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The Artist's Way Workshop

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You have a burning desire to

write your book . . .

start a business . . .

speak on stage . . .

create something new . . .

But you don’t know how.

Or you think it might be too late.

Or you wonder if you’ve even got what it takes…

Your self-doubt stops now.
Here’s the way forward . . .

The Artist’s Way, a book by Julia Cameron, is a course in discovering and recovering your creative self. The process dissolves blocks and transforms lives.

I facilitate a small group through The Artist’s Way once a year because as the author herself says, ‘success occurs in clusters.’ I’ve created a safe, comfortable, inspiring space where hundreds of people have supported and encouraged each other over the years. Accountability and structure help participants stay the course, even through the most challenging phases of the process.

“In walking your artist’s way, my deepest wish for you is the company of fellow lights and the generosity to light each other’s ways as we each pass temporarily into darkness….success occurs in clusters and is born in generosity. Let us form constellations of believing mirrors and move into our powers.” –Julia Cameron

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"I recommend this for every single person who does not know their true north, because this is where you will find it."


Karen’s studio is such a safe and comfortable space and you also meet interesting like-minded people. The Artist’s Way workshop definitely changed my life. I learnt to know what I want and how to call things into my life. The result: a happy healthy and content person living in abundance (before I was always worried about not having enough money), got married to the most wonderful man (and I always said that I would never get married again...), my business is flourishing with turnovers increasing every year and I am surrounded by inspiring people. What more do you want?

Dietlind Basson

Owner Acacia Namibia


“The Artist’s Way workshop to me was a challenge to be all that I can be. Not only did it make me think about my life and the changes I had to make, it showed me how to go about making those changes in order to create the life of my dreams. It has helped me and is still every day helping me to make my journey through life an adventurous one, full of achievement and happiness.”

Ann Kisting

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“This was a life-changing journey of self-discovery. The workshop opened me up to a part of myself that I didn't even know existed – a brave and more courageous Nancy. A Nancy who wants to achieve everything life has to offer. A Nancy who wants to bring her authentic self to the table.

Prior to this workshop I felt like I had reached my wits' end and was really close to a mental breakdown. I had no confidence at all. After completing the program, I really feel like I can breathe again. I feel lighter and my confidence in myself has been restored. I can achieve anything in the world I set my heart to. It starts with me and my words. My self-talk has improved tremendously.

To anyone wanting to join The Artists Way - Just do it. GO FOR IT. Don't overthink it. If you are looking for a transformation like no other in your life, The Artists Way will give you the tools to become unstoppable like it did for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Karen, you are so phenomenal, patient, inspiring, open and a truly all-around incredible and warm human being.”

Nancy Kahuikee

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Through my facilitation of The Artist’s Way you get the steps and tools that will help you:

  • Know which of your many ideas to start on first.
  • Dissolve the blocks that are keeping you stuck.
  • Build your self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Connect with a new sense of possibility for your “unrealistic” dreams and creative projects.
  • Clear out beliefs that have been sabotaging the flow of money and abundance in your life.
  • Build a stronger connection to your intuitive guidance.
  • Have the confidence to execute concrete creative plans.
  • Maintain momentum and stay on track, even after the course has finished.
  • Build trust in Life, and in yourself.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • We’ll meet in my cosy, inspiring studio once a week for 13 weeks. The sessions run from 17:30-20:30 on Wednesday evenings.
  • You’ll need to supply your own copy of the book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron (available at The Windhoek Book Den).
  • I’ll provide all the materials for the activities we do in the sessions.
  • Each week you’ll work through one chapter of the book at home.
  • We’ll then have discussions and activities in our workshop sessions based on that chapter. Sharing your insights and hearing from others going through the process deepens your understanding and enriches your experience of The Artist’s Way.
  • The structure of each session normally includes a centering in the beginning, activities and discussions on each week’s topics, a short tea break with light, delicious refreshments, time for reflection and integration, and a closing.
  • It is my highest priority that every participant feels safe and supported. We maintain an agreement of confidentiality for all personal sharing.
  • You are not required to say, share or do anything in the sessions if you don’t want to.
  • You’ll be invited to exclusive access to our private Facebook community, the Sacred Circle, where you’ll receive high-value on-going support and inspiration from me and like-minded creatives whenever you need it and even long after the workshop has ended.

"What I liked most about the workshop was the safe space, the unity, the creativity, the feeling of belonging and the growth –in all ways. And I am so grateful for all the tools and practices we learned.

