21 Days to Creativity: How to Develop a Creative Practice
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21 Days to Creativity: How to Develop a Creative Practice

Learn techniques, inspirations, and strategies for creativity in just twenty minutes a day
4.1 (45 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9,481 students enrolled
Created by Lauren Lapointe
Last updated 6/2016
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to make creativity a daily part of your life
  • Have the opportunity to sample various creative practices and techniques to determine what works best for you
  • Pick the one creative project that is most meaningful to you at this time
  • Discover the best way to set goals for your project so that you can see it through to completion
  • Learn how to make a long-term and short-term plan for your creative work
  • Lots of creative ideas and inspiration
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your creative rhythms and habits
  • Learn ways to get started with your creative work
  • Discover what inspires you and how to tap into that anytime
  • Learn how to find the right creative support for yourself and hold yourself accountable
  • Learn ways to get unstuck from a creative project
  • Learn how to commit to yourself and your creative work
  • And much more!
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Requirements
  • The desire to be creative
  • A sense of humor and play
  • An open heart and mind
  • Computer access
  • Optional: a journal and pen
  • Come as you are!
Description

* Launched March 2016 with over 4000 enrollments in the first two weeks. Thank you!!!

Have you been craving a life that feels more creative and filled with intention, meaning, and joy?

Maybe you’ve tried to fit a regular creative practice into your life but you’re having trouble sticking with it or just getting started?

Whether you consider yourself to be a beginning or experienced creative, this course is for you!

This comprehensive, fun, and informative course on creativity is filled with inspiring ideas and activities that are designed to take no more than twenty minutes a day for 21 days.

Since it takes 21 days to make a new habit, by the end of the course you will be well on your way to making creativity a regular and daily part of your life. A life filled with creativity is a life filled with passion, magic, and purpose.

Here is a brief summary of what the course covers:

COURSE OUTLINE:

Getting Prepared: How to find the right space and time for creating.

Getting Started: Techniques for transitioning from your busy day-to-day life to your creative work - or for getting unstuck - that include journaling, walking, ritual, meditation, etc.

Getting Inspired: Learn to identify what inspires you and how you can tap into that at any time.

Getting Focused: How to go from initial inspiration to actual completed project through planning, goal setting, and scheduling (in a fun creative way!)

Getting Productive: How to stay with your creative work by holding yourself accountable, finding the right supports, and tracking your progress.

Carrying It Forward: How to take what you have learned from this course and apply it to your future creative work.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:

  • How to make creativity a daily part of your life
  • How to sample various creative practices and techniques to determine what works best for you
  • How to pick the one creative project that is most meaningful to you at this time
  • How to set goals for your project so that you can see it through to completion
  • How to make a long-term and short-term plan for your creative work
  • Lots of creative ideas and inspiration
  • A deeper understanding of your creative rhythms and habits
  • How to get started with your creative work
  • Discover what inspires you and how to tap into that anytime
  • How to find the right creative support for yourself and hold yourself accountable
  • How to get unstuck from a creative project
  • How to commit to yourself and your creative work
  • And much more!


How to take this course:

  • Ideally, this course is done over 21 days
  • However, you are welcome to simply follow the course at your own pace.
  • Either way, you will learn a lot and be inspired!

How to sign up:

Simply click the “Take this course” button on the top right-hand side of this page – and come join the fun!

Other benefits:

  • This course is available on-demand – which means you can access it anytime.
  • This course is 100% refundable for the first thirty days if for some reason you are not satisfied.
  • You will have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions anytime!

“Lauren worked with me last year on my creative process and I can tell you she really gets this stuff. Her help gave a real boost to my creativity. If you are looking for help in increasing your creativity you should take this course.” – Ian Murray, Photographer

“Thanks to Lauren, I have most of the first draft of a book I had been saying I was writing for years, but had never sat down to write before.” – Amber Hadigan, Writer

“She is wonderful to work with and is helping me expand my creativity in ways I had not imagined.” – Andrew Getch, songwriter and painter

“I highly recommend Lauren’s creativity coaching. I LOVE having a cheerleader who helps me stay focused.” – Sarah Starkey, musician

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like creativity to be a regular part of their lives
  • Anyone who feels like they are not creative at all but would like to be
  • Experienced creatives who would like to refresh or re-integrate a regular creative routine
  • Anyone seeking a life rich in meaning, intention, and play
Compare to Other Creativity Courses
Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
02:06:46
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Introduction and Welcome
6 Lectures 11:10

Welcome and a brief overview on what you will gain from this course!

