The Artist’s Way: Rediscovering Your Creativity

Using Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way,” explore creativity through discussion, journaling and a series of activities that open the door to more creative living.

Pencil sharpener, pencil shavings and colored pencils

Everyone is creative, but not everyone easily expresses it. Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way,” opens the door to getting back in touch with the expressive, imaginative part of yourself. “We hunger for what might be called creative living—an expanded sense of creativity in our business lives, in sharing with our children, our spouse, our friends,” she writes in her groundbreaking book. With “The Artist’s Way” as its guide, this six-week course includes journaling, conversation and class participation. Engage in a series of small, creative acts that open you to the vast world of your imagination through morning pages, artist’s dates, synchronicity and wish lists.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GLIF1068.F17.1 Karleen Koen On-campus 7–9 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017

INSTRUCTOR: Karleen Koen
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 7–9 p.m.
START DATE: Sept. 19, 2017

Instructor: Karleen Koen

Karleen Koen is author of the New York Times bestseller “Through a Glass Darkly.” Her most recent novel, “Before Versailles,” was included among the best historical fiction picks by The Library Journal. A longtime writer and award-winning editor, she has served as editor of Houston Home and Garden magazine, and as both a managing editor and director of editorial services at the University of Houston. Ms. Koen teaches for the Writers’ League of Texas and has been a writer-in-residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Her other novels are “Now Face to Face” and “Dark Angels.”

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 19, 2017

End Date: Oct. 24, 2017

Schedule: 7–9 p.m.

Length: Six Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $275

Rice Alumni: $248

CEUs: 1.2

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RECOMMENDED TEXT: “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, new or used, ISBN: 1-58542-146-4 (paperback). Chapters are divided into weeks. The instructor recommends reading the first two weeks, including “The Basic Tools,” prior to the start of the course and bringing a notebook to the first class.

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