The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron is both a book and a 13 week program to restore and sustain a creative life. It is a truly amazing guide and resource and is best utilized in a group to help encourage each other and bring forth our collective wisdom. Each time we gather, we will reflect on and share insights from that week's chapter and use creative writing exercises to expand our vision of what is possible. Whether you are a painter, writer, photographer, musician, actor, designer, entrepreneur or just generally looking for more creative empowerment, this will be a transformative experience.
All Hands Founder, Kendra Dosenbach, will be the group facilitator. Kendra began using the tools in The Artist’s Way ten years ago to help her complete a creative honors thesis at Harvard. In July 2018 Kendra attended an in-person workshop with Julia Cameron and connected even more deeply with the nature and purpose of the approach to creative living the course promotes. She does not think it was a coincidence that within a week of that workshop the opportunity to start All Hands in downtown Santa Cruz presented itself. Following The Artist’s Way tends to make synchronicity a daily phenomenon.
The group will meet for 13 consecutive weeks. To make the most out of this unique opportunity, please plan to attend all 13 weeks. If this just isn’t possible, you can miss up to two meetings. This commitment and consistency greatly serves the community building in the group.
- a copy of The Artist’s Way (hard copy, ebook, library book or The Artist’s Way Workbook are all okay)
- access to a computer with online video conferencing ability
- a notebook and something to write with
- the courage to be creative
- a humble posture of learning
Meeting Dates: (Saturdays 9-11am)
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27, Jul 4, 11, 18, 25
If none of the sliding scale options works for you, and you would still like to participate, please email Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can try to work something out!
Kendra is the Founder and Owner of All Hands Workshops, which was born out of her desire to build her own and others' creative capacity. Ever the renaissance soul, Kendra has an insatiable appetite for designing and creating beautiful objects and environments. She approaches making as meditation and believes it is powerful medicine for personal and collective well-being. She has lived in many parts of the country and the world and is grateful to now be growing her family and her business in Santa Cruz, California.