Albert Einstein once said, "Creativity is contagious—pass it on," leading to a surge of young Bohemian artists, writers, and painters moving into Lower Manhattan's infirmaries. Get the creative sneezes flowing with today's Groupon: for $142, you get admission to a "Crayola Box" seminar taught by Michelle Danner (a $285 value) at The Acting Studio at Edgemar in Santa Monica. The two-day, intensive seminar takes place on June 25 and 26, July 23 and 24, and August 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
A cofounder of The Acting Studio at Edgemar and one of Hollywood's most trusted acting teachers, Michelle Danner has coached such Oscar-season mainstays as Penelope Cruz and James Franco, and now brings her creative expertise to the public in the two-day "Crayola Box" seminar. Through a series of lectures and conversations, Michelle will assist up to 90 artists of all disciplines in each seminar, from actors and writers to amateur bedazzlers, in exploring their creative process and nurturing their impulses. By discovering new creative tools and sharpening old ones with muse-hide leather strops, participants learn to take risks, conquer anxiety, and overcome perfectionist tendencies to create unexpected, emotionally honest works.
Michelle brings decades of experience working in the industry to the "Crayola Box" seminar, having acted or directed in more than 30 plays around New York and Los Angeles and coined more than a dozen different names for Crayola's yellow crayon.
Edgemar Center for the Arts
Home to two stages and an art gallery, the Edgemar Center for the Arts more than meets the needs of the local visual and performing arts communities. The center places an emphasis on collaboration, uniting creative minds of all ages and persuasions both in the classroom and on stage. Hosting musical performances, question-and-answer sessions with Hollywood actors, and theatrical productions old and just sprouted, the space has attracted the likes of Don Cheadle, Christian Slater, Malcolm McDowell, and Jason Alexander.
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