About Elise

Hi, My name is Elise Crohn and I am a creativity coach, artist, and entrepreneur. I LOVE to inspire the creative process in myself and those around me. 

Click here to read more about "Why I Paint".

I am a self-taught artist and a deeply trained facilitator of creative processes that lead to transformation and healing.  Over the course of my life I have owned and co-created several creative businesses and arts oriented non-profit organizations. I became a community organizer, obtained a degree in deep ecology and sustainable living, completed a two year expressive arts therapy training, became a certified Source Painting™ teacher, Art Medicine Woman, and SoulCollage® facilitator and recently completed a 2 year post graduate training in Jungian Sand Play therapy.  It has been my honor and delight to have guided thousands of students over the years in classes and workshops to discover their own creative heART--all with an orientation towards depth psychology, women’s spirituality, and love of Mother Earth.    

I am always inventing, and learning, creative processes that help people engage directly with the imagery of their soul. I believe that creative energy is the medicine our society needs and is a healer of many of our societal and personal ills. Our souls, and the soul of the world, speak to us in imagery—the more we allow that imagery to be created through us the more in touch we feel with the pulse of life. 

The biggest thing I have learned in 20+ years in the creativity field is that we all yearn to express the creativity in our soul and when that yearning is given time and a safe place to be nurtured the results are always healing.   

I love to create the time, space and encouragement for my students, colleagues, friends and family to engage in heart-art—Come join me!


When we make art, art makes us into deeper, truer, more joyful creatures.
— Elise