Creative Expression & Intuitive Painting
Intuitive Painting is a unique form of art-making that allows participants to envision and express their inner world by painting and drawing pictures.
Intuitive Painting is a gentle yet effective way to partner with the Artist and the Healer within and to utilize their gifts to feel whole — wonderful, happy, open, loved and energized — again.
The creative process itself is the primary objective of Intuitive Painting and that removes the pressure of producing the final piece. As a blended result, both the experience and the image will be one of a kind.
Participants will have the opportunity to
♥ explore acrylic paint, watercolors, felt markers, pastels, and various art materials as instruments of self-expression
♥ engage in the process of art-making to elevate mood, strengthen trust, and build confidence
♥ express in a safe and encouraging environment to find balance, peace, and quiet within
What Are the Benefits of Intuitive Painting
Intuitive Painting offers a wide range of benefits on many levels.
The meditative aspect helps you slow down and quiet your mind so your heart can guide you. It supports you in finding balance, peace, and joy even in most difficult times.
The refreshing aspect stimulates your imagination to form new ideas and different ways to look at things. It encourages you to be more spontaneous and flexible.
The creative aspect gives you the opportunity to create something lasting that records meaning while having fun and being present in the emerging moment.
And as a bonus, you may discover new aspects of yourself.
What Is The Visual Self-Expression Method™
I’ve developed The Visual Self-Expression Method™ as a signature methodology for Intuitive Painting that allows participants to shift emotions and elevate mood when envisioning and expressing positive inner imagery. The Visual Self-Expression Method™ helps people with chronic illness experiencing hopelessness, depression, or frustration, to transform their emotions and elevate their mood so they can have more strength, peace, and happiness.
This creative method walks participants through a simple three-step process of Connect, Celebrate, Create to:
♥ relax the mind
♥ restore the internal balance
♥ reignite the innate healing power
The Visual Self-Expression Method™ is a two-hour class and is currently presented monthly at the Berkshire Medical Center Cancer Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts as one of the Integrative Health services.
What Participants Experienced
♥ If you asked me a few years ago to do this, I probably wouldn’t. I went with a friend last year. My experience was awesome and even better this year!
♥ Provided an avenue of self-expression and exploration
♥ The meditative aspects, and learning to let your creativity and intuition guide you.
♥ Viktoria’s guidance and direction for nonartists in making a leap of faith into a different process.
♥ The instructor’s ability to get us to express our inner feelings.
♥ Viktoria is very engaging, inclusive and sensitive to participants’ reactions to the experience of intuitive painting which can be daunting to a “newbie.
The Story Behind
It all started in 2012. One day while meditating, I found myself in a beautiful temple with a large canvas and a magic paintbrush. Playing with the colors, I painted all kinds of pictures. I sensed that I could paint anything I wanted to have in my life. I was amazed.
When I tried the technique I had learned in my meditation, the result was astonishing. The pictures came out energetic and expressive, but most importantly I felt elevated and fulfilled in the process of creating. At that moment, I knew I had found a treasure: the creative force within.
The impact of these events inspired me to share my newly developed method with others. I held my first Intuitive Painting Workshop in the summer of 2014, and I have facilitated numerous others since.
Intuitive Painting is not a regular painting class but is a vehicle for personal growth, self-expression, and wellness. Intuitive Painting also stimulates the imagination, that is a magnificent tool to unlock creativity, awaken senses, and bring infinite possibilities into our lives.