Self-Discovery through Painting
Do you remember the freedom of painting as a child? It was simple: yummy paints, lots of imagination, and nothing was ever considered a mistake. This was how we told our stories before we could speak. Now is your chance to reconnect with your lost nonverbal language, taking you past the limitations of words. Using play and improvisational techniques, you’ll create imagery that’s uniquely yours and discover what you don’t know you know! Painting in this spontaneous manner provides an opportunity to find your visual voice and expand your expressive range. No art experience is necessary. You’ll learn to:
- Reconnect with the rich visual imagery you already possess
- Use paint and brushes to create an unplanned painting that focuses on making things up
- Work in small groups to experience the interplay of improvisational painting
- Experience a journey that evokes surprise, spontaneity, humor, and creativity
Barbara Barry is creator of the Art for Self-Discovery studio and teaches at Symphony Space and the C.G. Jung Foundation in New York. Her book is Painting Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck.