Creative Mindfulness is a master class workshop, facilitated by photographer Lucy Goodhart, who taught our Mindfulness and Photography workshop. It explores concepts such as Stillness, Intuition and Wonder as a way of accessing our creative potential.
You will be encouraged to commit to a regular practice of exploration throughout the 10-week course (6 classes total) that will bring understanding, form and structure to the elusive nature of the creative process. Depending on the level of commitment, the exercises offer the potential to shape and deepen your creative practice.
Previously structured around photography and mindfulness, this course is now open to creatives from all disciplines (photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, etc.) and is particularly beneficial for those wanting to improve creative thinking and nurture the seed of an idea. Disciplined structure, as well as group feedback, help bring these ideas to fruition.
Each session will have a theme (Stillness, Intuition, Wonder, Life is Sweet, Return to our Senses). An assignment will be given at the end of each session and due at the following session. Files of work-in-progress can be uploaded to Dropbox for “Show and Tell” in our online classes.
Whether you’re a writer or musician looking to spark your next creative project, a painter heading in a new direction, or a photographer interested in mindful photography exercises, this Creative Mindfulness course is sure to enrich your creative practice.
Saturday, January 14, 10AM–12PM: In-person meeting: Introductions, presentation on Stillness, a short solitary “sitting-time” and discussion about what is and is not working in our current creative practices.
Saturday, January 28, 10AM–12PM: Zoom meeting: Discussion about Assignment 1 homework, share and critique works in progress and presentation on this week’s theme: Intuition
Saturday, February 11, 10AM–12PM: Zoom meeting: Discussion about Assignment 2 homework, share and critique works in progress and presentation on this week’s theme: Wonder
Saturday, February 25, 10AM–12PM: Zoom meeting: Discussion about Assignment 3 homework, share and critique works in progress and presentation on this week’s theme: Life is Sweet
Saturday, March 11, 10AM–12PM: Zoom meeting: Discussion about Assignment 4 homework, share and critique works in progress and presentation on this week’s theme: Return to our Senses
Saturday, March 25, 10AM–12PM: In-person meeting: Wrap party, discussion about Assignment 5 homework, share and critique work in final form.
Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproduction.
Lucy Goodhart was born in London in 1975 and raised in the flatlands of East Anglia. She earned her degree in Editorial Photography from the University of Brighton in 1997 and is an award-winning photographer with the Association of Photographers in London.
Lucy’s objectives lie ever rooted in the desire to capture the unseen, the overlooked and the fundamentally forgotten.
Her work is included in the Eric & Louise Franck London Collection of photographs archiving life in London which was gifted to Tate Britain in 2012. Lucy is a contributing photographer to the UK picture library Millennium Images. She coordinates commissions in editorial and publishing alongside self-initiated fine art projects. She currently resides in San Francisco, California where she is working on a number of personal and commercial projects.
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