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Ignite Creativity Together taught by Tara Tieso

Multi-Session Class

Meets 5 Fridays: July 9-August 6 from 10am-12pm CT
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July 9 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm CDT

Exercises from 3 classic books aimed at discovering your creative self and keeping creativity in your life.

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharpe, What It Is by Lynda Barry and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.

5 sessions with assignments in between. No art experience necessary.


A mixed media pad or journal that lays flat and a small selection of mark making tools you love to use; pens, pencils, and at least one that is color- not black or grey.

More about this class:

This class opens practical doors to how to get started creatively, how to expand our creative options, and how to sustain a creative practice that is unique to us.

Each week we focus on one of the books – through exercises we do in class together, conversation about how each of the books invite us to explore our creativity, and some specific things Tara will suggest for further exploration during the week, we will get a solid introduction to 3 unique approaches to bringing more creativity into our lives.

During this course we will gather creative tools that work for us, whether we are engaged in specific creative projects, or looking for ways to make creativity a more regular practice; discover things we enjoy exploring creatively to take us forward with motivation and fun; and (bonus!) connect with others on the creative path.

This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

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About the artist:

Tara L Tieso is an abstract artist who lives and paints in the historic arts Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, on the mighty Mississippi. She works in encaustic, an ancient beeswax and resin medium fused to its substrate with a torch.  Her work is bold, yet intimate.

Tara is Board President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she works with other women in the arts to steward the rich 40-year feminist legacy of Minnesota’s brilliant women artists, and ensure that WARM is part of the lives of creative girls and women far into the future.

A grateful 2011 recipient of the McKnight Foundation-funded Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant, 2012 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and one of 30 ArtSage Minnesota Artists for 2013, her work hangs in collections in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Philadelphia.