Painting with the Intuitive Heart with Saori Murphy
Skill Level: All Levels
Summer Session 2 (Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 & Sept 5) – 5 classes
Are you a working artist that feels stuck, blocked, or bogged down? Or do you know you are a creative person, but feel intimidated by the thought of painting something? Or maybe you are a person that has never picked up a brush before, but has made personal growth and healing an important part of your life? If any of these sound familiar, this class may be for you!
Come embrace radical self-acceptance and self-love, while immersing yourself in your own creative intuitive flow. This class is an invitation to connect and explore your heart, mind and spirit with the intention of becoming more conscious, alive and more you. It is solely about you, your intuitive guidance, and the wisdom and/or healing you may receive while nurturing your spirit in the creative flow.
Saori is a Certified Master Facilitator in the Intuitive Painting process, and she will be guiding you through a beginning meditation, offering gentle support during your creativity process, and ending with an open sharing circle to connect and fully witness and honor each other on their individual creative journeys.
Please note that this is NOT a technique and critiques class. All supplies will be provided by the instructor for the $36 materials fee (please pay by cash or check made out to Saori Murphy on the first day of class). In this class we will be using tempera paint, paper, and oil pastel as tools of expression and exploration.
Saori Murphy is an artist, spiritual intuitive, and creative soul guidess who believes in the power of a mindful heart and the profound healing, awareness, and understanding that can be revealed while engaged in creative expression and sacred connection to ones truest self.
Saori is the Director and Facilitator of Veteran HeART Circles, an expressive arts program for veterans in recovery, as well as the Veteran Coordinator for Art2Action Inc.’s Veteran Art Program in Tampa. Saori also volunteers with the University of South Florida, Bay Pines VA, the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, and other local outreach programs using the arts to help heal, connect, and nurture the mind, body and spirit.
A graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, Saori has been creating artwork for more than 25 years. Her artwork has been featured at the South Florida Museum, Morean Arts Center, Palladium Theatre, Straz Center for Performing Arts and several local galleries and businesses. Currently, Saori is curating and creating work for a multidisciplinary exhibition of military and veteran community artists for the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa.
Saori is Certified Intuitive Painting and Expressive Arts facilitator, a Certified Intuitive Energy Healer, and is a member of the Americans for the Arts, Arts for Health Florida, and the National Initiative for the Arts & Health in the Military.
Saori lives in St Petersburg with her partner, Johnny, and their dog, Beanz.