Must I know how to paint to join? I don't know how/what to paint.
Part of the joy of this experience is being surprised at what wants to be painted if you just allow yourself to trust the process. We will give you a brief and easy introduction to start you off and we will help you along if you get stuck but as long as you can hold a brush you can paint.
Who are the facilitators?
Our facilitators have been carefully selected after undergoing specialized training and supervision to undertake this work.
How is your approach different from other painting classes?
In our classes there is no judgements, no corrections, no comparison. What is happening on the paper in respected as part of the process of discovery and exploration. Our studio is uniquely designed to facilitate free expression. Our materials are all high quality and selected specifically for process work.
How are the age groups divided for Escape the Box?
The children are put into groups consisting of mixed ages and beginners with more experienced children, this is all part and parcel of the process that is unique to us.
What if I want to enroll my child for just one session to try?
We have given this question a lot of thought because we know that in order to really experience and benefit from this approach you need to be part of a group and come regularly. We have seen how an initial fear or struggle is able to transform when given time.
However if you really feel you can only come once or if a trial is necessary, we can make exceptions on a case by case basis.
What do I need to bring?
We provide all materials, paints, brushes, aprons etc. Just wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please note that if paint gets on your clothes wash the spot immediately. The paints are water soluble but they can stain clothing.
What kind of paints do you use?
We use water based non toxic poster paints.
Can I stay with my child during the painting time?
I am sorry but this is not possible, not only does it interfere with your child's process, it is also disruptive to the other children in the group.
If you are not teaching any skills or techniques, why can't I just paint by myself at home?
Great question! While it may look like we are not doing much, our powerful yet gentle approach makes it possible for painters to experience freedom and confidence to develop their own style of expression. Also painting in a group has many benefits, the energy is different, its easier and more fun. When painting with others, you will find inspiration and creativity from the other painters. Creativity is contagious, also if you get stuck we are able to help you immediately.
How big is a group?
Group size varies, for the children's group it can be from 8- 12 people and for the adult groups it can be from 6- 15 people at a time.