Painting From The Source Workshop with Aviva Gold

Jun 21, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020

Imagine yourself immersed in Source Painting®, movement, & vocalization. Enchantment is available for everyone.

For over 35 years Painting from the Source® (PFTS) has been offering workshops, books, DVDs, and private coaching for men and women who have considered painting – but never thought they could. PFTS is also for people who are trained in the arts and would like to explore and expand the source of their creativity.

The workshops are for anyone who wants to awaken their artist’s soul. It  rekindles your sense of freedom and will have beneficial affect on other areas of your life. Many who have experienced the workshop have found this painting process to be genuinely transformative. For a tiny taste of the vast soul feast available in Aviva’s workshops and book, sign up for our newsletter on the left side of this page and you will receive and hands-on sampler to try at home.

$650/ Person including material



Sunday – Arrival Day
June 21, 2020



Aviva Gold MFA, MPS, CSW, ATR-BC, REAT, and Art Medicine Woman discovered the enchanted bliss and healing in nature and art as a lonely child. Thus began a lifetime of guidance from the muses found in art and nature. Aviva graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Art Education and Painting in 1962, taught art to children in Harlem and Spanish Harlem, New York City, received a Masters in Painting from Pratt Institute, was Mom to three sons, wife to a young doctor, and a natural childbirth and lactation coach, and she painted, exhibited and taught drawing and art history at New Mexico State University… all in what she sees as her “first” life. Continue reading Aviva’s Story.

Gifted as a widely exhibited artist, teacher, group leader, and public speaker, Aviva Gold has evolved from art therapist/teacher and psychotherapist in private practice into a spiritual guide through painting. She has traveled widely, influencing many nationally and around the world. Her workshops and lectures on the innovative method she calls “Painting From The Source,” draws seekers of every stripe – from beginners who have never before dared to put brush to paper, to experienced professional artists with their own worldwide reputations, neophytes on the evolutionary path who are just beginning their explorations, to highly evolved spiritual seekers, fully aware of the myriad paths to the Source. Aviva has worked with both deeply troubled individuals daring to look inward for the first time, to integrated students at home in their evolving selves. Notable among Aviva’s characteristics as a teacher and guide is her ability to reach the full range of students who come to her workshops and presentations. The diversity of her students is one of the most wonderful aspects of her work.


Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.


“I LOVED this FABULOUS class!  Aviva Gold is a truly gifted teacher in a multitude of ways.  She is an extremely knowledgeable, talented, kind and loving Spiritual Art Medicine Woman who will help guide you to new places in your heart and soul, and then you get the pleasure of transferring your insights and feelings using paint to paper the way you see it!  What could be better!  The day is all about what YOU experience, there’s no right or wrong, no judgment, and the day is completely accepting and supportive. It’s a wonderful adventure in creativity, artistic expression and fun.  I wish Aviva lived in Los Angeles, because I would sign up once a week.  I invite you to enjoy this FABULOUS and INSPIRATIONAL class to paint from your own source.  It was delightfully freeing!”   Thank you so much, “Psychotherapist & Mediator”

“I felt so carried away by the painting process and it brought such joy and contentment. When that happens I know I have touched source and connected with spirit. Such a grounding, nourishing experience. And It’s so cool to let the process lead you instead of leading the process. It took a few days for me to feel the painting and to be able to commune with it but when the designed circle showed up, I didn’t know what to make of it. I just let it be there and waited for it to speak to me. When it finally called to me and spoke what it was, an owl, I was a bit surprised. Then after the owl was painted in, Seema told me that the owl was the totem of the Esselan Indians. When I heard that I felt more grounded in my painting. Such a cool process. I love it.
Thank you again, Aviva, for your commitment to the process and for your intuitive, skillful, loving being. You are such a light!”  –Sajjana, Wave Work Practitioner


“I have meditated for over 30 years, but I found Aviva’s workshop gave me direct experience of part of myself that was completely new. The process that Aviva facilitated enabled me to see something profound in myself but expressed in and through my painting – it was as if my act of painting was creating a mirror in which I could see myself as I never had before.” 

“I am impressed by the fact that humans have been painting for at least 40,000 years – probably longer than they have been meditating – and I certainly feel that painting from the source is a very original human activity that allows a person to become aware of themselves in a truly fundamental manner, touching the core of what it means to be human”.  – Mike Finch

Tuition is additional.