Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Creativity Workshop with Fiona Claire

Home > Melbourne > Personal Development | Courses | Art
by Sue Stevenson (subscribe)
I write essays, short stories and political commentary and believe the colour orange is unfairly discriminated against.
Creativity - veggie soup nutrition with a chocolate taste
Creativity ~ the magic act of using your imagination in the service of a glimmer that exists inside your head and bringing it out into the world. Giving birth, taking a great photo, writing a poem, coming up with solutions to problems that didn't previously seem to have a door to walk out of, all are examples of creativity.

On a good day, indulging in creativity brings colour and possibility to your world. Let's face it, the way most of us live is ... well, it's often pretty bloody boring, isn't it? A little relentless, a little driven, and a little tedious.

Which is why places like Weekend Notes exist, to remind us to take a break and recharge our batteries doing things that nourish us. However, for some complex and complicated reasons, that's a little easier said than done.

[ADVERT]Taking time out to do creative stuff when you're an adult can bring up some surprisingly strong reactions. Somewhere, down in the murk that is the not-easily-understood bits of us, there are rather strong brakes that try to stop us from doing creative things. We might feel silly, or childish. We might feel like we're wasting our time (as if sitting in front of the TV somehow isn't that). Being creative can feel exposing and make us feel vulnerable in ways that are sometimes surprising in their strength.

Fiona Claire understands the fears that surround the act of creating stuff. She is a singer-songwriter as well as a counsellor and is providing a workshop next Sunday, 23rd March 2013 in Northcote, to help loosen you up a little. Over two hours you will explore with her tips to unlock your own creativity and explore some of the stories we tell ourselves about the creative process.

Fiona will help you explore how indulging in creativity will make you a stronger person and lead to greater self-discovery.

After all that hard work, a guided meditation will help you relax and learn how to more easily access that creative space that's in all of us.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  46
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Because it's food for the soul
When: Sunday, 23rd March 2013, 1.30-3.30pm
Phone: 0437 985 132
Where: Jika Jika Community Centre, Cnr Plant and Union Street, Northcote
Cost: $20
Your Comment
Thanks Sue for your lovely article! Sounds like you know a bit about the creative process yourself!
Fiona Claire
by fiona (score: 0|6) 3540 days ago
More Melbourne articles
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles