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March 18 - 24, 2015 9 AM to 12:30 PM each day

The Creativity Workshop in Prague

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Program Overview

  • The Creativity Workshop in Prague 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 Prague 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 take in this breathtaking city, famous for its blocks of original Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings.
  • Class will be held at Hotel Paris, a beautiful Art Nouveau building in Prague’s historical center, in a section primarily open to pedestrians only. From here, you will be within easy walking distance of Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.


Why Prague?

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  • Traveling outside one's own culture is known to
    be one of the greatest ways to stimulate creativity and achieve self-discovery. We have chosen Prague to be one of our worldwide locations on account of its unique inspirational qualities.
  • Home to Kafka and Mozart, Prague is a charming city of grand pastel-colored buildings, world-class music, enchanting puppet theatres, and verdant parks. This small city invites you to wander its winding cobblestone streets and stop in at one of its sumptuous old cafes for a luscious dessert or Bohemian beer.
  • While your surroundings and experiences in Prague will help to awaken your imagination, the techniques we explore in class will sharpen your appreciation of Prague.

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
  • 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.


Daily Schedule

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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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015: Arrival. Free day

  • Time for you to settle in and relax.

Thursday, March 19: 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


Friday, March 20: Prague

  • Relaxation.
  • Guided Visualization: Mapmaking as a way to find, chart, and communicate your creative process and projects.
  • Automatic Writing: How automatic writing (also known as “free writing”) can help you create in new and surprising ways. How you can use automatic writing to outrun your inner judge, get over creative blocks, and discover new ways of developing and editing written work. How alternating between writing and drawing can help you develop creative flexibility and mental dexterity.
  • The Interview: Listening to and experiencing a life outside your own. How listening is as important as doing in creative work.


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Saturday, March 21:

  • Guided visualization: Letter writing as a way to express voice, character, and audience.
  • Miniature Theatre: Storytelling with found objects.
  • Automatic Writing: Writing in Groups. How writing and/or drawing with others can stimulate your imagination and expand your point of view.

  • Instructors' talks may include:
    • The importance of play in creative work
    • Valuing creative process over product
    • How to do ongoing creative work in short modules of time
    • How to use luck and coincidence to jump-start creative projects


Sunday, March 22:

  • Guided Visualization: The Myth of the Other.
    Imagining yourself living a parallel life. What would you do that you aren't doing now?
  • Trips to the Past: Using a foreign environment to invoke memory and inspire transformation.
  • The Close-Up: Using photography and drawing to focus on details and change the way we see.
  • Instructors' talks may include:
    • Following your innate creativity and listening to its intuition
    • How to rekindle fearless imagination
    • The Power of the Magic phrase: “What If”


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Monday, March 23:

  • Guided Visualization: The Legend of the Hand.
  • Automatic Writing and Drawing continues with a new twist.
  • Cafe exercise: Writing, drawing, photographing about people you find in local cafes.
  • The Illuminated Manuscript: A collaborative exercise in combining mediums and perspectives.
  • Instructors' talk may include:
    • The Gift of the Amateur
    • Creativity is a Muscle: Use it or Lose it
    • Making your home and work environments inspiring
    • How to stay creative after The Creativity Workshop ends


Tuesday, March 24: Departure


Prague Package Includes Tuition, Hotel, Breakfast

  • Spouses/companions who would like to travel with their partners but do not want to attend the workshop may share a room for an additional fee.
  • Vacancies are limited and hotel rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. We encourage early registration in order to obtain the level of accommodations you seek.

Options


Reserve your space now with $50

5 STAR HOTEL AND TUITION PACKAGE: $2,775
HOTEL PARIS
Arrival: March 18 - Departure: March 24, 2015
The Creativity Workshop will take place at Hotel Paris.

This package includes:

Tuition for The Creativity Workshop in Prague

6 Nights at Hotel Paris
in a Single Room with Private Bath

Air Conditioning

Breakfast



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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 Paris.

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To reserve your place: we require a non-refundable $50 deposit.
To secure your place after December 20: you need to pay a deposit of $450.
After January 20: full payment is required.

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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.



  • $700 off for participants taking the workshop for the third or more times. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York and Singapore.)

  • $500 off for participants taking the workshop for the second time. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York and Singapore.)

  • $150 off each participant for groups of 4 people or more registering together. For larger groups Contact us for pricing. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York and Singapore.)

  • $100 off your registration if you bring a friend to other than New York or Singapore. (The $100 off will be credited to you after your friend pays for the full tuition.)

  • $100 off each participant for groups of 3 people registering together. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York and Singapore.)

  • $50 off each participant for groups of 2 people registering together. (Offer does not apply to Workshops in New York and Singapore.)

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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 by accident, 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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“The Workshop was a wonderful celebration of our individual possibilities. Everyone jumped in wholeheartedly and supported each other's undertakings. One of the biggest surprises was the effect of drawing on my work and life. I'm one of those non- drawing people, but as I sketched, it helped me to see more and more. I can't wait to take the Workshop again. It is food for life.”

Stephanie Satie, Actress and Playwright, Los Angeles
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