For many of us, it is difficult to simply let go and create. Programmed to fear being judged, we set narrow boundaries on our creativity. The "dragons" of product, meaning, and control limit our choices of subjects, colors, and forms. However, once we find Point Zero, the ground from which creation springs, we can push these fears aside and recapture the magic of spontaneous creation. This work offers practical ways to dissolve creative blocks and find inspiration so that, in a state of infinite possibility, art becomes not a means to an end but a place we inhabit, a place to explore our true selves and the mystery of our lives. Michele Cassou has created an original approach to painting as a tool for self-discovery and spiritual exploration, guiding students for more than twenty years. This workshop is five days of painting, support, stimulation, free play, and self-realization for artists and seekers of all stripes, educators, counselors, meditators—anyone with a thirst to revitalize the creative juices. No experience is necessary, just the desire to unleash your spontaneous self-expression. All you need to bring is a painting apron and comfortable shoes. All other materials will be provided by the leader. For more information visit www.michelecassou.com.
Recommended reading, viewing, and listening: All materials are available at www.michelecassou.com. Books: Cassou, Point Zero: Creativity Without Limits, Life, Paint and Passion, Questions: To Awaken Your Creative Power to the Fullest, Kids Play: Igniting Children's Creativity, The Buddhist Art Doctor, and Teachers that Dare. DVDs: Cassou, Birth of a Process, Point Zero, The Flowering of Children's Creativity, and Awakening of the Mystic. CDs: Cassou, Creativity Without Limits, Creativity Rediscovered, and Spiritual Aspects of Creativity (6 volumes).
($50 materials fee will be added to the workshop cost)