"The creative process puts us in touch with our soul, our spirit, our inner wisdom. Self-expression through the creative arts is a sacred and often mystical experience." - Natalie Rogers
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2022 PROGRAMS!
FINDING YOUR INNER TREASURES:
A weekly creative (art-making) retreat series to renew and restore
An eight week series with Margaret Hartsook and Lisa Kagan
“What in your life is calling you, when all the meetings are adjourned…the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms itself in the dark forest? What still pulls on your soul?”
We invite you to join us in creative community as we enter into this autumn season. This in-person weekly “mini retreat” series is designed to be a gift to yourself as we gradually emerge from these last few years of isolation. Each weekly session is an invitation, through writing and art, to discover and rediscover your inner treasures and talismans that bring hope and resilience. We will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and materials such as painting, drawing, collage, image transfer, and simple ceramic sculpture. By the end of the group, you will have a personal treasure chest to inspire and sustain you throughout the darker days of winter. This weekly retreat series also offers you a chance to rekindle your creative spark, cultivate new ways of enriching yourself and your life in this next chapter, and nurture 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 October 3, 10, 17, 24 (no group October 31) and November 7, 14, 28 (no group November 21), and December 5
Margaret’s home art studio, in SE Portland, the Creston neighborhood.
Program Fee: $375
Art Materials: $15
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SELF PORTRAIT OF THE INNER LANDSCAPE:
Exploring personal mythology through writing and mask making
A full day in-person retreat
with Lisa Kagan and Dawn Thompson
“There is in every human countenance either a history or a prophecy.”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Who are we and who do we want to become? Beyond the self we present to the world and the many roles we play in our life, dwells a larger self. How easy it can be to lose touch with this essential, natural self. How vital for our own well-being and for the good of the world that we find opportunities to return to the self that dwells within. Join us for a soulful and inspiring day in the beauty of the natural world in community with other women. Through writing and mask making, utilizing painting, drawing, collage, print making and collecting materials from the magnificent Oregon forest, you’ll have the chance to honor your sense of self and your own personal evolution. This soulful and inspiring day in the beauty of the natural world also offers you a chance to deeply nourish yourself with a delicious lunch, a beautiful retreat setting, and 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 will be provided.
Dates & Times:
November 5th, 10am-5pm (This is a full day retreat)
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: $195
Art Materials: $15
Total Cost: $210
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. For more information or if you have questions about the retreat, please contact Dawn at: email@example.com or 503.568.6145.
Click here to view the full event details, registration information, and our COVID-19 vaccination policy.