The Creativity Workshop in Singapore


Program Overview

The Creativity Workshop in Singapore is not scheduled this year.
Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

Each day The Creativity Workshop in Singapore will meet for 4 hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making, photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

  • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
  • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
  • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
  • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

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Daily Schedule

(Order and kinds of exercises and instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.)

Arrival. Free day

  • Time for you to settle in and relax.

First day of workshop

  • Introduction to the hows and whys of the Creativity Workshop.
  • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
  • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
  • Automatic Drawing exercise: Finding our hidden imagery.
  • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
  • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

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The Creativity Workshop in Iceland


Program Overview

The Creativity Workshop in Iceland is not scheduled this year.
Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

Each day The Creativity Workshop in Iceland will meet for 4 hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making, photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

  • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
  • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
  • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
  • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

More


Daily Schedule

(Order and kinds of exercises and instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.)

Iceland

Arrival. Free day

  • Time for you to settle in and relax.

First day of workshop

  • Introduction to the hows and whys of the
    Creativity Workshop.
  • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
  • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
  • Automatic Drawing exercise: Finding our hidden imagery.
  • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
  • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

More


The Creativity Workshop In Lisbon
March 20 – 24, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in Lisbon will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

Lisbon

Sintra Castle

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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Lisbon

The Alfama, Lisbon Oldest District

Why Lisbon?

Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Lisbon to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.

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Lisbon

Old Coffee and Tea Store

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at Hotel Eurostars Das Letras  from 9 AM to 12.30 PM each day. Book at this hotel at the special price of 119 Euros per night. Email us for special form.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $1,395
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after December 5: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After January 5: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“The Creativity Workshop is inspiration for the creative heart, mind and soul. It gives you tools that will creatively guide you wherever your road takes you”

Nathalie Habib, General Manager, Blink Studios, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“I’ve worked in a creative field (photography), for over 30 years and I’ve had a bit of the Mindfulness training, but I still came away with so much inspiration and new ideas from the Creativity Workshop. Even now it still seems fresh. Thank you for your guidance through the glorious maze of the creative process.”

Mike Edwards, Photographer, American Greetings Cards. Cleveland, OH

The Creativity Workshop In Florence
March 10 – 14, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in florence will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

florence

Il Duomo

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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florence

Tuscan Villa

Why Florence?

Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Florence to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.

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florence

Florence Workshop Participant

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at Hotel Montebello Splendid from 9 AM to 12.30 PM each day. Book this hotel using code: “creativity” for a 15% discount.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $1,395
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after December 5: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After January 5: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“This was a tremendous experience. I wanted to take my writing in a new direction, and with the help of the insights and tools I got at the Workshop, I feel that I can now do this. Thanks to Shelley and Alejandro, two wonderful and inspired teachers, I will look back on my experience in Florence as the beginning of my creative renaissance”

Chuck Mills, Writer, Timetravel21, Alexandria, VA

“The Florence Creativity Workshop taught me the value of sharing my ideas and work with others. The observation exercises had me noticing all sorts of new things. In the past my rolls of film might have been filled with the typical pictures of the Duomo. The Workshop changed all that. Now I’ve captured on film, or in writing, or simply in my memory, images of the delicate turn of a leaf, the petals of a hydrangea on a terra cotta terrace, the contrast of a freshly fallen lemon on a bed of grass”

Heidi Lang, Teacher of Gifted Students. Falls Church City Public Schools, Falls Church, VA

The Creativity Workshop In Singapore
November 16 – 18 , 2017

The Creativity Workshop in Singapore will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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Singapore

Arab Street Singapore

Why Singapore?

Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Singapore to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.

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Singapore

Chinese Temple Detail

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at Singapore Management University from 9 AM to 1 PM each day.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $995

ENROLL

“A wonderful way to develop your creativity with like-minded people. The atmosphere is relaxed and respectful. You can join in to your hearts content, participate reflectively, or just sit back and listen”

Nicki Hambleton, Artist and Art Teacher, United World College SEA, Singapore

“Shelley and Alejandro take you on an adventure that ignites your creative spirit and opens you to greater choices in your life! We were encouraged to see, smell, taste, and feel Dublin as a creative task. A journey of co-creation with strangers who became friends. A journey that makes you see life in a whole new way.”

