THE CREATIVE REVOLUTION E-Course

Feed Your Soul. Transform Your Life. Join the Revolution!

Our June course is off to an incredible start. Check out what students are saying and creating here. The next Creative Revolution E-Course begins on June 5th, and early bird pricing is available now.

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I believe passionately in every human’s ability to create, and I know deep down in my bones that creative expression is a crucial part of holistic well-being.

Just like moving your body, eating well, and fostering healthy relationships, fortifying your creative muscles is another powerful way to cultivate more happiness, healthiness, and confidence in your life — not to mention more spontaneity, innovation, connection, and play!

But your days are full, yes? And creativity is often the first thing to go when life gets hectic. But just like so many other things that feed your soul, staying connected to your creative desires and outlets, especially when you’re busy, can provide the fertile ground that makes everything else thrive. 

In many ways, I created this course because it’s exactly the kind of art medicine I’ve been seeking in my own life. While I’ll always love creating large-scale acrylic paintings, I’ve been craving a more integrated kind of creativity — the kind that easily weaves itself into all aspects of my life — the kind that simply becomes my life.

This soulful, accessible, empowering, and FUN approach to creativity is what the Creative Revolution E-Course is all about. 

 
“Participating in this course was a really good kickstart to activating my dormant creativity. So often I wouldn’t start a creative project without a clear goal or image in mind. Not only did Creative Revolution inspire me to open myself up to different mediums I might not have tried, it also alleviated the pressure of having to produce a finished or conceptualized piece of work.”
-John Blomgren
 

Bringing to life and expanding upon my latest book, the Creative Revolution E-Course combines the spontaneity and warmth of an in-person workshop with the ease and accessibility of an online offering.

On June 5th, I invite you to join me and a fantastic group of students (OMG, you’re going to love them) as we explore brand new Creative Exercises, invigorating Movement SequencesMorning and Evening Sanctuaries, The Art of Aliveness Series, and so much more.  

Designed to expand or contract to fit your life at any given moment, you’re invited to explore the course at your own pace or follow along with your international tribe of movers, makers + shakers. Spend five minutes or spend five hours — whatever works for you! You’ll also have access to the entire course for six months (from the course begin date), so there’s truly no need to rush.

For materials, you won’t need any fancy, expensive art supplies or a big space to create. All the Creative Exercises can be done right at your kitchen table with simple supplies that you might already have. Many other aspects of the course are meant to be experienced easefully throughout your day with no extra materials needed.

This offering has been in my heart and mind for the past year, and it’s unlike anything else I’ve created. I promise it will not feel like yet another item on your to-do list. Instead, it will feel like coming home to yourself again and again.

Join me! 

“The Creative Revolution E-Course gave me tools, inspiration, and ideas that I didn’t have before. I now find myself making mandalas, buying colored pens to doodle with, and drawing with my eyes shut. Flora is a great teacher and guide. Her subtle tips — a turn of the notebook, or encouragement to work with what’s working — are metaphors that travel way beyond the page.”
-Tara Morris

Flora is not only a talented painter, she is a generous teacher. She actively helps others find and activate creative expression. This is her most far-reaching gift.
– Lisa Congdon

COURSE ELEMENTS INCLUDE

Twenty-one, brand new, mixed media, Creative Exercises designed to reinvigorate any creative practice. The intention behind these mixed-media art-making activities is not to produce finished works of art. Rather, they are meant as jumping off points, focusing on play, experimentation, and letting go. Each week features three Creative Exercises presented to seven wonderful students with plenty of guidance, support, and encouragement along the way. Check out a full-length exercise here!

Seven Movement Sequences bring a variety of visual art making principles such as contrast, fluidity, flow, and shape shifting to life each week. The sequences are designed for all body types and can be done sitting or standing. In addition to the Movement Sequences, you’ll also find downloadable audio tracks to get you moving and grooving at home. Each week presents one new Movement Sequence to explore. Learn more here.

The brand new Art of Aliveness Series presents simple yet compelling ways to weave more creativity throughout your daily life. These weekly prompts and suggestions won’t require more materials or any extra time. Instead, they’re about shifting your awareness, attention, and curiosity toward more meaningful, creative, and connected ways of being each day. Each week presents a new theme to explore through written content, photos, links, and audio files.

