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Workshop overview

Paint Your Essence

It is all about YOU and creating your inner landscape. Your landscape is the fertile ground to discover YOU and to create change. Color, imagery, and symbolism will be your guides in this expressive painting workshop. This workshop is an opportunity for you to connect to YOU – your Expression. How does it get any better than that?

With different themes every month, we use art to learn about ourselves in a fun, playful way.

WHAT STORIES AM I TELLING MYSELF?

Paint Your Essence 2021 Theme

This year’s theme is WHAT STORIES ARE YOU TELLING YOURSELF. January through June, you get to work on your own stories through the genres I pick. July through December will be our stories using a movie or television show that resonates with your essence.

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your story, belief, or current issue. This will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.

I want this to be an opportunity for us to see how “truth” could possibly be a lie. I want to allow us to change this belief around our perceived truth. You can use, for example, the belief that you are unlovable as your theme until you really, really get it in your bones that it is not valid. You will paint around the theme of being unlovable until you see that you are!

We can change that feeling, that story of how we see it, by painting about it. I invite you to come, play, and have fun peeling away from your stories until you have a more honest and truthful account of them.

January

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your FANTASY story, belief, or current issue. This will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.

February

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your NARRATIVE NONFICTION story, belief, or current issue. This will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.

March

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your DRAMATIC story, belief, or current issue. This will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.

April

In this universe, where we live with the question of who we are and even whether or not we exist, it is the stories we tell ourselves that define the potentialities of our existence. We are the stories we tell ourselves. A story is the relationship that you develop between who you are, or who you potentially are, and the infinite world, and that’s our mythology.

May

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your ROMANTIC story, belief, or current issue. This will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.

June

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious!” – Peter Ustinow
When you tell a great joke, people remember the joke. When you tell a funny story, people remember YOU.

July

In this PAINT YOUR ESSENCE, you will paint your BEST VERSION OF YOUR story, belief, or current issue. Making artwork will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible. What movie or television fits your story?

August

In this PAINT YOUR ESSENCE, you will paint your WHAT YOU WANT BUT CAN’T HAVE story, belief, or current issue. If you ever find yourselves longing for something, wanting what you can’t have, you realize that although you may want it all, you can’t have it all, all the time. We tell untruths around those stories.

September

In this PAINT YOUR ESSENCE, you will paint your GOTTA BE PERFECT  story, belief, or current issueWe are going to look at what it means to be perfect in life. What movie or television fits your story?

October

In this PAINT YOUR ESSENCE, you will paint your MOVING ON WITH MY LIFE story, belief, or current issue. We are going to look at what it means for us to forgive, let go and move on so we can be our best selves. What movie or television fits your story?

November

In this PAINT YOUR ESSENCE, you will paint your DEEPER SPIRITUAL MEANING story, belief, or current issue. We are going to look at what it means to go deeper to see the spiritual meaning behind what we are doing! What movie or television fits your story?

December

In this PAINT YOUR ESSENCE, you will paint your PURPOSE FOR 2022 story, belief, or current issue. We are going to set our intentions for 2022. What movie or television fits your story?

Supplies Needed

You can use any art supplies you have at home, even crayons.

If you do need supplies, no problem! I have a Creative Playtime Painting Kit at additional cost:

 

  • List of Kit Supplies: Canvas board, palette paper, brushes, 2oz paint tubes- 1 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 black & 1 white
  • Cost for supplies is $44 – this includes shipping & handling

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October

What MOVING ON WITH MY LIFE Story am I Telling Myself?

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, WHAT STORIES AM I TELLING MYSELF, we are going to look at what it means for us to forgive, let go and MOVE ON so we can be our best selves.
What an extraordinary way to live your life to the fullest!

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November

What DEEPER MEANING IS BEHIND the Story am I Telling Myself?

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your representation of what DEEPER MEANING BEHIND WHAT YOU ARE DOING story, belief, or current issue. Making artwork will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.
What an extraordinary way to live your life to the fullest!

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December

What IS MY 2022 PURPOSE Story am I Telling Myself?

In this Paint Your Essence Workshop, you will paint your intentions or purpose for 2022 but can’t have it all story, belief, or current issue. Making artwork will help you to see what’s real and what’s not so real, so you can move on from this story if you are ready to. To be the best YOU possible.
What an extraordinary way to live your life to the fullest!

Testimonials

Kind Words From Creative Souls

“Not only does Karen create a safe, open, creative space in which to express and learn about yourself through art, she has built an amazing following of wonderful participants whose sharing of themselves makes you feel welcome, inspired, truly seen and acknowledged.  Karen herself is so easy-going, playful, authentic and accepting that you cannot help feeling the same way!”

Dianne W.

“Karen is incredibly gifted at bringing out the best in everyone in her class. You’ll leave Karen’s class with new insights about yourself and a new excitement for life! Karen is a master of her craft. Her classes are a unique combination of art therapy, lots of laughs, self-discovery, and remembering what’s important.”

Lisa R.

Get In Touch

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Telephone: (833) 802-6662

Email: karen@paintyouressence.com