Creative Resilience for Artists

2021 Workshops for Artists

Marie Schumacher

Workshop Date:
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

04:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Virtual, Zoom link sent upon registration and payment

The pandemic has created many challenges for artists. We’re not able to collaborate with our peers or connect with our audiences in person, and participating in live artistic events still feels risky and difficult. And while we are used to embracing ambiguity as artists, the stresses of the time can make it hard to stay motivated and on track with our work.

This workshop is designed for dedicated artists who want to reconnect with their inspiration and establish a more effective and rewarding way to walk the artist’s path during the remainder of the pandemic. Creativity coach Marie Schumacher will present some of the latest ideas about creativity and resilience to help you:

  • Reignite your motivation to create, practice and work on projects
  • Freshen up your routines and adopt a few new habits
  • Activate your network and circle of support
  • Reconnect with why art matters

About Marie Schumacher:
Marie Schumacher is an educator, musician  and arts leader who offers professional coaching to artists, creatives, and professionals of all kinds. She helps her clients tap into their creative energy to thrive in the midst of adversity and bring a greater sense of purpose to their work. She weaves a variety of coaching approaches into her innovative model, which combines the principles of creativity with research about building resilience. Marie is the founder of PDX Vox, a Portland-based music school for singers, and she is the director of Caz Northwest, a week-long performing arts camp for families that happens on Puget Sound every summer. As a musician, she plays guitar, piano, bass and ukulele. She has released 5 professional recordings of original acoustic rock music, and she has written roughly 125 a cappella arrangements.

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, March 2nd, 4:30-6pm
Led by Marie Schumacher

DISCUSSION: Tuesday, March 16th, 4:30-6pm
Facilitated by Katie Schuessler

About Katie Schuessler:
Katie Schuessler is an artist and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work centers on recovering creativity and intuition through art-making and meditation. She has taught meditation, art, and yoga in New York, Oregon, Washington, and the West Bank.

Katie earned a Master in Teaching with an emphasis in Visual Art from the Evergreen State College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. She earned her yoga teacher certifications from The Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado as well as the Shala in NYC. She has completed intensive studies of yoga and meditation in Mysore and Chennai, India.

In the studio, Katie loves to paint, draw, make photos, and explore new mediums. She is also passionate about writing, dancing, and spending time outdoors. You can see more of her offerings at, or visit her Instagram profile @innervisionsstudios.

This workshop is part of Professional Practice, Lane Arts Council’s professional development program for artists and creatives. Participants continually learn together through an ongoing four month series of workshops paired with group discussions.

Workshops will feature presentations from regional and national experts, individual and group work, and assignments to be completed following the workshop. Participants will then come back together two weeks after the workshop for continued group discussion and to debrief completed work.

This workshop fee is $25 ($65 for full series of three workshops and discussions).

Presented by Lane Arts Council, and sponsored by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Columbia Bank.

Contact Becca Schaefer at or 541-485-2278 with questions.