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Art Expression Classes

Invite A Friend to Free ADULT Art Expression Classes at the Rock!! 

         Walk-ins Welcome & Bring a Friend!!  1:00 to 3:00 pm


If  you have never painted before and you would like me show you how and  let the artist within you come out, then this is the class for you. We  will meet on Monday’s in January 2018. Watch your improvement within  weeks. Witness your artistic side at Free ART EXPRESSION CLASSES in a  Musical Environment.

No Experience Necessary! Tell A FRIEND. If  you have been intimidated by art in the past, this class is for you.  Cost: FREE – Independent Classes, attend them all or just one.

Dates: Monday, April 9,  16, 23, & 30, 2018. 

Mediums:  Acrylics, Coloring, Water Colors, Pencils, etc. Most supplies will be  provided. Students are encouraged to bring subject matter. Art supplies  donation welcome! Snacks Provided!

Place: City Heights ROCK CHURCH


4001 El Cajon Blvd. 1st Floor, San Diego, CA 92105

Check in with the Guard on Duty.

TIME: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

 LORISE W. MAYNARD, ARTIST, Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commissioner (619) 226 7625 O or 

(619) 518-8031 Email: [email protected]

Children 13 and older are welcome with supervision.


Yes, I can…Yes, I will!  Bring a Friend and No Registration Required.  Walk-Ins Welcome!!! 

On Monday, I attended the Blockchain & Collaboration Art Group.  I was asked to showcast some of my art pieces.  I when to the car and retrieved 3 pieces.  Looking on the ground, I saw some pennies.  I said to myself "Hum" and collected the pennies from the ground.  Back at Queen Bee's Cultural Art Center, I displayed my work.  As stranges critique my work, I told them "a penny for your thoughts." After each person spoke I walked forward and handed them their reward a penny.

When you paint, you will be using everyday objects to complete your work.  The world that you are taking for granted, you will be able to stop and notice the beauty around you.  This is a wonderful gift and blessing that artist develop.  You will be capturing your world through God's eyes.  This class is for you. 


Share the Journey: On Monday, April 9, 2018, we will have a speaker for 10 minute at the end of the class to share their journey to Japan and they will tell us about how art is helped survivors of natural disasters.

I have been networking, marketing and speaking to groups to boost attendance to the Free Adult Art Expression Therapy classes as well as buying supplies for the (4) classes that will be taught in April.  People are very interested, friendly and love the idea of these free fellowship classes.  I believe attendance will be at an all-time high for month.

 In additional we will have a special presentation from Rock missionaries Group that Traveled to Japan and have used the creative arts as a vehicles for sharing the gospel. They have used this creative arts in Japan back in 2012 to help survivors process the stress and trauma from going through the March 11th, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that trigger a tsunami and nuclear disaster. This presentation will be an excellent example of how art helped bring healing to tsunami survivors and helped them hear the gospel for the first time. The group is looking to inspire others to partner with them on this journey. 


I have traveled to Nice, France last month for the Zonta International Women Empowerment Conference. The organization is over 64 years old.  Zonta is the leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide with a mission of service and advocacy.  Their vision is a world which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential by having access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.  Its member’s work with the United Nations (UN) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNCF) and perform charity work worldwide.

I also got an opportunity to visit the National Marc Chagall Museum, created to bring together in one purpose-built place Marc Chagall most important biblical works.   His printings are from the Old Testament themes, Genesis and Exodus, & other religious inspirations.

Leaving Frances and after flying 17 hours in one day, I was very claustrophobic and suffered from jet lag. After a week of prayer my body was adjusting back to normal with the help of vitamin B-12.  Then, I got the news about the terror attack in Nice and it was on the streets that I have walked just one week ago.  I concluded, “God is not finished with me yet”.

Come and explore your creative side and meet wonderful people. We learn from each other.  Art is one of God's creative gifts to US.


We had 11 people attend the Art Expression Class last's Monday. The students are requesting that the Rock Church extend the class indefinitely. Therefore, I have agreed to keep hosting the Art Expression classes every other month always on a Monday at 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

This is the first time that many of these adults and seniors attended a class like this and they do not have to worry about the cost. That right, the classes are free to all. They can choose their form of Art, coloring water colors, pencils, etc. Acrylic paints are very expensive to provide the students. In fact one tube of acrylic paint the good quality kind cost $5.00 and we need the complete rainbow of colors. All of the Ministries at the Rock Church are self-sustaining meaning, "If the church population does not designate the funds they contribute to go to the Art Expression Classes, then the funds (supplies) are from the organizer, "are out of pocket." Because these classes will be ongoing, then new supplies must be purchased each week. The canvas boards used by the students must be replenished. We are honored to have 10 to 12 students every week and during the trial period, we had 30 students attend the classes and they love it. Some of the students even play Ping Pong after the class.

I see these adults intrigue with Art and are completely engaged in the process. They are keeping their minds sharp and having fun, asking a lot of questions and many of them heard about the Rock Church but this is the first time they are exposed to the church. The students come from very diverse backgrounds and they are making new friends with our members.

The Rock Church is doing important work here. Therefore, donations are the lifeline to this Adult Ministry, in its effort to be able to continue the attendees Spiritual growth using Art. Please feel free to attend the classes and donate what you can to keep this work progressing.

Your weekly contribution can be air marked for this Ministry by writing 2074gch –ch Senior Art ExpressionTherapy class on your check and donation envelop to ensure proper distribution of funds for the art classes.


During the class we listen to some cool jazz such as Kirk Whalum performing Babyface's Songbook and Tom Braxton classics of the Endless Highway, while the new artists in the room let their creative juices flow. The City Height Rock Church is a newly built facility with perfect lighting to paint or draw. The art classes are for Adults to enjoy these artistic experiences with the Rock Family! We are meeting every other month on Monday only from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Experience walking away with your own finished masterpiece in one session. Bring a friend. The cost is FREE! No experience necessary. Mediums: Acrylics, Coloring, Water Colors, Pencils, etc. Art supplies will be provided. Art supply donations needed. [email protected]

Come to class and let me guide you through the process. Meet new and interesting people and you will be learning in a spiritual, cozy and friendly environment. Snacks provided. LORISE W. MAYNARD, ARTIST  Walk-Ins are Welcome at City Heights Rock Church, 4001 El Cajon Blvd. Room 218 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92105, Check in with the Security Guard.

For more information please call, 

(619) 226- 7625 (O)

Hope to see you there....