Preview 01:09

In this lecture we will learn who this course is for, what we will cover in the course, and how to get the most out of it

Preview 03:24

In this lecture we will learn the significance of 21 days in a row of designated creative practice - and also look at some things that we don't need to wait for in order to be creative

Preview 04:12

In this lecture we will create a personal commitment statement for the course

Commitment Statement
01:46

A printable outline of 21-Days to Creativity

Preview 00:28

Please note that the discussion section that I mention a few times in the course will soon be changed to the "Ask A Question" section. Please feel free to post your discussion subject and question there so we can all benefit. Thanks so much!

A note on the Discussion Section - now the "Q & A" section
00:11
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Getting Prepared
4 Lectures 11:39

In this section we will explore and designate a space and time for our daily creative practice

Preview 01:02

In this lecture we will explore a designated space for creating

DAY #1: A Space for Creating
03:00

In this lecture we will designate a set time every day for our daily creative practice

DAY #2: A Time for Creating
07:07

In this lecture we will summarize what we learned about getting prepared

Summary to Getting Prepared
00:30
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Getting Started
7 Lectures 26:21

In this lecture we introduce the following section that explores a variety of tools and techniques that can help us get started and warmed up to begin our creative practice.

Preview 01:03

In this lecture we will explore the power of journaling to support our creative work

DAY #3: Journaling
06:12

In this lecture we will explore the importance of taking a daily walk to support, not only our health, but our creative work

DAY #4: Walking
04:07

In this lecture we will explore the power of ritual to signal the beginning of your creative time or practice

Preview 04:47

In this lecture we will explore meditation as a tool to help begin our creative work

Preview 06:06

In this lecture we will talk about the various ways we can warm up and ease ourselves into our creative work. The possibilities are endless! Please share some ways that you enjoy in the discussion section.

DAY #7: Other Techniques
03:37

In this lecture we will summarize what we learned about getting started

Summary of Getting Started
00:29

Let's test our knowledge about some of the creative warm-up techniques that we learned in this section!

Creative Warm-up Techniques
4 questions
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Getting Inspired
6 Lectures 21:30

In this section we will learn how to track what inspires us by creating several lists that we can access at any time

Preview 01:00

In this lecture we will generate a list of anything that inspires us - the sky's the limit!

Preview 06:14

In this lecture we will learn how getting out of the box and away from our routines will inspire creativity

DAY #9: Get Out of the Box
07:20

In this lecture we will generate our dream list - a list of all of our dreams, no matter how big, small, silly, or impossible they may seem

DAY #10: Dreams
02:57

In this lecture we will create a list of our heroes and notice what qualities they possess. These are the qualities that we seek within ourselves (and likely already have!)

Preview 03:26

In this lecture we will summarize our inspiration exercises and recognize that we can access these lists at any time to feel inpsired

Summary of Getting Inspired
00:33
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Getting Focused
7 Lectures 23:16

In this lecture we will learn that planning and setting goals for our creative project can be creative and inspiring too!

Preview 01:26

In this lecture we will learn how to pick one creative idea to focus on for the rest of this course

DAY #12: Pick Your Creative Idea
03:52

In this lecture we will make a commitment statement for our creative idea

DAY #13: Commitment Statement for Your Creative Idea
02:56

In this lecture we will learn how to set goals and end dates for our creative projects by breaking them down into smaller parts

Preview 05:18

In this lecture we will set a short-term goal and date for the first or next step in our creative project

DAY #15: Short-Term Goal
02:57

In this lecture we will learn how to schedule and make a plan for working on our creative project

DAY #16: Schedule & Work Plan
06:21

In this lecture we summarize our planning and goal setting

Summary of Getting Focused
00:26
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Getting Productive
5 Lectures 15:27

In this lecture, we will explore ways to stay on track and hold ourselves accountable

Preview 00:59

In this section we will explore individuals who may be able to provide support support and hold us accountable

Preview 05:43

In this section we will explore groups who may be able to provide support support and hold us accountable

DAY #18: Accountability & Support: Groups
03:38

In this lecture we will talk about ways we can track our progress

DAY #19: Track Your Progress
04:37

In this lecture we will summarize this section on getting productive and emphasize the need to continue seeking out ways to support and hold ourselves accountable while tracking our progress. These can shift and change over time.

Summary of Getting Productive
00:30

Let's test our knowledge about getting productive with our creative work!