Rita Haque, Branding and Marketing, Haq Centre, Singapore, Singapore

The Creativity Workshop In Prague
July 10 – 14 , 2018

The Creativity Workshop in Prague will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

Prague

Charles Bridge in the Morning

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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Prague

Why Prague?

Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Prague to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.

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Prague

Prague Castle

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at Hotel Paris from 9 AM to 12.30 PM each day. Participants staying at this hotel will get a special discount. Contact us for a discount form.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $1,395
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after February 15: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After April 1: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“I attended your workshop in Prague in 2012. It was both inspiring and motivating. As a result of that workshop I ended up opening a Creativity Shop to encourage and enable creative expression. I have found retail to provide an exceptional way to initiate dialogue about the topic of creativity.”

Ken Mitchell, owner of the Aviary, a store devoted to creativity. Previously, product development and marketing exec for the toy industry, Seattle, WA

“Prague–what a beautiful and historic city to explore creativity! The facilities were gorgeous. Shelley and Alejandro guided our creative exploration so that it was non-threatening for even the most inartistically inclined. It’s given me excellent ideas I’ll be using in my classroom as well as applying in my daily life.”

Anna Morrison, Business Education Teacher, Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI

The Creativity Workshop In Barcelona
June 30 – July 4, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

barcelona

Roof at Gaudi’s La Pedrera

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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barcelona

Barcelona Beach

Why Barcelona?

Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Barcelona to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.

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barcelona

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at Hotel Grand Derby Suite from 9 AM to 12.30 PM each day. There will be a discount for workshop participants staying at this hotel. Contact us for a discount code.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $1,395
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after February 15: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After April 1: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“I had a wonderful experience at the Creativity Workshop in Crete. This was my second time experiencing the Workshop. What made this time different for me was that by attending the Workshop outside of the United States, I was more receptive. This Workshop gave me the tools, concepts, and challenges to express my creativity. It also made me more aware of my creativity and its potential. I continue to nurture it with the tools, processes, and methods the Workshop provided!”

Terrance Leers, Program Manager for Applied Learning University, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

“A perfect blend of relaxation and stimulation. The assignments fostered discovery and creativity, yet left us plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of Crete. I came away from the workshop with an array of techniques that I can call upon to encourage my creativity.”

Patricia Lancaster, Ph.D. Dean Emerita of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor Emerita of French, Rollins College, FL

The Creativity Workshop in New York
June 1 – 4, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

New York

West Village Subway Station

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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New York

World Trade Center in the Background

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

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New York

Central Park Reservoir

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at 249 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, located in Midtown Manhattan from 10 AM to 1 PM each day.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $895
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
After March 8, 2018: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“Happy to report that I am working hard and productively, and I do credit The Creativity Workshop with helping me turn a corner, so infinite thanks again.”

Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks, New York, NY

“The Creativity Workshop changed me forever and moved me forward in managing my companies. The Creativity Workshop is far above all the other creative seminars I’ve taken in its inspiration, positive spirit, and techniques for nurturing creativity. This workshop is important for anyone who wants to develop their creativity in their personal or business life.”

Barbara Roberts, CEO (ret), Acoustiguides and FPG. Advisor to The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center of the Columbia Business School, New York City

The Creativity Workshop in New York
April 27 – 30, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

New York

Central Park Reservoir

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

More


New York

George Washington Bridge

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

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New York

Guggenheim Museum

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at 249 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, located in Midtown Manhattan from 10 AM to 1 PM each day.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $895
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
After February 20, 2018: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“Feeling somewhat anxious about traveling to the “Big Apple” alone, I refused to allow fear to deter me from an opportunity to tap into my imagination and creativity while connecting with a very diverse group of individuals. Being able to explore my mind and observe the unfamiliar surroundings of New York peaked my enthusiasm to see EVERYthing around me differently! I so enjoyed the experience and networking that I hope to partake in another of these “mind-opening” workshops!”

