The Painting Experience
The Painting Experience
is an unprecedented journey into the wild territory of painting directly from intuition. It’s a leap beyond the predicted and expected - a venture into color, form and image where no rules apply..
In these workshops, everyone is a beginner; people from all levels of experience are welcome, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush. You will be given the environment, methods, facilitation, and overview with which to do in-depth self-exploration that can lead to pivotal insights for generating effective change. The goal is free - expression, with the emphasis on the creative process rather than on technique or expertise. The Painting Experience is an opportunity to embark on the greatest of all human journeys – embracing your own path and confidently following it.
The facilitators are people passionately committed to the imperative of self-knowledge in action. We are a group of professionals with extensive experience working on the front lines of human change and transformation, and we've had the privilege of making a real difference in the lives of countless people interested in exploring their full range of possibilities.
There is nothing to bring - complete materials are supplied.
Members of the Zen Community of Oregon: $100 discount
Annie Rousseau is a Creative Process Facilitator with 20 years experience. She is trained in expressive arts, psychology, fine arts, counseling, mentoring and business. Her company Circle Tree Studios in Courtenay, BC offers classes, workshops, on-line study groups and mentoring using art to transform your life and your business.
Annie has studied Hakomi Counseling through the Vancouver Hakomi Education Network, Expressive Arts with Expressive Arts Florida, and has a Fine Arts and Psychology background. She has been facilitating interactive workshops for 20 years in social development, education and inner process work. She has excellent skills in working with individuals and groups and loves helping people find their right path in life.
Stewart Cubley is founder of The Institute for Art & Living, dba The Painting Experience. His work has carried him throughout the world to work with groups in a process of inner exploration using the tool of expressive painting to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. For more than three decades he has taught his unique approach to literally thousands of people at growth centers such as Esalen and Omega Institutes, multinational corporations, programs in prisons, and countless other public forums. Stewart lives in Fairfax, California. He is co-author of Life, Paint & Passion, Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression, Tarcher/Putnam 1996.
To read Stewart's articles on the painting process, click on these links:
Art & The Challenge of Change 2001 -
Saving the World One Painting at a Time 2004 -
The Thread 2005