painting discovery

Description: a personal journey of creative discovery through paint, where a “beginner’s mind” is cultivated (no experience necessary). In an atmosphere of non-judgemental reflection and support, you will be free to express and embrace your path and discover new insight for change. The process is the product, trust your inner guide to awaken or deepen your relationship with your spontaneous self.
Tools provided: all materials provided (paint, brushes, palette knives, paper, texture makers and an individual work space). 
Schedule: friday evening, 6-9pm, a welcome gathering with light refreshments, introduction and painting begins! Saturday, 9-4, painting continues with a simple breakfast and lunch provided.
Things to bring: a playful sense of wonder and a willingness to let the process guide you.
CEU (cont. educational units): a syllabus and certificate description is available upon request.
Cost: to be determined by either unit price or group rate.
The workshop space: an artist’s studio space converted for group use, measuring 25’x33’, ample room for up to 18 people to function well within the space. The setting is located on a 2-acre peaceful wooded property with outside elevated decks for creative contemplation.
Facilitators: Steve Mayse, a professor of art and design for over 25 years at the Kansas City Art Institute, has been a practicing artist and illustrator for over 35 years with an m.f.a. in design from Kansas University. His work has been exhibited in many magazines across the nation, in galleries in Kansas City and the midwest, N.Y.C., L.A. and S.F., Ca., Australia and recently in the Czech Republic. Shelley Mayse is a licensed specialist clinical social worker with over 20 years experience. She has an m.s.w. from Kansas University, is a trained life coach and a conference presenter on creativity and wellness. She enjoys working with clients to foster personal and/or professional growth and believes in the power of the creative process to enhance and achieve life’s purpose.