Painting Workshop with Eloise Larson

Expressing Your Purpose

~ Hands on Art Workshop ~

With Eloise Larson

Painting and Writing from Your Life

February 19 – 23, 2018

Eloise Larson - Expressing Your Purpose

Join Master Artist and Teacher, Eloise Larson, for a contemplative workshop to explore the expression that comes directly from our everyday lives. Larson will guide you through a focused and meditative process that will manifest in paintings, drawings and gathas, an ancient form of Indian Poetry.

5 DAYS! February 19 – 23
10 am ~ 4 pm
Friday, February 23rd ~ Class Exhibit & Reception ~ 5:00 – 7:00 pm

BYOB (Bring Your Own Brushes)

Early bird signup: Register for the workshop before January 31st and the fee will be $275!

In this workshop, Eloise will guide you to create a painting that comes directly from you.  Using a blank canvas, we’ll begin with a brief warm up allowing you to get to know your brushes and paint. You do not have to know how to handle paint. We will all approach this work as beginners. Then, as each element of the painting is introduced, you will explore and express the ones that make sense to you. You’ll find out which kinds of marks, colors, shapes, etc. resonate with you as you paint. This is not about planning and making a picture happen. It is about, painting and letting the image arrive on the canvas.

When you near the completion of the painting, we will pause and try our hand at writing a short poem that will help you see the intention of your life at that moment.  You do not need writing experience. We will use a simple form that is easy to grasp.

Having this chance to focus your mind and heart in these two processes can show you how your work is directly connected to your life.

No art experience is necessary and any experience is welcome. Because of the unique nature of each workshop, previous workshop participants will find a new and challenging studio adventure. Participants may choose to show their work at a reception on Friday, February 23rd, from 5-7 pm, at Liberty Arts.


“Contemplating conditions, I write. Concentrating my focus, I paint. Often, I cross the line and manufacture the ‘idea’ of writing or painting. Upon seeing what my mind is up to, I open my grasp and let go. My work is a record of this practice.” E. Larson

Registration: 530.842.0222 or
You may also mail your registration
(check payable to Liberty Arts) to:
Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner St., Yreka, CA 96097.

Workshop size limited to 10 participants.


Liberty Arts Hours of Operation
Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street in Historic Downtown Yreka, CA 96097
Summer Hours ~ Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 ~ 5:00
Academic School Year ~ Tuesdays CLOSED to the public for Explorations Outreach Program
Sunday & Monday ~ CLOSED
530 842-0222

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