Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

 Pure Process ~The Art of Creativity

Winter 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

Mask Making Weekend Workshop:
To Turn and Face Ourselves 
The mask as form serves us as a divine mirror,
rather than hiding our depths
it illuminates our deepest truths…

~ Cat Caracelo

Sat -Sun, Jan 25-26, 10 am-4:30 pm 

Payment & Registration Details~
  • $250- (includes GST) and all supplies, except a journal except a journal, which may be purchased for a small fee ($10.50- for a small one, $12.60 for larger)  
  • All mask making supplies- plaster, paint, collage materials,etc (however, I do encourage you to bring specific materials that are personal to you
  • ​​​Digital images of your work will be emailed to you at the end of the weekend.
  • Herbal & black tea and goodies served.
  • Please bring a lunch.

Creating a mask can be a transformative experience that deepens your connection to your inner and outer worlds. It reveals and strengthens us in heartfelt ways, and it opens inner pathways.

The mask provides a mirror to the soul. It enables us "to turn and face ourselves." It offers choices as to what has been working and not working and what we might like to let go of and what we choose to hold onto as we enter this New Year.

We will be working with mixed media--plaster, paint and/or collage as well as some reflective process writing all done in a safe, non-judgmental environment of trust and acceptance.

This can be a great class to do with a friend or partner, or just on your own. There is no previous experience necessary, just willingness to be open to share within a group process. There will be a choice as which kind of mask you might like to make…facial mask or hand mask. 


The Mask is an ancient symbol of transcendence and power.
 It emits an almost eerie force field of latent power and potential;
the sense of something deeply mysterious about to reveal itself;
a spirit calling up secrets from within - and beyond... 
~ Rhonda La Rue


Winter 11 wk session of Pure Painting~

Pure Painting~
Stoking the Fire:
Creating Practices of Being

....we're born glowing in all directions,
only to meet blessing and obstacle alike.

It's through these inevitable lifts and struggles
that we face the life of choices.

A love astounds us or a pain consumes us
and we forget that we glow on our own.

Much of our work is to meet life
without muffling our inch of light.

Perhaps it is because it's the journey back
to our inch of light that introduces us
to the life of our soul.
   ~Mark Nepo

Wed AM, 9:30 am-12:30 pm   

  •  Wed. Feb  5- Apr 22 (no class Mar 18)
 OR Thurs PM 7-10 pm 
  •    Thurs.  Feb 6- Apr 23 (no class Mar 19) FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
All Classes at The Art Room  Include: 
  • All painting supplies (paint, paper, brushes,etc)
  • ​​​Digital images of your work will be emailed to you weekly.
  • Herbal & black tea and goodies served.
  • Belly laughs, the occasional tears and Kleenex.
  • Please bring a journal or one may be purchased for a small fee ($10.50- for a small one, $12.60 for larger)  the first class
Payment & Registration Details~
  •  $550- (includes GST) for the eleven weeks
  • Can be paid in FULL with cash, cheque or e-transfer
  • OR can be paid in 2 payments of $275.00  with 1 postdated cheque for Mar 15
  • OR in three payments of $183.35 with two postdated cheques for Feb 29 & Mar 31
  • or in four payments of $137.50 with three postdated cheques for Feb 29, Mar 15, & Apr 1

In this session, we will dig each week into cultivating practices that tend our soul, that stoke the fire of our inner light. Through our creative practices we stand aligned in our journey of becoming, of continuing to choose presence in the moment.  This requires awareness of what keeps us clear and connected to who we truly are.  Through group sharing, writing & painting processes, and reflection, we will begin to root ourselves in the journey not the destination. We will discover that through a small group we are not alone on whatever road we may be travelling, and we can lean into the process of creation and life more deeply when we feel supported in a small, safe group. 

This is a deep process and asks for commitment to showing and sharing each week with the group. There is no previous experience necessary but an open heart and willingness to share are essential.

Through the creative process, our own personal images and symbols will emerge from our paintings delivering messages embedded with layered meaning for each of us. As a group, the power of creating together is amplified as we paint and share our processes. Colours, shapes, images, words arise to call us forward, to assist us to re-align ourselves and guide us to trust our deeper intuitive knowing. 

…I learned that what we retreat to may at first be a refuge,
but what we face and see our way through becomes a resource.
I learned that authentic living begins
with our acceptance of what we are given.
Then the light of the soul
can meet the light of the universe.
Mark Nepo

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.
  • Kleenex and hugs are readily available if you so choose.
  •  All levels of experience are most welcome. 
  •  Class size is no more than seven ( and I make eight)


When our body, mind and heart are aligned--
like tumblers in a mystical lock--
something eternal opens.
   ~ Mark Nepo

*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