April Gamble, M.Ed-Literacy, 5th Grade Teacher, Ashley IB Elementary Magnet School, Winston-Salem, NC

“I got so much encouragement to keep writing my own stuff and such a warm and supportive response from participants as well as from the leaders, especially Shelley. And I enjoyed working on the many exercises and projects alone and with others.”

Rodman Neumann, Managing Editor, Sterling Publishing, Inc. New York, New York, NY

The Creativity Workshop in New York
February 23 – 26, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

New York

West Village Subway Station

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

More


New York

John Lennon’s Memorial at Central Park

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

More


New York

World Trade Center in the Background

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at 249 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, located in Midtown Manhattan from 10 AM to 1 PM each day.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $895
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
After December 23, 2017: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“The Creativity Workshop is a thrilling and magical experience. Shelley and Alejandro are outstanding facilitators. The exercises were exhilarating and opened my eyes to the world around me. I feel very alive from it. I am sure I will take this workshop again.”

Jodie Berlin Morrow, PHD, Empowerment Coach for Cranio-Facial Conditions, New York, NY

“Your Workshop provides an environment that nurtures and supports the creative process in safety and joyfulness. I found power in the “doing” and a safe place to be in an atmosphere of deep respect and creative energy with affection and warmth that circulated in the air.”

Lee Anne Fahey, Award Winning Actress, New York, NY

The Creativity Workshop in Crete
June 20 – 24, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in Crete will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

Crete

Knossos

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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Crete

Workshop Participant at Chania’s Old Port

Why Crete?

Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Crete to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.

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Crete

Chania Beach

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at Hotel Samaria from 9 AM to 12.30 PM each day. There will be a discount for workshop participants staying at this hotel. Contact us for a discount code.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $1,395
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after February 15: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After April 1: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“I had a wonderful experience at the Creativity Workshop in Crete. This was my second time experiencing the Workshop. What made this time different for me was that by attending the Workshop outside of the United States, I was more receptive. This Workshop gave me the tools, concepts, and challenges to express my creativity. It also made me more aware of my creativity and its potential. I continue to nurture it with the tools, processes, and methods the Workshop provided!”

Terrance Leers, Program Manager for Applied Learning University, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

“A perfect blend of relaxation and stimulation. The assignments fostered discovery and creativity, yet left us plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of Crete. I came away from the workshop with an array of techniques that I can call upon to encourage my creativity.”

Patricia Lancaster, Ph.D. Dean Emerita of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor Emerita of French, Rollins College, FL

The Creativity Workshop in New York
October 20 – 23, 2017

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

ENROLL

New York

Museum of Modern Art

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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New York

Pianist playing in Central Park

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

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New York

Grand Central Station

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at 249 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, located in Midtown Manhattan from 10 AM to 1 PM each day.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $1,395
To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after February 15: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After April 1: full payment is required.

ENROLL

“If you are stuck in your job, or your routines, or your imagination … sign up for The Creativity Workshop. It is fun, inspiring, enlightening, and makes you feel damned good! (and Shelley and Alejandro are some of the best teachers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with). Combine a vacation with a creative adventure. This is not to be missed!”

Penny Peters, Communication and Marketing Strategist, New York, NY

“Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel were keynote speakers at the 2012 Global Spa and Wellness Summit in Aspen – offering aspects of their workshop to delegates who want to flip on their creativity switch. Personally, I feel as though this session is closest to the heart of our “Innovation through Imagination” theme.”

Susie Ellis, President, SpaFinder Wellness Inc., and Board Member Global Spa and Wellness Summit, New York, NY

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The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization to accomplish this.

New York

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

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New York

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

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New York

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

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Location

The workshop will take place at 249 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, located in Midtown Manhattan from 10AM to 1 PM each day.
Journeyhop provides affordable hotel accommodation solutions for our workshop participants

The Creativity Workshop in New York
August 11 – 14, 2017

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

New York

Flatiron Building

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

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New York

Musician Below Central Park Bridge

Why New York City?

Famous for its museums, cultural life, shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your batteries and find inspiration.

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New York

Columbus Circle Station Sign

Daily Schedule

Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative. Here is a day by day schedule:

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Location

The workshop will take place at 249 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, located in Midtown Manhattan from 10 AM to 1 PM each day.

