Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Elizabeth Wolfson

Instructor: Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW
March 28–29, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


A two-day workshop in connection with yourself to find creativity, joy and well-being. How will you participate?

This is an invitation to engage with yourself in the presence of others within a professionally facilitated group aimed at enriching and optimize your creativity. We all have it; the potential to lose ourselves in the “flow” of creativity, whether through sketching, painting, sculpting, cooking, dancing, writing, or moving rocks around a garden. It is well established that these states of “flow” bring us joy, well-being and positive sense of self. Occasionally, we also produce art.

Sometimes however, we might struggle with an urge to create and not be able to. It may be situational, developmental (stage of life), or having to do with the stories we tell ourselves about our value or talent. We may be plagued as if with an itch we cannot scratch, with a sense of longing, feeling ourselves restless even as we stay stuck, unable to create, perhaps, not knowing what to create or, where to start. This feeling, when prolonged can lead to self-blame or even, despondency. The many ways we stay stuck or, keep ourselves stuck, seeps into everything, impacting sense of self, personal relationships, and professional life.

This two-day workshop will provide a supportive, meaningful and playful group environment to help recognize and dismantle the obstacles that might stand in the way of your own creativity. Through your participation; engaging in conversation, journaling, group exercises and multi-media creative activities, you will connect to your vast capacity for sensory awareness and inner joy, leading to increased awareness, and personal and artistic empowerment. In the process of this workshop, you will find everlasting tools to optimize your creative potential in all of its forms, and throughout your lifetime at all stages and ages.


ELIZABETH WOLFSON, PhD, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than three decades, working with individuals, couples and families and groups. Additionally, she has served as an agency director and as faculty and administrator at Columbia University and at Antioch University Santa Barbara, where she was Department Chair of the MA in Clinical Psychology Program, and Director of Antioch’s Women and Leadership program. She has written and presented on numerous topics, including creativity, empowerment and healthy living and aging. Dr. Wolfson, a co-founder of two thriving non-profit organizations, currently serves as faculty at Antioch, while consulting to organizations, and in private practice in Santa Barbara, California, helping people expand their inner potential and capacity for joy.

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Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

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