“This is not about art – its about LIFE!  In one short weekend my heart blasted open and I felt brought home to the core of my BEING. An enormous flow of creative expression poured out of me – I was like a child again. All that we did was healing and deeply meaningful. This course utterly transcended my expectations.”  ~ Jenny, Denmark

“Dana is uniquely gifted not only as an artist in her own right, but in her ability to communicate and awaken in others their own creativity.  Totally fun! Unexpected. Deep. Profound. Delightful. Highly recommended for, well, everyone! Creativity is of the soul & awakens soul awareness. And is a pathway to soul awakening. Dana has the roadmap. ‘Take me to my creative center.’ And she does.”  ~ Nayaswami Asha, Spiritual Director of Ananda Palo Alto

“This course helped me to no longer impose mental limits on my artwork, but only to follow the divine creative flow. I met extraordinary people, with whom I shared very special experiences.”  ~ Claudio Monello, Italy

“An intense and profound experience, which leaves a sign of enduring significance. Thank you!” ~ Ileana AlegrettiItaly

“I am profoundly grateful to the Academy of Art, Creativity and Consciousness for offering courses that have brought such positive effects – not only to my art, but also to unexpected areas of my life. The teachings are about allowing; about trust and surrender; about peace; about serene joy; about healing; about re-alignment; about Truth. I deeply appreciate these profound teachings for Life.”  ~ Giovanna, Italy

“Thanks to this experience I tried to love, speak, sing and dance without the control of the mind. It is wonderful to be born for the first time and become aware that there are many beings of light that wait for me with much much love. Today is my first day of freedom!   ~Valeria Bianco, Italy

“I can’t speak highly enough of Dana’s ability to convey significant information about the creative process, while allowing for and encouraging each individual to follow their unique creative thread. It was a joy to be in this workshop and I hope to be able to work with her again. Dana is a light in the world!   ~Marj Cannon, Wisconsin USA

“Dana’s paintings always have a message which comes from intuition and the heart. This way of painting, where the painter enters into an inner flow becoming an instrument of a greater power, is astonishingly well taught at the Academy of Art, Creativity and Consciousness. In their courses people can directly experience this creative process and see not only its beauty but also its healing power, and the doors it opens to oneself.”  ~ Mihai Huber, Romania 

IMG_0098 “In the “Painting from the Heart and Soul” workshop, creativity poured out of me.  I relaxed for the first time in seven months and found my unique imagery in the process.   ~Jennifer, USA

“The experience  gave me the possibility to open a certain part of myself, to open a door in order to let out my emotions, observing them and working on them through the process of creativity. Bringing this creative flow into all things; a flow of colors, of light, of joy, touched my heart, showering it with real joy, expanding it more and more. To start a new life made out of this joy, these colors, this love for life itself.”  ~CM, Italy

IMG_0434“I hesitated going to Dana Lynne Andersen’s weekend intensive called Seed the Vision because I, too, am a facilitator for expressive arts and human liberation. What could she teach me, I wondered, and yet something kept pulling me to her and to the event. I emailed her to ask if she thought her work would be helpful to me. Having a fine-tuned antenna for people who are authentic and wise, I was moved by her response which was open, affirming and down-to-earth wise. In person, Dana is all of that and also loving, calm and confident and easily able to adapt to the changing energies of a group. She is full of grace, enthusiasm, humility, humor, clarity of purpose and pure in her passion. She models a radiant humanness and nourishes the divine creative spark in each of us. Thank you, Dana, for shifting the trajectory of my life.” ~ Deborah Jane Milton, Ph.D,  Seattle USA

IMG_0390“Five days of rich experience; full of surrender, sharing, and creativity- make this a beautiful art course, and also a wonderful workshop of introspection and connection with our Soul! While painting and creating with a variety of pastels and watercolor paints, each person experienced new approaches to the painting process. We discovered that art is not possessed exclusively by artists, but by everyone whose goal is to be a pure and inspiring channel of the only unique creator … God!”   ~ Lakshmi Sabrosa, Portugal

“The Arts and Consciousness workshop was transformative for me.  I began the week anticipating I would receive some instruction about how to “do art” framed in the context of spirituality.   Following the workshop, I now know that my creativity is so much more than “doing art” and that engaging in the creative process is essential to me as a spiritual being. Dana is such a gifted teacher, grounding all that she offers in metaphysical concepts that have evolved from numerous luminaries, both contemporary and of previous generations.  She structured the workshop so that we used a variety of art materials, yet provided complete freedom and encouragement as to how they were to be used, thus allowing for the development of the creative flow that fit for each person.  Never once did she demonstrate a right way to do something – that was so refreshing to me, as I have had little experience with art techniques and was concerned I might not measure up to outside expectations. In addition, Dana planned activities that encouraged us to embody the art that we created.  These activities helped develop a felt sense of the creative flow working through us, body and soul.  I came to understand myself in relation to my artist process because I had the opportunity to experience it bodily, along with others, in a non-judgmental and fun environment. I can’t speak highly enough of Dana’s ability to convey significant information about the creative process, while allowing for and encouraging each individual to follow their unique creative thread.  It was a joy to be in this workshop and I hope to be able to work with her again.  Dana is a light in the world!”  ~Marj Cannon, Wisconsin USA

“This art painting and collage experience has opened a part of me that is childlike, joyful and adventuresome. I am entering the third phase of my life, filled with a joy, an excitement, a curiosity that will carry me through these next three decades.  And then, this wave of creativity and vitality will dissolve upon the beach on the other side, depositing me with a gentleness and love that will enable me to find my footing in a new world with ease and grace.”   ~Lorraine Vann, USA