It’s about the journey of self-discovery, not artistic techniques.
It’s also about painting to awaken our authentic selves, to get in touch with our true desires, to fully understand and accept ourselves. Every workshop participant is a “beginner” whether or not they’ve painted before.
When distressed, we find ourselves limited to words that don’t come easily or keep unpleasant feelings to ourselves. Using words to convey our feelings is one way, but talk therapy, or just talking about it, isn’t for everybody.
Expressing ourselves with art is an alternative way to communicate what we can’t say. Painting uninhibitedly, intuitively clears out the heavy emotions weighing us down.