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The Art of
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For teens 12-18. This creative arts-based workshop for all persons will help you figure out who you are, what really matters to you, and where you want to go in life.

Build
Confidence

You'll learn how to have more confidence, strength, and self-belief when you use creative ways to turn your darkness into light.

Pursue Your Potential

A FREE copy of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery, and a stARTUP art kit are included.
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Course Overview

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Learning to take control of your emotions starts today. 
In each chapter, you’ll find creative and artistic ways to solve real problems, deal with your feelings, and transform dark emotions into the kinds of feelings you’d like to have more often.
This is YOUR time to share your artistic side, sort out what’s on your mind, and make plans for the future you want to create.

Why Dream Up Now, now

Sann Wilder, age 16, says....
"I am no stranger to loss. For years, that numb hollowness was a closer companion to me than my own family. However, I am fortunate enough to be able to use the past tense when talking about those times. 
When I was 10 years old, my family suffered a house fire. We lost nearly everything we owned, and our two cats and dogs were killed in the inferno. Two weeks later, we moved halfway across the country, and I lost any support I might have had. I could have turned to my parents, of course, but they were suffering just as much as I was. So I turned to the arts.
The ability to use art to give shape to your emotions, to describe them, to place them somewhere outside so that they are not contained in the mind—that might be the greatest power a person can have. If I could look at my writing and my art, at my thoughts given form, then I knew my grief was real and I could begin to heal. I wrote down things I hadn’t even realized I was feeling. By transcribing my loss, I was able to move past it. And I discovered something I’d never truly known: peace.
The world is so beautiful. We have towering forests and delicate, lace-like flowers and freshly painted skies. We have kind people with bright eyes and dazzling smiles that sparkle like stars. The arts help me remember that no emotion is permanent, and knowing that grief is not permanent helps me get through it. The journal in your hands is filled with creative activities that can help you understand and deal with whatever you’re feeling. It helped me, and I hope it will help you too."

Move from Darkness into Light

This workshop will help you figure out who you are, what really matters to you, and where you want to go in life. You'll learn how to have more confidence, strength, and self-belief when you use creative ways to turn your darkness into light.

Take Control of Your Emotions

Using Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Self-Discovery, you'll discover that emotions are impermanent, and that you have everything you need to decide how you feel and what you think. 

What is included in the course?

6 Dark and 6 Light Emotions ... plus BONUSES!

Get Creative!

At every session, you’ll find a creative and artistic way to solve real problems, deal with your feelings, and how to transform dark emotions into the kind of feelings you’d like to have more often.

Ready to Make Art and Feel Good?

This asynchronous course includes a copy of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self Discovery (Free Spirit Publishing), and a srART UP art kit (while supplies last.) 

Be part of a great community on Instagram @dreamupnowjournal

  • Summation Word Ideas
  • The Big Idea
  • The Rule of Kindness
  • Feelings Flowchart
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors
  • And 3 Bonus pages that don’t appear in the Dream Up Now journal!
    > Who Am I? 
    > (Re)Write the Script
    > Best Stuff in the World
Building Confidence & Pursuing your Potential

6-Week Transformational Workshop:
Featuring Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes

Price $165 
Discount: 20% off and free journal for Kitsap area residents (Code: '20-Off')
Date: Every Wednesday April 28th to June 2nd
Time: 4:15pm to 5:45 pm Pacific Time
Journal
Included
stART UP art kit 
Included
20% OFF
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Course materials were excellent, the mentoring approach was excellent. The instructors did a good job of communicating and making it a more intimate arrangement.
Josh Stobbard
Meet the instructor

Rayne Lacko

Rayne Lacko is a Young Adult author and advocate for the arts as a form of social and emotional well-being. Cohost of a youth creative workshop, an annual writing camp, and a teen arts showcase, she inspires teens and their families to use creativity—through writing, art, and music—to stimulate positive change in the world. Rayne lives near Seattle, Washington.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the instructor

Lesley Holmes

Lesley Holmes contributes her expertise to several educational and arts nonprofits benefitting children, teens, and older adults in and around Los Angeles. Her work promotes alternative therapies, music education, literacy, and food as a pathway to healing. A lifelong chef and baker, Lesley is a Los Angeles native who enjoys early morning hikes in the Hollywood Hills where she lives with her two teenage daughters

lesleyholmes@mac.com
Patrick Jones - Course author
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