Paint from the Heart! A Process Painting Workshop
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 • 6 PM – 8:30 PM
At the Bauer Building: 115 W 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108 (map)
$40, all materials included
You (yes YOU!) are a creative being worthy of expression. In this workshop you will be introduced to process painting and use it as a tool to meet whatever is showing up for you, reconnecting to your true self using art-making. Facilitator, artist and "creativity coach" Jenny Hahn will gently guide you to move through blocks and paint freely from your heart using the tools of tempera paint, paper, a brush, and mindfulness. Process painting, like meditation, is a tool to bring you home to the present moment. You will be supported in an environment free from judgment or critique. And painting is also fun :-)
Discover a connection to your true self and feel empowered to create! No art experience necessary. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot.
WHAT IS PROCESS PAINTING?
Process painting is a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery that is facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Free from comparison and critique, we embark on a boundless journey into the unknown, with the focus placed on the experience rather than the finished product. There are no mistakes, and no painting experience is necessary. We recognize that every person is a creative being with unlimited potential and that when we show up and tap into that creativity, our unique expressions emerge naturally. While this is not art therapy in the traditional sense, the process itself can be therapeutic. Participants speak of a deeper connection to themselves and a greater acceptance of their experiences. The process is healing on many levels. Being open to growth and facing one’s fears leads to joy and a sense of accomplishment
Jenny turned to the process arts almost two decades ago as a modality for healing in her own life and now offers process painting as a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery. In 2011 Jenny co-founded Creative Nectar Studio with studio partner Stephanie Gray and now leads workshops across the country for churches, retreat centers, hospitals and special interest groups, helping individuals of all walk of life to access their own creative flow. Jenny's own healing journey—combined with 10+ years facilitation experience—gives her a wisdom and gentle guiding spirit that she brings to participants, encouraging each painter to move through blocks and paint freely from the heart using the tools of tempera paint, paper, a brush, and present-moment awareness.
Participants speak of a deeper connection to themselves and a greater acceptance of their experiences. When we are able to meet the creative impulses of our own being with openness, courage and curiosity, we learn to live in the creative flow.
WHY PAINT FOR PROCESS?
- Discover more about oneself
- Learn a tool for mindfulness
- Awaken creative thinking
- Develop self-acceptance
- Feel the synergy of painting in community
- Develop confidence by working through blocks
- Awaken childlike spontaneity
- Develop an inner stillness and focus
- Feel supported without judgment
- Create without analysis or critique
- Come alive through play
- Opening circle/introductions
- Short centering practice
- Extended painting time (with facilitation)
- Closing discussion/optional sharing
PEEK INSIDE A WORKSHOP:
—Mark Fuss, Director of Spiritual Services: Awaken Whole Life Center
—Carolyn Hummel, Wyandotte High School USD #500
—Joy Wyler, Unity minister
—Karen Epps, Unity minister
—Tim Lytle, Unity minister
—Nhien Vuong Dougherty, Unity minister
Ready to say YES to your creativity? Paint from the heart! Workshop space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot...