Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

 Pure Process ~The Art of Creativity

Spring Pure Painting Online Session 2021













Creativity requires the courage

to let go of certainty.

 ~Eric Fromm                                   















Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light. 
~ Theodore Roethke


Pure Process Painting Online
The Spring of Our Souls are Planted with Joy

 Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.
   ~ Bishop Reginald Heber 

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers.
Plan your own garden and decorate your own soul.
~ Luther Burbank
Wed AM,  April 28- June 30, 9:30 am-12:30 pm FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
Thurs PM, April 29- July 1, 7-10pm, one seat available FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE

Welcoming in the Spring of our souls, we will embark on a ten week adventure to discover what is emerging in our lives. We will clear out the cobwebs within, fling open the windows to our hearts, and invite fresh air into our creative practices and lives.

Spring is the perfect time to tend to our own inner gardens.  Here, through a combination of group sharing and reflection, writing and the painting process we can begin to understand what has been planted, what is sprouting within, what is in need of tending and what needs to be weeded out. Then, we can make choices around what we most desire to keep growing and what no longer serves our inner  garden. We will explore what nutrients nourish and sustain our own unique ecosystems and bring us joy, helping us to flourish and blossom. We will sprinkle in play and laughter as an antidote to the digging work we may enter into.

Working within a small supportive group brings greater clarity as we support each other through both the challenges and the celebration of the growth process.  When we work together, we are opened to seeing and understanding in a profoundly deep way, uncovering inner truths that may have been in hiding. We discover we are not alone in our lives, that together we are stronger as we all share common threads of the human experience. No previous art experience necessary, however the commitment to show up for yourself and the group is paramount and also to be open to sharing within the group process.

This Session Includes: 

  • A 3 hr ZOOM class each week for 10 wks for each class- Wed AM Or Thurs Pm, whichever you are registered in.  
  • Each ZOOM class consists of a sharing process, inquiry and writing process, painting time and sharing and reflection after the painting process.
  • The ZOOM will be recorded for future reference unless the class decides as a group otherwise. 
  • Private Facebook  (FB) Space created just for this session and shared by both Wed and Thurs classes to further share your creative processes and paintings and connect outside of class time.
  • I will be available for feedback and guidance in the FB space during the week at my discretion.
  • Each class is no more than seven participants ( I make eight) so there is lots of personalized attention.
  • FB space will open on Sun April 25 and continue until Thurs July 8. 
What you need: 
  • Access to high speed internet service and social media and a computer or device in which you connect for the ZOOM classes and FB space.
  • Please check to make sure whatever device you are using (phone, computer, or other device) is compatible with the minimum requirements needed to connect to ZOOM. That information can be found here: ZOOM  
  • A webcam. the one you have on your computer or phone should be adequate. 
  • A pair of headphones or speakers-- again what is built into your computer or phone should work fine but you may choose headphones if you live with others and want privacy. 
  • A microphone- this should be already build into your computer or phone. 
  • You will also need to carve out some kind of space in which to create in--it can be as simple as a kitchen table or, if you have more room, a spare room designated as a studio/creative space.

Payment & Registration Details~
  • $525- (includes GST and supplies) for the ten weeks
  • Supplies to be picked up at my studio, (practicing social distancing and handling supplies safely).
  • If providing your own supplies-- $472.50 (includes GST)
  • Can be paid in FULL with  e-transfer, cheque or cash. 
  • OR can be paid monthly -$210/month ( on April 21 and on  May 30)  and $105 ( on June 15) for the last two weeks by post dated cheques or pre-arranged e-transfer.
  • OR if providing your own supplies-can be paid monthly  -$189/month ( on  April 21 and on  May 30)  and $94.50 ( on June 15) for the last two weeks by post dated cheques or pre-arranged e-transfer.


"Is Spring coming?" he said. 
"What is it like?" 
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."
    ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 



A Little Bit More for the Curious:

  • Through a combination of sharing, inquiry, writing, painting and refection you are guided to express and explore your inner landscapes in a safe and supportive environment. 
  • Here there are no mistakes, only learning opportunities.
  • We put aside judgment, surrender to outcomes, and begin to trust the flow of the creative process and how it echoes our life.
  • Step into the creative flow and discover the colours, shapes and textures that make up your own rich inner language.
  • We laugh a lot, sometimes cry and share our life journeys, inspiring each other in the process.
  •  All levels of experience are most welcome. 
  •  Class size is no more than seven ( and I make eight).


No matter how chaotic it is, 
wildflowers sill still spring up
in the middle of nowhere. 
  ~ Sheryl Crow

*Please Note*

  • If you are new to the class, payment is required 10 days ahead of time. 
  • If you register, cancellations must be 7 days before class starts for a full refund.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the start of class, there is a $50- administration fee for full session classes
  • After the start of the class there is no refund.
  • If you miss a class, there is no refund. 


There is a sacred and transformative energy

that is generated

when a small group gathers

to create.

When cultivated,

this energy supports,

heals and guides one

forward in their life.

  Lisa M Kirk


Online Pure Process Art Classes:

The Magic of the Word Box ~

On Line Session--Coming Soon 2021















What is “Pure Process Art” you ask?

It is the willingness to be open to the creative spirit that moves in all of us.  

It is trusting the innate knowledge that resides inside of us and giving it permission to come through us in our creations.

Pure Process is accessing the deeper, mysterious and hidden places within our soul that have no words. 

It is an approach to teaching art that is accepting, open, and supportive of each person’s pilgrimage to their own creative essence.

It is allowing feelings, memories, and the greater universal connection  to be expressed through the media of art.

Pure Process is about listening through your eyes and heart to the messages your art may have for you, allowing your art to "speak" to you with colour, shape, texture and energy.

Everyone was born with a creative spirit and everyone expresses this creativity in diverse ways.

However, sometimes we feel the doorway to our creative spirit has become stuck, locked, or is only open a crack.

Pure Process can guide you to fling open the doorways to your creative spirit. This can overflow into your everyday life and you will find yourself feeling, thinking and doing things differently.

Take the leap into the palette of your intuition….and take a class...


Do you have one or two-three friends or family you would like to do a session with? Then this might be the perfect option for you. There is no experience necessary for this session, only the desire to be open to process.  These have been very popular with those looking for a fun, playful time with a few friends.  It is also a great way to explore another way to communicate with others through the painting process.  2- 3 people, 3 hrs, $250-.

The world of reality

has its limits;

 the world of imagination

is boundless.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One-on-One: Available via ZOOM

For those wanting to work with their images on a deeper level, a one-on-one  with Lisa is a great option. No experience is necessary for this process, only the willingness to be open. Using a process called "active dialoguing", you will access the underlying messages that your paintings hold for you. This is a powerful process that can further changes in your outer and inner life.  $200- for 2.5 hrs.   All supplies included.


Art Birthday Party: Not Available Due to COVID

Come to Lisa's studio for your child's birthday party leaving the set-up, art activity and clean-up to Lisa. Some themes include "Special Boxes", "Fairy Tale Painting" (with a guest story teller), "Full sized Self Portraits", or "Art Journals". All you need to bring is the cake and camera. Kids get to take their artwork home. Max number of participants: 6-8 (including adults), unless the weather is nice!   Cost: $200- for 2hrs.


Create a Class: Available as a ZOOM offering

Do you have a group of people you would like to create with? Lisa will work with you to "create a class" that fits the needs of your group. Throw an "Art Party" for yourself or your chikd and leave the set-up, clean up and planning to her! This could also be a corporate or office creativity day; build team spirit and strengthen relationships witha playful, creative approach. Or gather a group of friends together to create. Call Lisa to brainstorm.


Gift Certificates:

Give the gift of creativity to a friend or loved one. Gift certificates can be created for any amount and used for any class. Gift certificates can also be put towards purchasing a piece of Lisa's art. Call Lisa and she will create a gift card for you.


About the Facilitator:

Lisa is an artist and art teacher whose passion is to explore and open with others the creative possibilities within. She has been doing this successfully since 1999 through designing and teaching her Pure Process Art classes. Her teaching has developed from her own personal painting process, her ongoing study of process based art work and all she has learned from her many inspiring students. Lisa teaches both children and adults in her own studio as well as for the Comox Valley School District and NIDES. She also ran a weekly art program at Eureka Clubhouse for adults with persistent mental illness 10yrs. She has done team building and professional development workshops for teachers, mental health care workers and day care providers.In 2006, Lisa was nominated Mentor of the Year for the Arts and Culture Awards. Lisa has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UBC.

For more information or to pre-register

please call Lisa Kirk at 250-334-2567 or



Classes held at


1986 Cumberland Rd

Courtenay, BC,

 V9N 2E9