Where Is That Pesky Frog, Anyway?

Painting of a frog peeking out from behind a green leaf among pink flowers

Study_in_Pink_4In some nations with less technology but more civility, everyone in the community is both expected and able to express themselves creatively, whether in song, music, dance, theatre, crafts, sculpture, drawing or painting.

However, in the United States, we regularly hear “there isn’t a creative bone in my body”, or “I would love to be able to [draw, dance, play piano etc.], but I’m afraid to try” or “I love to […] but the minute I try, I freeze”

We all HAVE creative ability, but fear has driven it underground. Julia Cameron writes in The Artist’s Way, “Think of your talent as a young and skittish horse that you are bringing along. This horse is very talented but it is also young, nervous, and inexperienced. It will make mistakes, be frightened by obstacles it hasn’t seen before. It may even bolt, try to throw you off, feign lameness.”

Our very being is creative. If we don’t overcome our angst, we either have gotten, or are, or will get, sick. Literally, we become mentally and physically ill.

To help us all on a healthier path, I am offering a workshop called

Release Your Creative Persona

With Margot Fass

Release Your Creative Persona For any type of artist or wanna be artist – writer, musician, visual artist, dancer – anyone who feels stuck creatively. No experience necessary, just a lot of heart. Class size is limited to 12 students, minimum of 8. First come, first serve.

What: You will leave each weekly class happier and more confident as you overcome your artistic hang-ups, and set aside destructive memories that interfere with your ability to express yourself openly. Although I am an artist and a psychiatrist, this is NOT an art therapy class. Beware: there may be healing involved.

For each class, you are expected to 1) bring some project you are (thinking of) working on 2) participate in a group or individual project of your choosing (including just listening or watching) 3) discuss the readings and the applicability of the concepts in the readings to your artistic process 4) support and encourage one another 5) maintain confidentiality.

When: Monday Evenings 7 to 9:30 pm March 24 to May 26th (except April 14th)

Where: 1115 Main Street East, Hungerford Building, Suite 437-439.

Cost: first class FREE. $40/week or $300 for 9 weeks, money back GUARANTEED

Contact: mlfassmd@yahoo.com or 585 256-1105.

It is my intention to fully live and love before I leave. Is it yours?

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