Strengthen creative problem-solving skills, resilience, and adaptability with artistic exercises and play.
PLAY IS SERIOUS BUSINESS.
I use a variety of artistic disciplines—drawing, writing, and theater improvisation—to help people exercise their creative muscles (yes, we all have them!), have fun, reduce stress, build resilience and adaptability, and connect with the other people in the room. No previous art experience required.
I partner with a wide variety of clients to develop creative programming for corporate environments, mental health organizations, treatment centers, community centers, as well as conferences and special events. The workshop content is highly customized to meet the needs of the population your organization serves.
The content changes, the venue changes, but the vibe I'm going for in a workshop is the same: fun, funny, nonjudgmental, supportive, and energizing.
My creative programs are designed to help individuals and groups to:
Tap into the creativity that's hardwired into all of us, and is a source of strength and joy.
Practice solving creative challenges in a space where big risks and "failure" are welcome, which improves real-world problem-solving skills.
Practice the anti-perfectionist mindset that can help us take unexpected setbacks in stride.
Have fun and laugh together
In corporate settings, workshops can be designed to:
Increase ability to get a curveball and react with creativity and confidence
Improve communication and cohesion between team members; culture-building
Nurture high-performance teams
In mental health organizations and community spaces, additional outcomes include:
Expressing emotions in a creative way, and use art-making to alchemize and release tough feelings.
Building connections with fellow participants and decrease loneliness.
Ready to start seeing some powerful outcomes? Let's chat.
Hi, I'm Stephanie Watson
I'm an award-winning children's book author, interdisciplinary artist, and seasoned arts educator. I love to write, draw cartoons, paint, perform theater improvisation, and dibble-dabble in other art modalities.
For the past 15 years, I’ve used my own creative practice as a springboard to teach workshops in writing, drawing, and improvisation to both adults and kids. I love using arts exercises and games to help people surprise themselves with the power of their imaginations. Together, we remember something we all knew as kids—creative play and exploration feels great.
Programs & Workshops
My highly-customized programs and workshops consist of guided games and exercises that help connect participants with the creative energy and joy we all experienced as children at play. I'd love to parter with you to create a brand-new workshop or training, or work with you to make your existing trainings or workshops more engaging by adding arts activities.
A single workshop session will reconnect folks to the creative spark that lives in all of us, and light up your event or group.
A series of sessions can create a dramatic shift in the way participants approach challenges and creative problem-solving, and build strong connections and community among participants. For a team that works together, a workshop series can help create high-performance teams that excel at creative collaboration and strategic risk-taking. Programs often consist of 4, 6, or 8 sessions, or are ongoing. I'll work with you to customize a program that's a great fit for your group.
Strengthening your creative muscles is a lot like going to the gym. Working out once is a great start. But repeat trips to the gym is the only way to get transformative results. Your creative muscles need regular workouts to stay in shape, and build a rock-solid trust in yourself that you’ll be able to handle whatever challenges roll your way.
"I really enjoyed discovering something about myself and other people. The group improv activities were especially fun, and I felt a sense of belonging and acceptance. Any apprehension or fear I felt before the workshop quickly faded away after we got started."
-- Participant in Face It Foundation workshop
Wondering if creative programming would be a good fit for your organization and/or the population you serve? Want to ask about details and pricing? Let's chat. I'd love to learn about what you're looking for, and discuss programming options with you.