"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers." - May Sarton



A weekly creative (art-making) retreat series
to renew and restore
with Lisa Kagan and Margaret Hartsook


As we move from the darkest time of the year towards the return of the light, this in-person weekly “mini retreat” series offers you the chance to step away from the demands of daily life to connect more deeply with your own inner light. Drawing inspiration from nature’s passage through winter’s dormancy into spring’s cycle of blossoming and tapping into the power of myth and personal symbolism, together we will cultivate our personal gardens of possibility through engaging in the creative process. Combining creative writing and visual art, we will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and materials such as painting, drawing, collage, kinetic sculpture, paper mosaics, and printmaking with natural materials. This weekly retreat series offers you a chance to nurture your creative spark, cultivate new ways of enriching yourself and your life in this next chapter, and nourish yourself in the supportive, uplifting company of other women.

This retreat offers space for creative expression for women 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:
This is an eight week series with facilitators Margaret Hartsook and Lisa Kagan. This series will be offered on Mondays from 6:30pm-9pm on January 30, February 6, 20, 27 (no group February 13), March 6, 13, 20, (no group March 27), and April

Wonder, Pen & Ink by Lisa KaganLocation:
Margaret’s home art studio, in SE Portland, the Creston neighborhood.

Program Fee: $375
Art Materials:
Total Cost: $400

Payment is due at the time of sign up. For more information or to register for this program, please contact Lisa at: lisa@familyheirloomarts.com or 503.347.1391. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate, early registration is recommended. Click here to view the full event details, registration information, and our COVID-19 vaccination policy.