You are a creative being worthy of expression! In this workshop, you will be introduced to process painting and use it as a tool to meet whatever is showing up, reconnecting to the deepest part of yourself. Jenny will gently guide you to move through blocks and paint freely from your heart using the tools of tempera paint, paper, a brush, and present-moment awareness. You will be supported in an environment free from judgment or critique.
Discover a connection to your true self and feel empowered to create! No art experience necessary. All materials provided.
Pre-registration required! Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot!
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 • 1:30-4 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive, Houston, TX 77057
$40, all materials included
About the Facilitator:
Artist and workshop facilitator Jenny Hahn captures the inward journey through bold, colorful expression. After earning a BFA in illustration she turned to painting as a modality for healing in her own life and now offers process painting to others as a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery. She co-founded Creative Nectar Studio in 2011 with studio partner Stephanie Gray and leads workshops across the country for churches, retreat centers, hospitals, and for special interest groups. Jenny exhibits her vibrant acrylic paintings nationally and out of her studio at the Bauer building in the Kansas City Crossroads arts district. Learn more about Jenny here or view her paintings at www.jenspaintings.com.
Process painting is a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery facilitated in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Free from comparison and critique, we embark on a boundless journey into the unknown, with the focus placed on the experience rather than the finished product. There are no mistakes, and no painting experience is necessary. We recognize that every person is a creative being with unlimited potential and that when we show up and tap into that creativity, our unique expressions emerge naturally. While this is not art therapy in the traditional sense, the process itself can be therapeutic. Participants speak of a deeper connection to themselves and a greater acceptance of their experiences. The process is healing on many levels. Being open to growth and facing one’s fears leads to joy and a sense of accomplishment.
“(The workshop was) a warm friendly place that allowed my creative soul to speak, dance and play. I get something out of the process every single time I go. Thank you Jenny for a very supportive experience.”
“Process painting with Jenny Hahn will open your heart and if you let it, challenge your mind. Jenny creates a safe, encouraging environment for the artist hidden or buried in each of us. As a Retreat Leader at Unity Village, I had the pleasure of watching a room full of people lose themselves in swirling colors, Jenny’s gently probing questions, and the wonder of creation. One participant later described his experience to the group as “group therapy in technicolor” and related how easily his defenses had melted away in “the bubble of love” that Jenny and the group provided. I highly recommend Jenny’s Process Painting Workshop for your church or center. Process Painting isn’t about artistic talent as much as being open to Spirit and allowing what is within to emerge onto the paper before you. The results will surprise you.”
—MF, Director of Spiritual Services: Awaken Whole Life Center
“I always feel peaceful, yet energized after a few hours of process painting. It helps me turn off my nagging internal critic who insists everything I do has to be “right” or be “perfect.” I can paint simply for the joy of letting myself create, because I don’t have to worry that what I create has to be fabulous …”