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"I'm not sure I'd call myself an artist. Is this class for me?"
Yes! The Artist's Way class is open to all students, whether they see themselves as artists or not. Many of our students report reaping dividends in many parts of their lives, both professionally and personally from having gone through the material in the book and class. We use the word "artist" in the broadest sense. The word "artist" actually is defined as "someone who is a "creative person (a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination)." We have had students from a variety of professions including accountants, carpenters, actors, web designers, graphic artists, social service workers and computer programmers who report that they see themselves as artists as their work requires a significant amount of creativity. All are welcome.
"I have The Artist's Way book on my shelf. Why should I take a class with you instead of just working through the material on my own?"
Excellent question! We encourage students to work through the material either on their own or to come join us in a class. We began offering The Artist's Way classes because we heard over and over from our students that similar to you they'd "had the book on their shelf for years and hadn't ever done anything with it." We began the classes with the desire to support students in their learning process and also to address our students' request for accountability to complete the full 12 weeks. However there have been many additional dividends that have come with working as a group which have been very exciting to witness. Our students consistently report that they appreciate the additional creativity exercises we include in the classes and that they have been inspired by and learned so much from each other which has added substantially to their learning.
Check out our Testimonials page to read more from our students as to why they find our classes especially useful. However, if you can't attend a class with us, we do encourage you to begin the process yourself by going through the material. Feel free to let us know how it goes for you! We're always excited to hear how other Artist's Way fans experience the material. It inspires us to continue to do the work we do.
What if I have to miss one or two classes?
Due to the length of the class (12 weeks), it is not unusual for students to have to miss 1 or 2 classes. We do encourage students to reconsider signing up for the class if they have to miss the first 2 classes as we find those first 2 classes to be important for all of our students to attend. If you have to miss a class, our instructors go out of their way to write detailed notes that they will send you within 2 days of the missed class so that you can catch up on any missed material.
How do I go about registering for a class?
Go to our Register for Classes page and click on the class you are interested in signing up for. The link will connect you to paypal. You can secure a spot in the class by paying the $75.00 deposit which goes toward the balance of your class tuition. We ask the balance of the class be paid a week before the class starts. The $75 deposit is nonrefundable but the balance of any additional tuition you pre-pay is refundable up to the first day of class. Due to the small size of our classes, once class has started there are no refunds. You can note in the note section when you register whether you'd like to attend the Friday morning of Monday night class.
What age do you have to be to take one of your classes?
Our classes are for adults 18 years of age and older.