Creative Conversations: Exploring the Artistic Journey – March 21, 2024

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March 21 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Embark on a bi-weekly journey of artistic exploration and dialogue with our “Creative Conversations” workshop series. This dynamic program invites artists of all backgrounds to engage in meaningful discussions on various aspects of the creative process. Each session unveils a new topic, fostering a vibrant space for participants to share insights, exchange ideas, and build connections within the artistic community.

  • Bi-Weekly Sessions: Join us every other week for stimulating discussions on diverse facets of the creative process.
  • Flexibility to Choose: Participants can sign up for any number of sessions based on their interests and availability. Whether attending one session or the entire series, each gathering offers a unique and enriching experience.
  • Rotating Topics: Explore a different theme every two weeks, ranging from inspiration and ideation to overcoming creative blocks, self-expression, and beyond.

Session 1 – Jan 25: “The Spark of Inspiration”: Discuss sources of inspiration and techniques for sparking creative ideas.
Session 2 – Feb 8: “Navigating Creative Blocks”: Share strategies for overcoming creative obstacles and rejuvenating artistic flow.
Session 3 – Feb 22: “Expressing Identity Through Art”: Explore how personal identity influences artistic expression and storytelling.
Session 4 – Mar 7: “The Role of Feedback in Artistic Growth”: Discuss the importance of constructive criticism and feedback in the creative process.
Session 5 – Mar 21: “Experimentation and Risk-Taking”: Delve into the value of taking creative risks and embracing experimentation in art.
Session 6 – Apr 4: “Balancing Structure and Freedom in Artistic Practice”: Explore the delicate balance between having a structured creative process and allowing for spontaneity and freedom.
Session 7 – Apr 18: “Art and Emotion: Navigating the Emotional Landscape of Creation”: Discuss how emotions influence the creative process and strategies for channeling emotions into artwork.
Session 8 – May 2: “The Impact of Artistic Communities: Building Connections and Collaboration”: Share experiences and insights on the role of artistic communities, both online and offline, in fostering creativity and collaboration.
Session 9 – May 16: “Exploring Cultural Influences in Art: Heritage and Contemporary Expression”: Discuss how cultural backgrounds and heritage impact artistic styles, themes, and storytelling.
Session 10 – May 30: “From Concept to Completion: Navigating the Artistic Journey”: Break down the stages of an artistic project, from initial concept and planning to execution and completion.
Session 11 – June 13: “Art and Technology: Incorporating Digital Tools into Traditional Art”: Explore the intersection of traditional and digital art, discussing the benefits and challenges of incorporating technology into artistic practice.
Session 12 – June 27: “Art and Mindfulness: Finding Tranquility in the Creative Process”: Discuss the role of mindfulness in fostering creativity, overcoming distractions, and staying present in the artistic journey.


  • Frequency: Bi-weekly sessions (Every other week)
  • Day and Time: March 21, 2024 from 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Location: In-Person at Upwards and Online (email us if you will be joining us virtually)
  • Registration: Participants can sign up for individual sessions or multiple sessions based on their preferences.

“Creative Conversations” is more than a workshop; it’s a dynamic forum for artists to connect, share experiences, and explore the depths of the creative process. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, overcoming challenges, or simply craving engaging discussions, this series offers a flexible and enriching space for artistic growth.

Limited spots are available, so secure your spot and join the conversation in our upcoming session!

See our Registration and Cancellation Policy.

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March 21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Upwards Art Studio
975 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5 Canada
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