This workshop is designed to liberate the participants from conventional concepts of art making, so that they can fully trust their own innate ability to find joy, connection and release through the creative process. Participants are guided to the center of their body/mind with gentle exercise and tempera on paper. Fears and inhibitions that block the flow of creativity are disarmed so that participants can identify what keeps them disconnected from their intuitive source. A fun and rewarding experience for teens and adults, artists and non-artists alike.

Workshops run anywhere from 3 hours to 7 hours. All materials provided.

If you are interested in arranging a workshop for your group or would like more information contact Michael at or 707-634-4640.

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Infinite River: Intuitive Painting Workshops

Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, IL. (with Mur Quaglia)
Atelier Mur Quaglia, Chicago, IL. (with Mur Quaglia)
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN.
Purdue University, North Central, Westville, IN.
Zieve Studios, Three Oaks, MI.
Tom Robinson Studio, Chicago, IL.
Silver Creek Farm, Laporte, IN.
Camp Summit Boot Camp for Juvenile Boys, Laporte, IN.
Liberation Park, Buddhist Study Center, Oak Park, IL. (with Mur Quaglia)
Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL


" ...the workshop was a wonderful experience for me. I was able through Zieve's gentle coaching, to open my mind to colors I never dreamed of painting with, and to breakdown personal restrictions about what to paint and how to paint. The workshop encouraged me to become one with the brush, the paint, and the paper, and to freely express my interior dialogue in my work."
Susan Aurinko, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago

"...I felt challenged to own my ability to listen and take heartfelt action in a medium where I have often felt a great deal of uncertainty. Thanks for your attention and directness. A totally freeing experience. Wonderful Job."
Don Wenig, Dancing Feet Yoga, Michigan City, IN.

"I am constantly looking for tools to break down barriers to the creative flow. The workshop with Mike was a big help. It was supportive and fun (yet serious) ...I recommend it to any artist who is looking for ways to looosen up!"
Lynn Bassa, Chicago

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