Join our growing community of online painters for a much needed respite where you can reduce stress and connect to the creative community of women you’ve been looking for.
Wild and Free Painting is an indulgent and nourishing process painting studio for self-care and personal growth. We focus on the act of painting itself and your experience while painting rather than the final art product. We celebrate your creativity in all of its authentic form and return to the idea that creative expression can serve as a tool to heal, connect, de-stress, reclaim, and discover.
Experiencing this process helps women feel a deeper connection within themselves, while quieting their inner critic and putting an end to self judgement, loneliness, and "I'm not good enough" thinking.
Absolutely no prior art experience is necessary to enjoy the benefits of this process.
Elissa Arbeitman is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and owner of Wild and Free Painting, a nourishing and comfortable space created just for women. It’s a respite you can come to where you are encouraged to leave the expectation to produce, perform and succeed behind. In this space you are invited to take off the masks and the stories that have been handed down to you and instead create your own path.
Ultimately, Elissa's purpose is for you to feel complete acceptance for who you are. She does her best work with self doubting women who are exhausted by their inner critic, constantly judging themselves to the point of being stuck, feel disconnected from their true selves, always feel pressure to produce, perform and succeed, are in transition, stressed, anxious, lonely or shut down from their creative self. Elissa's passion is in empowering women to uncover their authentic voice in order to create a life filled with deeper meaning.
Elissa has seen countless positive shifts in women once they find a space where they feel heard, validated and understood. Through intimate process painting groups or creative individual sessions you will feel empowered to discover a new space within, filled with respect, acceptance and compassion for who you are and as a result live a life of more meaning and connection.
Elissa earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Michigan, holds a Masters degree in Art Therapy from New York University, is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) by the Art Therapy Credentials Board and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) by the State of New York.