Twin Rocks, Oregon 2024

Twin Rocks Retreat Center, Oregon

May 31 – June 2, 2024


A Residential Weekend on the Coast of Oregon

Join us for a weekend intensive at the beautiful Twin Rocks Conference Center, on the Oregon coast, less than two hours from Portland.

We look forward to providing you with a fulfilling retreat with other like-minded explorers. No prior experience in painting is required.

Your tuition includes two and one-half days of facilitated painting sessions with Stewart Cubley and Aziza Balle, accommodations and meals, all art materials, daily group discussion circles in a small, supportive community, and video presentations that support the painting practice.

Note: Want to share a ride? Click here to request or offer a ride to the workshop.

 Workshop Information (Click for more information)

Workshop Schedule

You will arrive anytime Friday afternoon and be ready for dinner, followed by our first session Friday evening. We’ll have two sessions each day on Saturday and Sunday, and a video presentation and discussion on Saturday night. The workshop will be completed by 5:00 pm Sunday. You may choose to leave on Sunday after our final painting session or stay until Monday morning.


Tuition, accommodations and all meals included

  • Single Accommodations Two Nights: $1235 per person. Extra Night $100
  • Shared Accommodations Two Nights: $885 per person. Two people per room. Extra Night $100
  • Bunk Accommodations Two Nights: $685 per person (up to six people per room). Extra Night $100

Note: Requests for private accommodations based on availability.

Continuing Education Credits

15 CE Credits are available for MFT, LCSW and RN. Learn more.


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On Hwy 470, head uphill toward the Kalaupapa Lookout.

At the 3 mile marker, take a right. The driveway says “private drive” and is lined with short palms.  Drive to the end.

Ride Share

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Cancellation Policy

If you pay in full when you register you will receive a full refund minus a 15% handling fee if you cancel before May 10th, 2024. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

 Why Paint for Process? (Click for more information)

The exhilaration of creating without the pressure to perform, produce or succeed.

The goal is free-expression. Process painting emphasizes the creative process rather than technique or expertise. No prior art experience is necessary. We all start from beginner’s mind.

The personal power that grows from being present in the moment.

Process painting offers an exceptional opportunity to inhabit the present moment. It’s an engaged spirituality — a practice of equanimity, presence, and learning to stay present in the face of whatever arises.

The beauty of letting yourself be led rather than grasping for control or attempting to plan.

Through listening to your intuition — the color that calls to you; the placement of the brush on the paper; the shape, the form, the image that wants to be born — process painting invites you to unleash your inner wildness.

The rewards that come from experiencing doubt and carrying on anyway.

One of the myths of art is that you have to feel inspired, have endless ideas or feel confident in order to create. But not-knowing allows innocence. Accepting imperfection yields compassion. Risking vulnerability opens the door to breakthrough and awe.

The healing that comes from true completion.

Completion is one of the greatest mysteries in process painting. It can be a moment of astonishing surprise and release. Completion is an inner state of freedom that you experience when you carry a painting through to its natural end.

The development of an awakened stance towards life that is centered yet expansive.

The meeting with yourself that occurs in the painting process is meditation in action — where the circumstances of your life are seen as potentials rather than problems.