Fourteen Morning and Evening Sanctuaries offer simple and delicious ways to begin and end your days through invigorating and nourishing practices. Some Sanctuaries will require basic supplies like pen and paper, while others simply depend on your open heart and mind. The entire series is meant to offer you a beautiful array of mindful rituals to explore and integrate into your life during and after the course. Each week presents two new Sanctuaries delivered through written content, photos, links, and audio files. Learn more here.

“I’m really happy about tapping back into my playfulness! I was even able to use this re-discovered mindset to create a gorgeous commissioned piece for a collector after the course was completed.” 

-Nikki Cade  

 

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Over thirty-five, professionally shot, HD videos featuring three camera angles and professional sound and lighting, all shot in my Portland, OR, studio.
  • A live classroom experience! We’ll begin together on June 5th, 2017, and move through the course as a tribe to stay more accountable and foster deeper relationships. If you prefer to be more independent, you can also move through the course at your own unique rhythm.
  • Twenty-one videos exploring new, mixed-media Creative Exercises with a group of seven students.
  • Seven videos exploring weekly Movement Sequences with our group.
  • Over twenty-one original audio files featuring The Art of Aliveness Series, Morning and Evening Sanctuaries, meditations, and more.
  • Extensive written content, gorgeous photography, and additional resources.
  • Six months of access (from the date that the course begins) to all course material, so you can return again and again whenever you need a boost of inspiration.
  • Three live video calls with me throughout the course to check-in, ask questions, receive guidance, and feedback along the way.
  • Access to a community of spirited, creative people from across the world, via a secret Facebook group — your new creative tribe! This group will remain open and active after the course is over.
  • Continued support and bonus prompts after our seven weeks together.
  • Spotify playlists of my favorite art making tunes.
  • Unlimited classroom access throughout the six months, so you can watch the videos and revisit the lessons as many times as you like .
  • Individualized 1:1 support in the Creative Revolution process with resident Creative Coach and Facilitator Anya Hankin (available at an extra charge.)
  • A transformational, accessible, and lasting way to integrate more creativity into your everyday life.

MATERIALS AND SPACE NEEDED

The Creative Revolution E-Course is designed to be accessible and doable. This means simple supplies that can be used at your kitchen table, in your bedroom, basement, yard, or magical art-making fort. Many of the exercises require no materials at all.

The following supplies are recommended, but I encourage you to use whatever materials you can easily get your hands on. All the creative exercises can be modified to work with what you have, and you can always add in more materials as you go.

Recommended Materials

  • A watercolor or mixed media notebook (9″ x 12″ minimum size, 12 sheets or more)
  • Your favorite pens and markers
  • A basic set of watercolor paints
  • A basic set of acrylic paints, including black and white
  • A basic set of oil pastels
  • A basic set of water-soluble colored pencils
  • Markers (sharpies are great, but markers will work)
  • India ink (colored or black)
  • Collage materials such as magazines, old books, paper, letters, and photos

Optional Materials

  • Alcohol ink (you can use India ink instead)
  • Yuppo paper (you can use watercolor or mixed paper instead)
  • Colored paint pens + white paint pens (Molotov and Sharpie brands are my favorites)
  • Black or colored paper
  • Large butcher paper
  • Tempera paint

You can find some of my favorite brands at a variety of price points for these materials here.

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YOUR INVESTMENT + FUTURE COURSE DATES

The next round of the Creative Revolution E-Course will begin on June 5th.

The early bird price of $299 USD will be available until April 5th. This price includes six months of unlimited access (from the date that the course begins) to all the course content.

*Please note, materials are not included in the price of the course.

The course will be offered again in October. 

If financial restrictions are keeping you from participating, please consider applying for a partial scholarship. June scholarship application forms will be available here between May 1st – May 15th. All scholarship winners will be notified by May 22nd. All scholarship applicants will qualify for early bird pricing.

COMMUNITY GIVEBACK PROGRAM

WHEN WE FREELY GIVE, WE TRULY RECEIVE.

