WORKSHOPS

THE MANY FACES OF CREATIVE BLOCK

Have you ever experienced creative block, suffered from procrastination, or had your creative muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to create? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your creativity and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.

  • An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes
  • An innovative modality for working with Creative Blocks
  • Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.  Kelly will lead these workshops as part of the certification requirements to become a facilitator as part of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA) through Women Writing for (a) Change

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS

Curriculum: Creative Writing, English/Langauge Arts, Music, Social & Cultural Connections
Renowned singer-songwriter Kelly Richey’s dyslexia was undiagnosed during her school years, which made reading very difficult and presented many challenges and obstacles, most notably when it came to self-esteem. Today, Kelly’s greatest pleasure is sharing her story with students, teaching and inspiring them to overcome their own obstacles through creative self-expression. Using interactive, timed creative writing exercises called “fast writes,” Kelly helps students express themselves in an emotionally safe environment. Kelly’s innovative workshops help students learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry. The workshops are interactive and fun and include a mini-concert where Kelly shows the students firsthand just what is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.

SESSION TOPICS:

The Inner Critic: Student will get to know their Inner Critic and discover life-changing ways to make your Inner Critic your best friend.
The Procrastinator: Students will gain an understanding of the importance of taking action in order to build healthy self-esteem.
The Muse: Students will learn the importance of having creative outlets in order to build healthy self-esteem.

Recommended Ages: Grades 6-12
Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $225 first session/$200 each additional
Max #Sessions per Day: 6

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Lesson Plans:
Lesson Plan #1 – The Inner Critic
Lesson Plan #2- The Procrastinator
Lesson Plan #3 – The Muse