Medicine painting workshops are more than a paint class. They are an opportunity to go on a medicine journey where paint and canvas are the mediums. These workshops are offered in a one-one-one setting, allowing you to dive deep into a healing process in an area of life that is seeking shift and is that ready to open to greater awareness.
Each class is facilitated by Cristin True Whiting, Intentional Creativity teacher, psychologist, shamanic practitioner, and yoga teacher. True's breadth of experience and training allows her to lead participants through a deep exploration of themselves, guiding them into expanded awareness of their consciousness and wisdom through the oracle of the painting they create.
Workshops are eight hours, divided into two four-hour sessions across two consecutive days. In addition to painting, you will be guided in meditations and journeys, journaling, and wanders on the landscape. Sessions may also include yogic movement and individual Systemic Constellations as would facilitate your process.
True has taught these workshops to people with no painting experience and to people with formal art training. No two workshops are the same because True tailors them to facilitate each participant's inquiry, adapting the process moment to moment to meet the shifts in co-creative consciousness.
The cost for each workshop is $640 + $60 to cover the cost of supplies. This includes 8-hours of personalized instruction with a workshop created uniquely for your to facilitate the intention you seek for your workshop. It also includes all of the materials you will need for painting: paint, canvas, brushes and other tools. Students provide a journal and pen, their own snacks, and clothes appropriate for painting.
Two paths are currently offered in these workshops: Explorations in Consciousness and The Archetype of The Lover. You can find more information about them in the Paths section.
What is Intentional Creativity?
Intentional Creativity was developed by Shiloh Sophia, artist and healer in Sonoma, CA. Even more than an approach to painting or healing, Intentional Creativity is best described as a philosophy of living. It is based in the belief that patterns of being can be transformed by awakening our innate creativity and through the grounded application of imagination. The practitioner of Intentional Creativity claims themselves as a place where storytelling and art-making reconstruct often unconsciously-held narratives through which the act of living itself evolves into an art form.
One of the most beautiful aspects of Intentional Creativity is that it is available and accessible to everyone. To create is our birthright and the only requirement to create in this way is a willingness to be present and to explore what is. Rather than beginning with the left-brain question of, “What should I make?” when the Intentional Creativity practitioner stands before a canvas (or any other gateway of creation), they ask the sacred question, “What is my intention?”
By asking these sacred questions, one looks boldly within and surrenders to mystery and possibility. Conscious-altering portals are painted to open perspectives and expand patterns of thinking. Linear thought yields to stream of consciousness as new intentions ask to be included. Flow precedes composition as layers of brush strokes and washes of color solidify into shapes, symbols, and codes. The multi-faceted image that is ultimately revealed on the canvas could not be architected from the start. Rather, it is born out of the inner wisdom that has been accessed and given form through the journey of intention.
I am a graduate of Color of Woman, the Intentional Creativity Certificate Teacher Training Program offered by Shiloh Sophia. I have participated in other courses with Shiloh Sophia including Legend and Temple. In addition, I have received individual mentoring program from Shiloh in Quickening focusing on Intentional Creativity, medicine painting and the creation of ritual.
Unto Herself, 2022, True
103 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106