Join us for a 5-day Creative Warm Up

September 19 - 23


Before a good stretch we all need a warm-up! Join us for a free 5-day introduction to The Creative Stretch program.

During the Creative Warm-Up you will:

  • Participate in a live Zoom session Saturday, September 18 from 3-5pm PST
  • Meet the artists
  • Play and create with daily prompts
  • Explore Minette & Andrea's "5 Essential Principles for a Creative Life"
  • Discover new ways of integrating art and writing into your creative practice

If you loved Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, you will love this innovative new approach to unleashing your creativity and loving your Inner Artist.




What is The Creative Stretch?

Dates: October 4 - December 10


The Creative Stretch is a 10-week live virtual program designed to stretch your thinking, beliefs and confidence around a regular creative practice and help you define what it means to be an artist living a creative life.

Whether you are an accomplished artist or new to creative expression, this 10-week program will help you to design and sustain a fulfilling and meaningful creative practice based on your core values.

Each week you will explore different core values through a unique and inspiring combination of art-making and writing.

By the end of the 10 weeks, you will know what your top values are and how those values can be integrated and aligned with your creativity.

Explore WHY art matters to you.


This is not another art class. We are not here to teach you techniques and skills but to explore the intersection of meaning and beauty in your art.

Knowing why you want to make art is essential to creating a sustainable and fulfilling creative practice.

Hear from a variety of artists and creatives why art matters to them and how they integrate core values into their creative lives.

Sail into the New Year with grace and ease and a renewed sense of enthusiasm and clarity around your creative work based on your core values.



The Creative Stretch is designed to help you:


  • find your creative voice
  • develop your creative style
  • bring more joy and play into your creative practice
  • manage your tendency to overcommit to classes & projects
  • overcome overwhelm and procrastination
  • prioritize what is most important to you
  • make more time for your art without feeling guilty or selfish
  • finish more projects
  • say yes to yourself and your art
  • create art that is both meaningful and beautiful
  • create a sustainable and fulfilling creative practice


Explore Core Values with
Minette & Andrea

Each week you will receive a list of core values to inspire your art and writing. Minette and Andrea will share their thoughts around each value through a series of video recordings as well as their own art making.

Meet Amazing Artists & Creatives

Meet a new artist each week who will share their thoughts on one core value in a short video. They will share their creative process and how core values inform their creative work. Minette & Andrea will also be interviewing the artists and diving more deeply into what it means to live a creative life and how core values form the foundation of our practice and approach to art.

Design Your Creative Life

Through our innovative approach to combining art and writing, you will discover your creative core values, find your creative voice and develop your creative style. We have designed a simple, step-by-step process that you can use over and over again to reconnect and recommit to your creative life.

What's Included in The Creative Stretch


  • Monthly live community calls
  • Weekly prompts, videos and art-inspiration
  • Interviews with the artists
  • Support and guidance on the journey
  • Creative Community on Facebook
  • Lifetime access to the content


The 5-day free Creative Warm-up begins September 19.

The Creative Stretch program begins October 4.

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The Creative Stretch 5-Day Warm Up

FREE Warm up expires September 27, 2021

Join us for an introduction and warm-up to the Creative Stretch. 5 days of unique content, inspiring creativity and connection.


$175

The Creative Stretch

Explore your voice, your values and your vision for your creative practice

The Creative Stretch is a 90 day program designed to stretch your thinking, beliefs and confidence around a regular creative practice and support you to define what it means personally to be an artist living a creative life.


Includes live and recorded lessons, guest artists, prompts and more in the Teachable classroom.


Lifetime access to the course.

2 payments of $97/month

The Creative Stretch

90 day program to explore your creative voice, values and vision

The Creative Stretch is a 90 day program designed to stretch your thinking, beliefs and confidence around a regular creative practice and support you to define what it means personally to be an artist living a creative life.


Includes live and recorded lessons, guest artists, prompts and more in the Teachable classroom.


Lifetime access to the course.

Who are Andrea and Minette?


Andrea Chebeleu is the artist and entrepreneur behind A Work of Heart Studio in San Jose, California. 

As an art instructor, her greatest joy comes from leading students through a process that, on the surface, looks complex but is achieved in simple steps. Andrea takes the fear out of trying in her approach of "first, not only." While it may be the first time you’ve tried this, it’s not your only time. 

Andrea enjoys mixed media, art journaling, watercolor and sketch journaling but when asked to pick a favorite her response is evasively "what day is it?" meaning it changes all the time.

A Work of Heart studio has operated in a commercial space open to the public since 2001 and hosts a variety of live Zoom and in-person workshops, taught not only by Andrea but visiting instructors from all over the world. The storefront contains a carefully curated selection of art materials and vintage finds to inspire your creativity.   


Learn more about Andrea and her work at www.aworkofheart.com


Dr. Minette Riordan is a modern day Renaissance woman: artist, writer, award-winning entrepreneur and advocate for creativity as essential to the well-being of all people and our planet.

She holds a doctorate from Stanford University as well as multiple coaching certifications. She is well known as a creative mentor and productivity expert who loves helping creatives tap into their creativity, release their creative blocks and own their artistry. 

Minette is a popular teacher and speaker with 18 years experience as a business owner and transformational leader. She has spoken on physical and virtual stages around the world to audiences of all sizes. Of all the roles she plays, teaching is by far her favorite! 

Life took her by surprise in 2017 when people started asking her to buy her paintings. “I’m not an artist,” she said. This was a turning point in her life and her career. Since then she has been selling art and teaching others to courageously own their artistry and make more time for art.

Minette believes that making art is a courageous act of self-love. When we don't make time for art, our lives don't feel as fulfilled or fun as they could be. 

Learn more about Minette's work and programs at www.MinetteRiordan.com