September 17-22. 2017. E/L Ranch. Greenough, Montana
Instructors: Eileen Rafferty and Elizabeth Stone
Many think artistic talent and creativity are gifts bestowed upon us. In reality, vision and creativity can be nurtured with dedication and determination. Author Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women Who Run with the Wolves) described Creativity as a river that runs below – all we need to do is step into the river.
In this workshop exclusively for women, we focus on opening the pathways to creativity in our lives. We come together as a community to enhance your personal creativity and explore new ways of seeing. Located in a special retreat setting in beautiful western Montana, this experience allows you to step away from your daily life to enjoy time and space to nurture your creative self. You will be encouraged to find and follow your individual artistic path, and map out a direction for your life beyond the retreat.
This workshop provides us with a clearer understanding of what creativity is to each of us. Through our relationship with photography and our intuition living as women, we can begin to visualize what we want our images to be and say. The week includes photographing, group discussions and creative exercises. Please come with your camera and an open mind!
Classes, lodging and meals will all take place at the E/L Ranch, a rustic yet elegant ranch in Western Montana, app. one hour east of Missoula. Please note that rates at the E/L are all inclusive.
Cost for Workshop: $1595. A deposit of $450 is due at time of registration.
The Creativity for Women workshop was more than I expected. I was able to try new ways of seeing in a very comfortable and supportive environment. Both Eileen and Elizabeth are so supportive and at the same time, create challenging creative exercises which are enlightening and thought provoking. I hope to do this workshop again. It was truly an experience I will treasure for a long time.
This was more than a workshop, this was a life experience! I gained the knowledge and confidence to push my work to a new level. Thank you for reinforcing in me the need to make art! The workshop was empowering and transformative.
The E/L Ranch is a perfect hideaway to explore new creative techniques and ideas away from daily concerns. Elizabeth and Eileen are kind, compassionate, talented, helpful artists and teachers. You couldn’t ask for better guides along the creative path.
My week with Eileen and Elizabeth has been incredible. Every day I was challenged and inspired while being reminded of technical aspects, aesthetics and equally important my passion for photography. This dynamic duo have masterfully created a program designed by creative women to inspire, motivate and educate women about their photography and artistic journey. One of the most valuable weeks in my personal photographic journey.
Eileen and Elizabeth are wonderful nurturing artists/instructors. I came away with a renewed interest in creating art – not just picture taking. I will definitely take this workshop again as it was equal parts education and retreat.
Elizabeth and Eileen’s workshops presentations and exercises have inspired me to see photography in an entirely new light.
Eileen Rafferty's Creative for Women workshop is amazing.