It gives me great pleasure to write this Testimonial as Elisabeth Vismans truly has a gift in Art and even just as profound is her ability to teach. Her Expressive Painting Class focused on Intuitive painting from within in an effort to develop confidence, self-exploration and to be open.
There was no pressure “to produce” anything at all — only to appreciate our own “work of art.” Our class was urged to recognize our behavior patterns : rigid or perfect — whatever, and to think about what tendencies show up in our work or clothes. Free expression for me was odd and difficult, but as I progressed, I felt more and more comfortable. I became “bolder” and less “timid’ !! We were encouraged to find our own painting style/voice.
Elisabeth wanted us to “enjoy the process” and have an open mind, go out of our comfort zone and let go of self-judgment. As I did just that, I was happier and more free-spirited !! She like to say : Be courageous ! Trust yourself !
I so appreciated the opportunity to have found this class and our instructor, Elisabeth Vismans, who makes you feel valued for being YOURSELF !!
Yellow Barn in Glen Echo class participant