• Rituals of Creativity

    Rituals of Creativity

  • Mixed-media Journal Sample

    Mixed-media Journal Sample

  • Inspiration Tags

    Inspiration Tags

  • Mixed-media Journal Sample 2

    Mixed-media Journal Sample 2

Welcome to Rituals of Creativity!

Instructors     Modules     Supply List          Required Equipment     Additional Information     Register     Student Comments

This course is not about learning the step by step approach to the creative process... Instead, it’s a course that teaches you by engaging you in the creative process - an invitation to create. Prepare to take a journey and discover the joy of welcoming creativity into your world!

Rituals of creativity is a 6-week instructor facilitated online course

Dates: Spring 2015 session TBA

Course platform: Desire to Learn (D2L)

Registration Fee: $120     Spring registration will open in December 2014

  • Register and pay by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover)

  • Register and pay by check or cash


Meet your Instructors...

Roberta Veatch

Artist Roberta Veatch studied fine arts at Arizona State University. She has been painting and working with oils and acrylics for over 25 years. Her love for color and design prompted a certification in color therapy and most recently Expressive Arts. In addition to being an accomplished artist she has owned and operated an art gallery in Arizona with Vicki where they supported artists and taught a variety of workshops. She served as a docent for the ASU Fine Arts
Museum and has a degree in Spiritual Counseling from The Ageless Wisdom University in Scottsdale, AZ. She has taught art to children and adults in the pursuit of helping others find their creative spirit!

Vicki Gaia

Vicki Gaia is a mixed media and collage artist and writer. Creativity is a way of life for Vicki, and she is inspired from her travels and the world around her. She attended art school at San Diego State University and graduated with honors. Vicki owned Alchemy Arts with Roberta, an art gallery that showcased local artists, and provided a safe, fun place for people to discover their creative spark. Teaching has become one of her joys, and she learns just as much from her
students by the sharing of creative ideas and experiences.

Course Modules

   Journal Sample 1 

  • Module 1 “Ritual of Turning Fear into Fun”

  • Module 2 “Ritual to Your Inner World”

  • Module 3 “Ritual to the Outer World”

  • Module 4 “Ritual of Symbols”

  • Module 5 “Ritual of Taking Action”

  • Module 6 “Ritual of Celebration”


Supply List

  • Journal - Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media,5.5 x 8, 90 lb. weight or higher. If you can’t find this particular journal, be sure to buy one that is close to this size, has blank, unlined pages, and a paper weight of 90 lbs. 140 lbs. is also a good weight if you want to use acrylic paints.
  • Glue Stick - A favorite is Scotch Craft stick, net wt. 1.41 oz, wider than most, but any glue stick will do.
  • Scissors
  • Color Markers, pens and pencils, cheap water color set, paints or any art supplies you might have lying around your house.
  • Ephemera for Collaging - Images from magazines, photos, newspapers, junk mail, maps, napkins, stamps, stickers.
  • Shipping Tags - At least 18 unstrung, 4 3/4” x 2 3/8”
  • Binder Ring (only need one but might have to buy in a package) Purchase tags and rings at an office supply store: Staples, Office Max. Blank journals available at: Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann, Michael's, or many other local and online art supply stores.


Journal Sample 2   

Equipment Requirements

  • Digital camera or cell phone with camera for uploading pictures of your projects
  • Computer specifications
    • A hardwired Cable or DSL connection is recommended, particularly for submitting assignments & attachments.
    • Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
    • JavaScript & cookies must be enabled.
    • Your system must have Adobe Flash Player 10.1+ to use the Record Audio & Record Video features. Ensure that your browser has both JavaScript & Cookies enabled. Popup windows will need to be permitted for D2L to function as designed.
    • More information

Student Comments

 Student journal sample - Global Inspiration       I think this program has been excellent. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable as well as very intuitive regarding response and feedback. They truly inspired participation in the process. I truly benefited from this course. It was very well organized and each week expanded upon the previous. There was an excellent balance of structure and flexibility.     ~ Patricia Ballentine

I am very grateful for Roberta and Vicki for helping to welcome art making back into my life. From frustrated and overwhelmed, the assignments moved to a place where I felt empowered and joyful. I re-discovered that creativity IS fun, it transforms and it transcends. I found my creative voice and I did so on my own time while still being virtually connected with others in the class and I enjoyed the teachers and students’ supportive comments. I am hooked and happy to be continuing on this path! Thank you
  ~ flo
I originally took Rituals of creativity to improve my photography.  I learned that being creative does not mean you have to be an ‘artist’   to be creative.  The class encouraged me to explore my creative side. My favorite section was on shapes.  I enjoyed learning about different techniques people used to create their journals and inspiration card.  I now keep a journal/diary  that is more expressive. I also have one tag that has stayed with me.    It states:  NOTED THIS IS REAL LIFE DOCUMENTING THE EVERYDAY.  ~ Angela Acosta

Additional Information

Instructors' Blog: www.3creativealchemists.blogspot.com

Welcome Video: http://3creativealchemists.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_24.html