Copy of MondaysJan 23- Feb 27, 2017.1-3 pm$240 all materials supThis winter learn to paint with a quiet mind for joy and connection with the Creative by Nature Art Method.

     Learn to paint in a fresh way, exploring touch, texture, sound, movement, patterns, light, movement………with no brushes, often beginning by using both hands & eyes closed to better feel the joy of art merged with nature, heart & contemplation. This is a truly fun and playful yet surprisingly powerful way to simply burst with creativity as you build crucial art skills.

 During the Foundations course you will learn the Creative by Nature Art Method, a heartful contemplative drawing and painting practice that supports authentic creative expression with natural ease and deepens nature connection through art.  You will uncover your own creativity naturally while you boost your ability to draw and paint.

   During the Level 2 course you will go deeper into the Creative by Nature Art Method to build your personal style. You will be challenged with a fresh art encounter each week and be supported by a like minded small group of co-travellers. This is your chance to weave together all you have learned thus far and discover new ways to work too.

A collage of paintings.

A collage of paintings.

Get a taste of what you will learn with this Speed Painting video.


Painting with both hands

Winter Courses

Foundations and Level 2 are each 6 weeks long and offered on Salt Spring Island, in town at the Salt Spring gallery & in Mouat Park.
Foundations – Choose this course if this is your first time painting with me. Mondays January 23- Feb 27, 2017. 1-3 pm.  All watercolour painting materials provided. Please bring a journal and pen for writing. Please dress to be comfortable outdoors. Cost $240

Level 2 – Choose this course if you have taken at least a day-long course with me. Tuesdays January 24- Feb 28, 2017. 1-3 pm. All watercolour painting materials provided. Please bring a journal and pen for writing. Please dress to be comfortable outdoors. Cost $240. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions:

email:   phone: 250 537 9785

I can’t wait to paint with you!
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I will continue exploring this wonderful world of expression you taught me. I am very grateful.

I am looking forward to being your creative mentor.

bestroundheadshot   I love facilitating the Creative by Nature Art Method because I love watching people transform into painters!

    My work as an artist, author and teacher focuses on sharing the transformative power of painting with anyone who will listen. I nurture joyful creative connection and authentic personal expression through art. I do this via in person and online art courses, experiential nature art encounters, and thoughtfully crafted self study resources because I believe art-making is our birthright. Everyone has the ability to create with natural ease. My world turned upside down the day I painted the way a tulip feels instead of the way it looks.  For so long I had craved a deeper connection to my inner world and to the world around me. That pivotal day painting pointed the way and I can confidently say after 20 years painting still brings the same joy, insight and soul nourishment to my life. I hold a Doctorate in Transformative Learning (with a focus on creativity and nature) from the University of Toronto. I paint, live, work and play on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Invest in your creative well being, register for a course today.

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Lisa LipsettWinter 2017 Courses