If you’re seeking a unique and inspiring painting experience that can be done in just a few hours, you’re in the right place.
These playful half-day workshops feature a unique array of mindful movement, meditation, writing exercises, drawing prompts, and, of course, lots of intuitive painting techniques. The classes were originally live-streamed from my studio and the replays are now available with lifetime access.
Brave Intuitive Botanicals
Focusing on presence, intuitive observation, and creative freedom, this three-hour class begins with a grounding meditation followed by an array of drawing exercises, painting techniques, and unique ways to witness, honor, and incorporate the natural world into your artwork.
This class was originally filmed on Earth Day in 2020 and the replay is now available for immediate access and comes with lifetime access. The materials needed are acrylic paint, colored pencils, and watercolor paper, and some kind of plant or flower to use as a reference in your work. No painting experience is necessary. I would love for you to join me for a day of painting and connecting with nature!
Root and Branch
Beginning with a grounding meditation and simple movement practice, this three-hour, live-streamed class explores a variety of intuitive painting techniques using TREES as our subject matter. The focus is on creating from a place of rooted, embodied intuition, while reaching towards freedom, spontaneity, and the courage to create in new, innovative ways. No painting experience is necessary, come as you are!
This class was originally filmed on Earth Day in 2021 and the replay is now available for immediate access and comes with lifetime access. The materials needed are acrylic paint, colored pencils, canvas or watercolor paper, and images of trees (or actual trees) to reference in your work. No painting experience is necessary. I would love for you to join me for a day of painting and connecting with nature!
“I just wanted to write to say thank you for such a beautiful and authentic three-hour workshop. I finally sat down yesterday to participate in the Brave Intuitive Botanicals. I am always blown away by Flora’s generosity in the information she shares about her process, and how she absolutely embodies everything she teaches. Thank you for this wonderful, heartfelt experience and the variety of ways I can connect with myself and nature in the creative process!” – Renee
Inspirationalists unite. Together we rise.
Born from a desire to celebrate and share the voices of some of my favorite creative women, The Collective features a group of brave intuitive women who have something truly unique and inspiring to share.
Each course in The Collective offers a complete curriculum and is intended to uplift and inspire. Courses include professional videos, written content, links to resources, and more. The courses also offer a private online community, playlists, audio tracks, and PDFs.
I believe in the power of community and collaboration, and I also believe deeply in what these women have to share with the world. I know you will love them!
More Collective Details
- Each course in The Collective is presented by a different teacher who is an expert in their field with a unique perspective and approach.
- Each course includes an introduction video, six instructional videos, plus written content, valuable resources, links, quotes, and any extras the teacher wishes to share with you.
- Each Collective course is sold separately for $49, including Lifetime Access.
- You will create an account when you purchase the account, and you will need to be logged into your account to access your Collective content.
- Your Collective courses will be available to you immediately after purchase.
- To access your courses, simply enter your username and unique password into the Login Area at the top of this website.
- Each Collective course is lovingly created in collaboration with the intention of supporting and inspiring you to stay active on your own path — while honoring body, mind and spirit.
Medicinal Poetry with Niema Lightseed
Using the Healing Art of Writing to Activate Your Inner Muse
This course is an exploration of poetry as a healing art. Through encouraging, step-by-step videos featuring exercises and contemplations, Niema lovingly invites you to connect with your Muse by exploring poetry as both a left brain and right brain activity — a powerful blend of freeing your creative voice, while honing your technical poetry writing skills.
If you’ve ever wanted to tune into your own creative process through words, learn how to bring more authenticity into your writing, or transform free-form writing into poetry, this course is for you.
The Embodied Voice with Leslie Helpert
Practices and Tools for Finding Pleasure, Power and Presence in Your Voice
Taught by international vocal coach and composer/performer, Leslie Helpert, this class is an introduction to Leslie’s lifelong work with the voice as a vital healing tool.
In the course, you’ll discover sound warm-ups, singing play, movement practices, awareness techniques, and Leslie’s unique philosophy and artwork. Each element of the course is designed to bring more feeling, awareness, and presence into your vocal experience, either singing or speaking.
If you’ve ever wanted to grow and expand the power of your voice, this course is for you.
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How much does a Half Day Workshop or Collective course cost?
Each Half Day Workshop or Collective course is $49.
How often will new courses be available?
We do not have a specific schedule for releasing new courses, but are excited to continue to expand the library as new courses come to fruition. Sign up for News Art Love to recieve updates as new courses are announced!
Is Flora going to be in The Collective?
I am involved in the creation of each Collective course from start to finish, but I am not actually in the courses themselves.
How long do I have access to courses I purchase?
Once you purchase a course, whether it’s a Half Day Workshop or a Collective course, it’s yours to keep! You will just need to login to your account to access all of your purchased courses.
The courses are not downloadable, and you will need a strong wifi connection to watch the videos.
Do I need any materials to participate?
Each course is different. Some courses will require materials and others will not. You’ll find this information in the course description.
What if I have questions for a Collective teacher? Do I have access to them?
Some of The Collective courses will include a private, online community where you can interact with your fellow classmates and the teacher. If an online community is not available, you are welcome to email the teacher directly. Emails will be provided in the course content.
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How do I become a part of The Collective?
We are starting The Collective by featuring courses from people we know and love. However, we will be looking to add more courses in the future. If you have a course in mind that you think would be a perfect fit for The Collective, you are welcome to send us an email with your idea. All courses are filmed on site in Flora’s Portland, OR studio.