Living in the Creative Flow
Process painting can happen just about anywhere. We’re taking the workshops on the road and want to bring the studio environment to your community!
The on-site workshops can be structured as either a 2+ hour or extended daylong experience and includes all art materials: full spectrum of tempera paint, paper, brushes, palettes. The format includes an opening introduction and mindfulness practice, one-on-one support with facilitator Jenny Hahn, and closing time for optional sharing & reflecting with the group. No prior art experience is necessary.
An inspirational talk and/or an art show of Jenny’s work are also options you may wish to include.
- Space size can vary, but usually a room at least 1200-1500 square feet is ideal for a larger workshop
- Tables set up with adequate space for the number of participants (long rectangular preferred)
- Chairs (“paint-friendly”/plastic that can be wiped clean of paint)
- Non-carpeted floors preferred. Tiled floors work best for clean-up
- Nearby sink for clean-up
- Tarps or drop cloths for floor, if necessary
- Opening circle/introductions
- Short centering practice
- Extended painting time (with facilitation)
- Closing discussion/optional sharing
Please note: We will need access to the room at least a couple hours before and after the scheduled workshop time for setup and tear down.
About process painting:
Process painting is a tool for mindfulness and self-discovery that is 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.
Why paint for process?
- Discover more about oneself
- Learn a tool for mindfulness
- Awaken creative thinking
- Develop self-acceptance
- Feel the synergy of painting in community
- Develop confidence by working through blocks
- Awaken childlike spontaneity
- Develop an inner stillness and focus
- Feel supported without judgment
- Create without analysis or critique
- Come alive through play
Peek inside a workshop:
“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.”—Mark Fuss, Director of Spiritual Services: Awaken Whole Life Center
“The Process Painting workshop was a great experience for my teens group. It was a liberating experience for some to learn about the process of meditation. They could freely express their feelings or simply paint and zone-out from the world around them. As their group sponsor I am sometimes at a loss on how to help them process what is going on and by going to this workshop it helped me to getting a better understanding on how to approach the hard topics. I definitely plan on setting up another workshop!” —Carolyn Hummel, Wyandotte High School USD #500
“(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.” —TM, Entrepreneur/Designer
“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 …”—CT, Accountant/Photographer/Writer
“The Process Painting Workshop was a wonderful time of free and creative expression in a safe environment. It helped me to get more in touch with myself and listen more clearly to voice of Spirit within. I highly recommend Jenny Hahn in how she facilitates this process!” —Rev. Tim Lytle, Unity of Wichita
“The sheer joy of playing with color has been richly mixed and deepened with a refreshing, unconditional exploring of who I am in the present moment. It is an honoring of that exploration in myself, shared and reflected with those who join in community in this studio. It is a painting meditation. I am cultivating a deeper sense of who I am.”—MH, Registered Nurse/Medical Instructor
“Jenny Hahn recently facilitated a Process Painting workshop at Unity Temple through our U-Thrive InterSpiritual Ed & Enrichment Program). It was very well received by the participants! I appreciated not only her passion for her work but also her professionalism and flexibility as she listened to our needs and customized her program and marketing efforts to fit our particular church culture. I’m looking forward to booking Jenny for another workshop this fall season! ” —Rev. Nhien Vuong Dougherty, Unity Temple on the Plaza
About the Facilitator:
Jenny Hahn is a professional artist whose work captures the inward journey through bold, colorful expression. She received a BFA in illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute and exhibits her paintings nationally and out of her studio at the Bauer in the Kansas City Crossroads arts district. As co-founder of Creative Nectar Studio, she helps people rediscover their authentic wholeness and has offered workshops across the country for Unity churches, LGBT retreats, hospitals, and special interest groups. Her work has been featured in Unity Magazine, Living Wellness Magazine, and on Unity Online Radio. Jenny’s regular practice of insight meditation informs her creative process and teachings. View her work online at www.jenspaintings.com.
Want to book a workshop? We would love to design a unique experience with you that meets your needs.
For more information and pricing, please email us or contact Jenny directly at 816-805-2097.