Raised by two YMCA directors, I was brought up with the understanding that giving back to community is an essential part of living and breathing.

As a reflection of this core value, and to further support much-needed arts funding, I am thrilled to donate a percentage of all total revenue generated from the Bloom True E-Course and the Creative Revolution E-Course to a thoughtfully chosen, arts-based organization, event or cause through my Community Giveback Program.

Every six months, a new beneficiary is chosen to receive the funds, and I’m happy to announce our new organization is CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project), based in my hometown of Portland, OR. CHAP’s innovative and inclusive healing arts programs are provided free of charge to children, teens and families affected by pediatric illness, disability or special need. CHAP provides Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the class?

The Creative Revolution E-Course begins on June 5th, 2017 and runs for seven weeks. You have access to all course material for six months beginning on June 5th. This is an online course and can be accessed anywhere in the world where high speed internet is available. The course will be offered again later this year in October.

How much is it, and how do I register? What if I can't afford it?

The Creative Revolution E-Course is available for $390 USD, including six months of access to all the course content.

*Please note, materials are not included in the price of the course.

I want this course to be accessible to everyone who is interested in exploring their own creative revolution. If financial restrictions are keeping you from participating, I’m happy to offer reduced rate and full scholarships to make this possible. To apply for a Creative Revolution Scholarship, please fill in the form found under “Your Investment.”

Additionally, a percentage of all E-Courses sold will be donated to a thoughtfully chosen, arts-based organization through the Community Giveback Program. Our current beneficiary is CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project) in Portland, OR.

Will this course be available again in the future?

The Creative Revolution E-Course will be available again on October 2nd. Registration will open after the June course begins.

What materials will I need?

The following materials are recommended for this course, but I encourage you to use whatever materials are easily accessible for you. All of the creative exercises can be modified to work with what you have, and you can always add in more materials as you go.

Recommended Materials

  • A watercolor or mixed media notebook (9″ x 12″ minimum size, 12 sheets or more)
  • Your favorite pens and markers
  • A basic set of watercolor paints
  • A basic set of acrylic paints, including black and white
  • A basic set of oil pastels
  • A basic set of water-soluble colored pencils
  • Markers (sharpies are great, but markers will work)
  • India ink (colored or black)
  • Collage materials such as magazines, old books, paper, letters, and photos

Optional Materials

  • Alcohol ink (you can use India ink instead)
  • Yuppo paper (you can use watercolor or mixed paper instead)
  • Colored paint pens + white paint pens (Molotov and Sharpie brands are my favorites)
  • Black or colored paper
  • Large butcher paper
  • Tempera paint

You can find some of my favorite brands at a variety of price points for these materials here.

What are the differences between this course and the Bloom True E-Course, Studio Diaries, and The Painting Sessions?

Great question! In a nutshell, The Creative Revolution E-Course differs from all my other courses in that it focuses on integrating creativity into your everyday life through accessible, “table top,” mixed media creative exercises, movement, and holistic daily practices. All of my other courses focus mainly on large-scale, acrylic painting in my Brave Intuitive Painting style.

Below you’ll find descriptions and what to expect in each course. If you have other, specific questions, please don’t hesitate to write us at: teamlove@florabowley.com.

THE BLOOM TRUE E-Course

This is my original, five-week, online painting course where you’ll find gentle guidance and practical step-by-step support as I demonstrate my entire Brave Intuitive Painting process through the evolution of three, large paintings from start to finish.

If you’re looking for in-depth guidance for large-scale acrylic painting with a focus on letting go, trusting your intuition, and courageously being open to change, this is it!

Brimming with gorgeous, high-definition video demonstrations, unique creative lessons, inspiring prompts, interviews with fellow artists, in-depth Q&A sessions, and enough encouragement and inspiration to last a lifetime, the Bloom True E-Course presents a groundbreaking, transformational approach to painting and living that celebrates intuition, connects body, mind and spirit, and allows unique, expressive paintings to emerge naturally.

This thoughtfully designed course was created to support both first-time painters and professional artists (and everyone else in-between!) as you move through fear, embrace intuition, find your own style and open up to a new world of creative possibilities.

