Painting The Wild Feminine Awake

Live from Guardia Sanframondi, Italy

Join VAWAA artist Clare for two powerful sessions working with the core concept of expansiveness and art being a means of freeing our unlimited vital force. We'll use primal acts of drawing and painting to harvest our infinite energy. The two consecutive sessions will take place on March 21st and March 28th, 11am-1pm EST.

Clare will begin with a dense drawing exercise that you'll expand out into a large expressive piece, creating the change you want to BE in this world by unlocking the fear-tension-pain that's buzzing all around us!

We'll create a small figure in the center of our large work surface, and fill it with all the negativity that we've been bombarded with in the collective consciousness. Then, Clare will guide us through visualization, intention and wild mark-making exercises to unlock this compact 'self' into the expressive living soul that is meant to be dancing on this earth, in the Eternal Now.

You can work in any medium and all levels are welcome. There will be plenty of time to share, get feedback and meet other participants from around the world. 

Joining us from a different time zone? Be sure to convert the time.

What you'll need

  • A large 4ft. x 4ft. work surface. Paper, cardboard, canvas...etc are all fine.

  • Your favorite colors, some pencils or ink pens to do the initial drawing.

  • Collage materials or layers to build up the strata of the painting.

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send link and details to join via email 1 day and again 30 mins before it begins.

About Clare

Clare is an artist based in the medieval quarter of a charming Italian town that she brought to worldwide attention through her original cultural activities. Trained in Scotland's two most prestigious art schools, Clare's art is in international collections around the world. She works in both oil and acrylic, and often uses reclaimed surfaces. She interweaves personal and archetypal, working meditatively with color, layers, story and depth of meaning. She has a passionate interest in our immense creative potential; in how we can use art to know ourselves, and thus heal and transform our lives.

Visit her artist page to learn more about her in-person VAWAA.


"Neat class. Enjoy the style that Clare offered me and the group. I am able to get out of my head with this easy upfront exercise and I enjoy using the foundation of marks for my subject of choice. I had been working on a self portrait, but was stumped by the subject matter. I broke through this block in Clare's session. I declare self portrait complete." - Lisa

"A unwinding experience for the mind" - Eugenia

"Clare is wonderful and I love how supportive and open she is. I have experience painting intuitively, but I definitely appreciated Clare’s approach. It was also fun to see how everyone approaches their work differently but all with beautiful results!" - Reyna

"Just wonderful - excellent insights and direction from Clare, lovely sense of community and connectedness across the group and a great chance to explore unconscious mark making and it’s power" - Hannah

"Wonderful class with a brilliant artist. Thanks VAWAA!" - Christina

"I was with my daughter and a friend and we loved the experience! It was a little challenging but Claire guided and encouraged us to lei it flow. Thanks." - Alessandra

"Loved the guidance and flow of the class." - Cynthia

Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.