A few years ago when I started counselling on the Nelson campuses, I had students from Digital Arts, Music, Kootenay Studio Arts, and Fine Wood working all talk to me their experiences of feeling stuck and overwhelmed with the demands of their artistic programs. I embarked on a journey that involved joining with various students and staff to invite a variety of Nelson artists to the Tenth Street campus to share with us their insights and what works for them in staying inspired and focused in their various arts careers. This year we decided to make a short film, exploring the themes that have emerged from those rich discussions.
Thanks to the talented Bryan Webb, Selkirk Digital Arts alumnus and instructor, and Dylan Ferris, mandolin player extraordinaire, for their patience and creative prowess as we stumbled together through this journey of discovery.
If you are still intrigued, here are some videos of earlier creativity forums with more of Nelson’s amazing artists:
We’d love your comments! What resonates for you in these reflections about the creative process? What keeps you inspired? What is the connection between art and well-being?