workshops

 

Opportunities to Paint with Flora in Person

Exciting news! Flora will soon be offering four 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 levels and budgets.  Presenting…

* Bloom True Workshop * Bloom True Open Studio *

* Bloom True Moves * Bloom True Master Class *

All 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 Workshop

The Bloom True 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 Workshop includes: A treasure trove of information and inspiration, three-days of one-on-one time with Flora, an optional bonus day in the studio with Flora’s team, two large canvases (more canvases available for purchase), paint brushes, spray bottles, easels, palettes, love-filled goody bags, Welcome dinner, 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!

Your Investment: $1250

Next Bloom True Workshop: TBA on Sept. 8th

Bloom True Open Studio

This new and unique offering is intended to provide a warm and supportive place for veteran Bloom True students to gather, share and explore Brave Intuitive Painting in a dynamic group setting.  The Open Studio environment is casual and fun, with less instruction and more time to PAINT!  To ensure we all share the basic knowledge of Flora’s Brave Intuitive painting process, Open Studio is only open to students who have previously completed either the Bloom True E-course or an in-person workshop with Flora.

Bloom True Open Studio is not considered a class and does not include step-by-step instruction.  However, Flora will be working on her own paintings alongside you and welcomes observation, group Q & A sessions, along with one-on-one support throughout the weekend.

*Flora will be present in the studio on Thursday and Friday.  Flora’s team will be present on Saturday and Sunday (although she might pop back in to say hello!).  You are welcome to bring in old or in-process paintings, as well as fresh new canvases.

Bloom True Open Studio includes: Two days of painting with Flora, plus two days in the studio with the Bloom True team, Group Welcome dinner, the support and love of your fellow Bloomers, fabulous painting music all weekend long, snacks and beverages, transportation between the hotel and studio, a trip to Blick Art Supply store, optional outings and creative connections to last a lifetime.

*36″ x 36″ canvases will be available to purchase for $20

Limited to 20 students.

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

Your Investment: $675

Next Bloom True Open Studio: TBA on Sept. 8th

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Bloom True Moves

Another new and exciting offering, Bloom True Moves provides a one-day, mixed media movement extravaganza intended to energize, inspire and ignite possibility!  In this soulful and celebratory one-day workshop, we will explore the connection between body, mind and spirit through meditation, conscious movement, intuitive writing and mixed media art techniques.

Accompanied by an inspiring and diverse musical playlist, Bloom True Moves will begin with slow yummy warm-ups — both in our bodies and through a variety of art making explorations.  The experience will build momentum throughout the day as it arches its way towards more expressive and ecstatic movement and art making.  We will wind down with gentle meditation, stretching and breathing.

Instructional guidance, inspiring prompts and loving support are offered throughout the journey, along with plenty of open space to explore your inner landscape.  Prepare to sweat, move and be MOVED.

Bloom True Moves includes: Six hours of guided mixed media and movement exploration with Flora and her team, all art supplies, snacks, beverages and creative connections to last a lifetime.

Limited to 20 students.

Prerequisites: An open heart and mind. All bodies welcome, beginner to advanced movement lovers will feel at home here.

Your Investment: $150

Next Bloom True Moves: TBA on Nov. 1st

Bloom True Master Class

Information coming soon!  Stay tuned…it’s going to be gooooood.

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

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

Past Workshops

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