Please note, you’ll need space to make a mess, large surfaces to paint on, and a set of acrylic paints for this course.

The Bloom True E-Course is available to join at anytime for $297. Once you join, it’s yours to enjoy for life.

THE STUDIO DIARIES

I created the Studio Diaries as a way of inviting you inside my studio every month to explore specific themes from a variety of perspectives.

Monthly themes include: Staying Inspired, Finding Your Style, Collaboration, Exploring Dynamic Contrast, The Art of Simplicity, Making Peace with Your Inner Critic, How to Finish a Painting, The Power of Play, Creative Business with Heart, and Making it Personal. 

The themes are explored through video-based creative exercises (mostly painting), written content, interviews and contributions from other artists, an exclusive Q + A podcast, extensive links and resources, audio tracks, monthly playlists, and more.

To get a better idea of what a Studio Diary looks and feels like, I invite you to enjoy a free Sample Diary, or check out the entire Library of Monthly Themes.

Each Diary is available a la carte for just $24, and a Full Year of Studio Diaries is available for $249. Once you purchase a Studio Diary, it’s yours to keep and enjoy for life.

THE PAINTING SESSIONS

The Painting Sessions is an ongoing, monthly offering where you can watch a painting come to life from start-to-finish.

Each lovingly crafted Painting Session includes a series of professionally shot videos to give you an up-close view of my Brave Intuitive Painting process. From the first brush strokes (or finger swipes as the case may be), through all my radically shifting layers (and dance moves), up to my finishing touches, each Session gives you an intimate and educational glimpse into the creation of a brand new painting.

To give you even more insight into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind the process, each video is also accompanied by a voice-over track where I’ll share my honest thoughts, struggles, breakthroughs and favorite new tricks along the way.

You can enjoy The Painting Sessions by becoming a Monthly Member for $18 a month, and enjoy all the Sessions ever created while your membership is active. (When you cancel your membership, you will lose access to The Painting Sessions, much like Netflix and other subscription based businesses). Or, you can purchase Individual Painting Sessions at anytime for $24 and keep them for life.

I haven’t painted before. Is this class for me?

Yes! The Creative Revolution E-Course is a perfect place to begin your creative art-making adventure. I will gently guide you through all the Creative Exercises, while giving you options, encouragement, and tips along the way. This course is not about finishing masterpieces. Instead, it’s about getting your creative juices flowing, learning about new materials, and weaving more creative action and creative ways of being into your everyday life.

I am already a professional artist. Is this class for me?

Yes! Even if you have been making art for years, the Creative Revolution E-Course will offer fresh new ways to approach your creative process with an emphasis on letting go, exploration, and play. The course is also designed to invite more creativity into your life outside the studio.

On a personal note, I’ve been painting for over twenty years, and returning to this particular set of creative life practices and exercises has sparked a whole new wave of inspiration that I’ve been missing for years. True story!

How do I know if this course is for me?

This course is for you if …

  • You’re craving new creative inspiration in your art making practices.
  • You’re seeking more creative ways of being in your everyday life.
  • You don’t have much time or space to create, but you’re looking for easeful ways of incorporating more creativity and creative action into your life.
  • You believe creativity is a vital part of your holistic well-being.

This course is NOT for you if you are looking for a course on specific painting techniques or guidance around creating finished pieces of art. For more of that flavor of guidance, head on over to my Bloom True E-Course, Studio Diaries, and Painting Sessions.  

I’ve never taken an online class before. How does it work? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time?

The Creative Revolution E-Course will begin on June 5th, 2017. At this time, you’ll be able to access all seven weeks of course material when you log into your account. You can choose to work through the course content with your fellow revolutionaries, week by week, or explore it all at your own pace. You’ll have access to all the course content for six months.

Will I be able to communicate with others during the course?

Yes, you will have access to the private Creative Revolution Facebook Community where you can connect with others and share images and reflections based on the exercises and prompts offered in the course. This community space is open to all current Creative Revolution E-Course students (more students will continue to join the group with the next iteration of the course). This community provides a wonderful and inspiring place to connect and share your Creative Revolution experience. It will remain open indefinitely. 

