NOURISH ~ Cultivating Creativity & Connection
February 21 @ 6:30 pm - May 15 @ 9:00 pmCost: $220
A monthly writing and art-making mini retreat series with Lisa Kagan
“Beginnings are notation for the symphony of the possible in us. They ask us to break the pattern of our lives and reconfigure it afresh—something that can only be done with great courage and great tenderness, for no territory of life exposes both our power and our vulnerability more brightly than a beginning.”
~ John O’Donohue (Excerpt from “A Spell Against Stagnation”)
Are you ready to usher in a time of change or currently navigating a significant life transition? Are you looking to reinvigorate your creative spark and refill your well while making new connections in the community? Join us for NOURISH, our monthly art and writing circle. This “mini retreat” series offers you the chance to step away from the demands of daily life to connect more deeply with yourself through engaging in the creative process of writing, painting, drawing, and collage. Each month we will explore a different theme paired with writing prompts and a mixed media art invitation for the evening. Themes for this session include compassion, wonder, rejuvenation, resilience, and joy. Set in a lush private garden, this monthly circle offers you a chance to nurture and nourish yourself in the supportive, uplifting company of other women. This program offers space for creative expression for women and those who identify as female of all ages and backgrounds. No writing or art experience is necessary. All art materials, as well as snacks and tea, will be provided.
Dates & Times:
Wednesdays 6:30pm-9pm (February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15)
Location: Family Heirloom Arts Studio in SE Portland, the Woodstock neighborhood.
Program Fee: $195
Art Materials Fee: $25
Total Fee: $220
Registration & Payment:
For more information or if you would like to register for this program, please contact Lisa at: Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or at 503.347.1391. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate, early registration is recommended.
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About Lisa Kagan:
Lisa 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 is also a co-founder of Touchstone Retreats. She offers art and writing retreats throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lisa believes in the transformative nature of the creative process to heal, empower, challenge, inform, and awaken the human spirit. Lisa received her BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a focus on writing and fine art. She has completed intensive studies in the arts at Skidmore College, the University of New Mexico, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. Lisa has published two books of original art and poetry, Coming Home to Myself (2021) and Emergence (2009).
Touchstone Retreats Health & Safety Policy
• Wearing face coverings while indoors is optional during this retreat series. If this requirement changes, participants will be notified ahead of time.
• We ask that all retreat participants do a self-evaluation before coming each week and that they remain at home if they have any symptoms of illness.
We will continue to monitor guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) regarding best practices for indoor gatherings and we will update our policies accordingly.
Touchstone Retreats Cancellation Policy
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 start of the program. 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 you have a COVID related situation arise, and you need to cancel please contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or 503.347.1391.