Courses

“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 Arts Therapy, Cert. Counselling, Dip Art & Creativity (Adv)

Susan Knaap 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 has become deeply interested in what inspires personal meaning and promotes well-being. Not surprisingly, she has found herself drawn in recent years to intuitive painting, where the creative impulse comes from within rather than via an external stimulus.

“When you tune into your own inner source of creativity, it’s amazing how much you discover about yourself. The painting process can show you where you lack trust, hold on and judge yourself. As you gently explore and acknowledge this inner landscape, you have a genuine chance to foster new strengths – to learn to trust, take risks, let go and celebrate who you are as a person and as an artist. It’s then that your art really comes to life!”

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 intuitive painting for personal well-being
and insight, is currently being developed.

Watch this space!

In-person Courses

Click here for the upcoming Intuitive Painting Course 
to be held in Waikanae, New Zealand

Click here for the upcoming Intuitive Painting Course
to be held in Levin, New Zealand

Testimonials

“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.