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THE ARTIST’S WAY CREATIVITY ALL DAY WORKSHOP AT THE BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER OF THE ARTS APRIL 30, 2016 9:30AM – 5:00 PM                                                            Led by Anna Ferguson and James Navé    Hi, I’m James Navé, I’d like to invite you to join Anna Ferguson and me for this day long ARTIST’S WAY Creativity Camp workshop. Artists from all walks of life credit THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron as the most useful book they carry. THE ARTIST’S WAY offers you a backpack of simple, easy tools you can use to navigate the circuitous path of your own artist’s way. The Asheville Artists’s Way course champions the idea that you are creative by nature. Julia says, “Creativity is a natural life force that all can experience in one form or another. Just as blood is part of our physical body and is nothing we must invent, creativity is part of us, and we each can tap into the greater creative energies of the universe and pull from that vast, powerful spiritual wellspring to amplify our own individual creativity.” By sending you weekly email reminders, creativity prompts, news, and updates, we will foster the essential elements of the in-person creative community Julia emphasizes throughout The Artist’s Way. During the course, we will include hands-on creativity exercises like gentle movement, visual art projects, and writing, to mention a few. “Creativity thrives on doable actions.” We will faithfully follow the spirit of Julia’s work as we guide and support you through your 12-week...

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Garbage Art: A Freeing Process!

Garbage Art: A Freeing Process!

Last night our latest group of artist way journeyers had great fun putting together what we call “garbage art”. We brought in all sorts of knicknacks, recyclables, old art supplies and other stuff we didn’t want and made fun and free pieces of expression. Try it yourself! Go around your house and collect stuff you’ve been wanting to get rid of or other types of trash that can be transformed and make something! We used glue and duct tape as our main modes of putting stuff together. More beautiful garbage...

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What has the Artist’s Way given me?

What has the Artist’s Way given me?

Recently, Mado and I were considering what the Artist’s Way has given us over the years. This was a great exercise for me, as the more I thought about it, the more I was amazed at how much I have learned and grown from this process. The first thing I thought of was it has given me the space to hear the creative voice. The tool of the morning pages has been a phenomenal aid in clearing out the static of old thoughts and habits that were holding me back from being creative. Next, it’s given me huge enthusiasm for the process of creativity. I can play now. I play often, and most importantly, I love to play creatively! Play is such an important aspect of creativity – it defeats the problem of perfectionism and lightens up our whole being! I am also receptive to being successful. Before this process, there were parts of myself working against me being totally successful. Lack of self-confidence in my talents and my creativity were the source of this problem. The Artist’s Way removed those false ideas and gave me the foundation to move forward with a smile and ability to meet challenges with anticipation and enthusiasm, not fear and self-doubt. It’s also had a great effect on my relationships, both personal and professional. I am calmer, happier, clearer, focused and centered (note: I am still human, so not all the time!). I am more able to admit my problems and then solve them! I also have a higher degree of skill in living in a world of compassion and kindness for myself and others. Lastly, I have gained the knowledge and skill to call myself a writer! I have found a love and lots of joy in writing that I have never had in my whole life. I can now say I am a writer by heart and that makes me smile, inside and out. What can The Artist’s Way bring you? Join our next session: You can register...

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Amazing Happenings in our Summer Session!

So I can’t believe its been almost 9 weeks already. The time has flown by and people are growing by leaps and bounds, finding creativity unblocked in amazing ways. I wanted to share my projects on our blog. Even as a facilitator, I find that I go through a new evolution of this growth with each group in a new and special way. This session I have created some amazing things and I want to share the pictures! I just finished a mural at the Asheville Community Yoga Center, the new FREE yoga center in town. www.ashevillecommunityyoga.com – check it out! To see the full album, click here:...

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