About Us

We are a group devoted to providing and promoting art as meditation classes, lessons, and events. When you book with us, you will be helping to support our efforts in providing volunteer services to nonprofit hospitals and homeless shelters.

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Our Inspiration

Inspired by the Buddhist monks, we use painting as a method of meditation and Sadhana- as a way to Samadhi or liberation. Sadhana is a Sanskrit word for accomplishment of a spiritual exercise. Everything can be Sadhana – even breathing or walking. It can even be an activity (such as painting) that is utilized as a tool for wellbeing.  Many Spiritual philosophies such as Hinduism and Buddhism practice Sadhana. For example, in Hinduism, practice of Sadhana or spiritual discipline leads one to the ultimate goal of self-realization, love of God, liberation or the ultimate expression of one’s life. Sadhana is a process by which one tricks the lower aspect of one’s persona such as ego, hatred and attachment until those aspects perish. It is a struggle between the positive and negative forces of the self (between Gods and demons).  Via Sadhana discipline, there are times when your mind is able to conquer negative thoughts and sometimes they may conquer you! But with continued practice, one learns the subtle art of liberation.

Why practice art as meditation?

We have at our disposal substantial research on the benefits of practicing standard mediation. In typical meditation, one is taught to watch the thoughts enter and pass. When meditating, one can think of thoughts as waves. During meditation, you are taught to watch the thoughts enter your mind like oceanic waves, both good and bad thoughts- and you learn to accept these thoughts and brush aside the bad ones.

But what happens when an individual suffers a trauma – such as the loss of a loved one?  Or perhaps they are suffering through cancer, autism, mental illness, suicidal ideation, ADHD? And every thought is the thought of the passing of their loved one, some traumatic incident, or a series of obsessive thoughts spiraling out of control?  Or for others, their mind is stuck in a restless state of a high pressure job that does not wind down at the end of the day.

In these cases , when standard meditation can’t be done (at least at first) art can be utilized as a tool or vehicle to help focus the mind and calm the senses.

Already art therapy research is springing forth positive results for patients suffering a vast array of ailments. For example, in  most recent research when using art therapy in comparative groups along with standardized cancer treatments, the group exposed to art therapy not only reduced symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and pain but also increased life expectancy.

For more Reading Please Visit:

Science Direct – Art Therapy Research Journals

Why making art is the new meditation

We are glad to see from the above research that modern science is now catching up to the benefits inherent in art as meditation that both artists and monks have entertained both in theory and practice. For example, Sumi or Sumi-e painting is an art as meditation method utilized by monks that has a history of well over 1000 years.

“Art is a guarantee to sanity,” said Louise Bourgeois, a French-American artist  She even went on to add, “…This is the most important thing I have said.” For Bourgeois, art — making art — was a tool for coping with overwhelming emotion.

It is our mission to provide art as meditation lessons in plein air, studio, acrylic, sumi, and charcoal methods for the general population.

~Our Mission~

      Providing and promoting art as meditation for a healthy, happy human culture.

~Our Vision~

To be a recognized leader in the community for our humanitarian efforts and providing excellent, quality services and experiences for our clients.

~Our Values~

To promote peace, universal love, unity, understanding,  and compassion among all people regardless of gender, race, disability,  orientation, religion, sect, age, parental status, marital status, or creed and to provide a safe, positive, nurturing, and non-judgmental art as meditation, plein air or studio painting experience for all.

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