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The Artist's Way Course

Tutors: Catherine Rees & Natasha Lythgoe

Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR

Next start dates: 
Tuesday 03 October 2017 - afternoon (Natasha)
Wednesday 04 October 2017 - afternoon (Catherine)
Wednesday 04 October 2017 - early evening (Catherine)

 

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

  • Do you want to rediscover your passion or 'thing'?
  • Do you want to unblock some of the barriers you have around doing it?
  • Have you found 'your thing' but feel stuck?

Take risks, lighten up and rediscover your creativity within a supportive environment. Based on The Artists Way this course explores and seeks to overcome what blocks the full expression of our creativity and playfulness.

It's an incredibly effective and liberating process, a personal and collective adventure in transformation and the rediscovery of those things in our lives that bring us the most joy and meaning.

This programme includes both lightness and depth. We need to not take ourselves so seriously that we get in the way of our spontaneity and playfulness and risk taking... And we need to take the parts of ourselves seriously that long for depth, meaningful connections and meaningful work. 

You will need a copy of the book to attend the course, and to get the most out of your attendance you should set aside extra time during the week for assignments.

The Artist’s Way 

The Artist’s Way movement began more than two decades ago as author Julia Cameron shared her ideas with a few friends in her living room. It continues to be a seminal text on creativity and an international best seller on how to unlock the natural creativity inherent in all of us. 

The basic assumption of The Artist’s Way is that you do not have to learn how to be more creative; instead you need to free your natural creativity. Our creativity can be blocked, and also unlocked.   

What does the course cover?

In ten weekly sessions - through discussion, tasks and creative exercises – we’ll be guided by The Artist's Way. There'll be opportunities to explore what might be blocking you creatively, and encouragement to find what supports you. Sessions will be a mixture of talking and doing. There is no need to consider yourself an artist.  Emphasis in class will be on play and process rather than finished result.

Who is the course for?

This course is for everyone: Whether you are brand-new to The Artist’s Way or have a bookshelf filled with years of Morning Pages journals, whether you are working on a large artistic project or simply wishing to experience more creativity in your life, this course can support you. 

About the tutors

Catherine has facilitated The Artist's Way groups in Brighton since 2009. She is trained as an Arts Psychotherapist, passionate about facilitating groups and individuals to fulfill their creative potential and live their lives as fully as they’re able to. She is writing her first book which has grown out of following the Artist's Way and she continues to be supported by it. 

Natasha Lythgoe is a professionally trained teacher, a Post Graduate Fine Artist and a Mindfulness teacher. She has taught in prisons, the NHS and has co-led many retreats. Natasha has been guiding groups and individuals in arts/mindfulness since 2004, and in the great outdoors since 2013.

Underpinning her diverse background is a passion for workshops that explore and transform how we relate to ourselves, to others and the world around us. She loves to do this work both indoors and outdoors through connecting with creativity, experiencing play, mindfulness and embodiment practices. 

She has been guiding groups and individuals since 2004 and brings a light touch to the serious work of transformation. Find out more on: www.natashalythgoephotography.com or www.natashalythgoe.com

Testimonials

Fun, creative, enjoyable.  Helen

I liked the tutors manner and input, feeling part of a creative community, the tasks in class and the reading.  Anon

The Artist's Way course changed my life in a subtle but profound way. Forever. Not only did it change how I think about myself and how I react with the world, it also gave me an amazing group of friends; we shared an incredible journey together and continue to support and love each other. Do it!!!!!! It is the greatest gift I have ever given myself. Thank you Annie. Sarah Jane

Great group of people, very welcoming environment and fantastic facilitator. Anon

Fun, supportive, enlightening, nurturing.  I learnt so much! Rachel

Enabled me to connect with my self and my tutor.  Anon

Was a revelation, really unblocked me and helped me trust and explore my creativity in a friendly and supportive group.  Thank you.  Charlie

Very inclusive, well paced, very friendly.  Fiona

I feel more positive, focussed and more self-aware.  Annabelle

Wonderful, inspiring course and very sensitively taught. It was a very valuable experience. Sandra

It has given me the courage to be myself. Francois

I particularly liked doing the pages, the tasks and lists, the artist's treats, the affirmations.  Leader / tutor - outstanding.  Anon

I feel healthier, happier, more confident, less critical, generally engaging life much more.  Sarah

I liked discovering the diversity of creativity, Natasha's openess and gentleness.  Meeting a group of like-minded open people.  Paul

I liked being in a group.  Natasha is a brilliant facilitator. The open minded approach to everyone in the group and a safe place.  Lizzy

"The Artist's Way, with Natasha as facilitator, have totally transformed my life.  I completed the course whilst going through some big changes in my personal life and found that it was the perfect safety net to support me.  The weekly sessions were a safe space to explore some sensitive issues.  I gained the confidence to re-engage with my local community and left with a personal toolbag fully equipped with many means of smoothing my passage through life.  I have renewed faith in my creativity, sense of fun and wonder at the world.  I can't recommend the Artist's Way highly enough.  Natasha was an integral part of this journey for me - her fun and kindness, and ability to create a safe space for sharing made this a truly life-changing experience."  Melissa