CANNON BEACH - Jumpstart your creativity, rediscover your purpose and passion and experience a more creative and fulfilled life at a workshop to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5 through April 30, at Cannon Beach Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock St.

Tuition is $135 for the nine weeks, with a 15 percent discount for members of Cannon Beach Arts Association. The course is limited to 12 participants and early registration is encouraged. Preregistration is required with instructor Diane Fisher by email to or by phone at 503-717-3924.

This transformational workshop is based on the book "The Artist's Way," by Julia Cameron. Each weekly two-hour session focuses on one of the 12 chapters, doubling up on a few chapters to finish the course in nine weeks. With an emphasis on accompanying self-discovery exercises and activities, "The Artist's Way" has helped people successfully move forward with their creative goals. The non-judgmental structure of the workshop encourages new ideas and is a guide to successfully living the artist's life.

Perhaps your dream is to write a novel, paint a picture, perform on stage, start a business or simply be more creative in your daily life but you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or unsure. Now is your opportunity to not only accomplish your goals, but to change your life in the process.

During the nine week program you will:

• Expand your creative vision

• Learn how to "unblock"

• Discover ways to make time for your creative projects

• Find out how to handle critics

• Realize that wanting your work to be "perfect" is a roadblock to getting it done

• Become skilled at dealing with creative U-turns.

• Experience the joy of creative camaraderie

For the course you will need a copy of the book, "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity," by Julia Cameron. You will also need a simple, spiral-bound notebook such as a school notebook, for daily journal writing.

Before the first meeting participants are required to read the introductory chapter about the basic tools. This is not an art class. No artistic or writing skill is required, simply a commitment to connect with your creative self.

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