The Artist’s Way workshop is such a worthy investment in oneself. At all moments you will feel guided, surprised, loved and motivated.”

Vera Kotrschal
Personal Assistant to the Ambassador, EU Delegation to Namibia

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“I had just gone through a heartbreak and was looking for clarity on who I am and what I wanted going forward, but I was unsure about the time and money commitment.

Since being in the workshop, I have met a special person, landed two modeling jobs (where I thought I couldn't do that, even though I wanted it for years), and have moved into a better place.

Honestly, the connection and friendships with the other like-minded people who were part of the group was already worth the price of the workshop.”

Karin Wormsbaecher
Marketing Consultant

Everything’s easier with a circle of support

You can do The Artist’s Way on your own, with some friends, or even online with the author herself.

But if you’re the kind of person who benefits from having scheduled, in-person accountability to help see you through the length and commitment of this three-month long program, then this workshop is for you.

I went through this life-changing process myself many years ago and I’ve been an ‘’Artist’s Way mid-wife” to many hundreds of amazing creatives just like you, ever since. I’m passionate about helping people get the absolute most from this powerful process.

In just three months, you’ll be releasing fears, blocks and resistance and will have a strong foundation to move forward with confidence in your most exciting creative projects.

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“To attend The Artist’s Way course as presented by Karen Powell is to open your life to a new world filled with possibilities, love and unimagined synchronicity.”


Anna Wucher

“Thank you for a mind-altering experience, such a warm and welcoming presence, and your ever-present calmness and compassion. The course brought such a deep sense of patience with myself, of play, of experimentation and trust – all which I will carry forth forever!

Before, I was very insecure, quite lost in terms of a professional and personal vision, and just felt unfulfilled and confused.

After completing the program, I have such a clear vision of what I want to do now, and life just keeps on giving me signals that I'm on the right path. I have a profound sense of trust in myself, my vision, and that I will find a way to persevere despite any obstacles.

It takes me such a short time to recover from setbacks now, and the feeling of pride and wonder at myself is immense. I am so much softer, gentler and more appreciative of myself, but also much more driven and motivated, because I know exactly what I want and where I want to go! This is amazing to sense for someone who suffered from depression for many years and was usually numb and distanced.

This course offers such a deep understanding of yourself and your journey, as well as a healing experience. It contains so many 'aha' experiences, uncovering of painful, but enlightening explanations and reasons for why we are so good at being our own worst enemy.

It creates freedom of choice, of understanding and leaves you feeling like you can take on the world and everything in it. It gives you a power you have likely never felt before. If you are looking for three months to change you and how you do life forever, this is for you.”

Anna Wucher MSC Psych & Neuropsych

The Artist’s Way Workshop 2023 is sold out!

Join the Waitlist to be informed when registration opens again.

To reserve your spot, click REGISTER TODAY below. You’ll need to:

  • 1 Complete the registration form.
  • 2 Make the payment.
  • 3 Check your email for confirmation of registration.
  • 4 Prepare to open up to a whole new world of creativity and possibility!
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“My viewpoint was changed radically during and after participating in The Artist’s Way workshop, moderated by Karen Powell. I carried a lot of baggage into that experience and came out the other end curiously young again.”

Don Stevenson
Artist, Poet, Lecturer

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“Before joining the workshop, I was in a cycle I didn’t like, always doing the same things and thinking the same way. Since completing the program, I'm not in that cycle anymore. Now, I’m feeling free, and more confident and excited about my future. I’m much calmer, feeling at peace. I think more clearly on what I want to achieve and do with my time going forward. This program is a big steppingstone in discovering yourself, and this allows you to open your mind and heart to living the life you want and are meant to live.”

Ndahafa Angula

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Once you’re in, I’ll send you your virtual “Welcome Basket” with:

  • map to my studio
  • week-by-week schedule and checklist to help you stay on track
  • additional tips to make the absolute most of this experience

“At the age of 50+ you sort of think you have all the T-shirts. What an amazing experience! I quote my husband’s comments after three months: ‘You are not the same anymore.’ Thank God I am not the same anymore! This course made me think deeply about my life and who I am. Karen, the way you present The Artist’s Way course is so pleasant and peaceful. I will always be so thankful to you for this experience. To be recommended for any person, any time as long as Karen Powell is there!! Thank you once again for your professional ways and calm personality and making this experience possible for people like us to grow in ourselves!”

