Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

Pure Process~The Art of Creativity

Fall Classes 2018 

 THE ART ROOM 

   

Creativity requires the courage

  to let go of certainty.

  ~Eric Fromm

Classes focus on exploring the creative process

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

 

Pure Process Spirit Cards-an ONLINE Session:

Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. 

~Elizabeth Gilbert

Pure Process Spirit Cards ONLINE will take place in a Private Facebook Space created just for this session, as well as on ZOOM (a free 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 Sept 24- Oct 31 (5 + wks)
  • The four ZOOM calls will be: Thursdays 9:30-11 AM, Sept 27, Oct 4, (no class Oct 11), Oct 18, Oct 25. 
  • 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: $200- plus GST ($210) (can be done in 2 payments, one prior to the class, and one Oct 15) 

E-transfer preferred within Canada

OR for PayPal options see below

Pure Process Spirit Cards is an ON-LINE session where we will begin to create a series of our own personal Divinity Cards through the collage process.  

These Spirit Cards will provide you with a series of guiding images and layered messages that will unfold over time the more you work with the cards.

Throughout the session, I will nudge and inspire you to step into the creative process with your heart not your head.

I will guide you through a of a total of four ZOOM classes (one per week, see dates above) where together we will work on our cards. 

Each week, a focus will be provided with some writing prompts, where we will all create together and then share our process after.  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. 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 cards as well as 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 get and not expensive. 

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.

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

courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust --

 and those elements are universally accessible.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Pure Process Art ~ Awakening a Sense of Presence: What Story Do You Choose?

Forget about enlightenment.

Sit down wherever you are

and listen to the wind singing in your veins. 

~ John Welwood

Wed AM: 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Sept 19- Nov 28, 2018 (11 wks) (No class Oct 10) FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

OR

Thurs PM: 7-10 pm, Sept 20- Nov 29, 2018 (11 wks) (No class Oct 10) FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

(Please Note Date Change!)

 

Cost: $480- (plus GST=$504-) for 11 weeks

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

OR can be paid in 2 payments of $252 (includes GST)) with 1 postdated cheque for Oct 15, 

OR in three payments of $168- with 2 postdated cheques for Oct 15 and Nov 15th

OR in four payments of $126- with three postdarted cheques for Sept 30, Oct 15, & Nov 15

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

In this intensive 11-week session, we will begin to acknowledge the stories we have been telling ourselves that no longer serve our higher good. 

Acknowledging them, we awaken a sense of presence to what we have been holding onto. This gives us the opportunity to now choose consciously what to let go of, and, what we choose to hold onto to in creating a more loving foundation within ourselves.   

Through a process of inquiry, writing, painting, creating, and group sharing we can choose the stories that truly feed us, the ones that turn us towards loving ourselves and seeding our deepest desires. Here, we will begin to awaken a sense of presence, and begin to choose more consciously the stories we wish to inhabit. 

This will be a deep and transformative session that requires an open heart, willingness to share within the group, and a devotion to dive deep within the creative process.

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.

 

 

When the dark is at rest,

The light begins to move. 

~The Secret of the Golden Flower

 

It is a mysterious and strenuous and simple practice:
To walk when we are able
and to be still when we are not,
to bleed the dark that builds within us,
and trade it for the light that is always waiting.

Despite all our limitations,
the most crucial challenge of being human
is to show up like a rose.
~Mark Nepo

 

 

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.

 

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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

  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.

Jacquie Anderson

 

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, 3 hrs, $250-.

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 $120-$150- 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

email info@LisaKirk.ca

 

Classes held at

THE ART ROOM

1986 Cumberland Rd

Courtenay, BC,

 V9N 2E9