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Harnessing the Power of Creativity: For DC area Residents (In-person)   


Humans crave deep connection with others and with their environment. With days full of giving energy to childcare, appointments, and obligations, with a phone constantly pinging with notifications, it is easy to overlook the possibilities for creativity and deeper reflection all around us. Using fun and creative exercises, this class gives students tools to explore the wonder of their surroundings, and take away exercises that will allow them to continue to go deeper into the present with children in their care, friends, acquaintances, and themselves.

Students do not need to be experienced artists or have special art supplies to enjoy this class. 


"this was amazing. It has given me so many ideas and I loved every minute."

"The format of the class... was super fun and engaging. I was hooked the whole time!"

"The teacher really made the class super dynamic and enjoyable"



Class consists of a pre-assignment, in-person class meetings in Washington, DC, and a final assignment, as well as live online class sessions with your teacher/other au pairs. Credit for J-1 visa students is 36 hours. Students earning J-1 visa credit must attend all sessions and complete all homework.

Students will receive a pre-assignment one week before class begins. 


Andrea Seiger, author of 111 Places in Washington, DC You Must Not Miss, is an educator and world traveler who has lived in Washington DC for 31 years. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has traveled thousands of miles on the Mayan Route of Mexico. Ms. Seiger loves to road trip around the Mid-Atlantic US and beyond.

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