Awakening Your Muse – Seasonal Creativity and Mentorship

Winter/Spring Semester – January 20-June 8, 2024

Are you ready to usher in the new year with joy and creativity? Join me on a transformative journey with my latest course, Awakening Your Muse – Seasonal Creativity and Mentorship. This program extends beyond the confines of traditional photography courses, catering to all enthusiasts of creativity and self-discovery.

•  Acquire the skills to craft stunning photographs.
•  Learn the art of conveying narratives through your images.
•  Explore the world of photo collages.
• Build thematic photo collections.
• Discover health benefits of creativity.
• Cultivate confidence as an artist.
• Stay inspired! Foster a sense of camaraderie and inspiration by engaging with a supportive community.

Winter, the ideal season to cultivate a new hobby, serves as our starting point.

Seven Interactive 90-minute Zoom presentations
Office Hours: Receive personalized attention w/ three 30-minute  +  dedicated 60-minute session in May/June to review final projects.
Monthly Themes and Creativity Assignments to keep your creative juices flowing:  photography, writing, sketching, collaging, and smartphone videos.
Weekly Curated Content: Enhance your experience with curated articles, poetry, movies, and short video suggestions aligned with monthly themes, expanding your creative horizons.

No Prerequisites Required: Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just beginning your creative exploration, this course is open to all who seek to discover and enhance their creative instincts. “Awakening Your Muse” transcends technical photography classes, focusing on the broader realm of creativity.

COST: $450 (thank you), $550 (doing fine), $600+ (feeling generous)



January 20 9:00-10:30am (PT)
January 27 9:00-10:30am (PT
February 24 9:00-10:30am (PT)
March 16 9:00-10:30am (PT)
April 13 9:00-10:30am (PT)
May 1 4:00-5:30pm (PT)
June 8  9:00-10:30am (PT)
All sessions recorded.

Class size: Minimum 8, Max 20

• This course is tailored for everyone, regardless of your artistic background. With the right guidance, practice, and structure, self-expression becomes an instinctive part of your creative journey.
• Unlock your creativity using the powerful tool you carry every day – your camera phone!
• Personalized Mentorship: Experience the unique opportunity of mentorship throughout your creative exploration. Benefit from guidance tailored to your individual journey, offering insights, encouragement, and constructive feedback to foster your artistic growth.

Open Mind and Willingness to Play: Approach each session with an open mind, ready to explore and play in the realm of creativity.
Camera Phone: Your trusty camera phone will be your primary tool for capturing and expressing your creativity.
Dedicated Journal: Keep a dedicated blank-page journal, either spiral-bound or bound, for sketching and marking exercises.

Let’s unlock the artist within you! 🌟✨

Why choose me as your guide on this creative journey? With over twelve years of dedicated and disciplined practice in photography and almost thirty in self-care, I bring a wealth of experience to the table. Over the past twenty-five years, I have honed my teaching skills, with an additional twenty-plus years mentoring emerging yoga teachers. My extensive background includes serving as a director of teacher training and designing curriculum for over two decades. My natural gift for inspiring positive changes in others’ lives has been cultivated through years of experience.
Having received exceptional mentoring from photography teachers, I understand the pivotal role mentorship plays in personal and professional growth across any field. My passion lies in guiding individuals toward their creative potential, fostering a nurturing environment for exploration, learning, and transformation.
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