‘The Artist’s Way’ Group Facilitation
Author Julia Cameron has created a classic with a cult following in her book, The Artist’s Way, and it is my pleasure to guide students through its 12-week program. I first began teaching it in 2001. A few years after that, while taking the course with Cameron in New York City, she asked those in attendance who among us was also teaching it; I proudly stood with a handful of others and she smiled broadly.
Her message and curriculum filled with a masterful combination of probing and gentle exercises continue to resonate and effect change decades after the book’s publication.
This course is for you if you are feeling stifled or stuck in your life, have a desire to engage or re-engage your creativity, or you simply want to shake things up. Through years of facilitating Artist’s Way groups, I have derived joy from watching the skeptical come around, the confused find direction, and a former public relations professional seeking a fresh start become the mayor of my town.
Here are just a few examples of what participants shared after taking The Artist’s Way with me:
Thank you for teaching me The Artist’s Way for the past eleven Tuesdays. I have left … feeling comforted and inspired by the discussions you facilitated, the questions you asked, and the insights you shared … Among the many things I’ve learned over the past twelve weeks, you’ve taught by example the importance of appreciating the beauty, festivity, and art in the every day.
–Christie, former student
The concert was amazing … I received a standing ovation after my solo performance … [it] was a dream come true … The “baby steps” you helped guide me through have made dramatic changes in my life and I am ever so grateful to you for leading the way … thank you.
–Albert, former student