Carmel's oldest hotel
Carmel, California 93923

The Creativity Workshop will take place in the historic village of Carmel-by-the Sea. This jewel-like town on the Californian Central Coast is home to beautiful sandy beaches, quaint cottages, lovely restaurants, and fine art galleries. There is frequent bus service to the city of Monterey (8 miles distant) which has one of the best aquariums in the US as well as some fine 18th and 19th century architecture. You can also rent a car or take a bus tour to many nearby locations, such as the towering cliffs and crashing waves of Big Sur. The Workshop will take place at Il Fornaio in the Pine Inn, Carmel's oldest hotel.

Each day the Creativity Workshop in Carmel-by-the-Sea will meet for 3 hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualization technique, automatic drawing and writing, map making, memoir, and storytelling. Throughout the workshop, the exercises and talks by the instructors will focus on ways to:

Believe in your creativity
Stimulate your perceptive abilities
Find inspiration in the world around you
Discover and use images from the unconscious
Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure
Engage your curiosity
Recognize and use your creative instincts
Give yourself the time, permission, and nourishment to do creative work
Develop a daily practice to accomplish these goals
Work collaboratively
Use your memories to engage the imagination

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Added by Creativity on September 2, 2009