San Rafael, CA 2019

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

First Presbyterian Church, San Rafael, CA

February 2 - 3, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)

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Facilitated by Stewart Cubley & Staff

The essential artistic freedom is the right to create unburdened by pressures to perform, produce or succeed. Join Stewart Cubley & Staff for this transformational weekend of process painting in a safe atmosphere that genuinely honors and respects individual differences without competition or comparison.

San Rafael is a sunny town about half an hour north of San Francisco, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. The painting studio is located downtown, with nearby parking and easy access to a variety of restaurants and accommodations.

Through The Painting Experience I’ve been freed from concepts of inadequacy, from limiting opinions of what’s beautiful, from censoring emotions and desires. At one point I bolted from the workshop to finish writing a chapter that had been giving me much difficulty and was suddenly revealed as my brush stroked the paper. ~ Natalie Goldberg, author & teacher

Tuition: $415 ~ 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.

Workshop Schedule

This workshop is two days:       

Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Lunch Breaks: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Discounts & Scholarships

Continuing Participants: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’ll receive a $100 tuition discount.

Partial tuition scholarships are available for both new and continuing participants. Apply here.

Work Exchange is available. Apply here.

Continuing Education Credits

12 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by the California Board of Behavioral Therapy.
    • Through CAMFT (California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Fee: $25.00

Read more here.

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel earlier than two weeks before the workshop. After that, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


First Presbyterian Church

The entrance to the workshop space isat the back of the building on Mission Avenue. (See Parking Map)

1505 Mission Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901


The entrance to the studio is on 1505 Mission Street, San Rafael, CA. One Saturday there are a few parking places at the studio entrance at 1505 Mission St. Please only park where it says for Church Staff! On Sunday, no parking spots will be available in this lot. (Click to enlarge)

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First Presbyterian Church

1505 Mission Av San Rafael, CA 94901


We recommend these websites to help you find local accommodations:

General: Trip Advisor

Local Lodging: airbnb

Hotels & Motels: trivago


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Public Transportation: input your departure and destination addresses on this website and it will give you detailed options and directions: - Transit: Trip Planner


Take the BOLT Bus to San Francisco from these Wesy Coast cities:

Oregon: Albany, Eugene, Portland

Washington: Bellingham, Seattle

British Columbia: Vancouver

California: Barstow, Hollywood, Los Angeles,San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco

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The San Francisco Bay Area is the home base of The Painting Experience, where it all began over forty years ago. Learn more about the history of The Painting Experience in this two-part episode of our podcast: Trusting the Wild Self -- Stewart Cubley’s Story, Parts 1 and 2.

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