New Workshops

New Workshops

Expressive Art & Writing Workshop—
at Dudley Farm, North Guilford

Recharge your creativity and experience the joy of writing and drawing from the intuitive, imagistic right-side of the brain. I will lead this workshop for adults, employing imaginative prompts and exercises, such as Forest Bathing, inspired by the beautiful natural surroundings at Dudley Farm.

Processing and expressing thoughts and feelings through the creative arts has the added benefit of fostering better mental and even physical health. We will do this work together in a supportive group environment. Previous writing or drawing experience is not necessary. Required supplies for class: A small set of oil pastels, writing notebook or journal.

Classes will be held Thursday mornings, 10 am to 12 pm, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the yellow Munger Barn at the Dudley Farm in North Guilford. Fee for the four-week session is $100 and spaces are limited. A check made out to the Dudley Foundation will hold your spot – please send it to the Dudley Farm Museum, 2351 Durham Road, Guilford CT 06437.

Creative Nonfiction Writing
Shoreline Adult Education, Branford High School

Learn engaging storytelling techniques and tools for adding depth, color, and clarity to your writing. I will use creative prompts and exercises to get students' writing flowing in non-fiction genres from print and online publications to personal memoir. Required supplies: notebook and writing utensil. Tuition for 4-week workshop: $100

Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Registration online at —Fall Enrichment Classes: Creative Nonfiction Writing.

Exploring Your “Third Act of Life”
Through Art & Writing
Guilford Art Center

As each generation is living longer, more active lives, people in midlife and beyond, who are married, divorced, single or widowed, recent empty nesters, still working or retired, are finding themselves asking the same question: How will I spend the next 20, 30 or even 40 years of my life?

In this workshop I will implement creative visualizations, hands-on expressive art and writing exercises, current research findings, and group discussion to move beyond “intermission” into a rich and rewarding “third act.” Required supplies: A small set of oil pastels, writing notebook or journal.Tuition for 5-week workshop: $130; $117 for GAC members.

Tuesdays, Oct.3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration online at —Fall 23 catalog: Special Interest

"As a lifelong writer, I’ve always valued honest feedback. In Amy’s writing groups, I benefit from her highly attuned listening skills. She asks great questions and clarifies, always with a focus on the text. The in-class writing exercises, using prompts, are great for overcoming blank page syndrome. Adrenaline over procrastination! Over several classes, I’ve benefited by exercising my writing ‘muscles’ with Amy’s trained ear and thoughtful and precise comments. Additionally, members of her workshops are also writers with various talented voices, and that has made it a comfortable and worthwhile learning experience for me each time I take this journey.

-- Joanna Baymiller