Since its publication in 2002, Julia Cameron’s breakthrough book, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, has helped thousands of people in all walks of artistry to find both a spark of renewal, and a path to producing satisfying work on a consistent basis. The 12-chapter “method” has been styled by Cameron as “a 12-step program for recovering creatives.” This group is for anyone who’d like to stretch farther and go deeper, whatever your creative field. Do you want to try a new artistic modality? Develop a method for getting unstuck in your existing field? Include a profound element of self-development? Welcome!
The group will run for 12 weeks beginning January 21st, on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30, with an extra week built in at the end for possible snow cancellation along the way. There will be homework between sessions.
The workshop is free, and requires registration as space is limited. To register, contact Cynthia Huntington at 546-7425. Participants should order “The Artist’s Way” beforehand. There is a companion workbook to “The Artists Way”, but that is not necessary.
Danielle Woerner, the co-founder and Artistic Director of the new Sunrise County Arts Institute in Milbridge, has volunteered to facilitate the group. A singer, voice teacher, writer and songwriter, Woerner has had essays published in Newsweek and New Music Connoisseur; was a regular feature contributor to Hudson Valley Magazine and the Woodstock Times/Ulster (NY) Publishing Group; has had her poetry published in Chronogram; and was the principal artist and executive producer for two commercial solo CD’s of contemporary American classical music. In fall 2000, she was Artist in Residence at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY, where she developed and taught a course on creative authenticity called “The Artist’s Voice,” using The Artist’s Way as its textbook.