Getting Productive Quiz
3 questions
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Carrying It Forward
3 Lectures 05:26

In this lecture we will see if there are any techniques or ideas from this course that we would particularly like to take with us as we move forward with our creative work

DAY #20: What Would You Like To Take With You
02:31

In this lecture we will make one last commitment statement for our creative work

DAY #21: Commitment Statement
02:27

In this lecture we will summarize what we have learned in the Carrying It Forward Section

Summary of Carrying It Forward
00:28
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Thank You & Celebration
2 Lectures 02:55

In this lecture we will summarize what we have learned in this course and look at what we might like in the future

Let's Dance
01:44

Please leave a review - and thank you!

Please Leave A Review
01:11
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Bonus Material
5 Lectures 09:15

In this lecture we will learn more about the instructor's background, her interest in creativity, and how many cats she owns

Preview 05:08

In this lecture we will learn why it is important and how it benefits us to be creative every day

Preview 02:13

A list of books referenced in this course

Books Referenced in the Course
00:07

A list of some of my favorite books on creativity

Books That Inspire Creativity
00:45

Find out about my other Udemy courses and receive special discount coupons! Also find out how to stay in touch and find out about future courses. Thanks so much!

Learn More and Stay In Touch
01:02
About the Instructor
Lauren Lapointe
3.9 Average rating
97 Reviews
12,420 Students
4 Courses
Creativity Coach, Singer/Songwriter, Yoga Teacher

* over 9,300 online students since March 2016!

LAUREN LAPOINTE is a nationally-touring singer-songwriter who had no idea that she was creative until well into adulthood. Following her instincts, she left her cushy office job and business degree behind to follow a creative way of life and never looked back. She has since released three critically acclaimed CDs, played at the nation’s top listening rooms, and received international radioplay. In addition to her music, she teaches yoga and meditation and inspires and leads others with her Creativity Coaching practice. She has conducted workshops and seminars in creativity and enjoys working one-on-one and in groups to help people realize and follow their dreams and live creative and fulfilling lives. Although she grew up in Canada she now lives in Savannah, Georgia in the Southeastern USA with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats. Chocolate is usually nearby.

“Lauren worked with me last year on my creative process and I can tell you she really gets this stuff. Her help gave a real boost to my creativity. If you are looking for help in increasing your creativity you should take this course.” – Ian Murray, Photographer

“Thanks to Lauren, I have most of the first draft of a book I had been saying I was writing for years, but had never sat down to write before.” – Amber Hadigan, Writer

“She is wonderful to work with and is helping me expand my creativity in ways I had not imagined.”– Andrew Getch, songwriter and painter

“I highly recommend Lauren’s creativity coaching. I LOVE having a cheerleader who helps me stay focused.” – Sarah Starkey, musician

YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHING: Lauren Lapointe is a certified 500-hour professional Kripalu yoga teacher who also holds certifications in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and in teaching meditation. She is known for her joyful and heart-centered approach to yoga and strongly believes that yoga is available to everyone – all bodies and fitness levels –and is not just a physical practice but a mindful and compassionate way of life. Her classes emphasize the mind/body connection through the breath and encourage self-reflection and acceptance. 

“Lauren’s dedication and love of the practice moves and motivates all who take her yoga classes.” Betsy Freeman

"When Lauren Lapointe introduced me to her gentle but challenging yoga teachings, I knew I had finally found a yoga teacher that understood not only my individual needs and challenges on the mat, but each and every student’s in the class as well. The gentle but energetic practice Lauren leads us through in class is always stimulating for not only the body but the mind as well. She reminds us to come back to the breath while we seek our own personal edge throughout the practice. Under Lauren’s instruction, I can not imagine a day without some form of yoga practice, even if it’s a 2-minute time out to remind myself to come back to the breath while I let my mind still, regroup, and meet life’s daily challenges again. Regardless of where you are in your yoga journey, beginner or life long enthusiast, Lauren will enhance your yoga practice and inspire you over and over again to return to the mat." - Nancy Alford-Gill

"I highly recommend starting any employee retreat or training program with Lauren's yoga session. The employees were able to completely relax and prepare their minds for the very busy day. Lauren's voice is soothing and she has the ability to get anyone to a relaxed state of mind." - Lesley Hanak, Vice President for Human Resources, Savannah College of Art and Design

“Lauren brings a balance of energy and calm, of yin and yang to the mat. Her Yin-Yang Yoga workshop at Dancing Dogs Yoga was an amazing, insightful, and mindful practice. We will invite her back soon!” - Shelley Lowther, owner Dancing Dogs Yoga, Savannah GA