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Creativity Course on fri 13 feb 04

Upcoming Creativity Workshops in New York City and Europe

We are all born imaginative, curious, creative, but these qualities can
fade with the passage of time. The Creativity Workshop's aim is to help
people get their imaginations back.


My name is Karen Bell, administrative associate of the Creativity
Workshop. Here's the latest news on the Creativity Workshop's
courses in New York City and Europe.
Our next workshop: New York City
March 13 - 16, 2004, 4 day workshop
Saturday through Tuesday, 4 to 7:30 PM

Please see below our complete Calendar including our 9 day Summer 2004
workshops in Europe-- including classes in Crete, Florence, Istanbul,
Dublin, Venice, Provence, Prague, Barcelona and Paris!

Whether you are a writer, a business person, a teacher, or an artist,
the Workshop can help you discover and nurture your particular way of
expression and break through the fears and blocks that inhibit
creativity. Working with thousands of individuals, businesses, and
institutions since 1993, the Creativity Workshop helps people believe in
and develop their imagination through using a unique series of
exercises in memoir, creative writing, visual arts, sense perception,
brainstorming, and storytelling. Our concentration is on the process of
creativity rather than the product. We emphasize the importance of play
and the sharing of ideas to nurture creative growth.

You can read more about the workshop below and also go directly to our
extensive informational sites:


Karen Bell
Administrative Associate
Tel: 1 (800) 585-2529
International callers: 1 (212) 922-1555

2004 Calendar and details:

The Creativity Workshop is dedicated to teaching individuals and groups
about their creative processes and how to use them in all aspects of
their work and lives. The Workshop's goal for participants is refined
creative skills, expanded perception, innovative problem solving,
inspired brainstorming and ways of looking at life as exciting and

at the Creativity Workshop Studios
245 East 40th St. 25th floor
New York, New York 10016
Tel: 1 (800) 585-2529
International callers: 1 (212) 922-1555

New York City
March 13 - 16, 2004
4 day workshop
Saturday through Tuesday, 4 to 7:30 PM
Tuition Fee: $600

New York City
April 17 - 18, 2004
2 day weekend workshop
Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuition Fee: $350

New York City
May 15 - 18, 2004
4 day workshop
Saturday through Tuesday, 4 to 7:30 PM
Tuition Fee: $600

Island of Crete
June 18 - 28, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

June 30- July 10, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

July 12 - 22, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

July 25 - August 4, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

August 6 - 16, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

August 18 - 28, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

September 2 - 12, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

September 14 - 24, 2004
9 day workshop
From $1,800 including tuition and 10 night accommodations

If you are interested in reading more about the Workshop, we can send
you some very interesting magazine articles and interviews with the
directors, Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel which will give you a deeper
idea about the workshop's techniques, origins, and results.

What people say about the Creativity Workshop:

The new millennium needs bold, creative men and women who can turn their
dreams into reality... Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel show how you can
do this through their challenging and inspiring creativity
workshops...even a simple first contact will prove what these two
talented teachers can do for your own gifts." Dr. Kirpal Singh, Writer,
Professor, Singapore Management University.

I have attended at least 10 creative seminars and this creativity
workshop is far above the others in its inspiration, positive spirit and
techniques for nurturing creativity. The Creativity Workshop changed me
forever and moved me forward in managing my creative companies, but more
importantly in my personal determination, commitment and creativity in
my own projects. This workshop is important for anyone who wants to
better understand, develop and celebrate their creativity in their
personal or business life.
Barbara Roberts, President and CEO
Acoustiguides, New York

Thank you for the great, great inspiration and fun of the Creativity
Workshop. It helped me get a whole screenplay done during a trip to
Mexico afterwards. It was great for me and my students. I don't think
I've ever seen them so happy. Doris Doerrie, Filmmaker, Professor,
Munich Film School, Germany

Shelley and Alejandro created an atmosphere where everyone from student,
to business professional, to published novelist felt equally comfortable
creating and sharing stories, drawings, experiences. I've explored other
places and workshops that make me feel good while I'm there, that
provide activities that I know I really should make time for when I go
back to the real world. But this workshop is the first to provide
methods and exercises I not only want to use but feel compelled to use,
in fact have already used. I need to mention what I think was one of the
key ingredients of the workshop: the other attendees. I found them to be
amazing, inspiring, fascinating people. Kelly Hevel, Planning Manager,
Pfizer, Inc., New York

"This is my third workshop coming up and I can't wait! Shelley and
Alejandro ever so gently are able to get us fellow travelers (and not
students) in to a discovery mode that emerges us deep into the
experience of our very own creativity. You are magicians who invite us
to return to the best of our childhoods. Once there we recapture those
golden days of play and dream and fantasy. I'm very happy to know and
experience the alchemy that you label a creativity workshop. Professor
Carroll Blue, School of Communications, San Diego State University, San
Diego, USA

"I feel as though I now have a focus, a method, a way of evolving my
ideas and that the means are just as important as the end. I have
created environments just to create in, and environments just to display
the work in. My vision of attending to each detail, sound, smell,
texture, substance... is starting to find a home. Thanks for opening my
eyes to these essential aspects of creating through your guidance and
example." Student. University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.

"This class was THE MOST enriching, enlightening, inspirational class I
have ever taken. The way I work and what I create will never be the
same." Student. University of Iowa, USA.

"Shelley and Alejandro's Creativity Workshop is amazing in that it
breaks down all your fears about thinking and writing. If it wasn't for
them I fear I never would have finished my master's thesis. I was
blocked until I took this course." Francesca Salidu PHD candidate in
Shakespeare, University of Pisa. San Miniato, Italy.

"Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel taught their Creativity Workshop as
American Cultural Specialists under the United States Information
Service auspices. To say that they were extremely effective is a vast
understatement. I would unreservedly recommend their course. They have
abundant creativity, energy, and a wealth of skills." Gloria Berbena,
Asst. Cultural Attache, US Information Service, US Embassy. Rome, Italy.

"A special experience. Berc and Fogel opened us up to new and wonderful
ways of looking at our creativity." Belkis Bottfeld, PHD, psychologist.
Istanbul, Turkey.

The Creativity Workshop has been taught at educational and government
institutions and for corporations.

Corporate and Business

APJ Search Consultants - Acoustiguide Corporation - Artissimo - BBC -
Bayer AG - Berlitz International - Bouvier Kelly Inc. - Breathing Space
- Breslow Partners - Briggs & Stratton - Bristol-Myers Squibb - Cardinal
Health - Caterpillar - Cerebellum - Chartercom - One Eleven Interactive
Inc. - Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Colgate-Palmolive - Cornerstone
Research - Cross Country Travcorps - EDS - ETH Zurich - Ecoute Ton Corps
Inc - Equinox Interactive - GPC Consultores SC - Garnet Hill - Global
Insight - Go2net - HBO - Heller Ehrman - IKEA - I-traffic -
Johnson&Johnson - JET Programme - JPMorgan Chase - Johnson & Johnson -
KFAssociates - L'actualit? - L'Arche Belfast - LPK - M&T Mortgage Corp.
- M. Heale CPA - M.S.391 - Mukora - Negotiation Mastery Inc. - One
Eleven Interactive Inc. - Oracle Corporation - Panorama - Pfizer -
Procter & Gamble - Providence Center for Women & Enterprise - Schultz
Consulting - Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Sloan Kettering Hospital
- Sprint PCS - The Walt Disney Company - The Connection for Women and
Families - The Nature Conservancy - The Resource Exchange - The4
[creative network] - Welch Design Group - Zimmerman Financial Group, RIA

