The Artist’s Way Group now forming

Go on an adventure each week with Jill Hall guiding the group in discussion and exercises based on the weekly topics covered in Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. Each week, take yourself on an artist’s date to inspire and surrender to the creativity inherent in you. Each morning brings an opportunity to release the clutter rolling around in your head, by putting to paper anything and everything that passes through. Free yourself to make art, dance, write, play music, sing or act. It’s fun!

Please join us for this powerful 12-week class. Delayed one week from the original start date, there is still time to register and there is room for you to join the group.
Tuesdays, January 22 – April 9, 2013   3 – 5pm

$268 Bravo member / $312 non-member

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The Artist’s Way group now forming at Bravo

Facilitated by Artist Jill Hall

Start off the new year by discovering and recovering your creative self. This powerful 12-week course is for novices and working artists of all types including writers, visual artists, actors, dancers and musicians. In a supportive and safe setting you’ll encounter a myriad of experiences that will tap your imagination and increase productivity. Weekly readings, exercises and discussions will propel you toward a more fulfilling life. Bring a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and an 11” by 9” unlined sketch diary. No previous arts experience required. Class will not meet on March 1. Please register by January 12.

$268 Bravo member / $312 non-member

Tuesdays, January 18 – April 12, 2011     3 – 5pm

Located in the heart of the newly restored Barracks 19 Art & Design Center at NTC Promenade in Liberty Station, Bravo School of Art provides the finest in hands-on art education in a creative, supportive and safe environment for children and adults. Bravo School of Art’s 1-day workshops are the perfect venue for busy people to get creative without the long-term commitment of time and money. Taught by experienced and highly qualified, working artists who are eager to share their skills, these workshops provide students with the creative outlet they’ve been seeking. No previous art training is necessary.

To register, visit our website or call 619-223-0058.

DO IT FOR YOU by Jill Hall

The best thing I ever learned was to let go of perfection and not worry about the outcome of an art project. Gone is that little voice in my head, “It’s not good enough”. Ever since then, doing art has been a joy not a struggle. When I create, I’m not concerned if anyone is going to like it or be impressed. I do it for me.

The first year I started to mosaic, everyone I cared about received a pot, but since then I’ve stopped making gifts. It was too much pressure to try and please someone else. Now when I prepare pieces for an art show I don’t think about whether they’ll sell or not. I just let the energy kick in and go with my instincts selecting colors and tessarae (mosaic shards) that appeal to me.

While writing a first draft, I don’t worry about whether it’s good or not. I just get the words on the page. Later I might type and edit it because I want the words to twirl around in my head and perhaps touch my heart. Then I’ll try and make it the best it can be.

Developing the skill of creating intuitively has taken guidance and practice. A course that immensely helped me was The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, based on the book by Julia Cameron. Through readings, exercises and discussions the thrill of creating just for the fun of it became a major part of my arts practice.
If you wish to be more fulfilled though art making, then I invite you to sign up and take Artist’s Way with me at Bravo School of Art. No previous arts experience is necessary. Keep in mind that if you let go, magic can happen.

For more information and to register, please visit Bravo’s website or call 619-223-0058.

12 Weeks Tuesdays, January 19 – April 13 3 – 5pm