Using her 20 years of experience in education and training, her creative skills and insight from her personal journey, Fiona Neal designs and teaches a range of in person and online workshops and courses. Sought after and open to everyone, these creative, relaxed and rewarding sessions promote deeper individual focus, encourage self-connection, develop non verbal expression, discharge tension and energize creative practice.
Fiona's public and private workshops and classes attract people who want to release or explore or both.
She works regularly with participants experiencing high stress situations, or major life changes, as well as those who want to explore another way to express and self connect, to further their self-development or enliven their creative practice.
" I strongly believe that creative expression has immense value as a self development practice. As all process painters would attest, the value of the journey and what is learned as we move through it, far outweighs the end result of the painting or image created. It can help us not only express emotions, but offers a release as we work through them. It is a way to connect with the self and our subconscious, a return to the heart and our values, and helps us to feel relaxed, grounded and surefooted.
My latest course , THE SELF-BOOK PROJECT© (see details below) emerged from many conversations with people experiencing difficulties as a result of the major changes we have all experienced in 2020-2021.
It is a way to look at and manage those emerging emotions, to prioritize health and wellbeing as we move through these changes, and a return to the core Canadian values of supportive communities, celebration, diversity and love that inspired my move here 20 years ago. I would love to have you join me! "
Creative workshops and courses
The Self Book Project© (NEW! first intake Oct 2021)
The Self-Book Project© is an exciting 6 week course developed by Fiona Neal as a direct response to a common need for support to navigate this emotionally impactful time.
It uses self exploration, creativity and self expression, to promote self connection, and inspires a return to community, self worth, strength, love and trust.
Skillfully led and facilitated by Fiona Neal, participants will build an amazing personal reference
Self-Book© full of their own creative expression, exploration, positive reinforcements, and navigational tools, and become part of a supportive community.
Designed to work together, the course components ensure that as they build their self-book©, participants will also:
Reset to a place of self connection, grounding and strength
Kickstart creative practice and find inspiration
engage as part of a safe, supportive and supported community
Explore, understand and navigate emotions
Redefine and rediscover personal values
PRIOR TO COURSE START
One on one meet with instructor:
Discuss individual support needs and expectations
Invitation to Fiona Neal presentation:
Listen to Fiona's story and how her journey influenced her passion for teaching
Hear the reasons behind course development
Gain understanding on the link between self connection and supportive communities
WEEKLY (6 weeks)
ZOOM© presentation of weekly theme
ZOOM © discussion and support
Self exploration Worksheets
ONGOING FOR COURSE DURATION
Private online Facebook group page for support and connection
Optional outdoor opportunities to connect with facilitator and the group
The first Self-Book Project© course begins with a ZOOM meeting on Tuesday October 5 @ 7 pm.
and will run for 6 weeks.
Zoom meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings, Dates and times for additional connections and meets tbd
$180 (Introductory price)
WHAT YOU NEED
Access to the internet and a device
Any art or creative supplies you are comfortable with. Your work may stay in your sketch book or you may want to go bigger. This is YOUR project. See where it takes you!
WHO CAN REGISTER
Anyone! All of Fiona Neal's classes and courses are inclusive and open to everyone. No painting or art experience necessary
Group sizes are limited. Additional start dates will open as dates fill.
HOW TO REGISTER
Details of how to pay will be given by return email
Please note, early registration will be required to access one on one meets and access to Fiona Neal's pre-course presentation
Paint for Self (5hrs) An intuitive painting experience:
With the focus strongly on the process and not the end result, criticism and comparison are left at the door. Through discussion and demonstration participants will be introduced to this unique way of connecting with their subconscious, before guided painting time and individual support to help them develop and discover their own true painting style.
By providing tips and techniques that will encourage experimentation and challenge predictable and limiting thought processes, Fiona Neal will guide you through this rewarding painting experience.
Paint for Self Plus (10hrs):
This two day workshop will allow participants to take their painting to the next level. Day one follows the same format as Fiona Neal's standard Paint for Self Workshops. The addition of a second full day provides further and more advanced opportunities for exploration of this discipline. Pave the way for a deeper self connection as participants bring their paintings from day one toward completion.
For more information or to book a private workshop please contact Fiona Neal directly.