Nurture and nourish yourself with a day of creative connection, renewal, and inspiration
“Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.”
As we move through this long period of isolation towards a time of reconnection and reinvention, this full day retreat offers you the chance to step away from the demands of daily life to connect more deeply with yourself and your vision for this new chapter through engaging in the creative process of writing, painting, drawing, and collage. Join us for a soulful and inspiring day in the beauty of the natural world immersed in creative community. Honoring the importance of following your own inner compass we will explore nine essential elements of the human experience: courage, passion, patience, grace, faith, resilience, wonder, gratitude, and renewal. We will experiment with creating our art on circular canvases, drawing inspiration from the cycles of the seasons, the practice of mandala creation, the rich tradition of Japanese crests, and the power of myth and personal symbolism. This retreat offers you a chance to deeply nourish yourself with delicious food, a quiet, beautiful retreat setting and the supportive, uplifting company of other women. All art supplies will be provided. No previous art or writing experience necessary.
Content for this retreat is inspired by themes central to Lisa’s newest book of original art and poetry entitled, Coming Home to Myself, released in the spring of 2021.
Dates: Saturday February 26, 10am-5pm
Location: Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center
“Surrounded by giant fir and cedar, lush fern and abundant moss covered vine maple, the Alton L. Collins Conference & Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon provides an environment and facilities conducive to study and reflection, relaxation and recreation…Trails take you through the woods and along the streams that meander around the grounds.”
A professional chef specializes in using fresh, local produce to create meals that are truly culinary works of art. This retreat includes lunch.
Retreat Program Fee & Lunch: $175
Art materials fee: $15
Total fee: $190
Payment is due at the time of sign up.
Registration and payment is made through Alton L. Collins Retreat & Conference Center. Click here to register.
Learn more about the Touchstone Retreats programs. For more information or if you have questions about the retreat, please contact Lisa at: Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or 503.347.1391.
This retreat offers space for creative expression for women of all ages and backgrounds. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate, early registration is recommended.
Facilitator Lisa Kagan is a writer, artist, educator, and personal historian. Her business, Family Heirloom Arts, is dedicated to helping individuals and families celebrate their life stories and significant life milestones through the creation of illustrated heirloom books and custom art. Lisa offers art and writing workshops and retreats throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lisa is the co-founder of the Touchstone Retreats program and a facilitator through Portland Women Writers. Lisa has published two books of original art and poetry, Coming Home to Myself (2021) and Emergence (2009).
Touchstone Retreats Vaccination Requirements
In accordance with many larger Oregon educational institutions, we require that all workshop participants and facilitators be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to participating in a Touchstone Retreats in-person retreat.
COVID-19 Retreat Policy:
• All participants signing up for an in-person retreat are required to email a photo of their vaccination card to the facilitator at the time of registration.
• At the retreat, participants will be required to wear face coverings while indoors.
• We ask that all in-person retreat participants do a self-evaluation before coming to a retreat and that they remain at home if they have any symptoms.
We will continue to monitor guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in regard to best practices for indoor gatherings of fully vaccinated adults and we will update our policies accordingly.
Touchstone Retreats Cancellation Policy (for full day retreats)
Payment is fully refundable with one month’s cancellation notice. Participants will be charged for 25% of the total program fee with less than a month’s notice up to 14 days prior to the retreat. No refund is possible with less than a 14 day cancellation notice. Family emergency situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
If this retreat is cancelled due to the pandemic you will receive a full refund. If you have a COVID related situation arise and you need to cancel please contact Lisa Kagan at (503) 347-1391 or Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com.