Washington, DC 2020

  • Washington, DC 2020

Rockville, MD

VisArts Community Art Center

January 3 - 5, 2020

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The Painting Experience is returning to VisArts in Rockville, MD after many years. Join Stewart Cubley and Matt Belay for this transformational weekend of process painting where you'll experience the exhilaration of creating without the pressure to perform, produce or succeed.

 In a safe atmosphere that genuinely honors and respects individual differences, process painting shows us that we can let go into the unfolding, ongoing movement of life itself with all its surprises, delights and challenges.

This weekend, we explore the relationship between painting and mindfulness, bringing special attention to using process painting as a tool for deepening awareness. Join us and discover the courage to trust the spontaneous aspect of your own nature.

No prior experience in painting or meditative practice is required. We’ll all be starting from beginner's mind.

Tuition: $485  ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 14 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, a video presentation about creativity and the practice of art as process. You may notice that we’ve increased our prices slightly (by just under 8%). It’s our first increase in over 15 years and it will help us meet the growing costs of travel, space rental, and materials so we can continue to serve you. If you've painted with us before, you'll receive a $100 discount.  Scholarships and work exchanges are available. Thank you for your understanding!

Workshop Schedule

Friday evening: 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lunch Breaks: 12:30 - 2:30 pm


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Discounts & Scholarships

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant. You will receive a $100 discount.

Register with a friend!  When you sign up, you'll each get $100 off the tuition! (One of you must be a first-time painter.) If you're a returning painter, you can combine this with your continuing painter discount to get a total of $200 off!

Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here

Work Exchange is available. Apply here

Continuing Education Credits

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

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
  •        RN through 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 before December 20, 2019. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


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Dulles International Airport is located about 26 miles from VisArts.

Reagan National Airport, is located about twenty miles from VisArts.

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