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Awakening the Creative

The Painting Experience

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Embark on a life-changing adventure where the experience of creating art is more important than the outcome. Enter a world of spontaneous creation, where traditional rules do not apply and where you will discover how to embrace your own creative path and confidently follow it.

In a respectful and nurturing environment, artist and process painting expert Stewart Cubley will gently guide you on the path toward greater inspiration, creativity, growth, and change. Using the powerful tools of “process art,” you will focus on the creative process—not on technique or previous experience—as you:

  • Discover and reveal a spontaneous, creative voice that’s entirely your own
  • Trust your intuitive perception and ignore the mind’s critical chatter
  • Follow your energy rather than being tempted to paint what looks good or makes sense
  • Overcome blocks by decoding and embracing their hidden message.

Artists at all levels of experience are welcome, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush. Your work will not be judged, nor will it be compared to others students. Instead, you will be given the tools and space to meet your own creative voice and follow it where it takes you.

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Stewart Cubley

October 1 - 6, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$560 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Embark on a life-changing adventure where the experience of creating art is more important than the outcome. Enter a world of spontaneous creation, where traditional rules do not apply and where you will discover how to embrace your own creative path and confidently follow it.

In a respectful and nurturing environment, artist and process painting expert Stewart Cubley will gently guide you on the path toward greater inspiration, creativity, growth, and change. Using the powerful tools of “process art,” you will focus on the creative process—not on technique or previous experience—as you:

  • Discover and reveal a spontaneous, creative voice that’s entirely your own
  • Trust your intuitive perception and ignore the mind’s critical chatter
  • Follow your energy rather than being tempted to paint what looks good or makes sense
  • Overcome blocks by decoding and embracing their hidden message.

Artists at all levels of experience are welcome, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush. Your work will not be judged, nor will it be compared to others students. Instead, you will be given the tools and space to meet your own creative voice and follow it where it takes you.

Faculty Bio

Stewart Cubley

Stewart Cubley has been teaching his unique approach to self-expression for more than 35 years. The founder of the Institute for Art & Living, Stewart is the creator of ‰The Painting Experience,‰ an approach to expression that emphasizes the creative process over technique and expertise.

Stewart’s work has carried him throughout the world, using the tool of expressive painting to help thousands of people access the potential within their hearts and imaginations. A coauthor of the acclaimed book Life, Paint and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression, Stewart has brought ‰The Painting Experience‰ into retreat centers, corporations, prisons, and numerous public forums.

Why Attend

  • Try a new approach to painting and sharpen your creative abilities, or pick up a paintbrush for the first time with no worries of being judged.

  • Discover why Stewart Cubley says, “Through listening to your intuition . . . a fire is ignited that jumps off the paper and into your life.”

  • Learn an effective strategy for incorporating a daily painting practice into your life and see how regular creative expression can create change.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    Life, Paint & Passion, Michelle Cassou and Stewart Cubley

  • Special Details

    $50 materials fee will be added to tuition.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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