Are you a creative teen? Could you use some help to build your creative life?
Maybe you need help finding a mentor for a creative project. Or you love theatre and want to explore unusual careers using your skills. Perhaps you want to find an internship or the right college for you. Or maybe you just want to figure out what to do next with all your creative energy.
Keep reading below to learn about the different ways I work with teens. You can also always Contact Me to set up a complementary 20-minute call.
If you are an adult interested in setting up an internship program at your creative business, or would like to make sure your current program is as robust as it can be, click here for more information.
Teens can work with me in four
This is a great way to take a deep look at what you want and need to build your creative life. We spend time exploring interests and passions, set goals, and work to meet those goals. Sometimes this means conversations and thought-provoking exercises, other times larger actions such as informational interviews or securing internships. We might focus on college options, or learning about the thousands of career possibilities in a given field. I support you for as long as you need through each process.
2. Small Groups
I will work with a group of six or fewer teens who have similar goals to develop and execute creative plans. This might be a creative project they are working on together, or an exploration of career possibilities in a specific field. They might all want to do summer theatre internships. Or go to art college. A small group allows for peer support and learning, and community building.
Workshops can take place with clubs, classrooms, friends,
or some other configuration of teens. Popular topics are
listed below, but I will always create a new experience as
needs arise. All of my workshops are highly experiential and
Past topics include:
Creative Pathways: Discover the best creative pathways
for you to reach your goals.
Creative Internships: Why to Do One, Where to Find
One, and How to Make the Most of Your Experience
How to Create a Community Arts Project
Creative Leadership for Teens
Read the Room: How to Interview for Creative Jobs,
Internships, and College Admissions, and Have Fun Doing It!
I also offer workshops for Parents:
I offer a variety of workshops discussing the importance of creativity in and outside of school settings. Let's talk to design the right experience for your group. I can also take any of the above topics and focus them for parents.
4. Creative Club
Do you have a group of teens who are creative but not sure how to focus their interests and skills? This ongoing club experience allows us to explore creative outlets and skills while designing and building a creative project of some sort. Clubs meet once a week for at least three months and culminate in some sort of shared creative experience. Contact me for more information and to discuss your group's interests.
A hallmark of creativity is the ability to stay open to novel ideas. The next time you feel stuck in a rut, or are resistant to something new, stop and take a breath. See what options are available - even those that seem completely impossible - and consider each one. Be playful. Try not to shut down something unfamiliar right away. What might seem like a bad fit at first might give you something unexpected and exciting. Stay open and curious.
Note: all teen programs and coaching can be offered on a sliding scale. Please contact me to discuss pricing options if my regular fees are prohibitive.
You have to be able to make a real creative life for yourself before you can expect anyone else to provide one ready-made for you.
- Sylvia Plath