"I love Elise and have fully enjoyed her classes since 1998! I am a Transpersonal & Jungian therapist from Boulder, Colorado with an emphasizes in Movement & Art Therapies. I have happily referred my clients, friends and family to her courses. Elise's classes are potent, diverse, awake, fun, deep, balanced, transforming, generous, well organized, compassionate, graceful and safe! Her teaching style is friendly, caring, easy, considerate, and nourishing. She is good natured, has real substance and cares for humanity and nature.
"Elise is quite accomplished, trained and qualified in her field. I would say she is on the leading edge of the Expressive Arts arena and up to date with diverse offerings for her students. I have painted, danced, collaged, embodied, and journaled with her in many creative ways. Elise embodies and lives her work. She has a unique gift of igniting each one to generated, exhibit, and take pleasure in their own brilliance and originality. Elise is a rarity, a treasure, a force of her own that will surely touch you. My relationship with my self and others is clearly more free, alert, deeper, lighter, truer and most of all Joyful as a result of her classes. If you are open your true self expression takes flight - healing and integration happens! I highly highly recommend Elise's classes and retreats without hesitation. Enjoy your Self!"
This is my testimonial for the workshop I attended during my birthday weekend:
The happiest place on earth is inside me. If it weren’t for the art sanctuary, Juicy Creatives Studio, Elise Crohn envisioned and fashioned, I may never have truly discovered or explored that happy place that lies within. Today I feel and understand the power that lies within my Self as I tap into this inner source of happiness from creating my own artistic masterpieces. Working and creating with Elise has opened a whole new world of possibilities to me. She lovingly guides us participants as we travel into uncharted territory that ironically lead us to centers we have always held. Through a unique set of class and workshop offerings, I have naturally let go of preconceived limitations of my abilities, talents, and imagination. At the doorstep, I relinquish doubts, fears, judgments, expectations, and certainty. This reprogramming has transcended heights I have never known I could reach or taste. And they ALL taste JUICY!
I had no clue what Gyrokinesis was until it was incorporated in the Juicy Creatives Studio workshops. AND I have found myself more enamored by both the Gyrokinesis movements and the art I produce, as they solidly complement one another. Instructor Elissa is gentle as she guides us through a series of movements and stretches that wakens up joints, bones, and body parts by stretching, tapping, and massaging. And let me tell you, there were areas we touched that I had neglected to care for despite doing yoga postures and physically straining exercises regularly.The movements freed my body from its tightness and unflexed parts. As I became more comfortable with my body, I became more comfortable with painting. I loosened up and was fired up to paint. It was energizing yet calming. I mobilized my joints and heart to try something new in both movement and painting.
Together, they are comical, supportive, and embracing of everyone’s creativity no matter what experience, if any, you come with! They do fabulous nurturing and are wholeheartedly devoted to their passions. Thank you so much for opening up the doors to Juicy Creatives Studio, where anyone can find their happiest place on earth.
Xi Bajipura, UCLA
"I Am truly honored and fortunate to be able to receive the gifts that Elise has given me through Juicy Creative Studio and her workshops. Elise is the master of her craft and at the top of her game. Her passion and purpose is infinite. Elise will assist, support and stand by youalways giving much more than you can ever imagine. Through herartistic channels and soul signature she is changing the paradigm for the world of art as well as the artist. It is my great fortune to have her as a friend, mentor and teacher. She uplifts everyone who she comes in contact. Elise is also a pioneer in collaborating with other artist/teachers to create exciting new workshop formats that bring out a new genius and passion with all the creative artists who enter her space. She hits the ball out of the park with everything she does. You would have to create a new urban language to describe her dedication and what she literally brings to the table to assist you in creating your dream! If you want to bring more bliss, joy, fun and beauty into your life I highly recommend you sign up for the adventure/class. Your life will never be the same.Moreover, you will never feel alone again as an artist!"
