Introduction to Facilitating Process Arts

  1. Process Circles..........3. One-to-One Mentoring

  2. Online Painting.........4. Onsite Facilitator Training

Learn to put the principles of process arts into practice.

~ Are you interested in facilitating process painting?

~ Are you a professional working in any type of process-oriented learning environment, such as a group leader, therapist or teacher?

~ Are you unsure if you want to facilitate or teach, but you’d like to deepen your experience of process painting?

Introduction to Facilitating Process Arts can help you along your path. This course teaches the philosophy and methods of process-oriented education developed by The Painting Experience over the last 40 years. Presented by founder Stewart Cubley and his staff, the course contains three modules and several supplemental programs to give you the materials, tools and community to incorporate process arts into your life and your work. After completing the course, you may apply to The Painting Experience Affiliate Program.

Facilitation brings process painting into a whole new dimension. It’s exciting, demanding -- and also humbling.

If you try to rely on concepts or techniques that have worked for you before, it’s going to fall flat --

because this is not a subject to be learned; it’s a way of being.

~ Stewart Cubley

Module One: The Principles of Process Painting explores the essential elements of the creative painting process. This module supports your personal growth as a painter and lays the groundwork for your development as a facilitator.

In Module One, you’ll learn by:

  • Watching videos and listening to podcasts created by Stewart as he describes the seven principles of process painting and how they can become touchstones for a lifelong journey of creative discovery
  • Reading previously unpublished articles by Stewart written over decades of discovering significant insights revealed through process painting
  • Enjoying the rich comments of other course participants as they bring their course revelations into their own lives
  • Accessing recorded webinars hosted by Stewart in conversation with course members on a wide range of topics relevant to facilitating process arts

You can complete the course on your own schedule and review the course material at any time.

The cost of Module One is $649. In addition to the offerings described above, your tuition includes three online painting sessions plus a one-half hour mentoring session with Stewart or a senior facilitator. You may also wish to add one of the personal practices described in Making It Personal, below.

26 Continuing Education Credits are available for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP & RN. There is a certificate fee of $25.

After completing Module One, you’ll receive a certificate of course participation and you are eligible to register for Module Two.

Module Two: The Art of Facilitation brings the principles of process painting into practice. This module puts the principles in context, giving you an experiential understanding of each one while illustrating how they weave together in the dance of painting and facilitation.

In Module Two, you’ll learn by:

  • Viewing video excerpts of actual facilitation sessions where painters encounter a wide range of challenges and breakthroughs under Stewart’s guidance
  • Completing written exercises about what you perceive after viewing the facilitation excerpts
  • Listening to Stewart’s comments on why he takes certain actions and his perceptions behind them
  • Participating in Stewart’s live webinar series, “Exploring the Boundaries” in which he presents ongoing examples of the deeper implications of process painting
  • Hearing relevant conversations between Stewart and other course members, as well as online mentoring sessions during the training of his co-facilitators

You can complete the course on your own schedule and review the course material at any time.

The cost of Module Two is $649. In addition to the offerings described above, your tuition includes three online painting sessions plus a one-half hour mentoring session with Stewart or a senior facilitator. You may also wish to add one of the personal practices described in Making It Personal, below.

26 Continuing Education Credits are available for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP & RN. There is a certificate fee of $25.

After completing Module Two, you will receive a certificate of course participation and you are eligible to register for Module Three.

Module Three: Process Arts Practicum builds your skills and develops your confidence as a facilitator of process painting. The practicum includes a variety of opportunities to practice under the guidance of an experienced facilitator.

In Module Three, you’ll:

  • Receive 8 hours of personal supervision with Stewart or a senior facilitator
  • Participate in supervised facilitation practice during onsite trainings
  • Lead online painting sessions within a closed group of other course members
  • Assist the staff in Painting Experience workshops and retreats for the public
  • Have support for setting up, marketing and running a process painting business

The cost of Module Three is $649*.  In addition to the course fee, you are required to register for and attend: 

     *These additional requirements are not included in the course fee.

     ** Other arrangements may be made for international participants who are unable to attend onsite trainings.

26 Continuing Education Credits are available for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP & RN. There is a certificate fee of $25.

After completing Module Three, you’ll receive a certificate of course participation and you are eligible to apply to The Painting Experience Affiliate Program.

Making It Personal

You may complete Modules One and Two of Introduction to Facilitating Process Arts entirely online, without any group interaction. If your desire is to deepen your experience of process painting, the following practices will bring a personal element into your course experience through conversation and community. If you wish to develop your proficiency as a facilitator, these practices will be essential to broaden your understanding of how others meet the challenges of process painting and what it means to be an effective guide.

   Process Circles

A Process Circle is a small group that explores the content of each module with the support of Painting Experience facilitators. You’ll make personal connections with other course members as you investigate the course material in light of your own experience as a facilitator or painter. While deepening your understanding of process art, your Circle will also help you to complete the module you’re working on. Each Process Circle meets online weekly for 8 weeks and addresses the course material as it’s presented. The facilitator will record each session so you can review it—or in case you must miss a session and want to catch up.

The cost for a Process Circle is $235. 

    Online Painting

As a course member, you’re encouraged to participate in facilitated sessions in our Online Painting Program. Online painting is a valuable addition to your online course experience as it gives you the opportunity to be facilitated by Stewart or another Painting Experience facilitator as well as witness the process of facilitation in the community of other process painters. At the end of each online painting session we invite all course members to participate in a facilitation discussion to explore topics that arise during that session.

When you register for Module One or Module Two, your tuition includes one package of three online painting sessions. Additional packages of six sessions cost $330. Some scholarships are available.

      One-to-One Mentoring

In One-to-One Mentoring, you’ll receive personal supervision and constructive feedback from Stewart or a senior facilitator. During a mentoring session you'll be exploring personal questions related to your training, as well as viewing and discussing your own or your student’s paintings. Your facilitator records your mentoring sessions and emails them to you after each meeting. 

When you register for Module One or Module Two, your tuition includes a one-half hour mentoring session with Stewart or a senior facilitator. After that, the cost for One-to-One Mentoring is $210 and includes 3 hours of personalized supervision (a 50% discount).

      Onsite Facilitator Training

The Painting Experience hosts onsite facilitator trainings at least once each year. These trainings provide an in-person opportunity for course members to build community and explore aspects of the painting process in a rich format of educational exercises, faculty presentations and supervised facilitation practice. 

Past participants have found these onsite gatherings to be both personally inspiring and professionally motivating. You’ll share and hear stories of the myriad situations that arise on the path of learning to facilitate process painting, and you’ll feel emboldened to take risks in new areas of your life.

 

Facilitator Training    Register Now!

Portland, Oregon | November 11–15, 2019

Tuition | $875 | Room and board extra

~ Register by June 1st and save $100! ~

You may stay for the weekend workshop for an additional tuition of $250.