August 3–12, 2018

Meeting Venus in the Studio: The Good and Bad News About Our Responses to Beauty

August 7 (Tuesday)
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Artspeaks Tent
Workshop type: Hands-on
Cost: Free

What more fitting archetype to invite into our studios than Venus, goddess of love and beauty? But what if she enters the process too soon, when we’re in the middle of a mess? What if she’s in a “mood” that makes her impatient, fastidious or in some way detrimental to our creative process?

Join us as we explore different ways of working with this powerful archetype’s many contradictory moods. Bring paper and a pen and be ready to have some serious, purposeful fun!

Alfred DePew is a migrant cultural worker who has been working with artists and writers and their creative process for over 30 years. He is the author or The Melancholy of Departure, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award and A Wedding Song for Poorer People, which was a 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist. He lives in Vancouver, where he maintains a private practice in leadership development, spiritual direction, evolutionary astrology and dream work.

Image credit: "The Influence of Venus". BnF Français 606, Christine de Pisan, from L'Epistre Othea 

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