Marian Rehder
Musician, Owner Take Note Music Shop 


"Karen guided us with so much poise and excitement, that you can’t help but believe in yourself and in achieving your dreams. She can relate and understand you in a way that makes you see your own beauty and inner child.

This program has been a way-finder, a miracle upon my life-path and I would recommend everyone that wants to be the change they want to see in the world, to join and become part of The Artist’s Way program. It will change your life."

Asheeqa Emamdien Civil-Engineer, Singer

“I did The Artist’s Way with Karen Powell and it was one of the most exciting courses I have ever done. It taught me to look at things in a different way. I learned to trust that life always wants to support you. Karen has a very fun and easy way of presenting her courses, of using tools and sayings that stay with you for a long time. She is greatly inspiring and I always gain a lot from being in her presence.”

Birgit Roesener
Owner Windhoek Curves Lifestyle Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

We meet for 13 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Our first session is on April 19, 2023 and our last session is on July12, 2023.

Because of the duration of this course, some people won’t be able to attend every single session. That’s not a problem. We have measures in place so you can easily catch up on what we covered in any missed sessions.

The cost for 2023 is N$8,899. Full payment is required by April 17, 2023 in order to secure your spot in the workshop.

No, I do not offer a payment plan. Full payment is due at enrollment.

All of my programs are non-refundable.

This is the only time I’ll offer The Artist’s Way Workshop in 2023 and I don’t know when I’ll offer it again in the future.

Registration closes on April 17, 2023 OR as soon as all spaces have been filled. There are limited seats available, and you will only receive confirmation of your place after full payment has been received.

Many past participants remark how surprisingly comfortable they felt in the group setting. No one is forced to do or say anything. My workshops are always “introvert-friendly.”

If you have questions and can’t find the answer on this page, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them for you!

“My gratitude goes out to Karen who was always so professional, ethical, confidential, not in your face/space and highly supportive all the way through. If there were areas I didn’t feel like sharing, I didn’t have to. This was handled quietly and respectfully for which I am truly appreciative. I made loads of new inspiring friends: friends from all walks of life, different attitudes, objectives but mainly very reassuring of what one’s personal dreams are. “

Genie Albrecht
Potter and Art Teacher 


“Karen allows the participants to question and provides practical illustrations whilst imparting mind blowing knowledge which leads to self-discovery and introspection. Karen has a way at her workshops that makes each and every participant feel special, understood and loved.  She has a natural ability with the way she connects with people. I can only describe her as an earth angel!”

Jacqueline Prince
Business Consultant

Selma Mulunga

“How I got to attend the workshop was a miracle on its own. I didn’t have the money, but I knew that I wanted to attend, so I signed up with faith that if I am meant to attend this then a way will be presented. Literally a few hours before the payment was due, I checked my account and money that was not supposed to clear for another two days was there, cleared. I saw this as guidance and made the payment immediately. I must say, best decision of my life.

When I first heard about the workshop, I was in a very difficult position. I felt unstable, even lost. I didn’t know what to follow and I didn’t know what I wanted. The workshop helped me align with my true north. I used to have anxiety and sleepless nights, but now I am a much happier person.

Go for it. This is the best decision I made for myself. I am not saying this was an overnight transformation. Mid-way through, I was like “what on earth is this?” I cried and questioned everything. But I’d advise that you stick through it, because I am happy to be on this side of the coin of people that have done it. Plus, the amazing people you meet through this workshop are an extra bonus.”

Selma Mulunga Shanin Haus Real Estate

What others have said about The Artist’s Way workshop:

  • “This course changed me and my life, and for that I will always be grateful.”
  • “I have come to understand and own my dream and life purpose.”
  • “The way Karen makes everybody feel welcome and comfortable is amazing.”
  • “My life literally made a complete turnaround since The Artist's Way course!!! And I am forever grateful to Karen for popping up in my life and introducing me to it.”
Let the Journey Unfold

“I wanted to learn how to embrace the fact that I am destined for greatness and to stop sabotaging myself.

After going through the workshop, I am a lot braver. I am freer. I know that all my desires and dreams will come to pass.

Karen holds such sacred space and allows you room to feel and grow and express. Prepare to be astounded! She will lead you to the only place you ever need to find - YOURSELF. Magic happens, and Karen is a catalyst for that.

I made some of my greatest friendships and stepped into my destiny boldly!
If you’re on the fence — Bet on Yourself!”

Hermien Elago