Soulful Art Journaling Retreat

Join Now for $259



join me in my home studio 




for a transformative

art retreat



What adventure will your art journal take you on today?

Retreat Schedule:

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

10:30 Studio Opens – Welcome Coffee, Tea

11:00 Opening Circle

11:20 Let’s Dive In & Create!

1:00 Lunch

3:00 Gourmet Dessert

4:45 Closing Circle

5:00 Retreat Ends

What’s Included?

  • Art supplies (except for your journal)
  • Coffee, tea and light refreshments
  • Gourmet dessert
  • Gentle, empowering atmosphere that will help you to dig deeper in your art



*Please pack a lunch. We will eat together at the studio. Lunch is not included.

 What You’ll Do:

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the inspiration and magic that you have always wanted to be a part of your art practice. You’ll join with a group of women artists like yourself who want to dive deep into their imagination and creativity, and create more than they could before.

Using a combination of creative warm up exercises, you’ll dig deeper into your heart and your creativity. You will use all the creative tools at your disposal including: 

* Creative visualization,

* Intuitive painting, mark making and collaging

* Creative writing,

* Intuitive image making techniques

* Creative ritual 

We will dig deep into your most creative, precious inner landscapes and help you translate those precious places on the pages of your journal. You’ll go from asking, “What do I want to paint in my journal?” to “What adventure will my art journal take me on today?”


Let’s Create a Little Magic




I’m Amy Maricle, your guide on this journey.

I adore leading retreats. I think about these gatherings as a “magic circle” where we empower each other to dig deeper and create magic. 

Your Retreat Includes a class PDF

With each of my retreats, you will receive a class PDF with homework assignments to help prep you for your experience.

Your PDF also includes helpful worksheets and the exercises we do in the retreat. 


Let go of perfectionism

“The warm up exercises were helpful for me to become mindfully present. 

You helped me to learn that my drawings don’t have to be “good” and messiness in drawings  reflects life. I came away from the retreat with my eyes opened, looking for inspiration all around me. Before, I wasn’t truly paying attention. I also learned it’s okay to draw the mundane, my subject does not have to be exotic.
Ultimately I learned that I have the freedom to do what I want in my journal.”
– Nikki Blakesley

I found my art tribe...

“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

Vulnerability is a strength

“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

A generous playshop

“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

I'm going further with my art

“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


Nourished and inspired

“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 drawing experience to participate?

No, whether you’ve never drawn 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 journal pages.

Are the materials provided?

You will provide your own art journal, but all other materials I will provide for you.

When is the retreat?

I’ll welcome you into my home studio on Sunday, March 29th from 10:30 am – 5pm. 

Is lunch included?


I will serve coffee, tea, and light refreshments all day, as well as a gourmet dessert in the afternoon. We will eat lunch together at the studio. Each student will bring her own lunch.

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.

Where are the nearest lodging options?

*Lodging is not included.

Our closest airport is Providence, RI. We are also accessible to Boston Logan airport.

We are accessible via train. Take the MBTA commuter rail to Mansfield Station on the Providence Line.


For Local Accomodations, We Suggest:


Hilton Garden Inn, Foxboro Patriot Place

27 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035

(508) 543-2040

Courtyard by Marriot Boston, Foxborough

35 Foxborough Blvd, Foxborough, MA 02035

(508) 543-5222

Holiday Inn, Mansfield

31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

(508) 339-2200


What if I have food allergies?

Please note that lunch is potluck, so you will provide your own food. I will offer you coffee, tea, and refreshments, as well as a gourmet dessert. If you have a severe food allergy please contact me so we can discuss safety issues together. 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! You can pay 2 monthly payments of $130. 

Soulful Art Journaling Retreat

Join Now for $259