Teaching is such a deeply rooted passion of mine. It was a 9th grade biology teacher who first introduced me to photography, and even my very first Pentax camera. Being able to give it back, and spill my secrets, and share my guts with the world means SO much to me.
Which is why, I am SO thrilled to announce my NEW class with The DEFINE School, Creative Rehab! AND as if it couldn't get any better, the class is sponsored by my close friends over at Artifact Uprising! Free surprises for all my beloved students!
It's Awakening the Spark 2.0 with a giant splash of writing help and a huge wave of technical photography tips (black and white editing, anyone?!) to bring your work to the NEXT LEVEL. The focus is on healing from the inside out, because without a strong foundation, everything just crumbles over and over again.
When I say my spots are SUPER limited, I'm not kidding. I really wanted to keep this group small so that we can all work closely together and form a solid bond of support. As you know, every single seat in every class I have ever offered has sold out immediately, so please set your alarms and mark your calendars. If you are called to join this luminous tribe, I realllly want you to put yourself first and make this a priority!
Here's the full write-up from their website:
You’ve heard friends talk about burnout casually before. In the grocery store line: “Oh girl! I am so burned out. Is it time for my vacation yet?” (giggle, giggle); or at school drop off, a giant cup of coffee in hand: “I have to get my boost for the day! Otherwise I’ll just burn out.”
But when you get to the point where you are truly depleted and run down, you know it. Your job, which was once a creative bonfire of love, is now an all-consuming five-alarm fire and you feel like you may suffocate on the smoke.
Your body is exhausted. Your brain is a constant buzz of activity. You cry at the end of the day because you feel like you aren’t doing a good job balancing it all. You need caffeine to start your day (and maybe an alcoholic drink to end it) and your idea of a dream day is sleeping, sleeping, and more sleeping.
You need a detox; a cleanse; an intentional recovery program. You need to rehabilitate your body, mind, and soul.
Offered only once a year, Creative Rehab is a four-week class packed with lessons on meditation, self-care, nourishing recipes, and photography as a healing outlet.
In this course born from her own journey to physical and mental recovery, photographer Michelle Gardella teaches concrete, holistic ways to get you back to your most vital and happy self and prevent burnout in the future.
We're proud to partner with companies that share our love of supporting growing artists. This course is sponsored by Artifact Uprising. All students enrolled in this class will receive a 5.5 x 5.5 softcover book.