Transform Resistance, Fear, and Anxiety Using a Creative Practice

Transform Resistance, Fear, and Anxiety Using a Creative Practice
Facilitated by Douglas Paul Smith

Date:  Saturdays from May 30 (4 weeks)
Time: 12 noon to 1:15 pm PST (Los Angeles time zone)

Price: $35 for 4-week course.

Payment refunded within 24 hours of the finish of the first class if the course isn't to your liking


As part of IWLA’s Pandemic Resilience Program, Artist and author Douglas Paul Smith teaches this 8-week course on how to use the creative process to liberate ourselves from resistance, fear, and the emotions that hold us back in life. We will learn how to develop our own unique creative practice and easily drop into our flow while becoming centered and unshakable during challenging times. (not just for artists but all creators)

Douglas Paul Smith is the author of ‘The Infinite Artist’ and the founder of’ Divine Creativity Productions’ and ‘The Artist Coach’ which empowers artists to liberate themselves while achieving personal mastery. His passion for coaching artists was born from a decade of teaching ‘Art As Meditation’ classes—his own version of the ancient eastern principles of creativity as taught by the late Chögyam Trungpa in the 70’s and 80’s. Douglas is a long-time practitioner of Zen Calligraphy and has studied Yogic philosophy and meditation extensively in the traditions of Tibetan Gelugpa, Shambhala, and Zen Buddhism. He is formally trained as a Contemplative Arts Instructor at Shambhala Art International, in Los Angeles.

Douglas’ work as a painter, illustrator, and designer spans decades, his style consistently reminiscent of primitive art and children’s drawings. Having thrown out all technical conventions from his design training, Douglas’ work demonstrates a Basquiat-like focus on the immediacy and innocence of the unlearned hand. The flavor of much of his work stems from his fascination with Buddhism and meditative development of the mind—and a deep interest in how we can transform negative emotions and thought patterns through the creative process. His life’s work has revolved around creating from a space of unknowing, where he is not the doer but is wholly merged with the process of creation itself. Douglas is currently working on a feature-length documentary about a U.N. journalist, entitled, My Darling Comrade. He lives in Switzerland.

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May 30, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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