How to demolish creative blocks workshop

A workshop dedicated to battling creative blocks and hindrances will be hosted in Fernie on Apr. 23.

Amanda Truscott will be holding a workshop dedicated to demolishing creative blocks.

A workshop dedicated to battling creative blocks and hindrances will be hosted in Fernie on Apr. 23.

The event is hosted by Amanda Truscott, a local writer and consultant who believes everyone has the capacity to create.

“I have met a lot of people who would really love to do some creative work, like they would love to write a novel or create a dance or they are aspiring musicians and they just don’t believe that they can do it. But I really genuinely believe that everyone is actually an artist,” said Truscott. “The aim of the workshop is to get people in touch with that so they can actually get their work done.”

Truscott says the workshop will have practical information that creative types can apply to their work to keep the creative juices and ideas flowing.

“An example of what we are going to be doing is something called the 20 ideas exercise, which is a way to generate ideas and get past your internal censor and get past any blocks you might have in terms of coming up with ideas for projectsm” she said. “If you’re stopped with something and you don’t know what your next action should be, it’s a really great exercise to figure out what that next action should be.”

Recently, Truscott hosted a similar event in Coleman, which was her first event of this kind. She received positive feedback from her first event.

“I got really good feedback from people. One of the participants said she felt really fired up to produce her work in a way that she hadn’t felt before, so that made me feel really good.”

Truscott created the workshop in conjunction with a course she is currently taking.

“I am taking a course called the Self-expression and Leadership program and that course revolves around a community project and this workshop that I am putting on is my community project.”

The workshop is $10, with all of the proceeds going to The Office of Letter and Lights foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting creativity.

Truscott believes the workshop will help creative people in any medium, including writing, photography, painting, dancing, and others.

The workshop will be held at Infinitea on Apr. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.


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