Do you have a longing to be creative, but can’t seem to make progress?

It’s so easy to let your creative self get lost in the day to day of a busy life. Or, worse buried under self-doubt. It can be difficult to find the time or confront the fears that are getting in the way of your creative work.

The Creative Cocoon is a journey designed to nurture you along the path of a creative life. It’s a chance to reconnect with yourself and express your unique vision.

We’ll use the tools of journaling, meditation, sketching and art making, along with select readings to help you find your inspiration.

Each week will be an exploration of a different facet of the creative process. We’ll search together with a sense of dedication and a spirit of fun.

During the class, you’ll complete a Creative Project of your own design, and leave “The Cocoon” with a map to help you continue your creative journey after the class has ended.

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Abstract ethereal oil painting with swirling color and a white center circle, by Siobhan Bedford

When: Summer of 2018 starting Saturday, June 18th

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Where: Community Arts Phoenixville map

207 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost: $150


This class is a great opportunity to deepen your engagement with any creative endeavor, including drawing, painting, sculpture, music, writing, photography, dance, etc.

Make the Summer of 2018 the season of your creative soul! Sign Up Now

or call Community Arts Phoenixville 610-628-2086

If you have any questions please email

*In order to provide a truly supportive environment, class size will be limited to seven students who are open and willing to delve into the mystery of creative work.


About : Siobhan Bedford

Siobhan is an abstract oil painter. Her work is inspired by emotional energy and the beauty in nature. She earned her BFA, Illustration and Painting from Marywood College, Scranton, PA and 200HR Yoga Teaching Certification with The Living Mandala School of Yoga, Phoenixville, PA.

“If you want your creative work to thrive you have to look deeply at the fears and obstacles getting in the way. Creativity needs to be nurtured in order to thrive. That is what the creative cocoon is…a chance to transform from longing to be creative to actually being creative.” -Siobhan 

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Artist, Siobhan Bedford
Siobhan Bedford Artist Studio

Details: What we’ll focus on each week.

Week One : Fear & Hope

You’ll discover what stops you from being creative… and moving past it.

Week Two : Space & Time

You’ll overcome two big obstacles to creative work.

Week Three : Experiments & Adventures

You’ll Explore and collect what inspires you.


Bring your creative idea into reality.

Week Five : Labor & Critique

Doing the work of “doing the work”, plus you’ll learn to judge in an empowering way.

Week Six : Breaking the Cocoon

The joy and pain of letting your work be received.

Week Seven : The Creative Cycle

Moving forward… Create a map to help you stay motivated in the face of the inevitable ups and downs of creative work.

Make the summer of 2018 the season of your creative soul!

Sign Up Now

If you have any questions please call Community Arts Phoenixville 610-628-2086 or email