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Join me for a Deep Dive into Practice, Process and Flow-state Creativity

This is a 'no experience necessary' opportunity to explore ways to:

- Overcome creative blocks -

- Surrender self judgement -

- Fearlessly approach the blank page -

- Stay inspired and take your creative expression to new heights -

- Learn how to break down and tend to the elements so that the art just makes itself -

I haven’t stopped creating since. It has changed the way I approach my life and given me a place to go when my head is too full to contain all the clutter.
— Kellie Marie, Dublin | RAW '17

Join me in California for 2 days of messy, RAW, self expression.

I found a beautiful and intimate studio and gathering space, 
in the cultural hotspot of Grand Avenue/Lakeshore district in Oakland.

I'm so excited to call this gathering of like-hearted souls
around the graceful container of creative recovery, that is visual journaling.
And also, for the opportunity to visit the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

You don't need to be an artist, or even 'arty' for that matter. 
And RAW is definitely NOT about drawing straight lines. 
In fact there's no drawing at all.

All you need is curiosity, an open mind and a sense of play. 
RAW will help you dig deep and bear witness to your creative SELF.

During this 2 day workshop, you can expect to learn how to create: 

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So often in journaling classes it is the same thing over and over and I am pretty sure that many of the participants here have never done anything like this in their journals before. What a great way to stretch. I can see a multitude of ways to incorporate these ideas beyond this class. Thanks for your offering and for taking us to a new place in our journals.
— Kate Robertson.

I will: 

  • Guide you through some WRITING exercises to tap into your most inner knowings which facilitate deep self connection and expression

  • Teach you simple, spontaneous 'messy play' techniques in which the art makes itself.

  • Show you ways to build a 'stash' of RAW materials so you're always ready to dive in

  • Invite you into a deeper understanding of creative practice & process

  • Share my own process and insights on making art that is honest, open and RAW

  • Help you let go & hold space for your own process and vulnerability.

You will: 

  • Gently explore your inner landscape

  • Discover what it means for you to show up for and as yourself

  • Experience a creative recovery of your own truth, wisdom and insight

We will: 

  • Gather, Eat & Play together

  • Laugh (tears are ok too)

  • Have fun and share ourselves in the spirit of creative recovery


Your investment: $399* US Dollars


That includes: 

  • 2 Full days workshop (10am - 5pm)

  • Tempura paint provided & I will suggest bringing your favourite mixed media supplies.

  • A downloadable pdf of follow up notes.

  • Continuing support and inspiration from beautiful, like-hearted souls in our Closed Facebook Community, Pilgrims On Deck

  • Lunch is not included but there are a plethora of eateries in the immediate area.



*A small number of seats have been set aside as "early bird" pricing of $399 per person. This special pricing will end after the discounted seats are filled or after August 10th, whichever occurs first. Regular pricing is $455 per person and will close when workshop reach maximum number of students.

Payment / Cancellation Policy. Please note:

As I am travelling a great distance, please note that I must have a very strict policy in place for payment & cancellations. You must pay a $175 non refundable deposit to secure your space. You can also pay in full up front. There is an option to cancel up to 30 days prior to the event, under which circumstances, you will receive a refund on monies paid, minus your deposit.

If you chose to pay deposit now, balance will be due by August 28th.  

If you cancel within 30 days of the event, you will not be refunded any payments made.

How to pay:
You can secure space now with deposit and I will contact you by email, to discuss balance payment options.

You can pay in full now. 

Click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to cart for those options in a drop down menu.
If you're on a mobile device: When you 'add to cart', it sometimes doesn't link you to checkout, you will see a cart icon on the top of your screen, click that to checkout. 

Any questions or difficulties, contact me here on the form opposite.
(This is a contact form and not an opt in or subscription) 

What participants are saying about RAW:

I cannot believe all I got out of this one day with you.
— Virginie L. Cork
I attended the RAW journal workshop in Wexford and loved every minute of it. Through Amanda I learned how I could be open and authentic and let the creativity flow freely on the pages before me. It was cathartic. I’m hooked!
— Gayle D. Wexford
Did ya ever meet a person full of soul? That’s Amanda . She’s an old head and a big heart in a very human shell.. she makes you see what it is you need to see, helps you let go, loosen up,cop on...whatever. She’s a gem and I am so happy I responded to her advertisement for RAW journalling...it’s been a god send...but don’t get me wrong she’s great Craic too . An all round darling lady I’m very glad to know and a fantastic facilitator and tutor.
— Niamh O. Dublin
Thanks for helping me unveil another layer of myself Amanda. Powerful work.
— Aoife, Dublin
I was very fortunate to attend the RAW creative journaling workshop in Cork last Saturday. I got so much out of it! I had grown such creative complex but Amanda burst the heavy bubble. She is a super natural and warm host, we felt safe to exchange and I am chuffed at what we all got out of it. THANK YOU SO MUCH Amanda!!
— Virg, Cork
I did the RAW workshop just over a week ago and enjoyed it immensely- Amanda is passionate about her art and was lovely to work with. I have been delving into it since and find it great to clear my head especially near bed time
— Philo, Wexford
I heard about Amanda from my friend and attended the RAW workshop in Naas. It was an opportunity to get back in touch with my creativity after a long absence. It was also a challenge as a neat freak to be messy! Amanda is so warm and welcoming, open and honest, and encouraging.
— Siobhan K. Naas
I recently attended Amandas RAW Art Journalling workshop in Dublin and I haven’t stopped creating since. It has changed the way I approach my life and given me a place to go when my head is too full to contain all the clutter. I was fascinated watching her working in her own RAW way. By Raw I mean she was literally slapping her Journal to make the art move, connecting with it on a physical level. Letting it guide her. A brilliant teacher, a lovely woman, and all in all one of the best things I have done in years. I also made a new friend in Amanda that day. Onwards!
— Kellie Marie R. Dublin
An inspirational workshop. Such a memorable experience which reinforced the message for self care and self discovery. Thank you for holding the space for us, so graciously
— Kate, Dublin
Thank YOU Amanda. It was an incredible day and I really enjoyed it all. Highly recommend this course and I can’t wait to see where my journaling journey takes me.
— Jayne, Naas

This will take you to Way Art Yonder Studio Website where San Diego Workshop + bookings are being facilitated.