WHAT IS SPONTANEOUS PAINTING?
The I.am.I Spontaneous Painting Process increases the intellectual, creative and spiritual development of the Whole Human Being. Spontaneous Painting is a self-discovery process and unique approach in the creative arts that develops the participant's authentic Self and creative personality. This process benefits both artists as well as people with no prior artistic experience who are curious to connect to their artist within. Inside of everyone exists an unknown essential Self yearning to create, if given the opportunity. This kind of creative Self-expression is a key for mental health preservation.
Participants learn how to spontaneously create powerful paintings and express onto a blank canvas their unconscious symbolic images. Through this process people gain greater insight into their inner goals, life purpose, and rich inner world. When consciousness is not dominated by rational thinking, we can develop our multiple intelligences and potentials through creative expression, such as our emotional intelligence, personal essential aptitudes, intuition, precognition, creative personality, and transcendent states.
The Symbol When we face a blank canvas and spontaneously express with no preconceived ideas, and are open to receive whatever colors or forms spontaneously arise, we open a channel for our unconscious contents to communicate in a symbolic language. The symbol is a psychic energy that exists in a dormant state in the unconscious, and the act of painting motivated by deep emotion catalyzes (awakens) the contents of the symbol. Through the painting of symbolic images we can contact an alternate form of wisdom. The act of Spontaneous Painting is a curative process, which catalyzes the symbols of one's authentic Self (true identity), resulting in qualitative changes in our relationship to ourselves, and the way we relate toward one another.
Participants are stimulated to question their "limiting beliefs", have breakthroughs that may stimulate the development of new thought patterns, as well as initiate new painting styles. The objective is to paint with no concern for beauty or judgments, expressing powerful emotions. Instead of coping with painful emotions through addictions to food, drugs, alcohol, or suppressing them which leads to anxiety, depression, rage and even violence - approaches to Whole Brain Learning like The Spontaneous Painting Process offer individuals healthy, creative outlets to express all their emotions.
Objectives Of The Process
It is my hope expand the definition of creativity so that ever more people, not only artists, but all of us believe in our capability as co-creators of our own lives, and shape them to correspond to our heart's desires and unique talents.
Working individually and in small groups we utilize various creative channels of expression: painting, clay, and stream of consciousness writing. Additionally through verbal sharing in group process participants help to decipher the symbolic language of each other's paintings.
Different types of preparatory exercises are presented before each painting session, enabling participants to relax the constant chatter and critical voice of the rational mind, and contact hidden dimensions of one's inner emotional landscape.