Fifth Brain Collective MembershipCommunity
Join this community for LIVE Weekly Conversations about artistic confidence, creativity, and writing. Use this community share space to post writing, photos, or artwork. Generative and curious!
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Access Your Fifth BrainCourse
This is a free brief course that teaches people how to access and celebrate the unique aspects of their brains and their experiences for creative purposes. Based on the Fifth Brain theory invented by course creator and author Frankie Rollins.
How to Accept the Material That Is YouCourse
You have a set of experiences that mark your life. This course leads you into the treasure of your own memories, imagination, and associations, and helps you identify the symbols that have risen from the life you've lived.
We are all together on this adventure of creative writing, Frankie Rollins included.
Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Why Should I Take One of These Classes?
After teaching in colleges for over twenty years writer and teacher Frankie Rollins decided to stop fighting the institution and turn to innovation instead. These classes are crafted to honor the creative person. They are built with the belief that each person has something valuable from their experiences, knowledge, and insight to share. The Fifth Brain Collective believes that the human race must become inventive, flexible, and empowered. The Fifth Brain Collective is doing its part by connecting people with their imaginations, hearts, and intellects, without inane and outdated rules, grades, and hierarchies. We believe in equity, diversity, inclusion, and creativity. You should take a class if you want to create something, if you want to think, if you want to know yourself better, if you want to find a thoughtful, empowering community.
What is the Fifth Brain Collective?
The Fifth Brain Collective evolved from Frankie Rollins’ concept of the fifth brain, something she developed in her creative writing classes a few years before she wrote Do You Feel Like Writing? A Creative Guide to Artistic Confidence. When Frankie brought a draft of this book back from a sabbatical in Cyprus, she knew that the fifth brain was not just a part of the individual artist’s creative process but also an energized collective artistic discovery and practice. Frankie and her writing group (Eric Aldrich and Sandra Shattuck) decided to create the Fifth Brain Collective on Instagram and invited writers, visual artists, musicians—all kinds of creatives—to post their work and share it. Three years later, the Fifth Brain Collective website is home to Frankie’s book, her coaching business, and these self-paced online courses geared toward any artist’s desire to develop fifth brain creative beliefs, practices, and tools. The Collective is growing and we plan to offer a wide variety of classes related to creativity on this platform. You are witnessing the beginning of a collective devoted to human creativity!