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The Painting Experience

Where the act of creating is more important than the outcome...

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Explore the Process

Where the goal is the journey itself...

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Where you can transcend the rules
and go beyond who you thought you were...

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Listen to Stewart Cubley explore the potential of the emerging field of process arts.

It’s more than creativity. It’s transformation. ~ Gail Baker

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The Painting Experience is supported by a vital community of past and present painters. Visit our blog to experience the results of painting for process.

The Method is Play....The Potential is Freedom

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Life, Paint & Passion

Stewart Cubley is coauthor of the highly acclaimed book Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression.

The Book: Life, Paint and Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression

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The Painting Experience

Empowering people to lead more courageous and meaningful lives through the practice of process arts.

Explore the Process

Process painting makes the experience of painting more important than the outcome. When the pressures to perform, produce or succeed are removed, magic happens.


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The Painting Experience is an opportunity to embark on the greatest of all human adventures—embracing your own path and confidently following it.

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The process painting workshops are for educators, counselors, artists, activists, meditators and mavericks. No prior art experience or training is necessary - only your willingness to explore.

The Painting Experience Process

In these process painting workshops, you'll be given the support to:


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The Community

The Painting Experience has grown from modest beginnings in 1976 to many thousands of painters worldwide today. The community is a diverse group of individuals that value the creative process and recognize it as central to a fulfilling life. Participation in the community takes many forms:

We hope you’ll find the level of involvement that feels right to you, and we welcome you to the rich discussions and in-depth experiences that await you within The Painting Experience Community.

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