Join the 2018 pre-enrollment list below
and save $10 when registration opens December 1!
Our online Creative Strength Training course is founded in the belief that creativity is available to everyone.
Strengthening creative skills—from working with your hands to expanding your thoughts—leads to a greater sense of self, purpose and joy that’s life-changing.
Learn to analyze clearly, think deeply, engage playfully with art materials and animate the part of you that wants to have more fun—and be your most authentic self in the process. You may even sleep better. Your relationships with other people will undoubtedly improve.
These are our core beliefs:
- Creativity is not only available to creatives. It is a human and innate ability.
- Creativity is an essential tool that makes navigating the modern world more rewarding and fun.
- Community is an important component of creative living.
- You’re worth it. You deserve to be here.
We are committed to offering a serious, playful, transformative ten-month program with many opportunities for growth and discussion. Seek the strength, creativity and compassion that is already at the core of who you are. And do it in an atmosphere of support and enthusiasm.
A note from Jane:
When I wrote the Creative Strength Training book it was focused on artists. But after lecturing the summer after its publication, I saw the chance to impact other lives creatively. Those who didn’t consider themselves “artists” or “creative” people.
I believe everyone is creative. If it isn’t evident, it’s just waiting to be tapped or cultivated.
This is what we did in 2017: we morphed the ten-week program into a longer and broader version to allow people to take their time, choose their level of participation, do it for a reasonable price, and have some fun.
With a fair amount of coercion, Zenna collaborated with me in 2017. We co-wrote and co-filmed, bringing the perspectives of two ages together. We discovered that the process of self-evolution is wide and deep—and there’s always more work to be done.
We were committed to offering a serious, playful transformative ten-month program with many opportunities for growth and discussion, with the goal of seeking the strength, creativity and compassion that is already at the core of who we are as human beings.
And we plan to do it again. We invite you to join us in 2018–either as a seasoned soul on the path– or as someone new who seeks camaraderie, laughs and sometimes solace or understanding from people who are your tribe. Feeling lost? Feeling perky? YOU have a place in CST.
Write to us with questions. Talk it over with a friend or a group of friends, but do come along on the trek.
To those who participated this year, a big thank you for sharing thoughts, opinions, art work, photos and contributions to the monthly challenges! We wouldn’t be continuing if we didn’t think this has been a grand opportunity to meet others, converse deeply and build relationships.
If you’re already wondering about participating again, it may help you to know that in 2018, the topics will be the same, but everything else will be new. Sort of like re-reading a book that has a new impact every time you read it. We haven’t exhausted topics like dealing with criticism, seeking grace, adding an extra dose of creative something to every day’s routine. We’ll keep discussing them, but from new angles, reflected in the new videos, new essays, new challenges and new art tutorials. If you enjoyed this year, join us again and consider inviting a friend. Good things are meant to be shared!
Why not make CST a group event?
Each month we will explore a key component of living a creative life.
The ten-month course fee is $175.
We are committed to making this course affordable for anyone who wants to join us.
- Join with a friend, or organize a group, and each of you will save $15—in addition to the pre-enrollment $10 savings.
- We have scholarships available. If you would benefit from taking the course, but funds are tight, please write to Jane.
- We are also offering a payment plan. More details below.
Write to Zenna at firstname.lastname@example.org for with questions regarding payment.
Jane Dunnewold is an artist who writes. Although her popular book, Creative Strength Training: Prompts, Exercises and Stories to Inspire Artistic Genius was written to help artists find deeper joy in creating, her strategies apply to anyone seeking a more creative and boldly authentic life. Jane lectures and leads workshops that honor and encourage our human desire to create. She has a degree in psychology and religious studies from Baldwin-Wallace University, and twenty-five years of hands-on training in surface design processes.
Zenna Duke is deeply interested in the world around her. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and History from the University of Texas in Austin and is a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor. Zenna worked in online media, editing and writing before joining her mother, Jane, full time as media coordinator in 2013. She feels most at home behind the camera, but is excited to join Jane in creating the new Creative Strength Training course and build relationships with this vibrant online community.