Tapping into the right side of the brain stimulates leaders, problem solvers, and lifelong learners. My workshops are fun, interactive and for anyone interested in creative problem solving/thinking and living a more meaningful life. I create an environment which allows you to relax and become creative even if you don't think there is a creative side to you. 

Project 52

For personal development and creative goals. This workshop focuses on working through “Project 52” (a one-year creative workbook) pages to get you on a roll and give you a sense of creative accomplishment. Keep your creative muscles in shape and get ideas from unexpected sources with this workshop. No experience needed. Bring your favorite writing tools such as colored pencils, gel pens, and markers. 2 hour workshop: $45/person. Workbook “Project 52” included.

Coffee Break Creativity 

For lifestyle enrichment and creative thinking. This workshop focuses on doing tasks and prompts in this notebook—all of which help cultivate creativity in us. Coffee Break Creativity is designed to reinforce short creative sparks and ideas in all of us…making creativity a part of our lifestyle. No experience needed. Bring your favorite writing tools such as colored pencils, gel pens, and markers. 2 hour workshop: $45/person. Workbook “Coffee Break Creativity” included.

Keeping a Notebook

For personal enrichment and creative techniques. This workshop will introduce you to a fun, exciting way of expressing yourself in a notebook. Words are great but often not enough to express ourselves. Using simple creative prompts, this workshop will fuel your creative thinking! No experience needed. Bring your favorite writing tools such as colored pencils, markers and a notebook or sketch pad. 2 hour workshop: $45/person. (groups of 10 receive discount rate of $35/person)

Photo Walkabout

For creative and lifestyle enrichment. Walk, explore, and expand your creative outlook using your phone and imagination. Small groups enjoy designated areas to photograph different subjects, edit, and share. Learn to slow down and notice the details, beauty, and art of life. 1 hour workshop: $25/person.

“This was an awesome event. It was much different from my regular events and life. It was a very refreshing change. I would definitely recommend a photo walkabout to others and I would do one again myself.” Shawn Ironmonger

"I absolutely loved the photo walkabout with Maria! She really makes you get creative and see the beauty that's around you. Normal every day things you usually ignore become wonderful inspirations and beautiful photos. Maria really challenged me to open up and to think creatively, I can't wait to attend another photo walkabout!" Kristin Cannon 

"Maria's Coffee Break Creativity session was incredible. My staff absolutely loved it!  It gave us a chance to get to know one another a little better and an opportunity to tap into our own inner creativity. I highly recommend Maria's session for any company that is looking for a unique way to engage and connect a team." Steve Harper

“I’ve been called owner, boss, general manager, entrepreneur… but never creative or artistic. I never realized how expanding my skills artistically would benefit my professional career. Taking a moment daily to stimulate my creativity with Maria’s book/workshop has expanded my horizons. I find myself thinking outside the box when it comes to every aspects of my business.” Ray Espinoza, CEO VirtualTours.company

“Your workshop really left a positive impact on me and making art again has made me more focused with a new sense of achievement each time. On my hardest days is when I want to create.” Tami Dumond

“You have the most positive, infectious, energy.” Melissa Lombard

“Thank you so much!  You really were the glue, so to speak, of tying everything together.” Lisa Hoover