• Cambria, California, USA
  • Oct 10 - 13, 2019 (4 days)

About This Event

Imagine…arriving at a small quaint town on the coast, escaping the routine of daily life. The ocean air and serene atmosphere immediately calms you. You reconnect with your inner artist as you explore the art of mixed media. Walking along the beach, gathering found objects for your artwork, you are rejuvenated by the soothing melody of the waves. Surrounded by fellow creatives, you experience a kinship and inspiration by what others are creating without the pressure of having to be artistic. In a supportive and encouraging environment, you feel free to explore, be spontaneous and just play. Surprised at what intuitively unfolds in front of you…a creation that encapsulates your authentic creative expression. The weekend is a gift to yourself, as it awakens your true creativity within. 

True Creativity comes from reconnecting and tapping into our intuition, surrendering to the present moment, letting go of expectations and allowing yourself to be guided by your inner artist. Mixed Media Art is the ideal medium to explore your creative side without the pressure of having to be artistic or create a perfect piece of art. You’re free to experiment and be spontaneous in whatever you create. During the process we invite accidents or mistakes to happen, while finding beauty in the imperfections.

In the beginning of the retreat I will take you through a painting exercise designed to help you get past over thinking, be more courageous and open you up to a free flow of creativity. We will also do some journaling exercises that will help to quiet those voices or perceptions that get in the way of your full creative expression.

I will then take you step-by-step in the process of creating your artwork with a variety of mixed media applications. During the weekend you will be working on multiple pieces where you will have the opportunity to combine collage, fabric, acrylic painting, layering, found objects and more.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Picasso

Event Highlights

  • • Create your own mixed media pieces
  • • Found objects gathering at Moonstone Beach
  • • Creativity enhancing yoga sessions (optional)
  • • Lunches (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Snacks & Drinks
  • • Journaling exercises to connect you to your creativity
  • • All art materials
  • • Henna Tattoos…and more

Schedule

(Tentative) Retreat Schedule
Below is a tentative retreat schedule for the weekend and may be subject to change as we draw closer to the retreat date. However, the goal is to try to keep the schedule as close as possible to what appears here.

Thursday April 25
Meet, Greet & Check-in
4:00-5:00pm

Friday April 26
9:00-9:30 am
Yoga with Terri at the Leffingwell Landing
9:30-10:00 am
Welcome & Retreat Overview
10:00-12:00 pm
Demo & Work in class
12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 – 3:30pm
Work in Class
4:00-4:30pm
Moonstone Beach Field Trip
6:30-8:30pm
Friday Night Soiree (TBD)

Saturday April 27
9:00-9:30 am
Yoga with Terri at the Leffingwell Landing
9:30-12:00 pm
Demo / Work in Class
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-4:30pm
Demo /Continue Working in Class

Sunday April 28
9:00-9:30 am
Yoga with Terri at the Leffingwell Landing
9:30-12:00 pm
Finalize Pieces
12:00-1:00pm
Lunch
1:00-2:00
Closing

What's Included

  • Art Materials
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Complimentary Henna Tattoo
  • All Lunches, snacks & beverages

What's Not Included

Accommodations are to be made by attendee.

Venue Highlights

The retreat will be held in the peaceful quaint town of Cambria, nestled in the Central Coast of California. Not to far from Moonstone Beach, part of the San Simon State Parks. The workshop will be at the Old Grammar School building where Cambria Center for the Arts is also located.

Accommodations

All attendees are responsible for their own accommodations. I have a limited block of rooms held at a discounted rate at the Sea Otter Inn located directly across from Moonstone Beach. More information will be provided upon registration.

Menu/Cuisine

Lunches will be provided throughout the weekend. Menu may include a variety of salads, sandwiches and or Mexican cuisine. Coffee, tea and snacks are also provided.

Directions

The town of Cambria is located at the central coast of California. The nearest airport is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport which is 36 miles (45 minute drive to) from Cambria.

Tags: art and yoga art retreat california cambria central coast california creativity mixed media retreat mixed media workshop

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