Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

Pure Process~The Art of Creativity

Spring Classes 2018 

 THE ART ROOM 

Classes focus on exploring the creative process

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

                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Creativity requires the courage

  to let go of certainty.

  ~Eric Fromm

 

 

Spring Pure Painting ~ Tending Our Creative Gardens

From a small seed a mighty oak might grow.
~ Aeschylus
 

Wed AM: 9:30 am-12:30 pm, May 23- June 27, 2018 (6 wks) FULL-- WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

OR

Wed PM: 6:30-9:30 pm, May 23- June 27, 2018 FULL- WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

OR

Thurs PM: 7-10 pm, May 24- June 28, 2018 FULL -- WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

Cost: $250- (plus GST=$262.50-) for 6 weeks

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

OR can be paid in 2 payments of $131.25 (includes GST)) with 1 postdated cheque for Jun 15,  OR in three payments of $87.50- with 2 postdated cheques for Jun 1 and Jun 15th

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

Calling on the Spring of our souls, we will tap into what is emerging within our creative practices and in our lives. We will clear out the cobwebs, open our inner windows and bring fresh air into our painting process. Spring is the perfect time to tend our own inner gardens by seeing what has been planted, what is sprouting and in need of tending and what needs to be weeded out. Here we get to choose what we want to keep growing and what no longer serves us.  Through a combination of group sharing and reflection, writing and the painting process, we will see what surfaces to bring clarity and focus to our lives.  No previous experience necessary, however the commitment to show up and be open to sharing within the group process is required.

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. 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.

 

 

There is no state of final fulfillment.

Each change opens new doors and ushers in new possibilities. 

~Margo Adair

 

Look at the earth crowded with growth,
new and old bursting from their strong roots
hidden in the silent, live ground,
each seed according to its own kind...
each one knowing what to do,
each one demanding its own rights on the earth...

So, artist, you too
from the depths of your soul...
let your roots creep forth,
gaining strength.


~Emily Carr

 

 

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...

 


                    

 

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