Education and Arts Institutions

Academy of Drama and Film. Milan, Italy - Adelphi University - American
Creativity Academy, Kuwait - American International School of Budapest -
Antwerp International School, Antwerp, The Netherlands - Art School of
the Aegean. Samos, Greece - Arts-in-Action - Atlanta International
School - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Australian National Playwright
Conference. Canberra, Australia - Australian National University.
Canberra, Australia - Barnard College - Baruch College - Baylor School -
Bennington College - Bloomsburg University - Brentwood School - Brick
Church School - Brown University - CUNY/NYC Department of Education -
California State University Chico - Canadian Academy - Centennial School
District - Chimacun Elementary School - Chula Vista Elementary School -
Cincinnati Public Shool - Columbia University - Concord Academy -
Creighton University - DePaul University - Diablo Valley College - East
Carolina University - Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus - Eckerd
College - Exeter Academy - Flanagan High School - Florida International
University - George Washington University - Hong Kong International
School - Hungarian Ethnic Artists Festival. Kisvarda, Hungary - IB World
School Canadian Academy - ISIS Centre for Women's Action on Eating
Issues Inc. Perth, Australia - Indiana University - International School
Bangkok - International School of Beijing-Shunyi - International School
of Prague - International Schools Services - Johns Hopkins University -
LaGuardia Community College - Lancaster Country Day School - Langara
College - Library of Congress - Macquarie University - Mamaroneck UFSD -
Manhattanville College - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media
Communications Association - Mercersburg Academy - Minnesota State
University Moorehead - Munich Television and Film School. Munich,
Germany - NJ Orange School District - NSW Writers Workshop. Sydney,
Australia. - National Association of Elementary School Principals -
National Institute of Education at Singapore University - Nebraska
Wesleyan University - Nerengi Institute. Istanbul, Turkey - New York
University - Northern Michigan University - Open Society Institute.
Budapest, Hungary - Oxnard Elementary School Districe - Pennsylvania
State University - Pepperdine University - Performance Studies
Department / University of Sydney. Sydney, Australia - Phillips Academy
- Phillips Exeter Academy - Poly Prep CDS - Portland Stage Company.
Portland, Maine - Prague Summer Writers Workshop. Prague, Czech Republic
- Princeton Day School - Rollins College - Rose Community
Foundation/Impulse Theater - Saint Cloud State University - Saint Louis
Priory School - San Diego State University - Sarah Lawrence College -
Scuola Drammatica San Remo. San Remo, Italy - Scuola Sagarana. Lucca,
Italy - Sidwell Friends School - Skidmore College - Southampton College
- Spoleto Arts Symposia. Spoleto, Italy - Srishti School of Art Design &
Technology. Bangalore, India - St. John's International School - St.
Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School - The American International School
of Budapest - The American School in London - The American School of
Asuncion - The American School of Warsaw - The Anglo-American School of
Moscow - The Art Alliance - The Chinese University of Hong Kong - The
Fessenden School - The Hamlin School - The Overlake School - The
University of Prince Edward Island - The University of Vermont - The
University of Western Australia - The University of Wisconsin Madison -
Thomasville City Schools - Unionville-Chadds Ford School District -
United Nations International School - United World College. Trieste,
Italy - University of California Berkeley - University of Iowa -
University of Michigan - University of Missouri-Columbia - University of
Nebraska Lincoln - University of South Dakota - University of Southern
California - University of Victoria - Utrecht University - Washington
International School - Wheaton Academy - Wheaton College - White
Communications - Writing Beyond the Walls. Lucca, Italy - Yldiz
University. Istanbul, Turkey


US State Department, Washington, D.C., USA - US Embassy. Tel Aviv,
Israel. - US Embassy. Rome, Italy. - US Consulate. Milan, Italy. - US
Embassy. Istambul, Turkey. - US Embassy. Canberra, Australia. - US
Embassy. Budapest, Hungary. - US Embassy. Singapore.

The teachers

Shelley Berc is a writer and teacher. She was a professor of the
International Writing Program at the University of Iowa from 1985-2000.
Her novels, plays, and essays which include 'The Shape of Wilderness',
'A Girl's Guide to the Divine Comedy' and 'Theatre of the Mind' have
been published by Coffee House Press, Johns Hopkins Press, Heinemann
Books, Performing Arts Journal and Theatre Communications Group Press.
Her plays have been produced by theatres such as the American Repertory
Theatre, the Yale Rep, and the Edinburgh Festival.

Alejandro Fogel is a visual artist and teacher working in painting, site
installations, video and digital art. He has exhibited his works in
galleries and museums in Argentina, Bulgaria, Cuba, France, Hungary,
Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States and Germany. His
ongoing project 'Root to Route' chronicles his father's journey through
the Holocaust years. His work is in private collections and museums
around the world.

Berc and Fogel explain in theory and demonstrate in practice the
concepts of originality, 'appropriation', memory and imagination. Under
their guidance, participants explore their own creative processes
through different writing and drawing exercises. They emphasize the
intimate link between personal and public spheres, individual and social
practices, history and myth, dream and reality. The focus of the
workshop is on process not product and to help participants find
life-long tools of creative expression.

Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel have taught their Creativity Workshop
internationally. They have lectured on creativity and their own work at
universities and cultural centers throughout the world.

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