"Elise embodies heART and soul. Her energy and passion is contagious! This infuses her classes with positivity, fun, and the possibility of being outside of your box. I participated in a week long art retreat with Elise, and this was my first real experience with Expressive arts. I live in Los Angeles, and my background is in theatre arts and acting. I have always loved being "creative" but one of the best gifts I received from taking Elise's class was that my definition of creativity shifted and expanded. Elise is a talented artist herself and she is highly skilled in leading groups. She holds a safe space for everyone to truly be themselves. By taking her class I discovered a vital aspect of my life that I never knew I was missing - the deep mystery and magic that is possible when we tap into our true creative power. Making the trip to Florida for the retreat was one of the best gifts I've ever given myself. I am happier, more in the flow, and easier with myself. I now have a mini studio in my home and have continued to pursue expressive arts. Elise's class is truly transformational"!
This summer's Camp Juicy! at Juicy Creatives Studio was my first experience with art. When a good friend recommended this to me my first reaction was rejection--honestly I was afraid I couldn't do it.
I like to dance, I can put music into motion, can write and teach, but putting my creativity into painting or arts and crafts has never been my thing – until these 3 days spent at Juicy Creatives.
I was surprised about myself how I could trust the flow of creativity, which came out of my mind and hands – I have never experienced this before and thought I would not be able to do such amazing things. It was so satisfying and joyful to do it and see how all the art evolved from itself. out of my own soul.
I am proud of myself and on what I've created!
Thank you Elise!
“I am continually inspired by Elise's commitment to her own self-expression and by the energy of her enchanting studio. Each and every time I have participated in a class there, the experience has opened me up to a deep, creative inward journey that lasts for days afterward. Wisdom, insight, a feeling of aliveness and a refreshed intimacy with my own Soul are the fruits of such a journey. My field of energy shifts, and I become even more of a magnet for magical moments and synchronicity.”
K.S., Soul-centered Pychotherapist and Artist
"At Juicy Creatives Elise has established a nurturing, highly creative, intimate, non-judgmental environment. Elise has helped me to tap into my creativity in a totally supportive way and taught me creative ways to express myself--I am so proud of the many diverse things I have created there.
Coming to Juicy Creatives is always a wonderful, fun experience because Elise has a gift of creating an atmosphere of love and joy and warmth where we can access and share our souls with each other. Coming to Juicy Creatives is transforming my life. If you want the freedom to express yourself in a space with lovely people, have life changing and transformative experiences come to Juicy Creatives! If you want to explore your creative side come and you won’t want to leave ever again!"
High School and Adult Educator
Deb’s testimonial as a visiting teacher:
"Elise has already provided creative sacred space so that the minute you walk in the door you have already let go, you have unleashed, you have automatically begun to detox from the busy world and entered a sense of safety and freedom to create.
"To visiting teachers Elise offers support, generous art supplies, acceptance, silly free fun-dom, colorful expression, affirmative atmosphere and a feeling of sisterhood and fellowship with nature right outside the door…All of this makes the job of a workshop leader exponentially easier (and more FUN!)"
Deb’s testimonial as participant in Process painting course:
"Elise’s background, training and years of experience as a facilitator offered me a very safe space to express my vulnerable self. Knowing that she would validate what would come up I felt free and safe. Her comfort, support and nurturing offered me a safe space to express and come undone on the canvas. At the end of the day I knew I had been cradled with her wisdom and her support. Sometimes instructors are just teaching a technique-- with Elise I felt she offered her heart so I could offer mine to myself and to the group. When I went away I felt I had invested in something sacred, the magical creative HEART of me."
Artison, maker of things, creativity facilitator
"I believe my right brain turned on during my first Soul Collage workshop with Elise and has continued to develop with every workshop experience since. From Process Painting, Goddess Alters and Mandalas Elise always creates a safe and sacred place to express and discover. Her style is authentic, fun, curious, colorful and loving...she is a keeper of the light...and most definitely a Goddess of all things good!
"I encourage everyone to experience the magic of Elise's workshops…your creative energy will be stirred up and turned on!"
Art More Place
"I have been to a class on creating a vision box and it was my first class. I have been working on myself and this was a new adventure! What a life changing event with amazing godesses! I did not know what it was all about and i went into it with an open heart. I always wanted to create a vision board and this was the universe making it happen. I was at my local metaphysical bookstore and there was an amazing cigar vision box announcing the collaborative workshop with Elise owner of Juicy Creatives and Marcy Heller a reknowned numerologist and artist… I felt it was a sign and I called Elise up and asked 20 questions in three phone calls. Elise was so kind and knowledgeable! I called my sister and said we have to go to this. We both went and it was a whole new world of positive women power thru our creative minds to make our vision boxes. Elise had everything to create in her art studio with an amazing numerologist Marcy Heller who gave us empowering readings on our life path. It changed my life and helped me with the next week when my grandma passed away. It gave me the strength and insight into my future. I can't thank Juicy Creatives and Elise enough for allowing me to be open and raw with my feelings with new friends and be supported by them. I would recommend anyone to Juicy Creatives when you want to be outside of the box and use your creative side with real connections with awesome people."
