Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

                 Pure Process~The Art of Creativity

                           Winter Classes 2019 

                           at THE ART ROOM and ON LINE


                  OPEN UP NEW WAYS of SEEING & BEING


                                           Creativity requires the courage

                                                       to let go of certainty.

                                                           ~Eric Fromm


Pure Process ~ The Magic of the Word Box ~ an ONLINE Session:

The world is full of magical things

patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

~Bertrand Russell

Pure Process Magic of the Word Box ONLINE will take place in a Private Facebook Space created just for this session, as well as on ZOOM (a conference call/virtual meeting space) for our Virtual Art classes.

This requires access to internet and social media, which allows you to join from wherever you are in the world.

  • FB space will open on Mon Feb 25- Mar 31 (5 + wks)
  • The four ZOOM calls will be: Wed 3:30-5pm, Feb 27, Mar 6,  Mar 13, Mar 20. 
  • Please Note: If you are unable to attend the ZOOM, a link will be available to you after, and you will have permanent access to it.

Cost: $150- plus GST ($157.50) CAD$ (payment plans may be arranged) 

E-transfer preferred within Canada to or contact me here for payment options: 

FOR US CITIZEN OR OUTSIDE of Canada: SEE PayPal option below

The Magic of the Word Box is an ON-LINE session where we create our own personal Word Box through the collage and painting process. We will then begin the process of collecting words for our special boxes. And, finally, exploring some ways to use the box as a form of divination.

Each step in this process is honored with intention. Taking time with the process is key to learning to hone your intuition. Throughout, I will nudge you to step into this creative process with your heart and body, not your head. You will begin to build a richer relationship with your intuition. 

Under Lisa’s most excellent guidance (!) we found our way through any confusion and hesitation to come out the other side trusting our intuition and finding joy in our process.

Kira Neumann, a participant in the On Line Spirit Card  Session

By the end of session,  you will have your own Word Box to work with both in your personal life and creative life, infused with your own energy.   In essence, you are creating your own divination tool to work with. 

The Word Box can be used for a myriad of purposes:

  • choose a guiding word at the beginning or end of your day.
  • as a jumping off point to write or journal with.
  • Found Word Poems can be created from them. 
  • use them for collage purposes in your creative work
  • as a divination tool in your life, to ask for clarification on an issue,  like pulling a tarot card.

I will guide you through a of a total of four ZOOM classes (one per week, see dates above) where we will work on both creating our boxes, the collection of the words and then begin to work with them. Together we will share our process .  A safe space will be created to explore your creative process within the ZOOMS and within the Private FB group.  

It is always best to show up live for the ZOOM class. However, if you are unable to attend the ZOOM, a link will be available to you after, and you will have permanent access to it.

Throughout the session, I will be available in the Private Facebook group. I will pop in with some creative Lovestreams (Livestreams) from my studio to support and inspire your creative unfolding.

The FB group will also be our creative space to further share our reflections, connections and the process of creation. We will all be there to support each other in a safe, private group.

This is a simple but deep process that does not require previous art experience.

The supplies are easy to obtain and inexpensive. 

It is open to anyone who is willing to step into the mystery of the creative process, and be open to willingly share within the group. No previous art experience is required.

PayPal US$ for Pure Process On Line The Magic of the Word Box:

Within Canada: E-transfer preferred to OR  CAD$ payment options for The Magic of the Word Box 




The essential ingredients for creativity remain exactly the same for everybody:

courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust --

 and those elements are universally accessible.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert




Winter Pure Painting ~ Unwavering Devotion to Your Own Fierce Heart

(11 wk in person at The Art Room, Courtenay)





      The time has come

       to turn your heart

      into a temple of fire.