Stay22 offers affordable hotels, apartments and BnB accommodations for our workshop participants.


Enrollment

Tuition: $895

ENROLL

“Happy to report that I am working hard and productively, and I do credit The Creativity Workshop with helping me turn a corner, so infinite thanks again.”

Ashton Applewhite, author of Cutting Loose and, (as Blanche White), the Truly Tasteless Jokes series, New York, NY

“The Creativity Workshop changed me forever and moved me forward in managing my companies. The Creativity Workshop is far above all the other creative seminars I’ve taken in its inspiration, positive spirit, and techniques for nurturing creativity. This workshop is important for anyone who wants to develop their creativity in their personal or business life.”

Barbara Roberts, CEO (ret), Acoustiguides and FPG. Advisor to The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center of the Columbia Business School, New York City

The Creativity Workshop in Dubai


Contact Us for Enrollment Information

Program Overview

Each day The Creativity Workshop in Dubai will meet for approximately 3½ hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making,
photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

  • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
  • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
  • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
  • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

More


Daily Schedule

(Order and kinds of exercises and instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.)

Dubai

Arrival. Free dayTime for you to settle in and relax.

First day of workshop.

  • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
  • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
  • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
  • Automatic Drawing: Finding our hidden imagery in abstract images.
  • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    The Interview: An exercise in listening, transposing, and transforming.
  • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.
    • The importance of play in creative work.
    • Valuing creative process over product.

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“I only wish that people could experience what you have to offer. You gave me a feeling a freedom that I NEVER felt before. Shelley and Alejandro have a great gift to share with others. They give of themselves in a way that is incredibly beautiful. Thank you for touching my soul, for helping me soar!”

Dianne Stuckey, Teacher, American School of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

The Creativity Workshop in Iceland

In this magnificent island nation of ancient volcanos, nature is poetry. Your imagination will soar. Your creativity will find fertile soil to express itself.

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Iceland


Program Overview

The Creativity Workshop in Iceland will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity training we provide uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.
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Iceland

Iceland Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

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Iceland

Program Details

The Creativity Workshop in Iceland meets for 5 days, 3 1/2 hours per day (from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM).
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Iceland

Why Iceland?

We will be holding the workshop in the capital, Reykjavik, a small, walkable city full of culture, music, theatre, history, and excellent cuisine. You can take many day trips after class, especially because it won’t get dark until after 11:00pm!
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Iceland

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

  • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
  • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
  • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
  • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

More


Iceland

Daily Schedule

Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.
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Iceland Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

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“A new self-awareness came to light for me during the Prague Workshop, a realization that the creative and personal issues of my life were not there byaccident, that they were in fact central to my growth. I reached this awareness due to the Workshop’s special exercises focused on Prague. What was remote became intimate, and your view of yourself and your perception of the past, present and future is amplified.”

Stephen Bracco, Freelance Writer, Brooklyn, NY

 

The Creativity Workshop in Dublin

We are all born creative, curious and imaginative but these qualities can fade as we grow up. This workshop will help you get your creativity back.


What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

  • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
  • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
  • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
  • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

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“A new self-awareness came to light for me during the Prague Workshop, a realization that the creative and personal issues of my life were not there byaccident, that they were in fact central to my growth. I reached this awareness due to the Workshop’s special exercises focused on Prague. What was remote became intimate, and your view of yourself and your perception of the past, present and future is amplified.”

Stephen Bracco, Freelance Writer, Brooklyn, NY


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Early registration: $100 off if you register by December 15, 2015.

Program Overview

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The Creativity Workshop in Provence will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity training we provide uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.

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Program Details

  • The Creativity Workshop in Provence meets for 5 days, 3 1/2 hours per day (from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM). You will have the rest of the time to explore Arles and the vicinity made famous by the painters Van Gogh and Gauguin.
  • Class will be held at Hotel Jules Cesar.



Provence

Why Provence?

  • Traveling outside one’s own culture is known to be one of the best ways to stimulate creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Provence to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its one-of-a-kind inspirational offerings.

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What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

  • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.

More


Daily Schedule

Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

Saturday, March 5, 2016: Arrival. Free day

  • Time for you to settle in and relax.

