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Winter Creative Workspace – a 12 Week Class (Monday Evenings)

Winter Creative Workspace – a 12 Week Class (Monday Evenings)



January 8 @ 6:00 pm
April 1 @ 8:00 pm
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“…mutual supported lostness also known as wonder and care; we like the idea of a lab of wonder and care.”

Creative Workspace

A 12-week class

Monday Evenings — Online via Zoom

January 8 – April 1 from 6-8pm Pacific Time


Tuesday Evenings — Online via Zoom

January 9 – March 26 from 6-8pm Pacific Time


Wednesday Afternoons — Online via Zoom

January 10 – March 27 from 12-2pm Pacific Time

Combined final showing, Monday, March 25, at Fremont Abbey!

Part art-making class, part creative project accountability group, Creative Workspace is for creative people of all disciplines. This is not a technique class. Nope. Technique is useful, but it’s not the thing that lights my fire. Ideas are what really get me going.

Through weekly assignments and in-class exercises, we explore a million different ways to spark imagination, and we dig into questions like, “What do I want to say with my art?” “What do I want to be putting into the world?” and “How can I use art to respond to what’s going on around me or process what I’m experiencing?”

Sound heavy? Yeah, sometimes it is. We also do a lot of laughing, writing, wondering, moving, discovering, breathing, drawing, reading, watching, listening, and a little crying. Artists whose work we’ve looked at for inspiration in past sessions include Toni Morrison, Lynda Barry, Amy Sherald, Jad Abumrad, Yoko Ono, Miranda July, Hannah Gadsby, and Beyoncé.

We’ll form an engaged and supportive community through which to nurture and stretch each other in our artmaking endeavors, helping each other to work past our internal blocks to making and move toward creating richer, more complex work. In the first half of the 12-week session, we’ll make as many different things as possible, without being too precious about it. The goal in the first 6 weeks is just to be productive, and to let our internal editors take a rest. In the second half, we get to start refining our work. For the second half of the quarter, each person will choose one project or piece to focus on and develop for our final showing on March 25.

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$150-$450 – Registration is sliding scale to support equitable access.

By registering for this class, you’re making a commitment to yourself and to the other participants! We get to build relationship and trust as a group so that we can support each other through this process. For these reasons, attendance is important! If you know that you would need to miss more than 2 class meetings, we’re going to ask you to wait until this is offered again. We need to be able to be there for each other and for ourselves.

Note: Your email will be shared with Jenna the event curator for follow-up purposes only and will not be sold. You may also be added to the Abbey Arts email list which has an easy single click opt-out option.

Interested, but not sure? There’s a Preview Class (online) January 2 (6-8pm)! (This class will be held virtually via Zoom)


Hi! I’m Jenna Bean Veatch. I’m a multi-disciplinary performing artist and queer single-mama-by-choice who has been accused of creating “pure, unadulterated, heart-stopping whimsy.” (Thanks, Bret Fetzer.)

I’ve made dance-theater shows, stop-action animation, music, written work, prompts, pants, community gatherings, and one gorgeous little human. I’m also the creator and host of The Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Want to Fall In Love, a participatory event designed to facilitate connection and spread love.

My work has been supported by Artist Trust, 4Culture, the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation. I hold an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Creative Inquiry from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Wanna know more? Check out www.jbeanveatch.com.



  • Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on either level.
  • We have a mix of padded chairs and standing room in back.
  • Seating is not reserved unless noted.
  • Please refrain from talking during the performances.
  • Please limit photos during the show so as to not distract other attendees from the experience.
  • We are an all ages venue. Kids 10 & under are free at Abbey Arts concerts & arts events unless noted.
  • Entering the venue indicates agreement to adhere to the Abbey Respect Policy. All are welcome.



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