The Artist’s Way

A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self

by Request

Kathleen Grittner

Many of us desire to bring more creativity to our everyday life, but are unsure how to tap

into and integrate that creativity. The Artist’s Way is a specific method designed to free your

creativity, described in the book by Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way, A Course in Discovering

and  Recovering Your Creative Self. Creativity is an in-born ability, something we all have,

something we can choose to “water” in our lives, use, and enjoy. These three-days are for

you to give focused attention to your desire and allow space for your natural creative self to grow.

Through experiential art-making and writing, we will explore many of the themes in the book. This retreat is a

guided encounter with your unique creative nature. No matter whether you have started The Artist’s Way at some

point, have never heard of it, or have completed the course, join us for this retreat to further explore some of the

specific themes, tools and methods of this process. Support yourself and others in this exhilarating, challenging,

playful, and rewarding work of “practicing the art of creative living”. “No matter what your age or your life path,

whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish

or too silly to work on your creativity.”  from Julia Cameron’s inspiring book, The Artist’s Way.

Bring a journal for this retreat. Art Materials are provided. Bring some of your own if you like.



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Kathleen Grittner, M.A. proprietress of Full Circle Retreat, where surrounded by the

beauty and energy of nature, invites you to experience your own inherent creativity. In this

relaxing environment free from judgment, competition or the pressure to produce certain

results, Kathleen shares processes that inspire intuition and imagination to come out and

play. She encourages you to approach art making in the spirit of beginners curiosity and

to notice what arises from your inner teacher. Drawing upon various contemplative

practices, she teaches methods that facilitate self-knowing and your own healing capacity.

Primarily focusing on imagery as a meditative conduit, music, movement, writing and traditional meditation practices

are integrated into the retreat and workshop experiences that she guides.

Kathleen earned a masters degree in art therapy after studying studio arts, philosophy, literature, world religions

and psychology at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. She continues a life-long exploration of the art forms,

teachings, research and spiritual practices that bring more clarity, peace, compassion and joy to our everyday lives.

In 2003, Kathleen opened her rural home, Full Circle Retreat to those who have the desire to be in nature, create in

community, cultivate authentic expression of themselves, learn from each another and to live wholeheartedly.

Kathleen is a SoulCollage® facilitator and student of the Enneagram with particular interest in where imagery,

neuroscience, and spiritual practice intersect. She recently completed the Full Circle Enneagram Training and

Certificate Program.  More about SoulCollage® at:


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