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How to Make a Cardboard Tripod Easel

How to Make a Cardboard Tripod Easel

Many painters and teachers ask us about the construction of The Painting Experience's cardboard tripod easels. These big, sturdy tripods have many advantages: They're easy to set up; they collapse for easy storage; and when […]

At Ease: Reflections on Moloka’i

At Ease: Reflections on Moloka’i

I’ve just returned from my annual retreat at Hui Ho’olana Retreat Center on the Island of Moloka’i. The ten days we spend painting at the Hui mark my longest painting retreat each year, and they […]

Feeling Free

Feeling Free

We’re happy to offer the following guest post by Vancouver painter and art therapist Erica Pang, who recently attended a Painting Experience workshop on Granville Island. She first posted these reflections on Instagram at @ericapang.art and we couldn't […]

A Few of Our Favorite Videos

A few favorite video resources from The Painting Experience, including Albert Cullum, Paulus Behrehnson, and David Whyte

We have a big workshop underway at the Esalen Institute this week. So large, in fact, that it outgrew the space where Stewart usually shows films to participants. (If you've been to one of our […]

My Painting Experience Weekend

Second painting by Sue Dolamore at a Painting Experience weekend

We're excited to offer the following guest post by painter Sue Dolamore, who attended our Painting Experience workshop in Asheville, North Carolina this summer. These reflections first appeared on the blog at her website, The Art of Sue […]

Annie Rousseau Talks About Ocean Resort & The Potential of a Creative Life

Annie Rousseau Talks About Ocean Resort & The Potential of a Creative Life

One of the many things we love about having a new blog is that we can now introduce you to the wonderful folks who make The Painting Experience possible. Last week, Caroline McCartie sat down for an interview with senior Painting […]