Kelly McDermott RN BSN
Owner of Kellys Angels Elder Care
"I've learned that a day of creativity, community and connection at Juicy Creative's Studio is good for the soul! I’ve decided I deserve it as much as, if not more than, a spa day!"
-Local, Sustainable Chef
"I love the workshops at Juicy Creatives. Elise’s knowledge and enthusiasm help everyone get into a creative zone. Since taking the Soul Collage classes I can more freely access and explore and accept all parts of myself. The fellowship with other people interested in creativity and spirituality is refreshing. An afternoon at Juicy Creatives is like going to an enchanted land."
Graphic Designer, Yoga Therapist
"Taking classes at Juicy Creatives is fun. I've learned to ask questions in deeper ways and wait to listen for my inner voice to answer them. I enjoy the comfortable, and relaxed environment- it feels safe to be with Elise and the other artists. I have become more in touch with my intuition and willing to take risks while creating art as a result of the classes and workshops at Juicy Creatives—added bonus: my inner critic is not directing my artwork, especially when I paint.
I am happy to have a place to create and be supported by Elise and the other workshop artists."
Teacher, Artist and Creative Spirit!
Praise for Elise Crohn and Juicy Creatives Studio
When I stumbled on juicycreatives.com, Elise Crohn’s website for her Juicy Creatives Studio, I was instantly hooked. Although I had put art on the back burner to focus on my poetry, the classes and workshops Elise was offering were irresistible. I signed up for the two-day Intuitive Painting Retreat.
On Friday January 24 I arrived for the first session, a 6-9 intensive introduction. The studio’s atmosphere itself is stimulating, not a corner or wall space devoid of zany art objects and evocative quotes from some of my favorite poets. Elise set the mood, prompting the participants to paint from the heart and risk stepping outside their comfort zone. For 2 hours I painted by candlelight. As the room grew dark, at times I wasn’t sure which of the multitude of paint colors I was splashing onto my palette, which felt like permission to be loose, put the inner critic to bed, and just have fun. The next day’s session was from 9-5. Again
Elise encouraged us to be spontaneous, to keep rediscovering what we were painting, to let our heart’s lead. I painted for 5 hours on the same sheet from Friday night, adding paper on either end, layering paint on paint, going from consciously creating what was familiar and comfortable to a looser, expressionistic style, and I was loving it. When it came time for closure Elise had to almost drag me away from the painting.
To my surprise, Elise’s process was similar to the method I’ve always used in writing poetry. I start with an image, an idea, or a rhythm and then let the poem take over and teach me what my deeper self wants to say. I let the unconscious interplay with what’s arriving and, if I’m lucky, I not only come up with a good piece of writing but discover something about myself in the process. You might call it dredging for gold. Well, this was exactly the method Elise used as guide and inspirer at the Intuitive Painting Retreat.
Loving the experience was only part of the gift. I have since started painting again, letting colors and brushes speak for me, not dictating an outcome, but enjoying the surprise of how a work ends up. And this was derived from only one of the many offerings at Juicy Creatives. I plan to be a frequent visitor to this magical and freeing place.
Jane Ellen Glasser
"I have attended several events at the studio. Although I have enjoyed all the events my comment will be directed to process painting as I seem to thrive in a non-structured setting. I enjoyed the therapeutic aspect and that it pushed my creativity boundaries; when I thought I could not create more I was able to keep going. Elise's classes mirror my creativity in that I like my art to flow without the need to be a perfectionist as I have been most of my life. Elise encourages her attendees to let go of judgments and expectations, let the inner child be the guide. As a child I was always the one who colored within the lines. Now I fling paint. I think that says it all. I am learning to all my art to flow without it being what I deem perfect, instead it is my own rendition of beauty. I am learning to trust the process."
Workshop participant wishing to remain anonymous