Lisa M Kirk
Artist and Facilitator

 Pure Process ~The Art of Creativity

Winter Online Session 2024
















Creativity requires
the courage to let go.
   ~ Eric Fromm

Winter Pure Process Painting Online:
Revelations at the Threshold: What the Soul Wants You to Know

 Put your ear down close to your soul
and listen hard. 
   ~ Anne Sexton
* Painting created by a Pure Painting participant 
In the universe,
there are things that are known,
and things that are unknown, 
and in between,
there are doors
   ~ William Blake
Pure Painting ~ Revelations at the Threshold: What the Soul Wants You to Know
Wed AM,  Feb 7th- April 10th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (FULL. WAIT LIST AVAILABLE)
Thurs PM, Feb 8th- April 11th, 6:30-9:30pm PST 

In this ten week deep dive into the Creative Process, we will begin to trust our own creative unfolding.  Traveling through the creative processes of inquiry, writing, painting, reflection and group sharing, we will create a visual map of sorts to guide us through life's challenges and celebrations. We will learn to see the messages held in the richness of our visual landscapes and the interwoven connections between all we are experiencing, inviting a new persepective. This process can be deeply transformational. 

In this session, we will discover what really wants to be revealed at the threshold we are standing on in our lives. We will ask what the soul wants us to know and reflect on the messages  the process paintings present us with.  Here, we will explore the colours, shapes, images and symbols in our personal terrain that arise to guide us.  This terrain may be familiar and/or unfamiliar, but it is sure to be rich with inner truths waiting to be revelaed.  Through making it visible, we create a bridge to support us through whatever we may be experiencing.  No matter what stage of life you are in, the Creative Process is healing. 
Working in a small safe group of eight (including me), we support each other to briing clarity in our sometimes messy lives by witnerssing and sharing our challenges and growth. We discover we are not alone in our process and understand the human condition brings us together in strength.
I am honoured to be your "Creativity Doula", bringing over 20 years of experience guiding peropl through the various stages of the Creative Process. When working through things together in the Creative Process, it gives us courage to address things in our life process.  It also helps to carry us through the challenges and celebrations of life, teaching us what we most need to know. 

The Creative Process echoes life process. There is great wisdom held in this process if we are willing to enter it, be open and listen. I have certainly learned through my breast cancer journey that life is never a straight path, and neither is the Creative Process. However, it is a powerful tool to utilize in life to help navigate and support you.

Come join us for a safe journey with kind and compassionate travelers.  No fancy art supplies needed, just your open hert and commitment to show up and be willing to share in the group process.   


This Session Includes: 

  • A 3 hr ZOOM class each week for 11 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 Feb 4 and continue until Thurs April 18. 
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 where you will not be interrrupted through the duration of the class.

Payment & Registration Details~
  •  $545- CAD (includes GST and supplies) for the ten weeks
  • If local, Supplies to be picked up at my studio at a prearranged time.
  • If providing your own supplies-- $472.50 (includes GST)
  • Can be paid in FULL with  e-transfer, cheques or cash. 
  • OR can be paid monthly (if supplies included) -$218/month ( on  Feb 1 and on  March 1)  and $109 ( on April 1) 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  Feb 1 and on March 15)  and $94.50 ( on April 15)  by post dated cheques or pre-arranged e-transfer.


The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.



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).


* Painting created by a Pure Painting participant 


If we don't listen to the voice of the soul,

it sings a stranger tune.

If we don't go looking

for what lies beneath the surface

of our lives,

the soul comes looking for us.

  ~ Elizabeth Lesser 

*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:

Spirit Cards & The Magic of the Word Box 

On Line Sessions--Reach out to be added to the Wait List 2024















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.  A set of three sessions $550-. Fall 2021: Bookings available: Wednesdays 3-5:30 pm, Thursdays, 10 am- 2:30pm. Contact Lisa for availability at 250-334-2567 or email at


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