The Painting Experience Facilitator Training
Canby Grove Retreat Center, Portland, OR | November 11 - 15, 2019
Open to participants enrolled in the online course: Introduction to Facilitating Process Arts
~ Are you interested in teaching process painting?
~ Are you a professional working in any type of process-oriented learning environment?
~ Are you a group leader, therapist or teacher?
~ Are you unsure if you want to facilitate or teach, but would like to deepen your experience of process painting?
Learn to put the principles of process arts into practice!
Introduction to Facilitating Process Arts 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 online course contains three modules and several practices to give you the materials, tools and community to incorporate process arts into your life and your work.
Onsite Facilitator Training
The Painting Experience hosts onsite facilitator trainings at least once each year. These trainings provide an in-person opportunity to build community and explore aspects of the painting process in a rich format of educational exercises, faculty presentations and supervised facilitation practice. If your desire is to deepen your experience of process painting, this program will bring a personal element into your course experience as you get to know and work with the facilitators, staff and other course participants. If you wish to develop your proficiency as a facilitator, this training will help you broaden your understanding of how others meet the challenges of process painting and what it means to be an effective guide.
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.
As a course participant you’re invited to join us Monday, November 11th through Friday, November 15th. You may also stay on for the weekend workshop immediately following the training. Registration is limited, so make your plans early.
Facilitator Training Schedule
Facilitator Training Monday, Nov 11 - Friday, Nov 15
Arrival: after 2 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm
First Session: 6:30-9:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday:
Optional Meditation/Yoga: 7-8am
Optional Meditation/Yoga: 7-8am
Finish after lunch
Weekend Workshop Friday, Nov 15 - Sunday, Nov 17
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Session: 6:30-9:00 pm
Finish before dinner
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
The studio is open for painting between scheduled sessions and at night.
Continuing Education Credits
26 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:
- MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by CAMFT (California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
- RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
- Fee: $25.00
Read more here.
Discounts and scholarships
If you paid in full, you will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel before October 1, 2019. After that date, or if you paid a deposit only, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.
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The Grove Retreat Center
Accommodations and Meals
The prices below are per person for the week. Lodging prices include 5 nights lodging and 3 meals/day beginning with Sunday dinner, ending with Friday lunch.
Single Lodge Room (shared bath) - $565
Shared Lodge Room - $425
Commuter Fee - $25 (meals are an additional fee)
Meals (included in the accommodations fee): The kitchen prepares special diets for guests who prefer gluten free, dairy fee, vegetarian or vegan.
Nearby Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)
Lisa Strasburg with Northwest Concierge Service (503) 866-0100. (In addition to airport shuttle service, Lisa provides personalized area tours and excursions.) The costs (not including gratuity) for service from the Portland Airport are as follows:
$75/1 person, $80/2 ($40 each) people, $87/3 people ($29 each), $92/4 people ($23 each) and $95/5 people ($19 each).
Arrival between 10am and 1pm is encouraged to avoid traffic and to potentially coordinate with other participants.
Ground Transportation from PDX to Canby Grove Retreat Center
Amtrak / Union Station in Portland is closest, approx 26 miles from The Grove Retreat Center.
BOLT Bus serves the Pacific Northwest with frequent service between Portland and the following locations:
Vancouver, BC, Bellingham, WA, Seattle, WA, Albany, OR, Eugene, OR
The Portland BoltBus stop is on the south side of Northwest Everett Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.
Plan your transportation to the retreat center here:
Go to http://ride.trimet.org/#/ “From” – enter PDX (Portland Airport) “To” – enter 7501 S. Knights Bridge Rd. Canby, OR. Choose the route that best fits your needs.
For driving directions, click here. Click on “Directions” and enter your starting address.
Ride Board: Go here to see about rides offered/requested for the Facilitator's Gathering.
There is an option to arrive early and stay on Sunday night November 10th and/or have stay Sunday night November 17th.