The Creativity Workshop in Dubai

December 3 - 5, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM each day

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    Dubai Package Includes Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

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    Program Overview

    • The Creativity Workshop in Dubai 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 Dubai meets for 3 days, 4 hours per day (from 9 AM to 1 PM). You will have the rest of the time to sightsee.
    • Class will take place in Dubai’s Marina district at Marina Byblos Hotel, just a 5-minute walk from Jumeirah Beach.


    Why Dubai?


    • This vibrant international city is a place of dynamic contrasts, where luxurious ultramodern malls, ancient marketplaces, pristine beaches, and vast deserts live side by side.
    • Opportunities for inspiration and discovery abound, whether you use your free time to visit traditional local handcrafters in nearby Sharjah, have a moonlight picnic in the desert, hunt
      for bargains in the local antiques and gold markets, or go skiing on the world’s tallest indoor ski slope.
    • The techniques we explore in this course will sharpen your appreciation of Dubai and its surroundings, and the sounds and sights of this fascinating city will surely feed your creative
      work in class. For those attendees who are from Dubai, our creativity exercises will help you look at the city and your surroundings in a whole new way.

    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.)


    Wednesday, December 2, 2015: Arrival. Free dayTime for you to settle in and relax.

    Thursday, December 3 : 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

    Dubai Package Includes Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

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    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.

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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


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