- How often do you wistfully admire others’ creativity but tell yourself “I’m just not creative”?
- How often do you wish you could recapture some of those childhood moments and create again, just for the sake of it?
- How often do you long to be able to switch off with ease, but find conventional mediation doesn’t quite work for you?
- When was the last time you had fun playing with words and pictures, vision boards and glue, paints and colouring books?
If any of the above questions resonated with you, now think about this:
- What if you could discover what’s holding you back from exploring your creative side?
- What if you could you could create moments of peace without having to attend a yoga, meditation or mindfulness class?
- What if you could give yourself permission to have a little creative fun, just to see what came of it?
- When was the last time you did something for no other reason, except to relax and try something new?
We’re Sophie and Esther and we look forward to welcoming you to our ‘Evening of Creative Exploration’.
The purpose of the evening is to offer a welcoming and supportive space to explore your creative desires. We will also complete a number of simple exercises that will help you let go of any limiting beliefs you may be holding onto regarding your creativity.
It’s also a chance to have fun with writing, collage, paint, colouring pencils and books – to explore your creative side!
When you allow yourself to play without judgment, it’s an amazing form of relaxation and can also be very rewarding.
Sophie Dubus is an artist (although it took her a long time to embrace that!), jewellery designer-maker and coach who focuses on helping people to set their intentions, follow their dreams and be their true selves without judgement or fear.
Esther Zimmer is a writer, stylist and coach who guides ambitious women to discover and fulfil their purpose in life. She also leads powerful workshops on topics ranging from connection to self-love, healing through writing and self-expression through personal style.
We both LOVE to encourage and support others to explore their creative side, which is why we’re excited to host this evening for you.
It’s about giving you the space and opportunity to think about what you enjoy doing and to explore your thoughts via mediums such as words, pictures, painting, colouring and drawing. We both believe that the chance to play – with no censoring and no concern about what you actually create – should be something that everyone gets to do.
Here’s Sophie’s take on the evening:
“As a child I was always creating – whether it was drawing, painting, using modelling clay, cooking – I loved doing anything just for the sake of creating! Although I continued this to a degree throughout school, I lost my creative side during my twenties, and as a result, I lost myself. My confidence dropped, I suffered from depression and didn’t really ‘do’ anything. When I started creating again I found a new sense of achievement, although being a perfectionist I was my own worst critic. Yet I started to see how many people lose this playful, creative side we all inherently have as children, and I was driven to encourage people to express themselves again and regain their confidence. We all have the same fears and insecurities, but it doesn’t matter – you are good enough – we all are”.
And here’s what Esther has to say:
“Giving myself permission to play has completely changed my life and my business. I come from a corporate background and certainly didn't consider myself to be creative, yet it's through exploring this side of myself that I've been able to work out what I'm really meant to be doing with my life. We all have a little streak of creativity inside of us!"
This event is for you if you've ever had a desire to explore your creative side, regardless of what you do for a living. There are absolutely no prerequisites for the evening – you certainly don’t need to consider yourself to be particularly creative – simply come with an open heart.
The session is also perfect if you've been longing to get away from the fast pace of the city and have a relaxing evening. Expect some thought-provoking questions and exercises and lots of room and materials to experiment with, plus the opportunity for conversation and laughter with like-minded people.
We understand that signing up for something like this can feel a little intimidating – you never quite know what to expect, right? Well, we’re in this together; we’ll be exploring right alongside you and can guarantee a loving a supportive space to explore your creative side.
We really hope to see you there!
Sophie and Esther.
Are refreshments included?
- No. The fee does however, cover the cost of all the workshop materials.
What should I wear?
- We'd suggest wearing something comfortable that you wouldn't mind getting a little messy. We won't be using anything too destructive - like acrylic or oil based paints - but there will be glue and other materials which could ruin clothing and we take no responsibility for any damage incurred.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
- No, all materials are included.
What if I’ve got a question that’s not answered on this page?
- If you have any questions before you book your spot or before the event, please contact Esther at email@example.com.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 19.00 to 21.00 (BST)
The Canvas Café – 42 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL