Colour offsets blues

Suffering from the winter blues? Maybe you need to brush a little colour into your life?

Suffering from the winter blues? Maybe you need to brush a little colour into your life?

Join Lisa Kirk at the Art Room for a unique experience with one of her many Pure Process Art classes for both children and adults. Kirk is a working artist and facilitator in the Comox Valley who loves to guide others through the creative process.

Beginning this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can Envision the New Year 2011 through Pure Process Collage, which can help you gain clarity about what you desire to bring into your life in the next year.

Fairytale Painting: The Dangerous Old Woman will run Feb. 3 to March 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 7 to 10 p.m.

Listening to the fairytales from Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ new CD, The Dangerous Old Woman: Myths and Stories of the Wise Women Archetype, we will then respond through the painting process.

Kirk is offering the popular Pure Painting and the Artist’s Way on Monday evenings from Feb. 7 to May 9, 7 to 10 p.m., or Tuesday mornings, Feb. 8 to May 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Using the 12 chapters of Julia Cameron’s book, we will work through some aspect of each chapter through the painting process and group dialogue each week. Participants will need a journal and the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. All other supplies are included.

The first session of Pure Process for Kids aged six to 11 runs Monday, Feb. 7 to March 14, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Offering a variety of media for kids to work with each week, from drawing, painting and basic sculpting, among other things, we will have fun expressing and exploring the creative process. Most classes will begin with drawing in the kids’ personal sketchbooks and a story.

Kirk ran a weekly art program for 10 years at Eureka Clubhouse for adults with persistent mental illness. She also has been an artist in the classroom for the Comox Valley School District, and with NIDES. She has participated in numerous art shows in the Comox Valley and Vancouver.

Classes will take place at The Art Room, Kirk’s home studio at 1986 Cumberland Rd. in Courtenay.

For more information, visit Call her at 250-334-2567 or e-mail to pre-register.

— Lisa Kirk

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