Keeping Our Spirits Up
Moments of melancholy are natural during difficult times. While there is much about the situation we cannot change, shifting our perspective, even momentarily, can have a positive effect.
Movement At Home
By Bri Wilson
Human beings have always danced and moved to celebrate, mourn, and heal. Now is no exception.
A Perfect Time for Ukulele
The ukulele is experiencing a season of renewed popularity. With its happy, uplifting sound, is there any wonder why? It is also affordable, portable, and relatively easy to learn.
Art at Home: Writing
Why write? It might seem obvious that keeping a journal during this stressful time could be beneficial. As we write out anxious feelings, we express and impose structure on what seems overwhelming. But whether you’re writing a fictional story, first-person narrative, poem, play or journal, cultivating a practice of writing may have benefits for our general well-being right now. Exercising our creativity can bring a sense of joy, pride in what we’ve created, and a sense of momentary peace.
Making Art at Home: Drawing & Painting
Making art can focus our attention on the present moment. As you engage in a creative activity of your choosing, breathing deepens, pulse slows, and the background noise in your mind may fade. Finding the time and space to exercise our creativity, especially now, might be a welcome therapy.
Inspire your Home Office with Feng Shui
Trauma Impacts and COVID-19
Preparing for Your Online Class
As we enter spring quarter in a new mode of instruction, we want to offer you support for online learning. Here are some tips to help make your virtual learning experience as smooth as possible:
Mindfulness Practices That Soothe Stress and Anxiety
Continuing Connection: Writing Instructor Christine Dubois on Creating Community while Teaching Onli...
Continuing Education and COVID-19 FAQs
At this time, we are reviewing spring classes that will be impacted by the on-going COVID-19 situation. We will be working with the instructor to determine if the class can be moved to an online format or postponed to start at a later date. If neither of these options is possible, then we will need to make a decision to cancel the class for spring. We will make every effort, via phone and email, to update students as soon as we are aware of any changes to the status of a class.
Put Yourself Out There for a Reason: Social Media and Small Business
It may come as a surprise that a successful instructor and small businessperson like Michele Sweeney was not always a fan of social media. In fact, during the dawning days of platforms like Facebook, Sweeney was reluctant to commit her energy to the social media sphere.
Authenticity, Integrity and Leadership for People of Color
In a recent article in The Economist, Art Hopkins of executive advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates identified how corporations invite failure by not seeking out People of Color (POC) to fill integral roles within their firms.
Discover the Ease of Self-Publishing Your e-Book
A passion for DIY publishing is written into CE writing instructor Christine Dubois’ DNA. “I grew up around self-publishing,” she says. “My mom (now 94 and still writing) self-published several books on quilting. In those days, you had to pay for the printing and buy a huge number of books and store them in the garage.
Firing Together: Discussing Neuroplasticity and Neurosculpting
Taking the Mystery Out of Reading Music
Making Etsy Your Marketplace
Established in 2005, Etsy is a unique online marketplace devoted to handmade and vintage items and, to a lesser extent, unique factory-made items. Over the years, Etsy has expanded to become a thriving online community comprised of over 1.7 million active artists, crafters and makers catering to at least 28 million customers.
Finding Your Voice as a Writer
One of the biggest challenges that writers face early on is finding their own unique voice. Indeed, writing is a grueling process that will leave you feeling lost most of the time. Well, the good news is that this does get better. With a little time and effort, you'll find yourself getting more comfortable with writing.
Deciphering the Dynamics of Trauma
A Creative Explorer: Talking with Sarah Norsworthy
Cover the Basics of Beginning Fiction – Crash Course
Lived Experience and Comics Memoir
Comics are a far more versatile medium for creative self-expression than we have been led to believe. Once a space dominated by superheroes and male power fantasies, of late comics have become a sounding board for people of all walks of life.
Powering Nonprofits and Grantwriting 101
There is an art to grant writing that goes far beyond immaculate paperwork with all I’s dotted and T’s crossed.
Making Safe Spaces: CE Classes Devoted to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is vital. We find strength in our differences because our contrasting qualities shine a light on those places we harbor room for growth. Growth and change can be both beautiful and terrifying and embracing the new requires great resilience and tremendous personal strength.