Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Creativity & Courage Workshop FREE

I am honored and excited to be offering an introductory Creativity & Courage workshop this month.  The Germantown Library is generously providing this workshop free of charge.  This is a wonderful opportunity!  Space is limited and registration is required.  You can either call the library # 518-537-5800 or email  Below is the press release.  I am looking forward to any of you who are inspired to join me!

On Sunday, March 24, from 3-5 p.m., artist and Germantown resident Dawn Breeze will lead a workshop on "Creativity and Courage" at the Germantown Library. Through exposure to a variety of artistic and playful hands-on exercises, participants will deepen their ability to express thoughts and feelings, allowing for discovery of new ways to problem solve, communicate and connect with both themselves and others. "For most of our lives we have been encouraged to 'get down to business,' with little time reserved for contemplation or experimentation," says Dawn. She goes on to point out that "when there is supportive space for creativity, answers are born. When we activate our creative mind, we experience shifts in our existing beliefs and discover new ideas. When our creativity is unleashed, we are able to develop new artistic language skills, deepen our connections with others and have the confidence to become our most authentic selves." This workshop is not just for those that think of themselves as artists, but for anyone who practices creative expression -- doctors, scientists, parents, writers, gardeners, teachers, mechanics -- in short, all of us. For every person is born with the gift of creativity. No matter what your skill set is, or where your interests lie, you will benefit from exploring and strengthening your creative potential.

The workshop is free of charge, but enrollment is limited, so early sign-up is highly encouraged. Please register by either sending an email to the program coordinator, Heather Gibbons at, or by calling the library at 518.537.5800.

About the Artist:
Dawn Breeze is a fine artist working with a variety of mediums and materials including everything from natural and found objects to clothing, photographs, paint, video, performance and even dirt. A committed Process Artist, her intuitive approach allows her to collaborate with chance and flow freely between artistic mediums and disciplines. In 2008, Breeze was selected to participate in the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK Fellowship Program. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Linda Arnaud Individual Artist grant, awarded annually to one shining artist in Columbia County. In 2011, she was awarded a highly competitive international residency at BAER in Iceland, and a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) SOS grant. To learn more, visit

The Germantown Library is located at 31 Palatine Park Road in Germantown (518.537.5800 | This program will be held in the Hover Room, located on the lower level of the library. Please park in the rear parking lot and use the lower level entrance, which has direct access to the Hover Room.

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