Sunday, March 6: First day of workshop

  • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
  • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.

More


Provence Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

See packages and pricing


Special Offers

Save on packages for The Creativity Workshop with our Special Offers.

Offers are not combinable.


    • $400 off for participants taking the workshop for the third or more times. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York, Dubai and Singapore.)
    • $300 off for participants taking the workshop for the second time. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York, Dubai and Singapore.)
    • $100 off for participants taking the workshop for the second or more times in New York, Singapore and Dubai.



  • Register Now

    By registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions.


    “The Florence Creativity Workshop taught me the value of sharing my ideas and work with others. The observation exercises had me noticing all sorts of new things. In the past my rolls of film might have been filled with the typical pictures of the Duomo. The Workshop changed all that. Now I’ve captured on film, or in writing, or simply in my memory, images of the delicate turn of a leaf, the petals of a hydrangea on a terra cotta terrace, the contrast of a freshly fallen lemon on a bed of grass.”

    Heidi Lang, Teacher of Gifted Students. Falls Church City Public Schools, Falls Church, VA


    The Creativity Workshop in New York

    Register Now


    New York

    Program Overview

    • The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity classes we provide use the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.
    • Participants come from many different countries and professional fields, including business, education, psychology, the sciences, and the arts.
    • Many people who have taken the Workshop say that our creativity classes were a transformative experience, helping them to write their books, start new companies,
      complete long overdue projects, transition to rewarding retirements, and change the way they look at life.

     


    Program Details

    • All our New York workshops will take place at One Columbus Place, New York, NY 10019, located in Manhattan’s (Midtown West) from 10 AM to 1 PM.

     


    Why New York City?

    New York

    • Famous for its museums, cultural life,shopping, and restaurants, New York City is a great place to recharge your battery and find inspiration.
    • Whether you want to visit art galleries, go to a dance performance, see a Broadway show, browse through one-of-a-kind shops, explore different neighborhoods, or simply people-watch and soak in the city’s unique energy, New York has something for everyone.
    • While the techniques we explore in our creativity classes will sharpen your appreciation of New York, the sounds and sights of this exhilarating city will fuel your creative work in class.

     


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential creativity course of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More on What You Will Learn


    Daily Schedule

    (Order and kinds of exercises and instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.)

    New York

    4-day Workshop Schedule

    Day 1:

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing: Finding our hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More on Daily Schedule

    New York

    3-day Workshop Schedule

    Day 1:

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing: Finding our hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More on Daily Schedule


    TUITION: $895

    To reserve your place for our New York workshops in December 2015 and February, April, June and August 2016 we require a non-refundable $50 deposit. Full payment is required 90 days before the workshop begins.

    To reserve your place for our New York workshop in October 2015, full payment is required.


    Hotel Suggestions in New York

    We do not offer hotel packages for our New York City workshops.

    One Columbus Place

    Hotels within a 10-minute walk from our One Columbus Place location

    Airbnb.com: accommodations near our One Columbus Place location

    Low Budget Hotels

    Low budget hotels in New York, not within a 10-minute walk from where our workshops are held.

     


    Register NowBy registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions.


    “Happy to report that I am working
    hard and productively, and I do credit The Creativity Workshop
    with helping me turn a corner, so infinite thanks again.”

    Ashton Applewhite, author of Cutting
    Loose and, (as Blanche White), the Truly Tasteless Jokes series.
    New York, NY

     

    “The Creativity Workshop changed me
    forever and moved me forward in managing my companies. The Creativity
    Workshop is far above all the other creative seminars I’ve taken
    in its inspiration, positive spirit, and techniques for nurturing
    creativity. This workshop is important for anyone who wants to
    develop their creativity in their personal or business life.”

    Barbara Roberts, CEO (ret), Acoustiguides
    and FPG. Advisor to The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center of
    the Columbia Business School, New York City

     

    “Attending The Creativity Workshop in New York was a blessing. It changed my focus in writing. I was so concerned about the technique that I forgot about the roots of creative practice. I’m thankful of the way Shelley and Alejandro reminded me about the triggers and the tools to set free my creative process, as well to keep focus on the process itself and not just look to the final product. The workshop was so dynamic that the three and a half hours of class time went by like three and a half minutes. I came back home full of energy, ideas and the desire to write from another angle now.”

