Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

Pure Process~The Art of Creativity

 

Pure Process~

The Art of Creativity

Fall Classes 2017

   THE ART ROOM  

Classes focus on exploring the creative process

and having fun in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

 

 

When the eye wakes up to see again,

it suddenly stops taking anything for granted.

~Frederick Frank

 

Seeking Your Gold~ A Pure Painter's Quest

Wednesday 6:30-9:30 pm, Sept 27- Dec. 13, 2017 (12 wks) CLASS FULL WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

           OR

 Thursday 7-10 PM, Sept 28- Dec 14, 2017 (12 wks) ONE SEAT LEFT

Cost: $480- (plus GST=$504-) 

OR can be paid in two payments of $240 (plus GST=$252) with one postdated cheque for Nov 1st

OR in three payments of $160- (plus GST =$168-) with two postdated cheques for Oct 15 and Nov 15th

OR can be paid in four payments of $120 (plus GST=$126) with three postdated cheques for Oct 15,

Nov 15th and Dec 1st  

  • Most supplies included. You will need a journal and Julia Cameron's book, A Vein of Gold~A Journey to Your Creative Heart 
  • Herbal & black tea and goodies served.
  • Digital images of your work will be emailed to you weekly.

In this 12 wk session, we are going to go on a Creative Quest to unearth the creative nuggets that are buried deep within. This will be a colour-filled and intensive session. It create change in areas of your life that are blocked and in need of tending.

Pure Process Art is not a regular art class - it 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. 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. As homework, we will be reading a portion of Julia Cameron's book A Vein of Gold : A Journey to Your Creative Heart. We will put into practice the Morning Pages, this way enhancing and deepening the weekly art process classes. Some of the work within the book will be used for the inquiry and writing process, leading to jumping off points to paint from. 

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.

 

 

 

     My painting is always ahead

of my understanding. 

It is a sort of teaching process

for myself,

a way of spiritual knowledge.

~Peter Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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...

 

Creativity requires the courage

to let go of certainty.

~Eric Fromm

                    

TAW Fall 2011 R.

 

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

 

 

Painting

by Jacquie Anderson

 

  What is this strange thing that comes,

cloaked in the familiar?

  My insides are jumbly, anticipating

excitement,

  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.

 

 


 

Semi-Privates:

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, 3hrs, $200-.

The world of reality

has its limits;

 the world of imagination

is boundless.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One-on-One:

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.  Sliding scale of $95-$130- for 2 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: $150- 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

email info@LisaKirk.ca

 

Classes held at

THE ART ROOM

1986 Cumberland Rd

Courtenay, BC,

 V9N 2E9