Connecting to Your Voice through Painting Your Stories

Paint Your Story Workshop

The focus of the Paint the Story Workshop is to connect to your stories through painting.  In this workshop, we spend time  thinking about the stories of our lives: the story we want to tell, the story we need to tell and the story we are made to tell.  During this 3 hour workshop, participants can paint a warm-up painting exercise followed by 3 paintings.

Paint Your Story Background

The Paint Your Story Workshop was created by Anna Elliott upon request.  It is based on her journey to reconnect to her inner voice: to hear it, to listen to it, to trust it again in a way that allows her to process her mind and her heart.  It took her a year of painting while listening to her voice to truly understand why she was unhappy, and that was the beginning of understanding what would help her design a life that actually fit her.  This workshop can be for you a way to process the stories of your lives with the one human that was in them all, yourself.  


What is Paint the Story?

 Paint the Story is an experiential workshop designed to help you paint stories specific to you.  By processing these stories while painting, we are connecting to our inner voice.


We were made to have a voice, to hear it and to use it.  This Paint Your

Story Workshop gives you the opportunity to do just that.

This workshop is an opportunity for you to explore your connection to

yourself so you can know your thoughts and feelings, and to support

yourself in the present and future by addressing stories in your past and

what you were made to tell.

This is also an opportunity to document your stories for retelling and encouraging yourself and others.  To write your stories from your perspective, the stories you want to tell, need to tell and were made to tell.

This is not the end of your story, this is the beginning of your next story, or another chapter in your life.

Each person's Paint the Story experience is unique to them.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for individuals individuals interested in having a deeper connection to themselves or to reconnect / hear their inner voice. 

What if I am not an artist or a painter?

No artistic talent is required for this workshop.  This workshop focuses on the meaning behind the painting. 


For general workshop and instructor information, click here 

Four word exercise used with permission from Laurie Zaigon, Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc., Laguna Hills, CA.


"For so many years others as well as myself had disregarded my own voice.  It took me a year of painting and listening for me to hear what I knew all along.  For my own voice to tell me what was really going on. 


Hearing our own voice and supporting ourselves is one of the first steps to our own wellbeing.  I want that for you, so I created a workshop to help people do this.  Maybe your story isn't about feeling disregarded, maybe it is about something else.  We all have a story, if not multiple stories to tell.  And if telling your story or using your voice resonates with you, I created this workshop for you."

Anna, Paint Your Story Creator

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This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only.  It is being provided to you to educate you about connecting through art and as a self-care tool for your own use.  It is not medical, psychological or religious advice (I am not a pastor or clergy member).  This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgement.  For my full disclaimer, go to: