​©2019 by Rita G. Patel


How can our experience of beauty transform the way we see ourselves, our situations and our environments?

The Experiments in Beautiful Thinking™ Workshop is a playful and curious exploration of seeing and meaning-making. We will go beyond the appreciation of beauty and build dimensionality through practices of experiencing beauty in our daily lives. We will share our process in an online forum and will have weekly live 'chats' online to discuss and learn from each other. As our goal is to make the invisible visible on this journey, it will be important to record your work in a journal. Your work in this time will leave you with something substantive to reflect on, add to and build on over time. Since, the process is not linear, you may want to spend more time in one area than another and even go back to previous exercises. The workshop will run for 5 weeks and will set the foundation for a lifelong practice. Learn more

How can we take the common and mundane as an entry point into our boundless imagination?

The Expanding Your Creativity Workshop is a playful and unexpected approach to increasing your range and depth of creative expression. We will start with something ordinary - a dictionary - and quickly transform it into your personal source - a deep well - of imaginative inspiration. Each of us will stretch our creative boundaries by exploring and combining different methods and mediums each week (i.e. poetry, collage, paint, photography, drawing, etc. ) to create stories. Our goal is to discover the expansiveness of what is possible in modes of expression and see how we can apply it to our whole lives. As humans, we are born as storytellers and so it is a natural way to developing our capacity for creative expression. This workshop is for those who identify as makers, artists and designers as well as those who would like to experience their own creativity. It will run for 5 weeks and set a foundation for continued growth.