Transforming Tension into Flow Through Mark Making (AS/AUS/EU/AF friendly)

Live from Guardia Sanframondi, Italy

There's something deeply satisfying and healing about letting art gently flow out of us. Join VAWAA Artist and painter Clare to use the primal activities of drawing and painting to access our sovereignty, on Sunday, July 19, at 3am New York time. That is 9am in Paris, 12:30pm in Mumbai, 3pm in Singapore, and 5pm in Sydney. During this 90-minute session, we'll work intuitively and spontaneously to transform tension into flow, coming into deeper, more confident presence, through mark making and forming a figure. We'll exercise self-trust and keep our deep connection with all things vibrantly active. All levels welcome, no experience required.

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

What you'll need

A large sheet of paper/ card or canvas, plus a variety of colors (whatever medium you're most comfortable with or most want to explore).

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send you the link and details to join via email a few hours 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.