Seven Exercises to Energize Your Creative Life

Workshop Date:August 6 - August 10

When: Monday-Friday, 9:30-noon, or make it intensive and add 1-3:30pm

Sessions: 5

Price: $225/$325

Teaching Artist: Thomas Bosket & Rhonda Miller

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*This was a Summer 2018 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

If creativity seems ever present some days and elusive others, this workshop is for you. Thomas and Rhonda can help you boost your creativity, and better understand your connection to it.

Finding that art empowered us in our own lives and work, we became “creativity” and “art education” research junkies, acquiring a plethora of information regarding how creativity is fostered and grown. This wealth of information led us to create a system that guides students in developing their own creativity and we are dedicated to sharing it with as many people as possible. We have had overwhelmingly positive response from former students. We love watching how the workshop bolsters people in their work. Part of the system involves activities that are practical, clarifying the meta-cognition involved in the creative process. Some of the practices will ask you to self-reflect, taking responsibility for your own creative process and the elements that help or hinder your journey. Exploring historical and cultural concepts will allow you to benefit yourself and others through your work. Finally, the workshops solidify a step by step, joyfully led, overall picture of how to access flow (Czikszentmihalyi) and create in a fully engaged way. Creativity begets more creativity.

These two teachers revel in the heart-based works the students produce, and are excited every time they get to work in tandem to help students realize their creative potential. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in honing his or her creative life. Accomplished artists, deans of business schools and creatives at every level have soared through this experience and you can too!

Thomas Bosket and Rhonda Miller have been teaching together for over 20 years. The students who repeatedly participate in this workshop express that they use the information in their everyday practice, but love the energy created within the workshop space. Accomplished artists, deans of business schools and creatives at every level have soared through this experience and you can too!

Thomas Bosket studied painting at Parsons The New School of Design and received his MFA from Yale University. As an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of General Studio and Graphic Design at Parsons The New School of Design, he developed the Color Theory and Drawing curricula and received the honor of Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year. Bosket is showing his paintings nationally at various galleries and arts organizations. He specializes in raw materials, anatomy and color usage for artists and designers. In 2015 he published Form: Assumptions and Truths, a drawing book on the depiction of three dimensional form for artist and lovers of the arts.

Rhonda Miller has been an art educator of all ages. She has a Masters in Arts and Teaching from UNH.  She has worked in public and private schools, as well as in her own school, Oblio Studios. She creates in many media, but has recently focused on creating nature inspired abstract paintings based on emotional landscapes. Her work can be seen at many venues across the country with an emphasis on the galleries around her home in Maine.  She is the author of What Potential: A Simple Guide to Cultivate Creativity for Parents and Children.