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February 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Darylynn Starr Rank
Being an artist can be the most enchanting life imaginable – and the most tormenting! Finding your way to your own creative universe is an extraordinary and infinitely surprising journey. Still, every artist falters at some point. Call it what you will: blocks, obstacles, hitting the wall, tossing your painting into the ocean, or shredding your manuscript – we have all stumbled, we have all shut down.
Based on the concept that creativity is unique to each individual, The Art of Becoming an Artist is designed to help artists in every conceivable genre discover the myriad, astonishing factors – social, educational, political, psychological, and personal history – that both enhance and interfere with our creativity. There is no “right” way to get to one’s art. There is only YOUR way. Finding that way is every artist’s goal!
This presentation will explore the absolutely innate nature of creativity, and the inevitable and often instantaneous interference with the process that occurs for all of us. Then we’ll begin the profound exploration of the things that can help you get to your art!
About the Author:
Darylynn Starr Rank (most people call her Dari) is a writer, a therapist, and a creativity consultant. In addition to The Art of Becoming an Artist, she has written newspaper columns, short stories, novels, screenplays, poetry, and articles (both published and unpublished), and journals, journals, journals. In her clinical practice she works with a wonderful array of creative clients: artists are her specialty.
As a creativity consultant, she has given over a hundred courses, talks, lectures, seminars, workshops, etc., all dedicated to the pursuit of our creative process. She presents her programs in universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, businesses, (including one of the largest computer game designers in the world), hospitals, social service associations, community centers, her living room, on the shore of one of the loveliest lakes in British Columbia, at a tropical retreat in the Florida Keys – any kind of venue you can imagine.
The combination of being a writer and a therapist, and of having once been seriously screwed up (read more about that in the book itself), is what led to the unique vision she has developed for her workshops and courses… This vision has now been happily distilled into this highly useful and helpful “help yourself book”, The Art of Becoming An Artist.