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Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Come play with us!
These workshops are about self-discovery and focus on the experience rather than the product.
No previous painting experience is needed. All supplies are included.

To maximize results each workshop is formatted to include activities stimulating both sides of the brain: creative ones to engage the right side, along with thinking and organizing queries engaging the left side.

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The Artist’s Way: Creating Life as Art

February 20th to April 10th 2018
7-week series
$280


Using themes from the famous book: The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron we will complete speed writing exercises and two expressive, intuitive abstract paintings to deconstruct their meanings.

This will allow the unlocking of old patterns and limited beliefs to make room for the new we dream of.

The Artist’s Way shows us that increased creativity is a teachable, trackable process and that increased creativity makes us happier, healthier, more productive, and more authentic in everything we do.

The Artist Way program is intended for all who want to honestly learn something about themselves and others, and to transform their current situation with creativity and compassion. It is not about teaching artistic techniques but rather is much closer to a step-by-step personal development course.

Rooted in state-of-the-art concepts on creativity theory, behaviour and group dynamics, this process is quite modern, yet can seem timeless as it blends methods of personal reflection that are thousands of years old with 21st-century behavioural science.

A groundbreaking book, it has helped more than a million people access their creativity and realize their dreams.  
WEEK-BY-WEEK COURSE OUTLINE
For scientific research findings please click here.
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Mandala Magic and Mindfulness

Begins in March 2018
5-week series $200
Individual sessions $45

Explore the ancient wisdom of the sacred art and science of mandalas to safely connect or effectively awaken your soul. Using the expressive art of the mandala, meditation and intentionality, you will investigate unique ways to surmount challenges of life, open to expanding creativity, and increase your experience of joy, love and wholeness.

As we turn inward to investigate the mind, we discover our essential nature and innate wisdom. Mandalas access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious and the source of creativity. Representing wholeness, mandala’s circular designs suggest the notion that life is cyclical.

Using a variety of simple techniques and exercises we will work with themes to discover individual reference points of power, inspiration and dreams. Music and visualizations will be incorporated throughout our explorations. Join us to relax and reflect as you slow down to find inner peace.
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Chakras: Painting the Beauty Within

Begins in April 2018
8-week series $320
Individual sessions $45

Chakras metaphors can be used as guideposts to navigate us to solutions and behaviour we want to nurture.

Using a variety of simple techniques and exercises we will explore each chakra and its themes.

Making art is a wonderful way to discover ourselves and develop self-compassion. Following descriptions of the chakras you will be guided us through a meditation and writing from the heart exercises and art-making. Music and gentle movement will be incorporated throughout. As colour and shapes emerge you will discover unique reference points that hold personal power and insights.

These simple intuitive paintings may include words and collages to become your private visual reference, or emblem, that crystallize inspired goals to support a value-centered life.
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”She subtly and skillfully led the group through a therapeutic process of reflection, self-expression, and discovery, while introducing us to various art forms and media.
Her approach was philosophical and intellectual, but non-threatening, relaxed and inclusive.
I would highly recommend Louise to groups or individuals interested in exploring new strategies to better understand underlying emotions, needs and goals.
She has inspired me to adopt a practice of art journaling in order to continue my own journey."
- Susan Josselyn, Partner, Management Audit & Investigation Services

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