          ~ Rumi










Winter Pure Painting ~   Unwavering Devotion to Your Own Fierce   Heart


Wed AM: 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Feb 20- May 8,   2019 (11 wks) (No class Mar 27)

 OR Thurs PM: 7-10 pm, Feb 21- May 9,2019 (11 wks) (No class Mar 28) 

Cost: $500- (plus GST=$525-) for 11 weeks

Can be paid in FULL with cash, cheque or e-transfer 

OR can be paid in 2 payments of $262.50 (includes GST)) with 1 postdated cheque for Mar 30, 

OR in three payments of $175- with 2 postdated cheques for Mar 15 and Apr 15th

OR in four payments of $131.25- with three postdated cheques for Mar 15, Mar 30, & Apr 30

  • Includes all supplies, except journal.
  • ​​​Digital images of your work will be emailed to you weekly
  • Herbal & black tea and goodies served.

In this 11-week session, we will tap into the intuitive guidance of our own fierce hearts, what we are truly devoted to and how that can feed and nourish the places within that are feeling stuck, barren or in need of tending. We will deepen our connection to what replenishes us, allowing out creative processes to guide us.   

This will begin to be a personal map for inviting the energy you choose into your life mindfully. You will discover that the most important relationship you have is the one with yourself. By bringing sustaining practices into your life and listening, your heart becomes a fierce guide in providing a more loving foundation to create whatever you desire.

Entering into the practices of inquiry, writing, painting,self-reflection, and group sharing we will delve into a deeper understanding of what devotion to ourselves and what is important to us  feels and looks like. Our paintings are messengers that come through us with information. When we learn to listen to them, they can become wise guides through their colour, image and form, carrying energetic healing for ourselves.

This will be a deeply powerful session requiring commitment to the group process and to your own personal growth. No experience necessary but an open heart, a willingness to share within the group and to show up for yourself. 

I wonder what would happen if everyday you choose the unwavering devotion of your own fierce heart to guide you in your life? How might things be different?


Lisa’s sparkle and wit turn this painting class into something truly magical. Her genuine kindness and encouragement will help you explore and express your creative side; classes are full of life, passion and belly laughs, but also provide a safe space to identify and test any blocks that might be holding you back.

This is my fourth class with Lisa, and every session I learn a little bit more about myself and get a little bolder in chasing my dreams.  If you are looking for a shift or for more joy in your life, I highly recommend this class.


A bit more about the class:

There is a sacred and transformative energy that is generated when a small group gathers to create. When cultivated, this energy supports, heals and guides one forward in their lives.

Pure Process Art is self-refection through the creative process - painting from the inside out on big pieces of paper, with an abundance of paint and opportunity to express & explore and awaken & excavate possibilities within. 

Pure Painting offers a chance to "see" oneself and whatever is requiring attention in your life in a fresh way through images, colours, shapes, forms, textures and language. It is here, we begin to unravel the messages that have been delivered to us through our creations. Those messages that we may have been unable to hear, see or understand before. Through painting them, we access another powerful language.  

This is all done within a small group process, in a safe and caring environment. Utilizing a combination of group sharing, writing, process painting, self & group reflection we will support each other to take risks, stretch, and explore places that may have been untapped or have laid dormant for some time. 

No prior art experience is necessary, all levels are welcomed.  However, the willingness to dig deep, be open to the creative process and share within the group is. Here there are no mistakes, only learning opportunities. We laugh and sometimes cry, but always leave with a full heart and colour-filled thoughts.



You have no need to travel anywhere--

journey within yourself.

Enter a mine of rubies

and bathe in the splendor of your own light.




Why are you knocking at every door?

Go, knock at the door of your own heart.

~ Rumi




What is “Pure Process Art” you ask?

It is the willingness to be open to the creative spirit that moves in all of us.  

It is trusting the innate knowledge that resides inside of us and giving it permission to come through us in our creations.

Pure Process is accessing the deeper, mysterious and hidden places within our soul that have no words. 

It is an approach to teaching art that is accepting, open, and supportive of each person’s pilgrimage to their own creative essence.

It is allowing feelings, memories, and the greater universal connection  to be expressed through the media of art.

Pure Process is about listening through your eyes and heart to the messages your art may have for you, allowing your art to "speak" to you with colour, shape, texture and energy.

Everyone was born with a creative spirit and everyone expresses this creativity in diverse ways.

