This new workshop series (Come for one or all) takes place on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to noon on July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st. Cost is $45.00 per person for each single session; $160.00 to attend all four sessions. This workshop is open to anyone age 16 and older
Session 1: The Science of Creativity
July 10th, 10 am to Noon
What is creativity and why does it matter? What do we know about why some people seem to be more creative than others? What does a brain on creativity look like? How can we nurture and enhance creativity in children and adults?
Session 2: Journaling for Creativity
July 17th, 10 am to Noon
Bring a journal with blank pages (or purchase one at the Warehouse). Then, dive into a creative multi-media experience to jump start your creative process. Discover how combining photos, poetry, quotes, graphic images, and other visual art can generate new insights and connections in your own life. All materials other than journal will be provided. No previous art experience necessary.
Session 3: Creativity & Movement
July 24th, 10 am to Noon
Wear comfortable loose clothing and prepare to experience the benefits of combining your breath with gentle movement that draws from the yoga tradition. Discover how creating space in the physical body provides an opening for transformation in other areas of our life.
Session 4: Creativity & Mindfulness
July 31st, 10 am to Noon
Engage all of your senses as you settle into stillness. Discover how focusing on the present moment quiets the internal chatter of the mind and promotes an opportunity for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Breathe in essential oils, listen to the sounds of nature, observe an object in the environment with new eyes, sip herbal tea, and feel grounded, ready to begin whatever creative project is calling you.
Instructor for sessions one, three and four:
Cynthia Kelly Conlon, J.D., Ph.D.
Cindy teaches in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and is also certified to teach yoga and meditation. Contact her at:
Instructor for session two:
Caitlin Conlon Elrod, B.A. in Visual Art and Art Education
Caitlin teaches classes in art and design at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, WI. She also holds the position of Secretary for the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Contact her at: