Monthly In Studio Workshops & Bi-Weekly Online Classes

Course Description:

Process Painting is an expressive arts therapy modality and a vehicle for self-exploration. It focuses on process (inner journey) rather than on product (the painting) and it does not require that participants have any prior experience with art. With roots in experiential psychotherapies, Zen, Gestalt psychology, and expressive arts therapy, it is a method for learning about oneself, and a way to connect with one’s innate source of creativity.

The process helps us contact our inner blocks to creativity and develop trust in ourselves and in the moment. With expanded self-awareness we gain confidence in our unique unfolding, leading us to more self-acceptance and a quieting of the inner critic. We then can play, have fun, invent, and take risks on the canvas.

In a supportive and encouraging environment you will have an opportunity to connect with your intuitive inner voice, playfulness, and with additional freedom of self-expression.

Anyone interested in exploring creativity is welcome.
CE credit is available for students, trainees, Interns, MFT, LCSW, and LPCC


Process painting monthly workshops are offered in studio the 3rd Saturday of the month between 10:00am and 3:30pm.

Bi-weekly class is offered online.

2024 Monthly In Studio Workshops

  • Feb 17
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20

2024 Biweekly Online Classes

  • Feb 10 & 24
  • March 9 & 23
  • April 6 & 27
  • May 11 & 25
  • June 8 & 22
  • July 6 & 27

How to Register:

Register soon, enrollment is limited.
Please email Maria prior to sending a payment to ensure placement in class. or

To pay registration, please send a check to
Maria E. Mattioli, MS, MFT
330 Sims Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Pay online using Venmo! Send your registration fee to “Maria-Mattioli-3”

CE Credit available for MFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP