Creative Writing: Pen to Paper

Monday, September 17, 2018 (8 weeks)
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Non-member Price: $250
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.

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12 weeks
Thursday, September 20, 2018

10:00 AM – noon
My NW home in Varsity

This is a 12-week guided course in “discovering and recovering your creative self” based on the book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. The focus will be on writing – whether you are just starting out writing or you already have a project on the go. There will be art supplies available for you to play with. This program includes weekly homework and you will be encouraged to share your writing with the group. It would be beneficial for you to have a copy of Cameron’s book. Refreshments included. Please email for more information or registration.



4 weeks, repeats each month
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 PM
My NW home in Varsity
$80 for 4 weeks, $25 drop in fee

Let’s get messy! With a combination of writing exercises and art exercises, explore you inner parameters and the parameters of your journal. You may wish to have a specific theme or just bring something new to the page each week. Choose a special journal to fill ahead of time, work on individual scraps to be compiled later – in a book or a box. There are no limits or rules. There will be guidance and individual attention.

We will have 4 weeks of experimentation and exploration (repeated over 3 months). Come with or without a goal in mind – that’s up to you. All supplies (except your journal) & refreshments included.



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. We 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.