Introducing My New E-Course: Creative Courage

Hi everyone! I'm delighted to share the details about my new e-course with you!

My very first e-course is callled Creative Courage, and it is designed as a practical guide to help you find, clarify, and follow your unique, creative path.

Creative Courage is a seven week e-course that will give you inspiration, tools, and resources to help you realize your creative dreams.

This course will include interviews with 12 talented and thriving artists, illustrators, designers, photographers, writers, coaches, and bloggers. You are going to love this amazing group of incredible women from around the world!

As a special bonus in Week 4, you will travel with me on a *virtual field trip* to Venice, Italy and peek behind the scenes at the world famous Venice Biennale art exhibition. I'll be sending you exclusive photos, sketches, and impressions directly from Venice. I'll even send you a personal postcard if you are enrolled in my course!

Couldn't you use an extra dose of courage, self-confidence and wisdom to move forward in the direction of your dreams?

Maybe there is a creative dream you've had since you were a child, and you would like to
give it a try but don't know where to start.

Perhaps you are already working on your creative dream, but sometimes you feel lost,
frustrated, and overwhelmed.

Or maybe you have already realized many of your creative dreams, but there are still many new challenges ahead and you could use some practical advice.

Regardless of where you are today, Creative Courage can help you create an individual
roadmap to the places you would like to go in the future.

Together we will discuss fresh ways to approach your ideas, and I will share many fun, new exercises I've developed to boost your creative self-confidence and personal courage.

It is going to be a true festival of creativity, light, and joy, and I do hope that you will join us!

Each week, two of our expert guests will join us to tell their personal stories and describe how they are finding and following their creative dreams. 

In the interviews, they'll give us tips and advice on how you can start moving in the direction of your creative dreams too.

Our 12 Creative Courage special guests this session will be:

Susannah Conway - photographer, author, and creator of the Unravelling e-courses
Jessica Swift - artist, illustrator, designer, and co-creator of The Declaration of You
Jan Halvarson - creative design blogger and creator of Poppytalk Handmade
Sarah Ahearn - mixed media artist and author of the lovely Painted Pages
Penny Dullaghan - illustrator, artist, yogini, and creator of Illustration Friday
Jennifer Lee - creative coach, artist, and author of The Right Brain Business Plan
Alessandra Cave - photographer, world traveller, creator of Gypsy Girl's Guide
Tara Gentile - creative coach, editor of Scoutie Girl, author of The Art of Earning
Aimee Dolich - artist, illustrator, professional doodler, and creator of Artsyville
Pixie Campbell - artist, instructor, intuitive wild woman, and creator of SouLodge
Shannon Kinney-Duh - artist, crafter, yogini, creative coach, and creator of Inside Out
Maryam Montague - author, photographer, blogger, hotelier of Peacock Pavillions in Marrakech, Morocco

Topics will include:
  • believing in your creative dreams
  • pushing through your fears and developing your self-confidence
  • celebrating prosperity and earning money with your artwork
  • increasing your financial abundance by creating multiple income streams
  • using the internet as a way to stretch and grow your career as an artist
  • creating artwork without inhibition and how to avoid getting stuck
  • ditching procrastination for more creative play and practice
  • nurturing your body and soul to increase your creativity
  • avoiding burnout and promoting balance in your life
  • finding positive support for your work and building a network
  • connecting and collaborating with others to energize your creative business
  • creating daily adventure and making your life more interesting
  • expanding your horizons and finding your unique role in the world
  • developing practical strategies for time management for busy women
  • and much more! 

As we move through the course, I will be asking for your feedback to make sure we cover the areas that are most important to you.

I'll  be sharing my experiences as an artist, published illustrator, working mom, and American expat living in Germany. I'll also tell you how my family and I do our best to juggle it all and make our lives more creative, interesting, and rewarding.

I will include my personal, extensive list of inspiring resources with links and information to help you navigate all topics for further exploration.

I encourage you to register for the Creative Courage e-course, open your mind and heart, and start listening to your deepest, truest wishes for your life. I sincerely believe - "If you can dream it, you can do it!"

Join us for Creative Courage and let's get started!

The first session of Creative Courage will run from September 26th, 2011 - November 11th, 2011. Spaces are limited in my new e-course, so be sure to register now to reserve your spot.

The Creative Courage e-course is $99 USD for seven weeks of fun, color, encouragement, inspiration, love, 12 exclusive expert interviews - and it includes a unique *virtual* field trip to Venice, Italy!

Simply click on the Add to Cart button to register, and then you will be redirected to PayPal to complete your transaction. After your payment has been processed, you will receive a welcome email from me securing your spot in the course.

If you have any questions, or experience any problems at all, don't hesitate to send me an e-mail at stephanielevy (at)

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I look forward to seeing you in the course!

For more specific information about how the course runs, keep reading for my detailed course FAQ.


Creative Courage FAQ

There are lots of creative e-courses out there. What makes this course unique?

My Creative Courage e-course is a fun, holistic, hands-on online course, full of colorful activities, resources, quotes, and 12 inspirational interviews with some of the most successful, amazing artists, bloggers, writers, coaches, and crafters who are thriving today.

Best of all, this session includes a *virtual field trip* to Venice, Italy!

Creative Courage is designed to refresh and energize your mind, body, and soul, and guide you to a path of looking at your life and the world in whole new ways.

