About

“We all have been socialized to think, feel, and behave as we ‘should,’ and in the process of such socialization, our spontaneous, creative, innocent aspects have been buried. We learn to paint and draw conventionally and fall into self-conscious, perfectionist, habitual ruts. This painting process unlocks the door of that prison. Imagine yourself reaching inside, finding your depths, bringing forth your truth with paint on paper as you never have before. That is what we do.”

Instructor Janat Horowitz painting in her studio.

For 25+ years, Janat has focused on offering opportunities for people to express their creative side in a non-judgmental environment. During her 5 years on staff at the Esalen Institute, she served as Artist and Teacher in Residence and co-founded the Esalen Creative Arts Barn. Following Esalen, she was the resident manager of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, CA. (Beatrice Wood was the matron artist of the “Dada” movement in the 20th century.) Internationally known artists studied at the Center with Janat as their hostess.

By nature and life experience that has included working as a white water rafting guide, grand-parenting, and doing extensive psychological and spiritual work, Janat has developed a remarkable intuitive sense of human nature. She now applies her talents to assisting others in accessing and expressing hidden feelings creatively.

Janat Dundas (Horowitz) studied with Michele Cassou of “The Painting Experience” and and co-led workshops with author/painting teacher Aviva Gold of “Painting from the Source”.