“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent Van Gogh
Creative Painting is about painting, creating, and sharing. We’ll start with a stimulus (a poem, story, piece of art, video clip, etc.) and introduce a topic, then paint based on that topic. The focus of Creative Paint is not on talent or skill but on imagining and creating in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment while sitting together, painting, and becoming friends. All material and guidance provided.
Instructor: Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari
Mahboubeh is the Founder/Owner of The School of Inquiry in Vancouver, BC. She has a doctoral degree in Education, followed by postdoctorals in Philosophical Inquiry at UBC. Mahboubeh is also passionate about art and creating art with children and adults. She does painting using chalk pastel and acrylic in her free time. Mahboubeh mainly uses vibrant colors and smooth curves inspired by nature to represent peace, liveliness, energy and love in her art. In her acrylic works, she usually uses Persian calligraphy (e.g. poems by Rumi). The words and poems she uses are mostly about love, life, and the meaning of life.