Can I ask questions directly to Flora?

There will be three live video calls throughout the course where you’ll be able to ask questions, receive feedback, guidance, and support (and other goodies!). If you miss these calls, you’ll be able to watch the recorded version at a later time. The private Facebook group will also be a wonderful forum for asking questions and getting feedback from your fellow revolutionaries.

For any technical or logistic questions, Flora’s team is available and happy to help you Monday – Friday.

How much physical space will I need?

The Creative Revolution E-Course was designed to fit easily into your life without the need for a messy studio space. All the creative exercises can be done right at your kitchen table!

Do I need a high-speed Internet connection to view the course videos?

Yes, all videos in the Creative Revolution E-Course are shot in HD and are high quality, so you’ll need a fairly high-speed Internet connection to view them. The videos are a vital part of the content of this course, so please do consider this. We’re not able to provide alternative viewing options for people on dial-up or on very slow connections (and we cannot give refunds if you are having issues viewing the videos due to your internet connection). Therefore, please bear this in mind when registering. If you have regular broadband, you should be just fine!

What if I have issues playing back video?

If you’re having trouble viewing a video in the course or anywhere else on the site:

  • Try turning off HD.
  • Web-browser issues: Some browsers may not support the Vimeo player. (Older versions of Firefox and Internet-Explorer seem to be problematic). Try launching the classroom in a different Browser: we’re finding Chrome and Safari to be the most stable.
  • Full-screen: Click on the four tiny arrows next to the Vimeo logo to watch the video in full screen. You can use the escape button to return to the post.
  • iPads & Tablets: You may need to install the free Vimeo App.

If problems persist, please send us an email at: teamlove@florabowley.com, and we’ll get back to you asap.

What if I have issues with the E-Course not showing up right on my phone, tablet or desktop?

The Creative Revolution E-Course, as well as the rest of my site, was designed from the ground up to be viewable on a wide range of devices. This includes desktops, phones and tablets. However, there are some limitations. If you’re experiencing issues with how the E-Course or any other part of the site is looking and working, try finding out what browser version you’re using. Click here to find out. The most popular browsers that visit my site are listed below.

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

If you’re seeing an issue with the way anything is showing up on your mobile device, desktop or tablet, or if something just doesn’t seem quite right, please send an email directly to the awesome team at 7/Apps (support@7apps.com). Emails to them should be specifically about the site not working on your device. Before you reach out to them, please check what version of browser and what operating system you’re using (you’ll need to tell them that in your email), and try to update to the newest your hardware can support. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, send them a note.

Still stuck? You can always send us an email at: teamlove@florabowley.com, we’ll get back to you asap.

How do I access the course material?

Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll be able to access all seven-weeks of content on June 5th, 2017. At this time, please use the  at the top of the website and enter your username and password (generated when you purchased the Course).

Once you’re logged in, you can access the course at any time by clicking your name (at the top of the site) and using the drop-down menu to select the ‘Online Courses’ option. The Creative Revolution E-Course will magically be there waiting for you on June 5th. At that time, click ‘View’ to join the revolution!

If you wish to change your password at any time, please click the ‘Forgot your password’ link.

Can I give this to a friend as a gift?

I believe giving the gift of Creative Revolution is a gift that keeps giving. We have gift certificates available here. Just choose the amount of the course, and you’ll be good to go!

What is your refund policy?

If the course does not meet your expectations, we are happy to give you a full refund within one week of your purchase. After that, there are no refunds or extensions for this course. Thank you for understanding.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

The amazing students who joined me for the filming of this course: Emmy Eao, John Blomgren, Kathy Terry, Lynzee Lynx, Nikki Cade, Shannon Sims, and Tara Morris.

Production Support and Dream Team Extraordinaire: Anya Hankin, Lynzee Lynx, and Phoenix Anthony

Additional Models: Anya Hankin, Lily Uoka, and Phoenix Anthony

Videographers: Jonathan Wood, Seth Whelden, and Zippy Lomax

Photographers: Zippy Lomax and Danielle Cohen.

Live Drumming: Simon Lucas

Theme Music: Emancipator