Brian's workshops last year were a huge success, so we're bringing it back!
The “Clear Creativity Workshop” offers new information and clarity about being in the Creative “Zone” and also how to stay in the “Zone”. It offers the basics of where creativity comes from and, for those who have spent a lifetime creating, it offers new ways of looking at this precious commodity of creation. New research on focus and the creative process will be shared. There will be an experiential session as well as a group discussion where participants will be able to offer their insights from their years of experience. This will be a valuable sharing of the creative process.
Guidelines for the Workshop: 2 hours
- Introduction, and Poem
- My story of Creativity with Pottery, writing and poetry
- Discussion of Creativity, creative tension, focus, declaration
- Experiential session, choosing an object in nature
- Group discussion/sharing of individual creative prompts
- Creativity commitment
- Closing, Haiku or poem
Brian Martens was a Pond Farm student in the 1970s. He is currently our first Artist-in-Residence at Pond Farm. Brian studied “The Four Fold Way” with Cross-cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien Ph.D for 7 years, received a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Sonoma State University (SSU) in 2009, and received an MA in Organization Development from SSU in 2011. His passion is writing and poetry.
Please arrive no later than 12:45 pm.
Participants will meet at the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods office/Volunteer Center which is located to the right beyond the picnic area in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. You will carpool up the hill to Pond Farm Pottery, which is located in Austin Creek State Recreation Area, about 1 mile away.
Reservations are required and non-refundable with less than 48 hours notice.