About Pamela Underwood Expressive Arts Studios
“Pamela Underwood Studios” consists of two expressive arts studio locations; San Diego County, California and Austin, Texas. California’s “Pena Rosa Studio” over looks Mount Woodson on three acres in rural Poway and “Turtle Crow Studio” is nestled on five acres in the hill country of Austin, Texas. At this time most workshops, classes, retreats and private client sessions are held in Poway with Austin hosting the Bodywriting Retreat for Women and the Intermodal Arts Facilitator Trainings; Group Facilitator Training, Retreat Facilitator Training and Certified Bodywriting Retreat for Women Facilitator Trainings.
Pamela Underwood’s Expressive Arts Studios offer support in the daily practice of living a resilient, creative life. No art background is necessary to be successful in the shaping of a dance or the painting of color and emergent images. Art making is innate to our human being-ness and through working with images we are able to reach far ahead of our linear thinking mind. Music, visual art, movement and poetry are expressive arts that have the ability to safely hold both the light and the shadow of our lives. The practice of expressive arts is one of the most intimate ways of being with one’s self
Pamela Underwood Studios invites you to deepen this partnership with your images and imaginal realm where they reside, so that they can come forth as helpers every day. As we work with our images our images are able to work with us. Art making is the voice of our soul; we must show up to listen.
Pamela Underwood BFA, MA
Expressive Arts Therapist/Artist/Consultant/Facilitator
Pamela has been a professional artist for 25 years and has a private expressive arts practice with a master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate school in Saas Fee, Switzerland. She is known for safely guiding participants towards their unique voice through engaging meaningful imagery. Since 1994 Pamela has facilitated Artist’s Way through the Expressive Arts and her signature retreat Bodywriting Retreats for Women (founded 1994). In 2004 she developed the unconventional/exciting 12 week Image Quest group. A Bodywriting Retreat for Women documentary (click to see) has been featured on Channel Four’s San Diego Insider. Pamela is a published author and past recipient of Sushi Streetsites NEA grant.