    Lissette Sutton, Author, Mexico City, Mexico

     

    The Creativity Workshop in Granada

    Early registration: $150 off if you register by January 15, 2016.


    Crete Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

    See packages and pricing



    Reserve your space now with $50
    3 STAR HOTEL AND TUITION PACKAGE: $1,930HOTEL PORTO DEL COLOMBO
    Arrival: June 25 – Departure: July 1, 2016

    This package includes: Tuition for The Creativity Workshop in Crete

    6 Nights at Hotel Porto del Colomboin a Single Room with Private Bath

    Air Conditioning

    BreakfastRegister Now



    Reserve your space now with $50
    4 STAR HOTEL AND TUITION PACKAGE: $2,155HOTEL SAMARIA
    Arrival: June 25 – Departure: July 1, 2016
    The Creativity Workshop will take place at Hotel Samaria.

    This package includes:Tuition for The Creativity Workshop in Crete

    6 Nights at Hotel Samariain a Single Room with Private Bath

    Air Conditioning

    BreakfastRegister Now


    TUITION ONLY OPTION

    You can register for The Creativity Workshop and make your own housing arrangements.
    Contact us for pricing and details.

    The Creativity Workshop will take place at Hotel Samaria.
    Click Here for a map of the area and nearby hotels.


    To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.To secure your place after February 15: you need to pay a deposit of $450.After April 1: full payment is required.Register Now

    By registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions.


    Crete

    Program Overview

    • The Creativity Workshop in Crete will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity training we provide uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.
    • Participants come from many different countries and professional fields, including business, education, psychology, the sciences,
      and the arts.
    • Many people who have taken the Workshop say that it was a transformative experience, helping them to write their books,start new companies, complete long overdue projects, transition to rewarding retirements, and change the way they look at life.

     


    Program Details

    • The Creativity Workshop in Crete meets for 5 days, 3 1/2 hours per day (from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM). You will have the rest of your time free to swim in clear waters, sit in sunny cafes, and go sightseeing on this magnificent island.
    • Class will be held at the Hotel Samaria, near the cafe-lined harbor of old Chania—Crete’s
      most picturesque town.

     


    Why Crete?

    Crete

    • Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Crete to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.
    • Many of the buildings in Chania (the city on Crete in which the Workshop will be held) date from the fourteenth to the nineteenth
      centuries, when the island was under Venetian and Ottoman rule.
    • The creativity of Chania’s traditional artisans remains alive and well; specialties include handmade rugs, leather goods, and gold and silver jewelry.
    • The Minoan Palace of Knossos, mythical home of matriarchal culture and the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, is only 2 hours away.
    • The techniques we explore in class will deepen your appreciation of Crete, and the sounds and sights of this ancient and magical island will, in turn, feed your creative work in class.

     


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure..

    More on Daily Schedule


    Daily Schedule

    Crete
    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.
    Saturday, June 25, 2016: Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    Sunday, June 26: First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More on Daily Schedule


    Crete Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

    See packages and pricing

    This package includes: Tuition for The Creativity Workshop in Crete

    6 Nights at Hotel Porto del Colomboin a Single Room with Private Bath

    Air Conditioning

    BreakfastRegister Now



    Reserve your space now with $50
    4 STAR HOTEL AND TUITION PACKAGE: $2,155HOTEL SAMARIA
    Arrival: June 25 – Departure: July 1, 2016
    The Creativity Workshop will take place at Hotel Samaria.

    This package includes:Tuition for The Creativity Workshop in Crete

    6 Nights at Hotel Samariain a Single Room with Private Bath

    Air Conditioning

    BreakfastRegister Now


    TUITION ONLY OPTION

    You can register for The Creativity Workshop and make your own housing arrangements.
    Contact us for pricing and details.

    The Creativity Workshop will take place at Hotel Samaria.
    Click Here for a map of the area and nearby hotels.


    To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.To secure your place after February 15: you need to pay a deposit of $450.After April 1: full payment is required.Register Now

    By registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions.


