In this 12-week Online Course, we'll explore how the world's most creatives minds drew inspiration for their work, what we can learn from them and how to integrate it into our own creative practices to come up with truly inspired work.
Creativity is the lifeblood of the artist, the maker, the creator, the visionary.
Finding inspiration is essential to their process. It’s what drives them to create new pieces of art and helps them to break through any creative blocks they may encounter.
So whether you're a painter, photographer, musician, writer, designer, entrepreneur or any other kind of artist or creator - because in the end, we all are and we all need our creativity more than ever -, you know that your work depends on a regular infusion of inspiration.
But creativity can be much like washing a pig - just when you think you have a grip on it, it slips away again...
How studying art AND spirituality changed the game for me
It must have been around 2013 or 2014; that day I walked into one of my favorite museums, just before the start of my Master’s Degree in Art History. I felt an abnormal glowing, tingling sensation and my hairs were standing on end when I saw the portrait of Dr.Mayer-Hermann by Otto Dix. I still don’t know why it was that particular painting that made me feel that way and for what reason, but I was determined to find answers to the questions that immediately came up: Where does inspiration come from? How can I enhance my own creativity so one day, I’m able to do the same?
From then on I was committed to study the arts to strengthen my creative abilities and get inspired to do my best work someday. I wasn’t the best or smartest student in my class, - I had to push myself a bit to keep up with academic standards -, but I loved every second of it. I soaked it all up like a sponge. I joined the curatorial program the University offered, got an internship as a curatorial assistant in the same museum in which I saw the Otto Dix painting, gave museum tours, wrote articles for Art Magazines and galeries, and helped organize art events.
So far so good. But then life kinda got in the way. And things started to go downhill from there. Bogged down by finding an actual paying job in what I loved, balancing my work and my thesis, social expectations and life in general, I wasn’t really what you would call creative or inspired. Far from it. After intense years of seeking happiness in “outer things” and failing to do so - which involved break-ups, having one job after another, moving multiple times to start all over again, keeping myself a little too busy with work and partying - the whole thing collapsed.
Jorien Kleine Deters
Art Historian, Writer, Artist
"Inside every person, there is an original, creative self that has been covered over by secondhand ideas, borrowed beliefs and conditioning. By freeing the capacity for expression we can awaken the full powers of that original self."
- Peter London, artist, writer & teacher
Today, I’m grateful for this journey, because what I realize is this:
Everything you ever need is already within you. All of the ideas, the talent, the potential, the guidance, the possibilities. You don’t need to go nowhere, do anything else or be anybody else. You can be your own MUSE. ✨
I started to see that Art and Spirituality are intertwined:
“ART IS A SPIRITUAL transaction. Artists are visionaries. We routinely practice a form of faith, seeing clearly and moving toward a creative goal that shimmers in the distance— often visible to us, but invisible to those around us…"
- Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way
"Divine inspiration involves something larger than yourself, and a big part of spiritual awakening is realizing and even feeling that everyone and everything is connected."
"There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity...It's not about winning, it's not about losing, it's about showing up and being seen."
- Dr. Brené Brown, from The Call to Courage
After taking the Course...
While there's no one sure-fire recipe for becoming a creative genius, studying the works and lives of some of history's most renowned creators AND providing yourself with the metaphysical and spiritual tools can certainly help you on your way.
By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how art is infused with spirituality, how to unlock inspiration and how to use and apply it to fuel your own creative work.
Are you ready to find your inner muse?
Join me for The Art of Inspiration: Finding Your Inner Muse with the Masters of Modern Art.
The Course Outline:
Part I: The Foundations
🔎 Week 1 (30 - 40 min)
Introduction: What is inspiration and where does it come from?
🔎 Week 2 (max. 60 min)
Test + Guide: Discover Your Muse and How to develop your creative practice
Part II: Our Muses for this course
🔎 Week 3 (max. 60 min)
How to create that which is true to ourselves by going back to basics and connecting with our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
🔎 Week 4 (max. 60 min)
How to let our work communicate a higher truth to humanity with the use of symbolism and iconography.
🔎 Week 5 (max. 60 min)
How to be observant and curious so we can build on existing ideas, combine them, adding elements that create new connections and groundbreaking visions.
🔎 Week 9 (max. 60 min)
How to rise above reality, see the bigger picture and create harmony, rhythm and balance in life and art.
🔎 Week 7 (max. 60 min)
How to bypass the rational mind and access and (re)program the subconscious for the most original and genius ideas.
🔎 Week 8 (max. 60 min)
How to use art a tool for healing - and disadvantages, challenges and traumatic life experiences as fuel for truly inspiring work.
🔎 Week 6 (max. 60 min)
How to deal with dark and raw emotions and channel it into our work to make a powerful statement and impact.
🔎 Week 10 (max. 60 min)
How to set the scene and create the physical and mental space that encourages creativity, spontaneity and intuition.
🔎 Week 11 (max. 60 min)
How intense focus, attention on a subject and being in the moment can get us to the essence of everyone and everything.
🔎 Week 12 (max. 60 min)
How time, dedication, and effort in the creative process and the journey leading up to the final result make what we contribute of great significance.
The Art of Inspiration: Finding Your Inner Muse with the Masters of Modern Art
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