Creative Journaling

Tuesdays – September 19, 2017 (8 weeks)
10:00 AM – noon
Non-member Price: $255
Alexandra Writers Centre – 1721 – 29th Ave SW, Ste 460, Calgary

Use the power of journaling for self-discovery. Unlock your creative potential, navigate through loss, deal with illness, work through difficult decisions, express thoughts, emotions & opinions, and just have fun learning some new methods of expression. Connect with your inner voice through writing and art exercises. Your journal is a safe space for expression and transformation, a space to explore your creativity, a space to store your discoveries as a “work of art” just for you.

Each class will include writing and art exercises, free fall writing, and time to incorporate elements into your journal. Some classes may include movement and/or meditation exercises. Please bring a notebook for free fall writing to the first class.

Art supplies included.

To register call (403) 264-4730, email,
or on-line at


Creative Writing: Pen to Paper

Mondays, October 23, 2017 (8 weeks)
7-9 PM
Non-member Price: $225
Alexandra Writers Centre – 1721 – 29th Ave SW, Ste 460, Calgary

Do you have a story burning inside you? Want to try writing for fun? Creative Writing: Pen to Paper is designed for the brand new writer or hobbyist. Spend 8 weeks learning where ideas come from, how to unlock your creative potential in a new way and bring words and images to the page in a fun and supportive environment. Lots of writing involved. No experience necessary.

To register call (403) 264-4730, email,
or on-line at


Excavating Your Creativity

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Non-member Price: $105
Alexandra Writers Centre – 1721 – 29th Ave SW, Ste 460, Calgary

This is a mixed media workshop designed to access your inner artist. Writers – consider this cross-training – a way to open you up to different ways of seeing and thinking. We let go of our ‘critic/judge’ and just play with art and writing exercises allowing creations to manifest themselves spontaneously. This can be used as a space for personal growth, to inspire and explore themes for future writing, or to help break through blocks to a current project. Or just come out and play with us for a day. No previous art or writing experience required.

Participants: Please bring a journal and/or sketch book. An additional supplies fee is included in the registration fee for other materials which will be provided.

To register call (403) 264-4730, email,
or on-line at



Picasso said it took a long time to learn to paint like a child. You can start now. Paint a Cubist perspective portrait with acrylic on canvas. Create your own self-portrait or a gift for someone you love. A one-person portrait is a prerequisite to the family portrait class.
No experience necessary, all supplies included. $50 for a 2-hour class.
Adults only for the evening sessions (wine served). Coffee and tea served for daytime sessions. Please contact for details.

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Construct a small figurative sculpture from found objects.FirewomanOriginal from FlickrWe will start by building a base and an armature. The design of your doll may be sketched ahead of time or you can work spontaneously with the rest. Most supplies will be provided but feel free to bring in items that inspire you (i.e. swatches of cloth, bits of jewelry) and if enough – maybe share and swap with other participants. This is usually a full day workshop.
Please contact for details


You will come away from this workshop with a personal logo, proud of your strengths, and with a better understanding of how to work with your weaknesses. This is a two-hour self-discovery workshop good for preparing participants for resume writing and job interviewing, and for team-building. Very simple drawing is involved – no experience necessary. Please contact for details.