My goal for this class is to help you develop your creative self-confidence and give you the encouragement you need to move from dreaming to actively making your creative dreams a reality.

I can offer you a warm and supportive environment to build your courage and jumpstart your creative ideas.

Let's celebrate our creative, courageous spirits together in a joyful network of like-minded people, where we can share our ideas freely and give one another the generous gift of encouragement.

Come and join us today!

How does the "Creative Courage" e-course work?

The e-course runs for seven weeks on a password protected private website. Six weeks of the course will include daily posts Monday through Friday with fun activities, colorful artwork, personal stories, and interviews.

In the middle of the course - during week four - we will take a *virtual* field trip to Venice, Italy together. I will show you Venice behind the scenes, and give you a tour of the world famous "Venice Biennale" art exhibition. I'm very excited to be able to share this opportunity with you, and I'll even send you a personal postcard from Venice if you'd like!

As another bonus, each week two creative experts who are leaders in their field will join us as guests for exclusive interviews (not to be heard or read anywhere else) and share their insights about designing the creative, courageous life you want.

There will also be a private flickr group for those of you who would like to share photos as we journey along together.

Do I have to be an artist to participate?

No, absolutely not. In fact, I happily welcome participants of all ages, professions, and stages of life! I look forward to a vibrant mix of "creative courage" seekers, dreamers, and doers.

I love the title of Patty Digh's book: "Creative is a verb. If you are alive, you are creative." I agree completely! We are all creative - we just sometimes need a little help in clarifying our ideas and some encouragement to help us move forward.

That's what this course is about!

Do I need to be in the class at a certain time? What if I'm going on of town?

The beauty of taking e-courses is that you decide when to participate in the class! You can integrate the class into your personal schedule and take the class in the comfort of your home.

If you need time to catch up on evenings or the weekend, that's no problem. All class material will remain posted for an extra 2 weeks after the course ends, so that you will have extra time to read comments and check out all resources.

But I live in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe...

Wonderful! We will be happy to meet you regardless of where you live! One of the most marvelous things about the Internet is that we can all connect globally with another in an instant.

I am continually amazed at how easy it is to communicate with other like-minded people from all corners of the globe - and e-courses like this one are a perfect meeting point.

What will I need for the class?

All you really need is access to a computer and an Internet connection.

A journal or a sketchbook would be helpful, and perhaps a small box, jar, or other container (we will have fun making "wish jars/boxes" in one of the exercises).

I will be sending you colorful, illustrated PDFs as part of the course to download. If you would like to print these out, you will need access to a color printer.

But the main thing we need is you - and your computer :)

Do I need a camera?

I will set up a private flickr group for those of you who would like to share your photos during the class, but you do not need a camera to participate in this course.

How much time will I need for the class each week?

This depends completely on you and how much time and energy you would like to devote to the class. I would allow for 15-20 minutes a day ideally. If you prefer to do the course on the weekend, you should be able to complete the reading and exercises in an hour or two.

How are you qualified to lead this e-course?

This is a good and important question. For the past 15 years, I have been working as a professional artist, illustrator, and workshop leader. I understand the amount of energy and courage one needs to make and show your creative work to the world.

I know that it takes work to realize your creative dreams, but I also know that it is possible.

I'm an American who has been living in Germany for more than a decade. Life as an expat has forced me to train my "creative courage" muscles quite often through the years.

I've had to learn to show and promote my work in a new language, and find out how to survive and thrive in a foreign culture. With lots of support and hard work, I was able to complete a Master's degree program in Art at the University of the Arts in Berlin - in German.

My training and experience in the arts and as a teacher, as well as my personal life experiences have been invaluable to me as I have prepared this class.

To develop this course, I spent a year researching and gathering information from today's best minds, creativity "gurus," career and courage experts, artists, writers, top bloggers, coaches, and other creative spirits who are thriving in their fields.

I intend to give you my pickings of the cream of the crop. You will find it all here in a compact, helpful form in my Creative Courage e-course.

Is class size limited?

Yes, I am limiting class size to give you more individual attention. Spaces may fill up quickly, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

What will I get from this course?

In this course, you will receive:
  • inspirational daily posts (Monday - Friday) illustrated my with artwork to encourage, support, and help you start turning your creative dreams into reality
  • six of my colorful illustrated PDF worksheets to download, use, and keep forever
  • fun, helpful activities to build your "creative courage" muscles
  • daily resources with links so that you can explore each topic in depth
  • weekly interviews with an amazing group of 12 of today's top creative experts
  • access to a community of like-minded, supportive creative explorers who share your wish of living a richer, fuller, more colorful and joyful life
  • tips and tools for welcoming more abundance and prosperity into your life
  • a *virtual* field trip to Venice, Italy! I'll share with you a behind the scenes tour of Venice and the world famous Venice Biennale international art exhibition - I'll even send you a personal postcard from Venice if you'd like!

How do I sign up?

Simply click on the Add to Cart button to register, and then you will be redirected to PayPal to complete your transaction. After your payment has been processed, you will receive a welcome email from me securing your spot in the course. 

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The Creative Courage e-course is $99 USD for seven weeks of fun, color, encouragement, inspiration, love12 exclusive expert interviews - and it includes a unique *virtual* field trip to Venice, Italy. I can't wait for class to begin!

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email me at stephanielevy (at)

Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your place in this unique e-course.

Thanks so much for your interest, and I look forward to seeing you in the course!