“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us where no words exist.”
Eileen Miller

Inside every single person is the heart of a creative being.

It’s this ability to create – to make art – that allows us to explore who we are and what we want out of life.
We’ve been doing this since the beginning of time. You could say we’re programmed for it.

But somewhere along the line, many of us have come to believe (or were told) that creativity is a pathway only for a special few.
Nothing could be further from the truth

In fact, it’s more necessary now than ever to uncover our creative souls.
The world needs us to show up, delve deep and express who we are.

About your tutor

B.Soc.Sci (Psych), PG Dip AT, Cert Counselling, Dip Art & Creativity (Adv)

Susan Knaap offers a unique blend of skills and attributes. She is an established artist who has exhibited internationally and whose paintings have sold around the world. She is also a highly respected tutor who has taught many workshops and coached beginning and emerging artists.

Alongside her passion for art and creativity, Susan is deeply interested in what inspires personal meaning and promotes well-being. Both aspects – creativity and the search for meaning – come together in the online and in-person workshops that Susan delivers.

With a degree level qualification in art and creativity, a degree in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Arts Therapy, Susan is uniquely qualified to guide those who wish to become fulfilled creatively and personally.

For more information, see About Susan.

Online Course

An online course, focused on art for personal well-being will be available soon. Watch this space!

Local Courses

Susan will be facilitating art therapy based painting courses in the Horowhenua region soon. Watch this space!


“Susan initially mentored me, then taught a number of workshops that a number of my friends and I commissioned from her. She has an amazing capacity to quickly hone in on what a student needs.”
Janet M.
“Susan worked alongside me to understand what I was trying to do and encouraged me to explore and unlock my creativity.”
Marg B.
“Susan’s ability to recognize and identify my strengths, and to encourage and inspire me to see them for myself enabled me to explore, experiment, and discover more and more of my inner artist.”
Sue K.
“Susan helped me to get over my own fears of inadequacy. She encouraged me to experiment with art techniques and to express myself through art.”
Annette M.