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Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Join us as we examine the nature of inspiration, the eleven traits that contribute to creativity, visualization techniques and goal-setting.

Why does the artist paint, sing or write? What inspires passion? How does creativity take possession of the soul, causing other fascinations to fade? And how do you sustain a creative life while living in a perfect storm? With rampant unpredictability, how can you envision the future and evolve?

In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses were patron goddesses of art, science, culture and inspiration. They are symbols of the igniting of the creative flame within the human spirit and initiate us into the mysteries of creativity. They illuminate our inner resources as they nurture our most authentic ideals. The Muses assist us in bringing our gifts and talents forward, and guide us in artistic and inventive endeavors. The underlying challenge for artists today is how to balance making a living and making art. How to live in the everyday world and still foster the imagination. During this weeklong intensive, we will probe the puzzles and problems, myths and mazes of living a life in the arts. Following a whole-person approach, we’ll explore both the inner world of art-making and the outer world of art marketing as we
focus on these topics:

  • Know Who You Are
  • Know Your Muses
  • Know What You Want
  • Know Your Market
  • Know Where You’re At and Where You’re Going
  • The Beethoven Model

Join us as we examine the nature of inspiration, the eleven traits that contribute to creativity, visualization techniques and goal-setting. Through hands-on participation we will learn the essentials of portfolio development, marketing for artists, and how to write a simple, inspired marketing plan. The week concludes with a screening of the documentary film Living With The Muse.

Creativity and Business of Art Instructor Beth Rypkema Beth Rypkema is owner of The Muse Project, a company specializing in creativity, the arts, and the business of art.  She is a creativity coach, community arts consultant, writer, musician, teacher and filmmaker.   With over 25 years of experience in business and the arts, Beth has developed collaborative projects and award-winning programs for arts festivals, creative businesses, cultural organizations, colleges, humanitarian programs and more.  She has led creativity and  art business workshops at the Art Students League of Denver, Colorado Free University, Naropa University, the College of Marin and others.  She loves Beethoven, Paris, the sea and the woods.

The workshop will be held at the Tarnoff Art Center located in Rowe, New Mexico. Students will have full access to the studio facility while attending the workshop. Suggestions can be made for reasonable lodging, and Santa Fe has plenty of rooms available although the city is about 20 minutes away.

The daily schedule will consist of instruction from 9:00-12:00, lunch from 12:00-1:00. Afternoon explorations from 1:00 – 3:00 include progressive exercises in Creative Listening, Contemplative Artmaking, Constructive Daydreaming, Collage, Mind Mapping, Coloring and Writing Letters to a Muse.Materials included; please bring a photo of yourself and/or any personal imagery to collage.

When: July 23-27, M-F, 5 Days 2012

Where: Tarnoff Art Center, 4 Wildflower Lane, Rowe, NM 87562

Time: 9AM-3PM M-F 5 days

Cost: $500 including meals (continental breakfast and lunch), $450 without meals.

*Space is limited to 15 Students; we reserve spaces on a first come first serve basis. Payment is due in full at time of reservation.

Phone: 505-919-8888

Website/Blog Address: http://www.tarnoffartcenter.org

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