The Painting Experience

Expressing the Sacred

Kisei working on her process painting, including many faces.

We are delighted to offer this guest post by Amy Kisei Costenbader. Kisei is an ordained Zen priest who currently lives and practices at Great Vow Zen Monastery, where she has resided since 2010. She […]

Don’t Paint Whale — Paint Whaleness!

Don't Paint Whale -- Paint Whaleness! | The Painting Experience Blog

Recently, Lisa Pedersen (@lisapedersenart on Instagram) reminded us of this brief and very lively excerpt from a talk that Stewart gave at a workshop in Southern California. In the following conversation with a workshop participant, […]

How to Make a Cardboard Tripod Easel

How to Make a Cardboard Tripod Easel | The Painting Experience Blog

Many painters and teachers ask us about the construction of The Painting Experience's cardboard tripod easels. These big, sturdy tripods have many advantages: They're easy to set up; they collapse for easy storage; and when […]

Feeling Free

Feeling Free, by Erica Pang | The Painting Experience Blog

We’re happy to offer the following guest post by Vancouver painter and art therapist Erica Pang, who recently attended a Painting Experience workshop on Granville Island. She first posted these reflections on Instagram at @ericapang.art and we couldn't […]

Letting Creativity Support Your Well-Being

Creative expression possesses uncanny abilities to help us stay focused and well.

As individuals, we who are affiliated with The Painting Experience are among millions of concerned people who actively support basic freedoms and rights—for immigrants, for women, for the environment, for anyone who lacks access to […]

A Few of Our Favorite Videos

A few favorite video resources from The Painting Experience, including Albert Cullum, Paulus Behrehnson, and David Whyte

We have a big workshop underway at the Esalen Institute this week. So large, in fact, that it outgrew the space where Stewart usually shows films to participants. (If you've been to one of our […]

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