Eve-Marie Elkin, LCAT, LMSW
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Through the simple medium of Tempera paint, we learn to express our true nature and to explore our potential.
Give yourself that! Experience the joy of rediscovering yourself and the freedom this can bring to your life.
Family Constellation 
There are times in our lives when we must look beyond our selves to the places and people we come from - to where the exclusion began - in order to resolve and heal our creative blocks and our lives. 
Constellations offer the opportunity to experience and heal the relational entanglements that may be in the way of our true potential. 

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"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
Mahatma Gandhi


Painting in the studio.

Freedom - even to make mistakes.

We believe we cannot have freedom and be committed at the same time: "If I am  supposed to be free, I can't commit" or "If I commit I am not free", as if commitment  limits our freedom.

In the painting process we bump up against this belief: I encourage free expression,  exploration and spontaneity and often ask: "what would you paint if you were totally  free".

We take this to mean big paint strokes while not having to know what's happening or  where we are going. We believe the more abstract the better because then there is  more freedom to go anywhere and for it to be anything: "now I am really free because  anything can appear and become anything else, so " I can turn this black line into a  bird's beak and then into a baby's leg or perhaps it looks more like a ......" fill in the  blank.

This notion of freedom is deceiving and leads to confusion. We mistake imagination,  the mind leaping from one association to the next, with intuition thus freedom.

Growth happens when we respond to what is, but we must acknowledge what is.  It is OK to not like what we paint, to feel confused, to be disturbed or feel scared by  what we paint. We must know where we are in order to know what we want.

What would you want to paint? what pulls you?
If you didn't have to hold back, what could you paint?

You are allowed to express your desire.  Can you commit to it on paper? Can you be as specific and clear as possible with your  commitment?

Painting Inside Out is about daring to commit; daring to be specific because "to be  specific is to dive into your freedom".  This does not mean you should plan your painting! It means you know where to begin.
Then you must travel without a destination.

I invite you to be in the unknown of not chasing what to paint next.
This is the creative process.


Eve-Marie Elkin, LCAT & LMSW



Please join me for . . .



Sept. 4-6pm, 2015
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Sept. 26, Tarrytown, NY, 10-4pm, $100 materials included

Beginning Sept. 30. AM and/or PM classes.
Contact Eve-Marie.

Saturday, Oct. 3,  1-4:30pm, $70 (couple: $100) materials included


Please call Eve-Marie at 914.844.6213 to reserve your space or for more information.


See Painting Inside Out and Family Constellation Workshops

Private Sessions also available by appointment.

Final thought: Painting can lead you to freedom.