"I love painting without thinking. That in itself feels like a such a relief and a surrender into something bigger than myself. I am understanding more and more how what matters is participating with the creative force, not the painting. Not what I like or don't like, but allowing myself full permission to express whatever wants to come through." ~ Rivka S
Join us for a weekend of in-depth exploration of the creative process, freed from the demands of perfection, training and skill. This weekend workshop will be held at the Creative Hub Studios, a new arts venue in downtown Asheville.
Tuition: $425 ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 12 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, a video presentation about creativity and the practice of art as process.
CEUs available for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP and RN.
Betsy Vingle | 828-966-4883 | email
Saturday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Lunch Breaks: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
We recommend the following websites to help you find local accommodations:
Local Lodging: airbnb
Hotels & Motels: trivago
Hotels & Motels:Trip Advisor
Here's a map of hotels in the surrounding area
The Sweet Peas Hostel is centrally located.
Meals: You’ll find numerous restaurants within a short walking distance. You may choose to bring a lunch to enjoy outdoors.
Continuing Education Credits
12 CE Credits are available for MFT, LPCC, LEP, LCSW and RN for a $25 fee. Learn more
Discounts & Scholarships
Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant and will receive a $50 discount.
Are you registering with a friend? If one of you is a new painter with us, you'll both get $50 off!
Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here
Work Exchange is available. Apply here
You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel before two weeks prior to the event. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Google Street View
Another good overview: Asheville Transportation Guide
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) This airport is about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville.
Transportation options from the airport:
Transportation Companies (PDF)
For driving directions, click here. Click on “Directions” and enter your starting address.