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Just Imagine

    1. Just Imagine Using The Arts As A Pathway To Discover More About You & Your Creative Journey

"I was looking for help in getting over a "rut" I've been in.  Melynda has helped me tap into helpful exercises to overcome my creative block.

  The class is in depth and open, all at the same time.  I highly recommend this class! Fun, too!" Lisa Davis-Kovarik

"Definitely take this! It makes you think about a lot of different areas and have those 'Oh! I get it!' moments!

This is an awesome class. I suggest it to every artsy person!!!! even if you're not, you will love it!!" Jill Edwards

You know the techniques.

You have the supplies.

You love to consume the product of other people’s creativity.

You know how crucial creativity is going to be to survival in our rapidly changing, global environment.

And, yet, you are still not working on your projects.

Still not creating what is in your heart.

Still answering to someone else’s call rather than your own.

Still not leading the life you imagine.

Still not following the unique call on your life.

What is standing in the way?

Why is it so hard?

Let me walk you through a process of creating real change. Let’s uncover the path to a vibrant, passionate and creative life that can be yours.

Let’s take a look deep inside to see what is blocking you from creating the compelling and stimulating work of your dreams.

Together we will explore the building blocks necessary to a healthy creative lifestyle.

We will take some time to look inward to help unleash your passion that is simmering right below the surface.

Start connecting the dots of your emotional, spiritual and creative needs to help you take the next steps in your journey.

And, the best thing…we will use art as the pathway for this discovery process.

Yes-we get to make stuff…

stuff that might be a bit messy and intuitive and truth telling

stuff that might help us find our way

stuff that gets us out of “thinking about it” mode and into “doing and creating” mode

This is going to be a “process”, a journey. This process is designed for anyone at any skill level. You don’t need an extensive background in art. You don’t need to be a fine artist to join in the fun. If you do have experience in the arts, this course can serve as a guide to spur you to be able to take the next steps you’ve been dreaming of. No matter where you are on your creative journey, our goal is that you will have the confidence to create the work you need to bring into the world.

There is so much that is possible if we can just clear the clutter away, if we can get to the core. Come take the journey with me. I can’t wait to see how far you will go!

Next Steps Class Beginning in Late Fall

If you have already attended Just Imagine and are interested in exploring more, I will be starting a new class later this fall. I'm doing the deep work, organizing, writing and creating so we can take next steps together. You can sign up for my newsletter here so that you get the latest updates as available.

A “Just Imagine” study guide containing all lessons & projects will be included.

  1. This is a 6-week course meeting once a week for 1.5 hours. 

  2. You will create your own personal art journal-a place to respond and react to your “Just Imagine” journey and several other artistic projects to unleash your creativity.

  3. Materials for use in class will be included in your registration fee.

  4. Outside class expectation: Prompts for activities outside of class will be provided each week.  It is your decision to participate as time and desire allows.

  5. A recommended reading list will be included in your materials.

  6. Melynda will be available to answer questions over email for the duration of the class. 

Registration Information:     

    Class Fee: $135.00 (includes study guide and all in-class art materials).

    Class Size: Limited to 4 students per session to allow for individual attention.

    Registration begins Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:00 am. Registration is “first come, first serve basis”.

    Registration will close on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

    Payment due Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

    Class must meet minimum enrollment to be held.

Just Imagine is also available in a weekend retreat format. If your group is interested in hosting Just Imagine, please contact Melynda at the studio for more information. Scheduling for 2013 workshops is currently underway.

Just Imagine Class Schedule

Monday, September 24, 2012  7:00 pm-8:30 pm   Awareness

Monday, October 1, 2012  7:00 pm-8:30 pm   Identity

Monday, October 8, 2012  7:00 pm-8:30 pm   Process

Monday, October 15, 2012  7:00 pm-8:30 pm   Imagination

Monday, October 22, 2012  7:00 pm-8:30 pm   Resistance & Attacks

No class Monday, October 29 Take a Break

Monday, November 5, 2012  7:00 pm-8:30 pm  Authenticity

To reserve your spot,

call the studio at 641-628-9497

or email

"It’s not just for visual artists. It’s for anyone who longs to express who they are-what God has given them to share.” Heidi Schulte

"It’s so important to surround yourself with other creatives as you pursue your creative journey. Just Imagine provides the content and community helpful for creative growth." Aaron Jones

“It’s so beautiful hearing your stories, looking at how your lies have been affecting you and how you’ve overcome them. I relate to you and being in a room full of creative and spiritual people is a comfort and joy.” Jodie Landt

Quotes from other Just Imagine class members...

“I was looking for help in getting over a ‘rut’ I’ve been in. Melynda has helped me tap into helpful exercises to overcome my creative block. The class is in depth and open all at the same time. I highly recommend this class! Fun, too!“

“Do it!!! You’ll learn a lot about yourself and the beautiful gift we have been given as creatives.”

“Go! Even if you don’t think you’re ‘in the mood’ to be creative”.

“Learn to let go and experience and be “REAL”.

“You’ll love this class-very relaxing and fun!”