Channeling the Creative Self Through Tarot and Magic

Sat, July 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
$30 plus a $10 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to the instructor.)

Spring/Summer 2019 Workshop Series

Channeling the Creative Self  Through Tarot and Magic with Coleman Stevenson

This workshop will introduce a range of spontaneous and magical methods for accessing creative impulses. We will find “the muse” in unexpected places and practice allowing it to come through without restriction. Prompts will use methods such as divination, magical writing, spontaneous mark-making, and severe constraints. We will also examine the work of artists and writers who have employed such methods in their own creations. This class is designed for artists and writers who want to broaden or recharge their practices, or for anyone seeking a greater connection with their creative self. Materials for all exercises will be provided as part of the registration fee.

photo credit Sierra Bittinger

Coleman Stevenson is an artist, writer and tarot practitioner based in Portland, OR. She is the creator of the Dark Exact Tarot Deck, the Vitriolic Tarot, the Personal Oracle, and the East O’ the Sun Oracle. Books by Stevenson include Breakfast: 43 Poems (Reprobate/GobQ Books, 2015) and The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609 (bedouin books, 2012) and The Dark Exact Tarot Guide. Her poems have appeared in a variety of publications such as Paper Darts, Seattle Review, Gramma, E-ratio, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, and the anthology Motionless from the Iron Bridge. She has has been a guest curator at various gallery spaces in Portland and has taught a variety of subjects at institutions in the area including creative writing, literature, folklore, culture & design, and image & text interaction. Her visual work has been shown at galleries around the Pacific Northwest.

photo credit Zoe Cope

COST: $30 plus a $10 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to the instructor.) There will be a variety of tarot decks (new and vintage) available for purchase at the workshop as well.


  • a copy of a tarot deck if you have one you’d like to use, though decks will be available to borrow or purchase at the workshop
  • a printed copy of one of your poems, short prose pieces, or images that you feel is stuck, “unsuccessful,” or otherwise incomplete
  • a notebook and preferred writing instrument for notes
  • a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided)

12 students max.

RSVP: or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm


The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644


This class is part of the Spring/Summer 2019 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.

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