Stewart Cubley & Aziza Balle

Teaches at Institute for Art and Living

Stewart Cubley, Founder and Director
For over four decades, Stewart Cubley has pioneered a way of integrative and creative living through the practice of process painting. His method is one of respectful questioning, inviting you to extend yourself into new areas of thought and feeling. Stewart has the ability to meet you where you are and to ask the right question at the right time. He is a down-to-earth teacher whose personal interactions allow you to see yourself differently in ways that can be life changing. Stewart travels throughout the world, teaching his unique approach to thousands of people at personal growth centers such as the Esalen Institute and the Omega Institute. He has brought his work to multinational corporations, programs in prisons and countless other public forums.

Stewart Cubley is a coauthor of the highly acclaimed book Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression (Tarcher/Putnam). Stewart has traveled throughout the world for more than 40 years working with individuals and groups to access the potential within the human heart and imagination. He has taught his unique approach to thousands of people at learning-based organizations, corporations, monasteries, prisons, and other public forums.

He and his wife, Shae Irving, live in Fairfax, California and part of the year on their homestead near Denali Park, Alaska.

Aziza Balle, Facilitator 
I was first introduced to process painting in 2007 and since then it has been an essential part of my life. As an elementary and high school counselor I’d used art therapeutically with kids, as a means of centering and exploration. With process painting I came to more deeply appreciate and value the experience of creating. This way of painting is a great teacher: I’m offered a gazillion opportunities to align with a dimension of myself that is not the critical one, the judge or controlling one, the one who wants and wants and wants. Instead, I learn to move and flow with the “is-ness” of my being, embracing my energy and feelings and respecting the unknown. This method of self-exploration enriches all aspects of my living and I delight in sharing it with others.

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