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"With a Flourish" LIVE

The Flourishing Artist Program Overview & Philosophy

"With a Flourish" is a one and a half hour seminar for artists of all disciplines at every level of their career, followed by a social/networking hour with other artists. A prerequisite for the full Flourishing Artist program, this seminar starts the conversation about what flourishing means in the world... and to you personally.

"Living creatively—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself." —Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

In the seminars, we explore the traditional paths to happiness—achievement, positivity, engagement, meaning, vitality and relationships—through the dual lenses of living creatively and applying positive psychology.

Understanding the science behind what helps us flourish, above and beyond the survival level, can help us excel at the art of living, finding greater joy and meaning in our creative work.

Regardless of whether you enroll in the 3-month series, you will find inspiration and motivation for positive change that comes easily and with excitement. One attendee exclaimed, "I thought about it for weeks!" All who attend are welcome to join us for all future social/networking hours, guest speakers and convivia. Come and explore what flourishing means, what an artist is, and what your life as a flourishing artist could look like.

The LIVE class takes place at The Bellevue Club in Oakland, California, and includes a social/networking hour afterwards with other creatives. Price includes Prosecco or soda.


Your Instructor


Kristen Caven
Kristen Caven

Kristen Caven is a prolific visual, literary and performing artist, a designer and publisher, a philosopher and a teacher with a certificate in applied Positive Psychology. Her body of work includes memoirs about finding her creative voice, a 5-year blog about parenting, a musical, a novel and two novellas, two award-winning theater scripts and numerous essays and short stories, and three co-authored psychology books. She has performed as a dancer, an actor and a community leader…and is currently president of the California Writers Club.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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