Unlock Creativity & Free Your Soul
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Unlock Creativity & Free Your Soul

An experiential art journaling course to tap into your creative potential, bust limiting beliefs and feel more free.
4.2 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
18 students enrolled
Created by Ariel Snapp
Last updated 10/2013
English [Auto-generated]
Current price: $18.99 Original price: $29.99 Discount: 37% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 mins on-demand audio
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course you will be able to more freely express your inner needs and hopefully feel the freedom and peacefulness that comes with giving the gift of this time to yourself.
  • Water, basic water colors, water color paper (Additional possible materials outline in course)
  •      If you are super busy but are feeling creatively blocked or just generally stuck in life, these exercises in Art Journaling are for you!

  • I too am a very busy gal. However, I have found various ways to add small meditative and experiential tools into my day that allow me to grow, expand and be more of who I am. This course takes you through a process of adding 15 minutes of creative exploration into your daily life. It is geared at forming a mindset around creating on your terms, without the limitations of the rest of the world influencing what you create.

      You do need to believe that you are capable of changing your world view through intention to get value out of this course. Just practicing them with an open mind will create opportunity for change.

    Using simple water color and mixed media options as our basis, we walk through various exploratory exercises geared towards working with our needs at the present moment. We can find and improve more about ourselves by getting it out of our minds and onto the paper.

    You do NOT have to consider yourself an artist or even a creative person to try this stuff out. (We all are creative artists, so its really just a matter of where you choose to express yourself in the world). Learning something new or trying something in a new way opens you up to all sorts of possibilities in your life.

    This course is packed with Experiential Exercises Including:

    • Playsheet on Creative Freedom Breaks and establishing a You Art Practice

    • Watercolor basics materials and textures (giving you basic tools to unlock your creativity)

    • Purpose of Existence = Creative Expansion Meditation geared specifically at the limiting belief systems that stop people from trying to create before they start.

    • Explorative question prompts for you to further your internal dialogue after each exercise.

    • Purposeful Mistakes Painting Exercise

    • Instruction on how to oscillate between expansion and restriction in your life, and why that matters.

    • Expansion and Restriction Painting Exercises

    • Inspirational words and quotes around art and spirituality for you to use as prompts as you get started in this work.

Who this course is for:
  • This is intended for those open to inner self growth and personal development with experiential methods. No experience in art or creativity is necessary.
  • You need to believe that you are capable of changing your world view through intention and practice to get value out of this course.
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 01:33:51
+ Introduction
1 lecture 05:56

Art Journaling, the Tao of Watercolor, Creative Freedom, it can be called many names!

Let's begin by allowing ourselves the time for creative freedom breaks!

Make sure you download all of the supplementary handouts and materials in this course to get the most out of it!

Preview 05:56
+ Materials & Preparation
2 lectures 15:12

You could start with a piece of blank paper and a set of cheap water colors. Or with some vegtable juice and construction paper. Or with water color paper and some fun inks. I'll go over what I love to use lately, and you can add what you please to your Creative Unstickling Arsenal.

Preview 15:12

These watercolor tips will help you not make the beginner mistakes that I made :)

Gotcha Tips
1 page
+ Textures for Your Toolbox
1 lecture 20:31

Let's get into the fun part. Just playing with these texture techniques is sure to get the creative options flowing.

Exploration Questions
3 questions
+ Purposeful Mistakes
1 lecture 07:40

This exercise walks you through a simple exercise based around intentionally making a mistake and working with it.

Purposeful Mistakes
Exploration Questions
5 questions
+ Restriction
2 lectures 13:04

This handout will give you background as to why it is very helpful to be able to notice when you feel constrictive or expansive emotions, feelings or reactions to your external circumstance, and how we can use that in our art journaling process.

Restriction & Expansion Intro
1 page

Within constriction, there is always possibility.

Exploration Questions
2 questions
+ Expansion
1 lecture 14:22

The sky is the limit - but do you really BELIEVE that? Do you live it? This exercise is a lesson and a practice in living it.

Exploration Questions
2 questions
+ Inspiration
1 lecture 00:00

Still stuck on how to add some words or inspiration to your work? Here are some helpful ideas to get you started.

2 pages
+ Creation Meditation
1 lecture 09:54

Packed with inspiration and permission for all creative beings (and that’s everyone), this 10 minute meditation reminds you of the freedom that you need and already have to move forward in the world with confidence for your creative potential.

The meditation begins by explaining the purpose of existence and how it relates to you.

It then provides the essential spiritual and creative guideposts for following your creative potential. If you listen and take these practices to heart, you will begin to free yourself for more expansion than you ever before thought possible.

Creation Meditation
+ Closing
1 lecture 03:12

I'll leave you with this. Have fun, and try to make it a habit to allow yourself this art journaling or creative freedom practice every day! You'll be amazing at how it can transform your world.

Exploration Questions
3 questions