In the Wild Places

Use Nature to Make Art
Join the Experience for $24

In the Wild Places is More Than a Workshop

In the Wild Places self-guided retreat is more than a workshop or art class. What I’m offering is an opportunity to develop a lasting, nature-based art practice. It’s not a paint by numbers type experience, but rather one in which I’ll lead you step by step through art and writing  exercises that will help  you arrive at work that is unique  and a process that is joyful.

In the Wild Places is an exploration of the Wild Places in your environment, and the wild places inside of you, revealed through your art. You’ll wander in nature, collect your own mark making tools, and create a large volume of marks, pushing the boundaries more than you have before. From there, I’ll show you how to cultivate your favorite marks into layered art works with depth and meaning. We will co-create with nature and with each other. Come ready for a slow, beautiful, deep dive into the Wild Places within.

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creating a spaciousness in your art practice.

What has most helped me through this dark time is nature. I want to share that with you.

Let your feet walk on sacred ground,

Bathe in nature’s healing, then create from it.

Let’s create with our hands and collaborate with the earth.

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mark making exercises

PART 1: wander + collect

Wander in nature – wherever you are.

Record your adventures with photos, drawings, writing

Responsibly gather natural materials for mark making

Natural mark making materials

PART 2: Percolate, ponder, Make

Read your PDF

Respectfully collect materials for mark making

Make your own natural brushes

See what emerges when you co-create with nature: paintings, books, hanging art

natural mark making tools
Mark Making Experiments
natural mark making tools

Experiment with various mark making techniques.

Incorporate pen and ink into your marks.

Experiment with ways to layer the work.

Explore your unique relationship to nature through art.

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. We are going to explore, experiment, and play with tuning deeply into nature, mark making, and creating your unique art with nature. 

What’s Included in Your Self-Guided Retreat:

A beautiful, color E-book with all lessons from your retreat

Welcome and orientation video

Do I need prior art or painting experience to participate?

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

What is the supply list?

You will provide your own materials. As usual, I aim to keep the supply list simple to help you focus on your maximum creative output by limiting the supply choices. A full supply list is included with the class, but here’s the bulk of what you’ll need:

Tracing  paper 

One or more high flow acrylic paint colors or ink

Natural materials you gather


White gel pen

Micron drawing pen

YES paste

Needle and thread or sewing machine (optional)

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.

In the Wild Places

Self-Guided Retreat E-Book
Join the Experience for $24