Creativity is part of human nature. Yet many of us have trouble connecting to, nurturing, and prioritizing our creativity and the art we wish to produce. In this engaging, interactive, values-centered workshop, you connect to your internal compass, harness your innate wisdom, and build your tolerance for taking artistic and creative risks.
In a supportive group environment, musician Lara Herscovitch provides protected time and space for anyone engaged in the creative arts. Through individual writing and reflection, small and large group exercises, music, discussion, and an optional “open mic” performance and exhibition, you rediscover and recommit to your creative, artistic core.
Together we discuss topics relating to creativity such as permission and un-shaming; myths about process, perfection, and the critic; inspiration; and commitment. We explore how to:
- Connect one’s art to a purpose
- Embrace fear and the vulnerability of creative connection
- Identify risks and stumbling blocks
- Accept intrinsic expression regardless of outcome
Poetry readings, dance breaks, improvisational circle singing, and viewing of photography, videos, and paintings enhance the creative atmosphere.
Artists at any level, beginning to advanced, amateur or professional, and using any media are welcome.
Things To Bring
The beauty of this workshop, in addition to gathering all kinds of different artists to learn, grow and co-create, is that you get to tailor your own experience. In that spirit, here’s what the Faculty recommend you bring with you:
- A sense of an artistic, creative horizon you want to be sailing towards
- Anything you might like to create art with (visual, audio or otherwise) during non-workshop time and our optional Saturday night ‘open mic’ / art share
- Non-judgment, of yourself & others
- An open & courageous heart
- A willingness to stretch, experiment & have fun
Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|7:30 p.m.||Optional Open Mic & Visual Arts Exhibition|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Lara Herscovitch is a modern American singer-songwriter-performer of masterful contemporary folk ...
Tuition & Fees
Confidence, Courage & Creativity
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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