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School of Creative Expression

Everyone has a creative side to them, some just need a little confidence to explore and try new things. You do not have to have a paint brush in one hand and a guitar in the other to take workshops at the School of Creative Expression. The only prerequisite is a desire to try something new and connect with some really interesting and talented people. Ignite your joy by tapping into your creativity — your heart will thank you!

  • Music
  • Movement
  • Art Therapy
  • Storytelling
  • Communication
  • Photography
  • Design
  • Film/Video
  • Writing/Poetry
  • Painting

Ignite Your Spark

Since most of your ‘yes’ answers reside in this school of thought, scroll through some of our upcoming workshop titles and click through to anything that might help you find that joy in your life that you so deserve.  Not only will you learn about yourself, realize your potential and shift your trajectory, but you will also connect and collaborate with U-Instructors who are ready to help you soar!

 

Please contact team@finduniquelyu.com for any questions or assistance.

Let Your Heart Sing with ASL: One Love

U-Instructor: Miss Marie

3 hours over 1 session

This workshop will not only teach the fundamentals of American Sign Language, but it will also teach it to you in a modern way. Through the use of the song, “One Love” by Bob Marley, you will learn the basics of sign language as well as the ability to sing “One Love” with your heart and your hands.

Upon completion of this course, you will learn a new language and feel the connection as you are sharing this lovely gift with another like-minded soul. The goal is to be able to communicate by signing throughout a normal conversation in addition to your favorite music hits! This 3-hour workshop will be taught through instruction, demonstration, slides, and real time in class practice sessions.

  • You want to connect with a deaf family member or friend in a special way.
  • You want to learn a new language in a more interactive way.
  • You want to surprise a loved one with this new skill and gift.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

What Are Your Clothes Saying About You?

U-Instructor: Teri Riley

6 hours over 3 weeks

The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to communicate who you are from the inside out, how to express the unique beauty of each and every one of you through the expression of your clothing.

The goal of this workshop is to identify and articulate your personal brand and then learn how to dress that brand. In this workshop, we will begin with creating your personal brand and identifying your personal avatar, identifying body shape and body proportions. We will then cover the 7 elements of art and introduce color. This workshop is extremely personal, tailor made to you and your personal needs, asking questions to encourage self-discovery.

Upon completion of this course, you will confidently know how to purchase clothing that is right for you and begin to build a wardrobe of clothes that cultivate your outward self-expression that you love and bring you joy.

  • You want to walk into a room with more confidence.
  • You aren’t comfortable in your own skin.
  • You desire to get dressed easily and effortlessly.
  • You want to learn your body shape and how to dress it.
  • You want to learn which colors look best on you.
  • You want a closet full of clothes that you love.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Unraveling the Self

U-Instructor: Elizabeth Tuckwell

3 hours over 1 session

Through the use of meditation and the art-making process, we will work to identify markers on personal identity and expression that were externally placed/reinforced.

Together, we will utilize meditation and creativity (writing, drawing and collage) to release these outdated models of self-identity and call in a sense of self that is in more alignment with who we believe we are vs how we were told to be.

The ownership of identity and self-expression are underutilized in a world where labels and stereotypes are the norms. Together, we will seek to rebuild our identity and ask questions like:

Who are you without your labels?
Who are you without a body, a name, and a location to define you?
What is the essence of you?

Upon completion of this workshop you will begin to connect to core values and feelings unique to you and begin to rebuild your identity on elements you place with intention.

  • Your external world does not reflect your internal world.
  • You feel like you are existing vs living.
  • You look around your life and you don’t feel you are where you want to be.
  • You feel overwhelmed by your current life experience.
  • You find yourself seeking out approval as validation.
  • You feel if you are “not enough”.
  • You often feel disconnected from yourself and your body.
  • You feel like you are ready to break free and discover the real you.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Dreaming for the Soul: A Musical Twist on ASL

U-Instructor: Miss Marie

5 hours over 5 weeks

Dreaming for the Soul will not only teach the fundamentals of ASL (American Sign Language), but it will teach it to you in an interactive way. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to vote from 2-3 songs, learn one, and perform it upon completion of the 5-weeks.

This workshop will educate you enough to independently sign terms, hold conversations, and sign a song in American Sign Language. This workshop will be taught through instruction, demonstration, slides, and real time in class practice sessions, and we will conclude with a class presentation of the song that we learned in class!

Also, by being able to communicate by signing throughout a normal conversation in addition to one of your favorite music hits, you will experience the joy of learning a new language and feeling the connection as you are sharing this lovely gift with those that you love as well as other like-minded souls.

  • You want to dive into the American Sign Language world in a different way.
  • You want to connect with a deaf family member or friend in a special way.
  • You want to surprise a loved one with this new skill and gift.
  • You want to learn ASL with a musical component.
  • You want to immerse yourself into the love language of song for the next 5 weeks.

You’ll be prompted to login or to create a free account prior to being able to register for a particular workshop that suits your schedule.

Watercolor Poetry

U-Instructor: Elizabeth Tuckwell

4 hours over 4 weeks

This workshop will be an opportunity for us to advance our emotional vocabulary and take back ownership of our feelings.

We are going to use the power of evocative poetry to summon complex emotions within us and intentionally direct them. We will summon our emotions, learn to understand them and express them through the power of creativity utilizing watercolors and writing.

Emotions have a way of transporting us to new experiences.

Emotions are such powerful vehicles; yet, without intentional steering, they have the potential to take over our personal journeys, leaving us feeling uprooted and ungrounded in our lives.

Examples of this are the emotional journeys set in motion by recent events, news stories, our relationships, traumatic events.

But — what if we were on the driver's side of our emotional journey and harnessed the power of our emotions with intention? What if we allowed ourselves to take the power of our deep emotions and use them for a purpose (releasing, reconnecting with our inner wisdom, and creating something new in our lives).

The purpose of this class is to do just that. We are going to use the power of evocative poetry to summon complex emotions within us and intentionally direct them. We will summon our emotions, learn to understand them and express them through the power of creativity utilizing watercolors and writing.

This 4-hr workshop will be an opportunity for us to advance our emotional vocabulary and take back ownership of our feelings.

We will recognize when we have been moved off our emotional center by establishing an emotional set point. From there, we will create our emotional scale and understand when it is time to pause and release the overwhelm of emotional overload. We will then use the power of our emotions and direct them into creative containers (painting and writing) to release overwhelm and enhance our creativity.

  • You feel overwhelmed by your feelings.
  • You feel that complex feelings are leaving you feeling hopeless.
  • You feel a growing sense of anxiety.
  • You are ready to take back the reins on the power of your own emotions.
  • You want to feel optimistic.
  • You want to discern what feelings are truly yours vs what feelings you are being directed to feel.
  • You want to reignite your creative spark.
  • You want to use the power of creativity to enhance your well-being.

This workshop has been completed. If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Team@FindUniquelyU.com and put the workshop title in the subject. We’ll respond within 48 hours with the status of future workshops.

Become a U-Instructor in the
Uniquely U. School of Creative Expression

Join our rock star team and share your passion! Accepted applications will be put on the waitlist for our next recruitment period.

Workshops are led by U-Instructors who are more akin to coaches, mentors, big brothers/sisters and friends. Their #1 priority is to create a safe space where you can collaborate with peers, rediscover your spark and  become Uniquely U.