Craving fun and productive downtime to fill your creative well? Get off your screen and learn techniques to tap into creative flow state on demand in this somatic painting workshop for creative professionals.

If you desire to infuse creative excitement back into your professional life, join us for a 2-hour painting experience where you’ll learn somatic tools to get out of your head, suspend judgement, unlock the inherent wisdom in your body, and unleash your inherent creativity in a community of like-minded people.

Through this workshop you will have the opportunity to create a few unique 18″x24″ abstract paintings on fine art paper (plus a number of smaller studies). Through somatic techniques, the practices of mindfulness and congruence, as well as technical lessons in acrylic painting, we’ll overcome any perfectionism or fear of the blank page to truly liberate your unique self-expression. No prior painting experience required. Materials provided.


Wednesday, February 28th 2024 @ 7:00–9:00pm
WHERE? at A O Studio 554 Clark Dr. Vancouver, BC

What Past Attendees Have to Say...

"This is a beautiful and healing workshop that reconnects you with your creative side using somatic approach of engaging with painting. Guaranteed to make you feel playful and relaxed, it is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon! "

"I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to reconnect with their creative mind and do so in a supportive and compassionate space with incredibly passionate teachers."

meet your Facilitators

Alyssa Burtt (she/her), Brave Narrative

Alyssa has been a fine artist and creative professional for 17 years. Her creativity suffered in the highly conceptual art school she attended and stopped painting for 7 years after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She then learned some process-oriented acrylic painting techniques at an art residency in Baja Mexico in 2013 that unlocked her creative practice, and inspiration poured out of her. She has integrated this technique with her research into creative flow state and embodiment to develop this transformational workshop. These practices support her and her students to maintain a vibrant creative practice to this day.

Adriana Sabrina Koc Spadaro (she/her), A O Studio

Adriana is a trauma-informed healing artist. Through energy work, somatic movement, and intuitive arts, she creates space to find rest through both expressive and meditative practices. Connect with Adri if you are curious about nervous system support, subtle energy, intuition, meditation, empowerment, acceptance, and self-awareness.

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