    Special Offers

    Save on packages for The Creativity Workshop with our Special Offers.

    The following offers do not apply to our Workshops in New York and Singapore. Offers are not combinable.

    By registering you agree with our Terms and Conditions.


    “A perfect blend of relaxation and stimulation. The assignments fostered discovery and creativity, yet left us plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of Crete. I came away from the workshop with an array of techniques that I can call upon to encourage my creativity.”
    Patricia Lancaster, Ph.D. Dean Emerita of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor Emerita of French, Rollins College, FL

    The Creativity Workshop in Dublin


    Program Overview

    The Creativity Workshop in Dublin is not scheduled this year.
    Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

    Each day The Creativity Workshop in Dublin will meet for approximately 3½ hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making,
    photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    Daily Schedule

    Dublin

    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds
    of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

    Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    The Creativity Workshop in Crete

    We are all born creative, curious and imaginative but these qualities can fade as we grow up. This workshop will help you get your creativity back.

    Register Now
    Early registration: $100 off if you register by January 15, 2018.

    Crete


    Crete Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

    See packages and pricing


    Crete

    Program Overview

    • The Creativity Workshop in Crete will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity training we provide uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.
    • Participants come from many different countries and professional fields, including business, education, psychology, the sciences,
      and the arts.
    • Many people who have taken the Workshop say that it was a transformative experience, helping them to write their books,start new companies, complete long overdue projects, transition to rewarding retirements, and change the way they look at life.



    Program Details

    • The Creativity Workshop in Crete meets for 5 days, 3 1/2 hours per day (from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM). You will have the rest of your time free to swim in clear waters, sit in sunny cafes, and go sightseeing on this magnificent island.
    • Class will be held at the Hotel Samaria, near the cafe-lined harbor of old Chania—Crete’s most picturesque town.



    Why Crete?

    Crete

    • Traveling outside one’s own culture is known tobe one of the greatest ways to awaken creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Crete to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its exquisite beauty and one-of-a-kind inspirational qualities.
    • Many of the buildings in Chania (the city on Crete in which the Workshop will be held) date from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries, when the island was under Venetian and Ottoman rule.
    • The creativity of Chania’s traditional artisans remains alive and well; specialties include handmade rugs, leather goods, and gold and silver jewelry.
    • The Minoan Palace of Knossos, mythical home of matriarchal culture and the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, is only 2 hours away.
    • The techniques we explore in class will deepen your appreciation of Crete, and the sounds and sights of this ancient and magical island will, in turn, feed your creative work in class.



    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More on Daily Schedule


    Daily Schedule

    Crete
    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    Wednesday, June 20: First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More on Daily Schedule


    Crete Packages Include Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

    See packages and pricing


    Special Offers

    Save on packages for The Creativity Workshop with our Special Offers.

    Offers are not combinable.


    • $400 off for participants taking the workshop for the third or more times. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York, Dubai and Singapore.)
    • $300 off for participants taking the workshop for the second time. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York, Dubai and Singapore.)
    • $100 off for participants taking the workshop for the second or more times in New York, Singapore and Dubai.


  • Register Now

    By enrolling you agree with our Terms and Conditions.


    “A perfect blend of relaxation and stimulation. The assignments fostered discovery and creativity, yet left us plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of Crete. I came away from the workshop with an array of techniques that I can call upon to encourage my creativity.”

    Patricia Lancaster, Ph.D. Dean Emerita of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor Emerita of French, Rollins College, FL



    The Creativity Workshop in Sydney


    Program Overview

    The Creativity Workshop in Sydney is not scheduled this year.
    Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

    Each day The Creativity Workshop in Sydney will meet for 4 hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making, photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More


     

    Daily Schedule

    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds
    of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

    Sydney

    Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    First day of workshop:

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing excercise: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More


     

    The Creativity Workshop in Provence


    Program Overview

    The Creativity Workshop in Provence is not scheduled this year.
    Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

    Each day The Creativity Workshop in Provence will meet for approximately 3½ hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making, photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More


    Daily Schedule

    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

    Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.

