Are you creative? What is creativity, anyway? Perhaps its more than making art. Perhaps its something fundamental to the universe, for we are all expressions of an evolutionary creative force. Through life, the universe comes to know itself. Therefore, through our creations we also explore who we are, expand our consciousness, and discover the inner landscape of our being. Every photograph, painting, poem, song, or garden tells this story. Our creations also exist in their own right and examining them helps us to understand why we choose particular subject matter and decide how to approach it. Like our dreams, they are symbols of our personal journey.
Investigate your inner landscape through creating art, working with dreams, participating in group and private discussions. Delve into the mystery of who and what you are through meditation, conversation and exploration.
This is not an instructional workshop in visual design or any specific artistic medium, although your presenters may use particular artistic media for illustration. There will be daily presentations by David, Freeman, or special guests, both group and one-on-one conversations, films, meditation, and free time. Although most daily schedules are very full, you will follow your own program. Everything is optional.
We encourage, but do not expect, each participant to create an art work – a poem, a story or essay, a song, a dance, a painting, a series of photographs, etc. – for presentation to the group on the last day of the workshop. We will be providing each person who registers with a short list of books you may want to read in advance.