the Artist Within

The Artist's Way 12-week course

Reclaim your creative birthright amidst a supportive community of creativity explorers! 

Based on Julia Cameron's award-winning book –

The Artist's Way – this course is an opportunity to "process and transform life through acts of creativity."

Learn to enrich your authentic responses to the world using Cameron's tools – Morning Pages, Artist Dates and weekly "Recovering" exercises. In addition, we will ground our exploration with mindful movement and meditation techniques.

Embark on an adventure of creativity and spirit!

Dates: Thursdays, September 4 - November 20

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Place: The Center • 4915 Underwood Ave.

Cost: $220/12-week course *

Led by Susann Suprenant, Ph.D.

Susann is a creativity facilitator, theatre artist, and somatic educator leading workshops, training, and coaching sessions on the creative process, somatic awareness, techniques for collaboration, and community-building through the arts.

Susann's creative work grows out of ensemble-created, movement-based performance approaches and mindfulness practices. She is Artistic Director of ætherplough: a tool for cultivating performance and is training to become a Feldenkrais practitioner.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not an artist. Can I still take this course?
Yes! Your creative nature is part of being human. By re-engaging our creativity, we expand the idea of "artist."
I'm a visual artist. Is this course just for writers?

Anyone who wants to feel more connected to their creative source will find these techniques valuable, whether you are a visual, literary, or performing artist (or simply want to become more creative).

The book The Artist's Way is subtitled a "spiritual path." Is this course religious?

The author, Julia Cameron, used 12-step programs as a model for The Artist's Way so she emphasizes the importance of recognizing a power higher than oneself. This course will offer mindfulness techniques and awareness practices that fit well with any faith system but are not specifically "religious."

Do I need to have a copy of The Artist's Way?

No. We will follow Cameron's format and essential activities from the book but you do not need to purchase the book in order to take this course. Some people find The Artist's Way works as a self-guided process but many others find they need to be part of an Artist's Way community of learners to really focus and grow. If you are the latter, this course is for you!