About & Kudos

About Creative Expression

Freedom to express ideas is vital for personal and societal growth. Encouraging input from different perspectives enhances innovation. Creativity is known to be lower when evaluation is expected. Contributors are more apt to share ideas freely when evaluation is not a factor. Still objective critique is an important part of the process. All contributions have the potential of elevating a system or a project. Social creativity is not a luxury, but a necessity. We all are interconnected and benefit from the social side of creativity.

Lisa Underwood provides creative programming and therapeutic art sessions for staff development and individual needs. The benefits of her classes are numerous. There are opportunities to experiment in a collaborative atmosphere, enhancing ability to see from multiple perspectives. The programs that Lisa facilitates help participants strengthen self-concept and confidence. Artistic outlets are recognized for the vital contribution they bring to Integrative Medicine and the balance they bring to our daily lives. Physical and mental health issues are eased through the healing powers of imagery and creative art engagement.

Lisa’s humanistic approach welcomes a mutual exchange among class participants; inviting comfort in risk, enrichment of process and a rewarding outcome.


Kudos for Lisa

Having taught at the adult level myself, I found Lisa to be an absolutely prepared and exemplary instructor. She did not waste time. She encouraged and gave individual attention to each student appropriately. She taught different drawing concepts each week and answered questions well. She is well-spoken and professional and I would encourage CPCC to keep her as an instructor in any art capacity. She not only is a good teacher, she is an accomplished artist in her own right and I truly enjoyed my learning experience. I have not taken an adult ed. class in many years and felt the quality of instruction was an A+.  —-Susan Slade


Dear Lisa,

We want to thank you so much for coming to East Bend for Staff Development Day. We really enjoyed your joining us, and you added so much to the day. We had wanted to have an enjoyable, relaxed, and interesting day, and you helped so much!  I heard so many good comments about your session and saw many of the creations from the workshops.  It is so interesting to look at what each staff member made and see how very different each one is.
It is just delightful. We look forward to seeing you again.
Joan Sherif
Northwestern Regional Library


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