Recharge & Refresh with creative escapes to NYC.
Our program starts on Sunday night with twilight drinks in Brooklyn, overlooking Manhattan, where you will meet your group and get to know your hosts Jeremy and Angie.
Then from Monday morning you’ll enjoy 21 hours of active learning provided by the city’s leading creative studios and you’ll be inspired with a private session with a successful local entrepreneur, as they share their story – all while exploring and being re-energised by one of the world’s great cities.
You’ll also join our private group walk, seeing New York’s iconic street art in Soho and enjoy a wonderful comedy show in a very local and iconic venue. There will still be plenty of time for you to take advantage of the sporting, cultural and wellness activities and the many tasty culinary delights all over the city.
We will end the week with Friday evening drinks on the 24th floor terrace at the iconic New York Athletic Club. Founded in 1868, this private sporting and social club is in one of the best locations to soak up the amazing views of Central Park and reflect on the week that was.
If you come with an openness to have fun, learn and push your creative boundaries, you’ll leave re-energised, inspired and happier.
Who is this for?
Designed for busy people looking to learn new skills and rediscover their energy & passions.
You don’t need a creative background to benefit, with the program being ideal if:
- you want something more personal and impactful than a typical training or seminar
- you relate to the feeling of being “stuck in a rut”, or sense you have “lost that spark”
- you are looking to gain more self-confidence in effectively communicating your thoughts and ideas
- you want to meet like-minded people to inspire, and be inspired
- you need some time to reflect while enjoying New York City with a fun and unique experience
- your business is looking for a unique staff incentive program
Our 5-day experience consists of 4 learning modules totalling 21 hours, private events and time to explore.
Your 4 learning modules explained...
Want to tap into the right side of your brain to let your creative juices flow?
Our painting and drawing classes are suitable for all, because it is about becoming free to express, not about being an artist.
It provides you with a path to unlock and build your creative confidence, as there is no right or wrong, just interpretation.
Through colour, transitions, textures and perspectives it also provides you with increased concentration, awareness of detail and……. a masterpiece to hang on your wall!
Your new found creative freedom will come to life as you delight in discovering fresh approaches to tackle issues and opportunities and enjoy the confidence to explore.
This module is delivered by The Art Studio NY.
Have you ever dreamed of writing your own music score, incorporating your thoughts and moods?
Well, we have arranged a private workshop and Q&A session with an acclaimed composer and Soprano singer at the Metropolitan Opera!
The session is tailored for people without a musical background and all can enjoy this fun filled movement and sound-based workshop. The composer works closely with you to create something unique and special and at the same time, unlock your own joy and freedom.
The Module is delivered by the Metropolitan Opera.
If you want to rediscover the fun, influence and impact in communicating with people, then this is for you.
Our past participants rate this as the most powerful and impactful element of the program. They also said it was the module they were initially most apprehensive about!
We have tailored some of the techniques taught to actors, and deliver in a creative and supportive environment. This is not about being an actor, but we will draw on elements from the acclaimed American teacher Sanford Meisner, including the true art of listening, voice control, overcoming “stage fright” and authentic movement and timing.
You will leave a more authentic and communicator, with techniques to really listen and deliver your own thoughts and ideas with impact and presence!
This module is delivered by Maggie Flanigan Studio.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Innovation is not just about technology and digital disruption, or autonomous vehicles and crypto currency. It’s about fresh ideas in all walks of life and changing engrained behaviours, so you can think differently at your home and work.
This module introduces you to the skills, support, spark and confidence to use your creativity to bring ideas to fruition.
During our exclusive private session, you will hear from an inspiring local entrepreneur, as they share their story, whether from start-up, to multi-million dollar and global businesses.
Hear how ideas are sourced, developed and delivered. Techniques used include co design and design thinking, divergent and convergent thinking and then positioning and pitching. Let’s not forget pure passion and determination.
If you have any ideas and concepts you wish to share, they can be workshopped and we can help you take them to the next level.
This module is delivered by Jeremy Stone.
The 5-day program
Sunday 23rd August 2020 from 6pm to 8pm.
Welcome drinks in Brooklyn, overlooking Manhattan.
10am – 1.00pm.
3pm – 5pm.
Private group walk seeing the street art in SoHo/Nolita
Live comedy show
10am – 1.00pm
4:30pm – 6:30pm
10am – 1.00pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm
With a local entrepreneur
10am – 1.00pm.
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Farewell drinks on the 24th floor of the New York Athletic Club
We can help you get great deals at local pilates and yoga studios and find some great coffee!
All possible effort will be made to adhere to the published program. Occasionally amendments or modifications will need to be made and CC21 will update on the website and advise any reserved Customers directly.
What else is included?
Private and exclusive events and more
Creative Cities 21 provides you with access to some unique and exclusive events and experiences, including:
- Welcome drinks in Brooklyn overlooking Manhattan. (Partners welcome).
- A live comedy show in an iconic NYC venue.
- A private group walk, visiting the street art in Soho/Nolita where the likes of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Blondie hung out. (Partners welcome).
- Farewell drinks at the magnificent New York Athletic Club. (Partners welcome).
And there is more….. Before you even start, we will send you a welcome pack, including information on the Sanford Meisner technique for the communication module, a painting apron, colour wheel, canvas sheets, acrylic paint and brushes, NYC guides and more!
COST PER PERSON
(10% early bird discount when pay before end March 2020)
Time to be a tourist, live like a local….
The beauty about our creative learning escapes is that you can live like a local, explore like a tourist and benefit from a structured learning program all at the same time!
Whether it’s taking the time for your own mindfulness opportunities with the best yoga, pilates, gyms and life coaches in NYC, or seeing some American sports including the US Grand Slam tennis (starts on August 31st 2020), watching shows on Broadway, concerts in Madison Square Garden, enjoying fine food and wine, or the must-see tourist spots in and around NYC, it’s all there for you.
Immerse yourself in all that is on offer – or stay even longer!
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