Art & Creativity for Healing – Painting Hope

Attended a painting workshop today at Art & Creativity for Healing a wonderful non-profit for which I helped facilitate workshops many years ago.  

Laurie Zagon the founder and creator of the Art4Healing® method has created a wonderful vehicle to express feelings using color.  It’s not about making “art” but about processing thoughts, feelings and experiences using paint.  Today’s workshop was “Painting Hope”.

The paintings are done very rapidly so that intuition rather than artistic skill is the focus.  And it’s hard to be skillful when make-up sponges and q-tips are used instead of brushes!

Here’s mine:#CreativeSprint

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14 x 18 acrylic, Prayer of Hope

Please check out Art 4 Healing.orgTheir mission is to support emotional healing through art & creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.

There are on-line video workshops available to everyone, anywhere.  Proceeds go towards providing free workshops to organizations such as wounded veterans, Children’s Hospital and woman’s shelters.

9 x 12 Acrylic, Painting Hope
9 x 12 Acrylic, Painting Hope

If you want to see my explanation of Prayer of Hope click here The HeART of Spirituality!

4 thoughts on “Art & Creativity for Healing – Painting Hope

    1. Shari,
      These are what I call “process paintings”. The first one was done in 5 steps – each step done in response to a cue/memory/feeling and VERY quickly. Essentially splashing color to express feelings. Laurie Zagon created the process and it’s absolutely wonderful for just getting everything out with minimum thinking. Sponges and q-tips are used so you can’t do realistic stuff. It’s very powerful.
      I have used this technique in many of the workshops I’ve led and people love it because it is so freeing and revealing. And ANYONE can do it because it’s not about “art”. Although as you can see artistic expression emerges.

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