    More

     

    The Creativity Workshop in Paris


    Program Overview

    The Creativity Workshop in Paris is not scheduled this year.
    Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

    Each day The Creativity Workshop in Paris will meet for approximately 3½ hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making,
    photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More


     

    Daily Schedule

    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

    Paris

    Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing excercise: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More


     

    The Creativity Workshop at Omega

    Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY

    Register Now


    Program Overview

    • The Creativity Workshop at Omega Institute will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life; the creativity training we provide uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization.
    • Participants come from many different countries and professional fields, including business, education, psychology, the sciences, and the arts.
    • Many people who have taken the Workshop say that it was a transformative experience, helping them to write their books, start new companies, complete long overdue projects, transition to rewarding retirements, and change the way they look at life.



    Program Details



    Why Omega?

    Singapore

    • Founded in 1977 by Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, and Elizabeth Lesser, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies was inspired by scholar and Eastern meditation teacher, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. Together, they envisioned a dynamic “university of life” designed to foster personal growth and social change.

      In 1981, Omega expanded from rented facilities in New York and Vermont to their current Rhinebeck home with 200 acres and more than 100 buildings, including the Sanctuary, the Ram Dass Library, and the new Omega Center for Sustainable Living.

      Today, Omega is the nation’s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth, welcoming more than 23,000 people to our workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck and at exceptional locations around the world.

      A nonprofit organization, Omega has consistently been at the forefront of human development. From nurturing early dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; to designing programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; to laying the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles, Omega continues to be a place where people from all walks of life come for inspiration, restoration, and new ideas.


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More on What You Will Learn


    Daily Schedule

    (Order and kinds of exercises and instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.)

    Singapore
    Day 1: Friday, September 18
    8 PM to 10 PM

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The
      Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing: Finding our hidden imagery in abstract images.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • The Interview: An exercise in listening, transposing, and transforming.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.
      • The importance of play in creative work.
      • Valuing creative process over product.

    More on Daily Schedule


    TUITION $750

    Register Now

    The Creativity Workshop in Oaxaca


    Program Overview

    The Creativity Workshop in Oaxaca is not scheduled this year.
    Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

    Each day The Creativity Workshop in Oaxaca will meet for approximately 3½ hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making, photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

    More

    • Work with many different mediums to develop your creativity in your chosen medium more deeply.
    • Use your memories to trigger your imagination.
    • Engage your curiosity every day and make it work for you.
    • Establish a 15 minute a day creativity practice to accomplish your goals after the Workshop ends.

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    Daily Schedule

    Here is a sampling of just some of the exercises and techniques we will be working with in class. Participants tell us the time in workshop seems to fly by. The order and kinds of exercises and the instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.

    Oaxaca

    Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of The Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing excercise: Finding your hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

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    The Creativity Workshop in New Delhi


    Program Overview

    The Creativity Workshop in New Delhi is not scheduled this year.
    Please see our Calendar for our current schedule.

    Each day The Creativity Workshop in New Delhi will meet for 4 hours. We will explore ways to expand our creativity through a series of exercises including guided visualizations, creative writing, memoir, oral storytelling, automatic writing, map making, photography, collage, and free-form drawing. Many of the exercises are focused on the helping you see and absorb this remarkable city.


     

    What Will You Learn?

    The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors’ talks focus on helping you:

    • Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking.
    • Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product.
    • Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you.
    • Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure.

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    Daily Schedule

    (Order and kinds of exercises and instructors’ talks may vary. Some exercises are done individually while others are collaborative.)

    New Delhi

    Arrival. Free day

    • Time for you to settle in and relax.

    First day of workshop

    • Introduction to the hows and whys of the
      Creativity Workshop.
    • Relaxation: Exercises in relaxation techniques to help your imagination flow.
    • Guided Visualization: Calling forth the vocabulary of your imagination using the myth of the hero’s journey as a framework.
    • Automatic Drawing exercise: Finding our hidden imagery.
    • Show and Tell: Retrieving and sharing childhood memories to spark new ideas. This exercise will sharpen your storytelling skills.
    • Instructors’ talk: How some famous writers, scientists, and artists found their inspiration, and how you can use some of their methods to find yours.

    More