Foosaner Art Museum Presents Spontaneous Painting Workshop April 14-15

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, presents Spontaneous Painting Workshop with Jill Pease April 14 to 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day workshop, for beginning and experienced artists is intended to inspire and challenge participants to step out of their comfort zone to turn their ideas into art.

The philosophy behind spontaneous painting, or essentially art therapy, is that art can be a healing agent for spiritual development. This process of self-discovery through art encourages participants to connect with the artists within them in order to gain greater insight into their inner goals and life purpose.

Artist and art teacher Pease is known for her brilliant colors and broad brush strokes. Her art began with painting symbols on clay, images on canvas and abstracts on silk. She trained in spontaneous and intuitive painting in San Francisco, Calif., with Michelle Cassou, author of “Life, Paint and Passion,” and “Point Zero.”

Beyond teaching workshops, Pease also teaches at her studio, Alchemy, in Vero Beach; The Vero Beach Museum of Art; and C.G. Jung Institute in Winter Park, Fla.

The cost for the workshop is $185 for museum members and $200 for non-members. For more information, call (321) 254-7782 or visit

The Foosaner Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. General admission is $5; $2, seniors; children and students with I.D.; free for museum members,

The workshop will be held in the Renee Foosaner Education Center, located across the street from the Foosaner Art Museum at 1520 Highland Avenue.

Florida Tech faculty, staff and students with I.D. Thursdays are free for everyone. Special rates and tours are also available for groups of eight or more.

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