Through guided imagery, paint and clay we will enter our dream landscapes, confront dream adversaries, and find creativity in both our waking and sleeping lives. Dreams provide us with deep wells of intuitive knowledge, presented in stories and metaphors. Join us as we travel into this mysterious world and link it with our waking lives.
(materials fee $15)
April 6, 2013
Sketching & Watercolor:
with Jane LaFazio
Be inspired to record your life, your trip, or your daily adventures in an illustrated journal as you spend a meditative day drawing and sketching in the healing gardens. Jane will guide you through basic drawing, inking and watercolor painting. You’ll choose simple objects, vignettes or vistas to draw and paint, and then journal your thoughts right onto the drawings.
See Jane’s journal here. At the end of the day you will create a small portfolio to hold your artwork. The class is geared for beginners, but all levels are welcome. Twenty five dollar materials fee includes everything you’ll need: watercolor paper, ink pen, pencil and watercolor set with special Niji Waterbrush.
($25 materials fee)
May 4, 2013
What relationship is more complex than that of mother and daughter?
The process of creating affirmation dolls is handed down from African American slave mothers, who practiced this tradition with their daughters as a way to preserve a sense of dignity, hope and survival of spirit.
This will be a day dedicated to our mothers, daughters and sisters and will be enriched if you can come with either one from your own family or someone who has been like a "mother", "daughter" or "sister" to you.
Through the use of yarn and cloth you will learn to create dolls which preserve the strength and dignity of life, countering the critical voices from the past that have held us back from embracing our full creativity and self confidence.
(materials fee $15)
July 27, 2013
Hearts of Stone with Diana Carey
Come learn the contemporary fresco process on natural stone as we celebrate the beauty in our own hearts. Using broken mosaic we will be adding paint to decorate, celebrate and discover the intrinsic beauty in the cracks, crevices and the multi faceted surfaces of the stone and the heart. "Broken hearts may be mended, nailed, screwed or left slightly readjusted. Sometimes it's in the breaking that one finds the necessary pieces to put their heart together", says Diane Carey.
(materials fee $25)
Sept. 21, 2013
Experience the Power of One
with Alyce Smith Cooper and Ellen
Using the creative tools of Art and Story, we will each explore our own sacred power. Come connect with your natural gifts which make you the unique tool of transformation that our world is in need of during this season of change. This special workshop will deepen your creativity and enrich your spontaneity.
Alyce Smith Cooper is a TV producer, registered nurse, ordained minister, chaplain and spiritual counselor whose goal is to engage all who hear in the empowerment of their own creative genius. Alyce will again join with art therapist Ellen Speert, director of the Center, in providing an exciting day of creativity.
All participants are required to preregister. A $25.00,
nonrefundable deposit is required for each workshop you
plan to attend. Deposits are due prior to the workshop.
To download a workshop information, schedule and registration
form click the button below.
California Center for Creative Renewal
1905 Crest Drive Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: ~$80.00 per workshop ~some work scholarships
are available ~$5 discount
if registered 2 weeks early
Bring: ~comfortable clothes
(to get good and messy in) ~a journal to write in ~bag lunch
Gourmet breakfast provided in the garden
Ellen Speert, director of the California Center
for Creative Renewal, is a Board Certified and Registered
Art Therapist as well as a Registered Expressive Arts
Therapist. She is a founding member and past president
of the San Diego Art Therapy Association. Ellen leads
workshops for groups, organizations and spiritual communities.
For more information on Ellen click
the Seeds of Creative Renewal since 1981. "