Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

 Pure Process ~The Art of Creativity

Spring into Summer Online Classes 2020














Creativity requires the courage

to let go of certainty.

 ~Eric Fromm                                   















So, welcome, which means 'come to the well'.

Come to the well we all stumble on,
the one that refreshes us,
when we least expect it.

If blessed, we'll meet at the edge of the world,
where we can help each other live.
   ~ Mark Nepo

The way of the river is sacred,
this grove of trees is sacred,
and we, ourselves, we tell you are sacred.
     ~ Susan Griffin
Now is the time to know
all you do is sacred.
  ~ Hafiz

Wed AM, May 13- July 15, 9:30 am-12:30 pm  FULL, Wait List Available


Thurs PM, May 14- July 16,  7-10 pm FULL, Wait List Available

Painting is a process of self discovery.  Your Sacred Authenticity has been with you from the beginning of time. It is not something that can be taught, but it can be remembered. Our life’s work then, is to tap into this well of wisdom and become more fully who we already are deep at our core. 

 All truth lies within you.
Sacred truth is not as much obtained or learned –
As it is realized and remembered.
  ~ James Blanchard Cisneros

When process painting we can tap into our Sacred Authenticity. Our challenge is then, how to remain connected to that divine part of ourselves and to allow it to guide us in our life’s work and in our creative processes.  Through this 10wk session, you will begin to more fully reveal your authentic self, remembering it has never left you. 

Through a process of inquiry and writing, painting, reflection and sharing we will allow the stories of our lives to unfold the metaphor for a deeper connection to our Sacred Authenticity. The images created will provide a map, and be touchstones for you as you navigate your life. This is done in a small group (eight, including myself). No experience necessary, just the willingness to express, explore, reflect and work within the safety and support of the group process.

This Session Includes: 

  • A 3 hr ZOOM class each week for 10 wks for each class- Wed AM Or Thurs Pm, whichever you are registered in.  (ZOOM is a free conference call/virtual meeting space for our Virtual Art classes.)
  • Each ZOOM class consists of a sharing process, inquiry and writing process, creating time and sharing and reflection after creating time.
  • The ZOOM will be recorded for future reference unless the class decides as a group otherwise. 
  • Private Facebook Space created just for this session and shared by both Wed and Thurs classes to further share your creative processes and paintings and connect outside of class time.
  • I will be available for feedback and guidance in the FB space during the week at my discretion.
  • Each class is no more than seven participants ( I make eight) so there is lots of personalized attention.
  • FB space will open on Mon May 11 and continue until Jul 22. 
What you need: 
  • Access to high speed internet service and social media and a computer or device in which you connect for the ZOOM classes and FB space.
  • Please check to make sure whatever device you are using (phone, computer, or other device) is compatible with the minimum requirements needed to connect to ZOOM. That information can be found here: ZOOM 
  • a webcam. the one you have on your computer or phone should be adequate. 
  • a pair of headphones or speakers-- again what is built into your computer or phone should work fine but you may choose headphones if you live with others and want privacy. 
  • a microphone- this should be already build into your computer or phone. 
  • You will also need to carve out some kind of space in which to create in--it can be s simple as a kitchen table or, if you have more room, a spare room designated as a studio/creative space.

Payment & Registration Details~
  •  $500- (includes GST) for the ten weeks
  • Can be paid in FULL with cheque or e-transfer
  • OR can be paid monthly -$200/month ( May 10, Jun 10)  and $100 ( Jul 1) for the last two weeks
  • OR paid every 2 wks @ $100,  (May 10, May 31, June 15, Jun 30, Jul 8)
  • Supplies included, to be picked up at my studio, (practicing social distancing and handling supplies safely).


If you make time for silence
the sacred will unfold.

  ~ Rod Stryker


A Little Bit More for the Curious:

  • Through a combination of sharing, inquiry, writing, painting and refection you are guided to express and explore your inner landscapes in a safe and supportive environment. 
  • Here there are no mistakes, only learning opportunities.
  • We put aside judgment, surrender to outcomes, and begin to trust the flow of the creative process and how it echoes our life.
  • Step into the creative flow and discover the colours, shapes and textures that make up your own rich inner language.
  • We laugh a lot, sometimes cry and share our life journeys, inspiring each other in the process.
  •  All levels of experience are most welcome. 
  •  Class size is no more than seven ( and I make eight).


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift,
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.

We have created a society
that honours the servant 
and has forgotten the gift.
  ~Albert Einstein 


*Please Note*

  • 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. 


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 life.

  Lisa M Kirk


Online Pure Process Art Classes:

Spirit Cards ~

On Line Session--COMING SOON

















Symbols are powerful
because they are visible signs
of invisible realities.

~ Saint Augustine


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...


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