The Art of Facilitating

Coming in 2021

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This course is open to anyone who has completed The Principles of Process Arts.

The Art of Facilitating brings the principles of process painting into practice. For those choosing to facilitate process painting, this module will provide an experiential understanding of each principle by illustrating how they weave together in the interplay of painting and facilitating. The Art of Facilitating is also relevant if you're not planning on guiding others in this practice–it's an exploration of the deepest streams of the creative process revealed through the unique experience of painting for process.


You may join The Art of Facilitating at any time. You will be able to complete the course on your own schedule and review the course material at any time.

In The Art of Facilitating, you’ll learn by:

  • Viewing video excerpts of actual facilitation sessions where painters encounter a wide range of challenges and breakthroughs under Stewart Cubley's guidance.
  • Completing written exercises about what you perceive after viewing the facilitation excerpts.
  • Listening to Stewart’s comments on why he takes certain actions and his perceptions behind them.
  • Viewing Stewart’s recorded webinar series in which he presents the course material live to the first beta group as well as the discussions that follow.
  • Hearing relevant conversations between Stewart and other course members, as well as online mentoring sessions during the training of his co-facilitators.

Process Arts Community:

As a member of Module II you are eligible to register for and be a member of the Process Arts Community.


The cost of The Art of Facilitating is $649. Your tuition includes a one-half hour mentoring session with Stewart or a senior facilitator. After that, the cost for One-to-One Mentoring is $210 which covers 3 hours of personalized supervision (a 50% discount). After registration, you may also wish to add one of the personal practices described in Making It Personal.

Process Circles Add On: We highly recommend this add-on to the course. Process Circles are small groups of participants that explore the contents of Module II through personal sharing and discussion under the guidance of a senior Painting Experience facilitator. Using Zoom online video technology, you’ll make connections with other course members as you investigate the course material in light of your own experience as a painter and potential facilitator in training.

26 Continuing Education Credits are available for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP & RN. There is a certificate fee of $25.

After completing The Art of Facilitating, you will receive a certificate of course participation.

Your Instructor

Stewart Cubley
Stewart Cubley

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 that invites 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 and Omega Institutes. He has brought his work to multinational corporations, programs in prisons and countless other public forums. Stewart is the co-author of Life, Paint & Passion, Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression, (Tarcher/Putnam). He and his wife, Shae Irving, live in Fairfax, California and part of the year on their homestead near Denali Park, Alaska.

This course is closed for enrollment.