The Creativity CocoonA Supportive Community to Cultivate your Creative Practice
Are you ready to…
- Reclaim your innate creativity and sense of play?
- Develop regular creative habits with joyful accountability?
- Discover your artistic voice and style?
- Deeply connect with other like-minded, creative souls?
Hi, I’m Cindy, and I am *gulp* an ARTIST!
Honestly, this is a huge thing for me to admit. Even though I’ve spent most of my life working and teaching with works of art and connecting deeply with art that others have made, I’ve kept making my own art at a safe arms-length away.
I was committed to the story that I wasn’t creative or talented enough and that I didn’t have enough good ideas to truly be an “artist.” Anytime I tried to start making art again over the years, I would be quickly thwarted by overwhelm, sky-high expectations, and perfectionism.
But in 2022, something changed. I felt the call to make art loud and clear, so I made the commitment–one day at a time, one page in my art journal at a time. I made a space in my house for making art, and I developed accountability by scheduling artmaking and creating new habits. Then, I allowed myself to play. To experiment. To create without expectation and without perfection. And what happened was massive—joy, gratitude, connection, reconnection with my inner child, expansion, and confidence.
Ultimately, I started making art again because I chose to make it a priority.
Are you ready to make that choice for yourself?
This year, commit to your regular creative practice.Join the Creativity Cocoon.
Any art teacher will tell you that the secret to making art is practice and time on task. The more time you spend making art, the more it will become a part of your thinking, the more the way you look at the world will change, and the more benefits you will see bleed into your life—a sense of wellbeing, lower stress levels, increased focus, and more awareness. You’ll slow down, you’ll learn to feel and express your feelings, and you’ll calm your mind.
Artmaking Sessions (2x/week)
During these coworking sessions, we each work on our own personal art explorations together via Zoom. Peppered with natural conversation and connection, this time also deepens the bonds formed with the group members.
Creative Intentions Session (1x/week)
Every Monday, we meet to reflect on and set intentions for the week. We have circle check ins and check outs, but the rest of the call is silent so it gives us a chance to turn inward.
Participate in our private Facebook Group to chat with your peers, ask for advice on media or techniques, share your artworks and inspirations, and respond to the creative challenges.
Art & Self Workshop (1x/month)
Each month, Cindy leads you through an interactive session designed to connect your with your most creative self. These sessions are about deeply understanding yourself as a creator, rather than learning art techniques.
The Cocoon Call Schedule
The calendars for March and April are include below! Each subsequent month, the calendar will follow the below guidelines.
*** All times are listed in Central time. Please convert to your time zome. You’ll get access to our group Google calendar when you sign up, and it will update to your time zone.
- Tuesdays or Thursdays (see calendar), 5 – 6:30 pm Central
- Every Sunday, alternating between 11 am -12:30 pm or 5 – 6:30 pm Central
- Mondays, 9-10pm Central
Art and Self Workshop:
- During the last Tues/Thurs Session of Each Month at 5 – 6:30 pm Central
- These calls are recorded if you cannot make it live!
Come as you are, when you can.
Nothing in the program is mandatory! Just come whenever you can. I’ve included alternating times so that artists of different time zones will hopefully find at least one weekly time slot that works for them!
Do I need to have art making experience to join this program?
No! This program is for anyone willing to explore their own creative expression. Every participant will work on their own personal projects in each artmaking session so each artist will be working at their own experience level.
Will this program teach art media, skills, and techniques?
No, it won’t but you are welcome to ask in the sessions for tips and suggestions as you face challenges. We encourage you to experiment and explore the art media for yourself. Be free and have fun, and don’t worry about your final outcome!
What if I am scared to share my art? Do I have to?
No! I know that sharing your own art is such a vulnerable thing. At the end of each artmaking session, we talk about what we created in the time, but you are under no obligation to show what you did.
What if I can't make a session?
The Cocoon is here to support you, so come whenever you feel called. Think of it as a delicious buffet that you can sample anytime you want. The calls alternate times each week so that members from different time zones can find times that work for them.
The teaching calls will be recorded, and you will have access to those recordings in an online portal.
What if it's not a fit for me?
Feel free to leave whenever you like! Due to the nature of the program, no refunds will be issued; however, you can cancel your membership anytime you need to. And of course, we’ll be happy to welcome you back whenever you are ready.
How much is it?
The price is currently $49/month.
The Creativity Cocoon Membership
Sliding Scale, Equitable Pricing
Membership to the Cocoon is on a monthly basis, and you can cancel at any time.
The Creativity Cocoon is committed to helping you foster your creativity, no matter what your financial situation. Please use the sliding fee schedule below to decide what is possible for you, while also honoring the value of the program and the impact it can bring to your life.
$79/mo or $799/yr
- I am employed, self-employed, or do not need to work to meet my basic needs.
- I can easily pay for the things I want, and I spend little time worried about basic necessities.
- I have a comfortable amount of expendable income.
$49/mo or $499/yr
- I am employed or self-employed.
- I do not spend most of my time thinking about meeting my basic needs.
- I have an expendable income.
$29/mo or $299/yr
- I am employed or self-employed.
- I have access to basic needs, though sometimes it can feel difficult.
- I have limited expendable income.
Basic Needs include food, housing, health care, and transportation.
Expendable Income might mean you are able to buy coffee at a shop, go to the movies or a concert, buy new clothes, books, and similar items each month, etc.
Adapted from the Green Bottle Model from Worts + Cunning