However, sometimes we feel the doorway to our creative spirit has become stuck, locked, or is only open a crack.

Pure Process can guide you to fling open the doorways to your creative spirit. This can overflow into your everyday life and you will find yourself feeling, thinking and doing things differently.

Take the leap into the palette of your intuition….and take a class...

Please Note in Regards to Pure Process Art Classes~

  • If you are new to the class, payment is required 10 days ahead of time. 
  • If you register, cancellations must be 7 days before class starts for a full refund.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the start of class, there is a $50- administration fee for full session classes.
  • After the start of the class there is no refund.
  • If you miss a class, there is no refund. 
  • Class size is limited to seven.



Reflections from past Pure Painters~


I step inside the paper

and dance with paint

and brush in a sensous

play of orange and yellow

blue and purple red and green

and together we discover our way

across the white spaces

of endless possibilities.

~Karin Watson



  What is this strange thing that comes,

cloaked in the familiar?

  My insides are jumbly, anticipating


  My body is keen to feel the smooth flow

of paint on paper,

       hear the sound of bristle on paint.

  "Breathe!" she says,

   so I breathe and my heart expands,

             my inside gather themselves into

a unified tide that moves,

unbidden by me,

            bidden by something else

   that knows where we are going.

   When I lift the brush I do not know

           what will transpire.

   This is thrilling! And I laugh with

              delight because strange as it is

it is no stranger after all,

   but simply another language for speaking

the joy of my heart.

Jacquie Anderson



Do you have one or two-three friends or family you would like to do a session with? Then this might be the perfect option for you. There is no experience necessary for this session, only the desire to be open to process.  These have been very popular with those looking for a fun, playful time with a few friends.  It is also a great way to explore another way to communicate with others through the painting process.  2- 3 people, 3 hrs, $250-.

The world of reality

has its limits;

 the world of imagination

is boundless.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


For those wanting to work with their images on a deeper level, a one-on-one  with Lisa is a great option. No experience is necessary for this process, only the willingness to be open. Using a process called "active dialoguing", you will access the underlying messages that your paintings hold for you. This is a powerful process that can further changes in your outer and inner life.  $200- for 2.5 hrs.   All supplies included.


Art Birthday Party:

Come to Lisa's studio for your child's birthday party leaving the set-up, art activity and clean-up to Lisa. Some themes include "Special Boxes", "Fairy Tale Painting" (with a guest story teller), "Full sized Self Portraits", or "Art Journals". All you need to bring is the cake and camera. Kids get to take their artwork home. Max number of participants: 6-8 (including adults), unless the weather is nice!   Cost: $200- for 2hrs.


Create a Class:

Do you have a group of people you would like to create with? Lisa will work with you to "create a class" that fits the needs of your group. Throw an "Art Party" for yourself or your chikd and leave the set-up, clean up and planning to her! This could also be a corporate or office creativity day; build team spirit and strengthen relationships witha playful, creative approach. Or gather a group of friends together to create. Call Lisa to brainstorm.


Gift Certificates:

Give the gift of creativity to a friend or loved one. Gift certificates can be created for any amount and used for any class. Gift certificates can also be put towards purchasing a piece of Lisa's art. Call Lisa and she will create a gift card for you.


About the Facilitator:

Lisa is an artist and art teacher whose passion is to explore and open with others the creative possibilities within. She has been doing this successfully since 1999 through designing and teaching her Pure Process Art classes. Her teaching has developed from her own personal painting process, her ongoing study of process based art work and all she has learned from her many inspiring students. Lisa teaches both children and adults in her own studio as well as for the Comox Valley School District and NIDES. She also ran a weekly art program at Eureka Clubhouse for adults with persistent mental illness 10yrs. She has done team building and professional development workshops for teachers, mental health care workers and day care providers.In 2006, Lisa was nominated Mentor of the Year for the Arts and Culture Awards. Lisa has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UBC.


For more information or to pre-register

please call Lisa Kirk at 250-334-2567 or



Classes held at


1986 Cumberland Rd

Courtenay, BC,

 V9N 2E9