The Cut + Collage Journal Retreat

ONLINE: Friday, July 17th 12 - 5 pm EST
Join now for $199

Let’s create beautiful journal pages with bits of your art, paper cutting and color !

Each of the retreats in the Enliven Retreat series is an opportunity to:

+ Gather LIVE ONLINE with a group of supportive women who value open, inviting art making as much as you do.

+ Support one another’s art, and get playful

+ Dig deeper into your art and take your skills to the next level

+ Feel the joy of mindful art making

I’ll help you make beautiful little paper cuts that make your journal pages pop

Learn to cut beautiful, detailed shapes.

Cut out the most beautiful bits and pieces of your art to use as centerpieces on your art journal pages. 

Layer marks, color, and texture. 

Learn how to pull it all together into a cohesive art piece. 

Create an element of surpise and wonder with doors, windows, and papercuts.

Join us LIVE on ZOOM! Friday, July 17th from 12 – 5pm EST!

I’m Amy, Your Guide

I’m Amy Maricle, an art therapist turned art facilitator who adores helping artists make more meaningful, joy-filled art. Now more than ever, we need ways to connect to a community, and drop into the moment with creativity and serenity. I’m here to help you and a beautiful group of women do that.

We are going to explore, experiment, and play with collage, paint, and paper cut to help you make them a part of your art journaling practice.



Friday, May 13th,

12pm – 5pm EST on ZOOM!

For each creative retreat, you will:

  • Ignite the creative fire with prep exercises so you hit the ground running.
  • Use mindfulness tools to calm the inner critic and make space for present, joyful experimentation.
  • Explore your ideas from multiple angles – getting to your best, BIG ART ideas.
  • Re-treat ourselves by breaking bread together during our retreat.
  • Receive prep homework, materials list, and a full class e-book that includes all lessons.
“I really enjoy group art work and have a difficult time finding others. Sometimes we have to go a little further to find our tribe which the internet has successfully been able to do. 🙂 My own creativity has been sparked. Friday’s retreat grounded me in knowing that creativity does not need to be bogged down by supplies. In using a few good quality items we were able to get off the ground to engage in the creative process of mystery. Thank you for that.”

– Pamela Swafford

“I like how so many of us women are now able to come to the table together and not make excuses for what we are producing. I used to think that being vulnerable could be a weakness. Now I look at vulnerability in my art more as a strength. I am ‘allowed’ to be vulnerable to my art. It makes me stronger. My art feels stronger. I am happier with my art as well. There is strength in women!”

– Deborah Wakefield

“Thanks so much for a fruitful ‘playshop.’ The group was so generous and keen to try all you had to offer. The pump is primed!”

– Anne O’Connor

“This morning’s retreat was enjoyable, fun and important for me. Thank you for guiding me to open myself to uncomfortable art exercises.  I was able to ‘just do it’ and the thumbnail practices have showed me a way to both make art on a daily basis and to go further with my art.”

– Rita Reid


“Thank you sooo much for the wonderful experience, I was nourished and inspired throughout the afternoon, and got so much out of the retreat. I am taking away permission to create and make mistakes (my oops!) and am incorporating more sketching, noting, and playing into my days.”

– Lynn Pollack


Do I need prior art or painting experience to participate?

No, whether you’ve never painted before, or you are an experienced artist, this day-long retreat is structured to provide you the space to learn to see in new ways, and opportunities to translate those new visions onto your fluid art paintings. 

Are the materials provided?
You will provide your own materials. Our goal is to take advantage of the simplicity of only using pen and watercolor to focus on nature’s beauty and the mindful process.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds will be granted, regardless of reason. If I have to cancel for any reason, your money will be refunded.
What kind of internet connection do I need?
You’ll need a strong internet connection and the camera and microphone that are built into your device. You may also want headphones to help reduce noise.

The Cut + Collage Journal Retreat

ONLINE: Friday, July 17th 12 - 5 pm EST
Join now for $199