Our Philosophy


Formal language

Laughter & light 

I spaciousness of self 

Green Studio School

History of Art



I believe meaning comes through space. The space of one’s relationship to the world and the space of one’s relationships to one’s paintings is a reflection of itself. My vision is to help unblock anything that stops us from feeling this spaciousness.
— Diane Green, founder of The Green Studio School

Our Story

Diane Green, the founder of The Green Studio School, came from a traditional painting background that stressed the formal language, art history and technique. From 1994 until about 2008, she made that her priority when she taught. Her teaching approach offered ways to break down any piece of information into the smallest common denominator so she could work with many different learning styles with her students. This teaching style was valuable because she believed that everyone came with their own point of view. She didn't take this individual approach much further at the time.

It was in 2008 when Diane began to work with a Taoist Master. Over the years as she pursued learning from many other energy workers, she began to see the correlation between blocked energy and ego driven paintings. This leap in her own personal work led her to an entirely new way of approaching her students.

Based on years of studying the interplay of art and energy theory, Diane now strongly believes that energy work taught in tandem with painting enables her students to create art that not only touches more closely to the artist’s heart but will also touch the world with a more deeply grounded expression. She believes creating an environment founded on this merging of art and energy, will not only affect the painting, but will also pour into one's life from having a more experiential quality in which healing is one and the same as learning and living.

Rilke wrote: ‘These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.
— Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space