Festivals & Events:
The Art of Creativity: A Mixed Workshop for Artists & Writers with Susie Billings and Craig Childs
Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27 | 9:30am-4:30pm | $325 tuition & materials ** An intimate fall retreat to explore creativity through journaling – both with words and brush – with Craig Childs and Susie Billings. This class take place at a beautiful adobe residence located on Wright’s Mesa, just west of Norwood. Creating art is a narrative. Whether using words, colors or contours, the act of invention comes from the same source, a relationship between what is inside and what is outside. Artist Susie Billings and author Craig Childs are offering a dynamic two-day workshop that will take participants through the combined creative process they have developed: how to see the world around you and render it into art. The process works for all forms of expression. Artists, writers, and neither are welcome. **All are invited to enjoy a Saturday night dinner gathering at Susie’s house. If you wish to participate, there is an additional $35 fee per person. You may choose this option as an add-on when you are registering for the class online. PLEASE NOTE: This course takes place in a beautiful, high desert setting just a few miles west of Norwood. Susie Billings’ natural adobe residence overlooks Naturita Canyon and features abundant outdoor patio spaces and a separate art studio, view the photos online. Bring a notebook and writing utensils; all art materials are included. Students are encouraged to dress in layers and bring snacks and a sack lunch each day. Alternatively, there is a decent deli in Norwood for grabbing a quick lunch, which the class may decide to do as a group, and order in. Using both indoor and outdoor spaces, students will have use of the entire 35-acre property as they focus on creativity and process.