Creative and professional development

Flying Club Coaching – how to procrastinate properly with Isobel Smith

Ref: S2D10438

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About this course

Forget smart goals and green smoothies, this new paradigm coaching embraces the importance of sofa-bound cake-eating procrastination to the creative process, enabling you and your unique creativity to fly beyond your wildest dreams.

Course Description

Forget smart goals and green smoothies - this new paradigm coaching embraces the sofa-bound cake-eating procrastination of the creative process, invites you to indulge in day-dream scenarios without expectation of actually delivering on any of them. It tickles ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’ into submission and enables you, one tiny comfortable step at a time, to rediscover your creative passions, and allow yourself and your unique creativity to fly beyond your wildest dreams.

The Flying Club Process will be perfect for you if:

- You are a creative person who would like to bring more clarity and focus to your practice

- You have a creative project in mind and would like some support getting it off the ground

- Your old life doesn’t quite fit anymore and you would like to explore what to do next

- There is something you have always fancied trying but haven’t got round to yet

Whether you have lost your spark or have yet to find it, The Flying Club creative process can certainly help. Designed to inspire, open, and tool-you-up to move into the life you have always imagined, it will leave you feeling empowered, supported and confident to get your plans off the ground. It will enable you to explore the multitude of possibilities available, while honouring and celebrating all that you are now. It will be a fun, intense and at times revealing journey.

In 2017, The Flying Club Coaching was shortlisted for a Royal College of Art Innovation RCA award and Isobel Smith received world-class mentoring to develop it for their ‘The Future of Work: Our Place in the World’ project.

Isobel is an experienced course leader, tutor and mentor. Fasten your seat belt and prepare for your life to take off in magical and unexpected ways.


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials


  • Logbooks, paints, pens and pencils.

What students need to bring

  • Warm, rainproof clothes for outdoor sessions

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Any other art materials you may require.


Isobel Smith

Isobel Smith lives and works in East Sussex, UK. She completed her MA in Sculpture/Performance at the Royal College of Art in 2017. She has exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, and performed at the Tate Modern and Performance Festivals in the UK and abroad. Her practice crosses sculpture, performance and moving image.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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