Be the artist you know you are
Welcome to Alice Night School of Arts (ANSoA)
A place to recall and work with creative instincts. This is a hearth to enter and grow as an artist and as a human being. The courses, art and books offered by ANSoA inspire deep living, deep feeling, connection and transformation through art making. To be human is to be creative. We welcome all art forms, new and emerging.
Too many people want to be living as the creative they know they are, yet something has blocked their path. Some are stuck, unsure or have undergone artististic study and have ended up feeling jaded and more confused than they did before they started. ANSoA is one big permission slip for creative exploration for all people. What you write, sing or make is up to you and your spirit - there is no assessment. We work with principles of aliveness, honesty, alchemy, intimacy, big-dreaming and courageous creativity. ANSoA is a pathway to creative rehabilitation.
You don’t have to be ‘good’ in fact, we remove that word from our vocabulary.
We invite much more beautiful words and questions into our inquiries for creation. Here we celebrate realness, beauty, depth and freedom, whilst also seeing that initiation is likely to include some stripping away of old ideas, grudges and assumptions too.
The courses frame art as part of life rather than reflections on life. In this way creation as initiation is the guiding phrase. Whether we are initiating ourselves through heart-break, engaging in social justice, living courageous visions, or writing a poem to say goodbye to a loved one, art is a vehicle for positive change, catharsis, healing and visioning.
Our short courses are avenues into your creative freedom.
The ultimate choice you have to make is to live your human life with imagination and wild expression. ANSoA has a mission to restore what has been deliberately stolen from people: confidence, singing, sounding, play, sovereign artistry, spirited creativity and the knowledge that you are enough, so enjoy some of the free offerings from the school to get you started on your journey.
You are human - Imaginative, expressive, emotional honesty and connection are vital elements to your survival. At ANSoA we see that all human beings can choose to live creative, expressive lives and that this serves the individual, the community and culture.
Whatever your journey from here is, welcome.
Welcome to your full wild self, your instinctual and spirited creative nature, your history, your visions, your dreams, welcome.
ALICE NIGHT SCHOOL OF ARTS
To live a life activated, deepened and softened by creativity, Alice facilitates online courses and retreats.
⚬ Writing Rites - a thirteen week writing immersion for 10 people (maximum.)
⚬ SongCycle - a nine month songwriting journey for 10 people.
⚬ Master of Wild Arts - a year long mentorship for 12 people. (Starts September 2021.)
Alongside these courses there are two others that are available online anytime,
Voice Magic and The Writing Well.
⚬ I am committed to creating spaces for people to experience their true humanness through creativity.
⚬ These courses are for people who know they are called to create and are motivated to share their work in a variety of settings for personal transformation, for culture and for life.
⚬ The courses and workshops I hold are for people meeting thresholds in their personal lives and ready for creativity to be part of their personal initiation.
Together we explore:
poetic intimacy - narrative therapy - healing perspectives - singing and sounding - confidence - creative initiations - willingness to be weird - meeting the edge - authentic expression - making beauty - the alchemical potential of art - transgenerational healing - the art of vulnerability - embodying your voice - honing creative instinct - simplicity as power.
The Writing Well - 10 week online course
Meeting the mysteries of your imagination
A ten week journey in writing from the depths. You receive an e-book and weekly video content. This short course creates a space to explore and become comfortable with our humanness while activating our capacity to alchemise and transform confusion or hardship into beauty through writing. It is an exploration of embodiment and health as a writer and creative person.
The Writing Well is for anyone who writes or wants to write in any field of creative expression (plays, stories, poems, songs, experimental writing, memoir). It is for both the budding artist and the long-time creator. It is a deep dive into the full spectrum of your humanity through writing!
A re-awakening of the imagination and embodied creative practices.Contact Alice
Writing Rites - 3 month online journey
The Ritual of Expression
Writing Rites is for those who cannot not write anymore.
This immersion invites you into taboos, into the stories you’ve been avoiding writing, into catharsis and liberating narrative, into a beauty you are only just daring to imagine. There are a series of 13 rites over 13 weeks that you will enter into, supported by Alice and the intimate group you will journey with. Some writing rites are to be shared with the group, some are to be shared in the broader world, some are just for you. There are weekly group calls on Zoom hosted by Alice as well as the online home video and written resources.
Writing Rites is full of creative energy and is a potent accountability container for bold new written work, intimate storytelling and experimentation.
The Writing Rites is by application only. The Writing Well 10 week online course (above) is a prerequisite to the Writing Rites three month journey.
Limited spots available - Starts September 2021.REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Master of Wild Arts
Creation as Initiation
A year long journey exploring creation as Initiation for a small group of dedicated students who are ready to take their artistic practice to the next level. Over the year each participant creates a significant body of work in any arts medium. You will be supported by Alice with fortnightly group sessions as you deep dive into your practice and arrive into the world as an intuitive and expressive artist.
We explore ritual, mystery, deep-listening, discipline and devotion, creation cycles, innovation, arts culture and ways to share our work in the world. You don’t need to have been a practicing artist, you just need to be ready to make the choice now.
Master of Wild Arts is by application only with limited spots available, commencing September 5, 2021.LEARN MORE
Voice Magic - 5 week online course
Exploring Vulnerability, Openness, Intuition, Courage & Expression through Voice.
A five week experience of singing and songwriting facilitated by Alice Night.
This is a journey into vulnerability, openness, intuition, courage and expression through voice. You receive video resources by Alice with songwriting tips and prompts.
Alice works with the belief that all people have the voice that is right for them and celebrates diversity. Voice Magic opens spaces for improvisation, vocal play, spirit and presence, the craft of songwriting along with inner and outer transformation.REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
How do I choose the right course for me?
The courses offered by ANSA vary in intensity and purpose.
Want a space to engage with in your own time delving into the principles of writing from the depths and transforming darkness into beauty? The Writing Well is a great first step.
Ready for an intensive mentorship space with an intimate group to take your creativity to the next level, focus on a new body of work and arrive in the world as an artist? Then the Master of Wild Arts is definitely the course for you.
If you are wanting an intimate writing intensive that is courageous and embodied over three months with a small group Writing Rites is a great option for that.
If you are wanting to engage specifically with your songwriting, speaking and singing voice then Voice Magic is the course to fulfil that need. This will be offered online during 2021 or in person as workshops or retreats by contacting Alice directly.
If you are wanting an exploratory live retreat that will assist you in awakening your wild creative nature, honing performance skills and creating new work, Creation Rites is Alice’s signature live retreat. Contact Alice today for your next transformational retreat experience.