workshops

 Bloom True Live!

Opportunities to paint with Flora in person

Exciting news! Flora will soon be offering two unique opportunities to paint and explore in her beautiful new Portland, Oregon, studio.  Each gathering offers a distinctly unique experience, catering to a variety of experience. Presenting…

*Bloom True Level One  +  Bloom True Level Two*

Both classes invite in a whole new way of painting (and being) from a space of freedom, non-judgment and experimentation. The focus is always on loosening up, releasing expectations, tuning into intuition, trusting deeply and welcoming joyful authentic expression back into your creative process — and into your life.  There are no mistakes here.

Each Bloom True gathering offers a fully supported and safe environment where soulful and luxurious days of painting are infused with music, poetry, ceremony, movement, connecting and sharing.  Join Flora and like-minded souls from around the world as we come together to experience deep spirit renewal, nourishing community support and radical self-expression.

This just might change the way you paint forever…

Bloom True Level One Workshop

The Bloom True Level One Workshop (the original Bloom True offering) is a nurturing, soulful and liberating experience perfect for all levels.  Catering to professional painters seeking a new perspective, first-time painters looking for an empowering jump start on their creative path, and all levels in-between, this heart-centered and educational workshop offers a vast toolbox of new techniques, along with a fresh creative perspective guaranteed to energize your life on and off the canvas.

Throughout the workshop, Flora will demonstrate many of her personal painting techniques while creating a large original painting from start to finish. The process is broken down into easy, bite-sized lessons which explore color theory, translucent layering, value contrast, expressive mark making, dripping, etching, stamping and drawing.   Flora will also offer invaluable prompts and exercises to support letting go, connecting to intuition, taming your “inner critic,” becoming unstuck and discovering your own authentic style.

A Bloom True Level One Workshop includes: A treasure trove of information and inspiration, four days of one-on-one time with Flora and the Bloom True Team, two large canvases (more canvases available for purchase), paint brushes, spray bottles, easels, palettes, love-filled goody bags, catered organic gourmet Welcome Lunch and Farewell Lunch,  healthy snacks and drinks, transportation between the hotel and studio, a trip to Blick Art Supply store, optional outings and creative connections to last a lifetime.

Workshops are limited to 15 students to ensure an intimate community with plenty of personal attention and one-on-one support.

Prerequisites: An open heart and mind!

Next Bloom True One Workshop: TBA Nov, 2014 (please sign up for Flora’s newsletter to be the first to hear about new workshops!)

Bloom True Level Two Workshop

This new and unique offering is intended to provide a warm and supportive place for veteran Bloom True students to gather, share and deepen their explorations of Flora’s Brave Intuitive Painting process.

To ensure we all share the basic knowledge of Flora’s process, this experience is reserved for individuals who have either attended either a live retreat with Flora, or have previously taken the Bloom True E-Course.

Bloom True Two is perfect for students who are seeking to experience a deeper relationship to their creative process, discover their unique style and voice and spend quality supportive one-on-one with Flora.

In addition to fresh creative exercises, in depth Q+A with Flora, a variety of painting demos and soulful “heart circles”, Level Two students will also receive valuable art-related business support, marketing tips and connections to a web of creative entrepreneurs.  Our soulful and luxurious days of painting will also be infused with music, poetry, movement and kindred community spirit.

A Bloom True Two Workshop includes: A treasure trove of information and inspiration, four days of one-on-one time with Flora and the Bloom True Team, paint brushes, spray bottles, easels, palettes, love-filled goody bags, catered organic gourmet Welcome Lunch and Farewell Lunch, healthy snacks and drinks, transportation between the hotel and studio, a trip to Blick Art Supply store, optional outings and creative connections to last a lifetime.

You are welcome to bring in old or in-process paintings, as well as fresh new canvases.

Workshops are limited to 15 students to ensure an intimate community with plenty of personal attention and one-on-one support.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Bloom True E-course or an in-person retreat with Flora

Next Bloom True Two: TBA Nov, 2014 (please sign up for Flora’s newsletter to be the first to hear about new workshops!)

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

-Anais Nin

Testimonials

“This was the workshop I have been looking for all my life. The affirmations you keep giving of “everything is right, there are no wrongs” opens up the freedom to create, finally unlocking the doors of restrictions that myself and others have instilled in me. I found the freedom and now I have to fully embrace it.” -Tracey

“It has made me see the real me,in and out of my artistic life, it helped with my self esteem and that I AM already an artist and it is all within. The techniques helped immensely, since I am a total newbie I was deeply touched, made amazing friends in a supportive group, and learned from a gentle, super experienced and unique soul how to search own very voice and to transmit it to a canvas. This course is so much more that I expected. MY PAINTINGS AND I WILL NEVER BE THE  SAME.”  -Karen Rolla

“Flora is ever as lovely as all the blog posts have described. An enormous, high flying kite follows her, waving its banner of magic, wherever she goes. And her workshops will knock your socks off. Seriously.” -Robyn Thayer

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed the workshop with Flora. To watch her demonstrate is mesmerizing. Her method of involving yoga, grounding and letting go truly lets your spirit fly. The process flows through her, through you and onto your canvas. Her nurturing ways lets you feel protected and validated. This was a magically juicy weekend. I feel very powerful and energized and this carries through to my everyday “normal” life. “-Kim Scheewe Kirk

More testimonials

Past Retreats

Do What You Love Retreat, England

Art Paradise, Portugal

The Makerie, Colorado, USA

Squam Art Workshops, New Hampshire, USA

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Perth, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Jervis Bay, Australia

Teahouse Studio, Berkeley, California, USA

Soul Source Center, Philadelphia, USA

Personal Studio, Portland, Oregon, USA

Artinfusio, Malibu, California, USA

Crescendoh Studios, Santa Ana, California, USA

Teesha Moore’s Artfest Annex, Seattle, Washington, USA

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Monterey, California, Hosted by Journeys of the Spirit

Bloom True Moves, Ashland, Oregon, USA

Call of the Wild Soul Retreat, Sommerset, England

Ubud, Bali

Squam Italia, Italy

Squam by the Sea, Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA

Valley Ridge Art Studios, Muscoda, Wisconsin, USA

If you can’t make it in person to one of my workshops, please join me online for ‘Bloom True: the e-course’ Register here

All photos by Zipporah Lomax

 




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