The Creativity Workshop in Dubai

Program Overview

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

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 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.)


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.

More on Daily Schedule


“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


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