bringing your creative voice out to play

Experiential Mentoring + Workshops

As the founder of The Poartry Project, I spent many years loving school and cherishing my classroom time, but it’s the outdoor learning adventures I always remember most. Our workshops and customized summer and after-school mentoring experiences create welcoming, inclusive, encouraging spaces of “no mistakes” where creative voices of all ages and experience levels are given free range to come out and play – outdoors in nature as much as possible. The Poartry Project loves helping lives of all ages and experiences discover that they are more of a poet, writer, artist, storyteller than they think there are or can be, and it’s our special mission to create experiences that help dismantle and remove the inhibitions and doubts about creativity and “being good enough” that are the barriers to so many people expressing and sharing themselves fully and joyfully.

Our Next Workshop is coming up!

Writing an Art-Inspired Gratitude Poem (virtual)

Wednesday, December 9th
5 – 7 pm US eastern
Lake Placid Center for the Arts Virtual Workshop (via Zoom)

In celebration of the holiday season, get in touch with what you are thankful for by writing an art-inspired gratitude poem with poet, JC Wayne. Sparked by the painting, “Water’s Edge – Yellow Dress”, by Gallery 46 artist Georgeanne Gaffney as our muse, we will explore examples of gratitude poems, engage in quick warm-up writing prompts and “tuning in” exercises to flex our “gratitude muscle”, and explore the role of forgiveness in experiencing gratitude on our way to writing a poem that expresses your uniquely thankful voice through the inspiration of art. And a special bonus: Our muse artist, Georgeanne, will be at the workshop to share her inspiration and process in creating “Water’s Edge – Yellow Dress” and to answer your questions.


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