INSTRUCTOR: ANDIE THRAMS
This drawing-and-painting-focused retreat will weave meditation techniques and forest meanderings into the art process. Our practice will include technologies of painting with watercolor in the outdoors, drawing to capture tree and plant gestures, recording field notes, painting in layers to conjure up wild complexities, and quieting creative anxieties. We’ll bring mindfulness to each moment, every leaf we sketch, each wild mark and brushstroke, in the creation of a series of mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, and ink. As the spirit of the forest sinks into us, encouraging us to let go of attachment to outcome, our work in TreeSong’s enchanted forest will reveal new depth and magic.
Participants may arrive anywhere between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on Friday. Dinner Friday night will be a potluck. The remaining meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, will be prepared for you. The retreat will draw to a close at 3:00 pm on Sunday.
Best for those with prior watercolor experience, but all levels are invited.
Space is limited.
TUITION INCLUDES WORKSHOP FEE AND 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE:
$385 – ACCOMMODATIONS IN CABIN (5 SPOTS)
$370 – ACCOMMODATIONS ON COVERED PORCH ON COTS, BEDDING PROVIDED (2 SPOTS)
$355 – CAMPING WITH OWN GEAR (4 SPOTS)
$335 – COMMUTE (UP TO 8 SPOTS)
MINIMUM AGE LEVEL: 14 +