Intuitive Painting

Exploring, Expressing & Elevating the World Within

“Never thought I would need to find my inner peace. I have in this class and will go to the next one.”

Class Schedule

Transformational Art workshops and classes are available in various settings, both in-person and online. If you’d like to bring this experience to your people, group, community, or organization, please feel free to contact me.  

Intuitive Creativity for Healing

Shift Emotions and Elevate Your Mood When Envisioning and Creating Positive Inner Imagery

Intuitive Painting & Satori Circles are tools for healing, meditation, and creative self-expression that can help you restore emotional balance, relax the mind, and reignite the innate healing power.

The class offers the opportunity to elevate mood, strengthen trust, build confidence and create community. A safe and empowering environment helps you find peace within.

No artistic experience is needed.

“Imagery and imagination have been recognized forms of complementary therapy that have the capacity to produce positive physical changes in the body, enhance emotional resilience, and cope with life’s difficult moments.”
~ Cathy A. Malchiodi, Ph.D., ATR-BC

UPCOMING ONLINE CLASSES AT THE BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER

Tue, June 8
2 pm – 3 pm

Tue, June 15
2 pm – 3 pm

Tue, June 22
2 pm – 3 pm

Available and free to ALL Berkshire County, MA residents who received any cancer treatment. Intuitive Painting & Satori Circles is a class offered by the Berkshire Medical Center Cancer & Infusion Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as an Integrative Health service.

Please click here and message us to let us know that you are joining the class. We will email you the link to our Zoom room.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Visual Self-Expression Method™

It is a certain way to experience Intuitive Painting. It is designed for people experiencing hopelessness, depression, or frustration, to transform their emotions to 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, and reignite the innate healing power.

What are satoriCircles?

satoriCircles are freehand compositions, created by a progression of individual strokes around a set of concentric circles that have been divided into segments.

On a practical level, satoriCircles are tools for meditation, aids to reduce stress, and vehicles to enhance creativity and creative confidence. On a spiritual level, they connect us to the most sacred, yet often neglected, of spaces: our innermost, true Self. But just as you don’t need to be a physicist to be constrained by gravity, you need not be spiritual to benefit from the practice of creating a satoriCircle.

[Download and print the template]

[Go to satoricircles.com]

How creative expression can help me heal?

“Imagery and imagination have been recognized forms of complementary therapy that have the capacity to produce positive physical changes in the body, enhance emotional resilience, and cope with life’s difficult moments.” 
~ Cathy A. Malchiodi, Ph.D., ATR-BC

“The process of creating art has been proposed to enhance cognitive abilities, increase self-awareness, help cope with symptoms of a physical disorder, and gain relief from emotional distress such as anger, loss, depression, worry and anxiety in certain chronic conditions.”

When is the next class?

Please click here to register for the next class.

How much does the class cost?

See pricing details on the event registration page, if indicated.

BMC classes are free and available to ALL Berkshire County, MA residents who received any cancer treatment.

 

What do I have to bring to the class?

✔️  The in-person classes are fully supplied. I provide various art materials, but you may bring the art tools you like.

✔️  For the online classes please bring whatever art supplies you have. That might include pens, pencils, felt markers, watercolor or acrylic paints, pastel, etc.

✔️  You may download and print a satoriCircle template here.

About Intuitive Painting

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—worthy, happy, open, loved, and energized. 
This unique form of art-making guides participants to envision and express their inner world by painting and drawing pictures. The intention is the creative process itself, 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.
♥ Explore acrylics, watercolors, markers, pastels, and various art materials as instruments of self-expression
♥ Energize in a small group setting with like-hearted others to form connections
♥ 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

NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED
BECAUSE THE JOURNEY IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT

“This was such a unique experience! It wouldn’t have been possible if the Cancer Center hadn’t provided the time and place for us to gather and found the talented and caring Viktoria Seavey to lead the intuitive painting class. She facilitated the journey that has left a strong positive impression in my mind and in my heart.”
~Terrill

“This experience touched my heart. Intuitive painting reaches deep into one’s soul, allowing them to express what may seem inexpressible. It becomes an act of love flowing through various artistic media. Thank you.”

~Joanna

“Painting with paint to connect with my emotions and let go of stress. Positive encouragement can heal from within. Blessings found in color.”

~Maureen

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 the 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 allows you 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.

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.