As a creator, I reach for that which is out of plain sight, rendering what is concealed to create a tangible embrace with the viewer.

Threads of my background studies and degrees in biochemistry, nutrition, cooking, textiles/weaving, and art therapy have woven an intricate fabric that becomes a springboard of interests, color, and textures for developing my mixed media art work. I stepped back from my 9-year art therapy practice to engage more deeply in the development of my own art.

I strive to encourage participants to be open to surprise, to go beyond their familiar rules and habits for creating, to stretch the boundaries of discovery through the mix of unlikely materials during the creative process.

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Lisa Manis

I seek to express a quality of ancient and present time in space, texture and color, bringing a sense of spirit and divine magic into my work. 

Birds, animals, angelic figures, symbolic language, fragments of poetry, all become symbols to create a sense of spiritual presence.

I incise and or scrawl into Venetian plaster, creating a mixed media cracked fresco like surface.

My background is in Asian philosophy and art from the University of Michigan and Social Work from University of Washington.  

My experience teaching hypnotherapy and past-life regression, as a medium, empath and spiritual consultant have taken me deep into the mystery, magic, and wonder of the soul's journey. When Teaching, I am all about play and finding our own language of color, shape, and mark-making. 

Lisa leads our Young Artist Workshops.