Nature Spells Reunion

Friday, July 16th, 12 -3 pm EST (Returning Students Only)
Join Early Bird for $79

Let’s gather again to explore our Nature Spells Books

Reunited to create together!

It’s been several weeks since our gathering. It’s time to reconnect with each other and our Nature Spells work.

Recommit to wandering in nature.

Dig deeper into your Nature Spells PDF and homework.

Make progress on your book to share at our gathering.

DURING THE RETREAT: 

Create a new Nature Spell page in your journal.

Connect with other artists, ask questions, and review the Nature Spells skills.

Write and create as a group. 

Join us Friday, July 16th from 12 – 3 pm EST!

Returning Students Only please

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The Nature Spells Book is a beautiful opportunity for you to connect your love of nature and art. You’ll get the class PDF with full instructions on all the techniques we learn, plus join the live gathering to create together.  You’ll enjoy the accountability and camraderie on a welcoming group of artists, and an ongoing practice of harvesting inspiration and translating it into your art. Best of all, you’ll have a concrete skill for making your own journals, exactly as you want them, for years to come. 

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 and the gifts of nature and hand made books. 

Our RETREAT 

 

Friday, July 16th

12pm – 3pm EST on ZOOM!

 

  • Our gathering happens July 16th, but your Nature Spells Book experience begins the day you register. You’ll begin by taking nature walks, hunting for natural treasures, and dig into recommended reading. 
  • Dig deeper into your Nature Spells PDF and homework.
  • Connect with other artists, ask questions, and share your work. 
“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. 

What is the supply list?

You will provide your own materials. A full supply list is included with the class, but here’s the bulk of what you’ll need:

Bone folder – for neatly folding paper for book signatures;  you can also use the  side of  a scissor

Awl – for piercing holes in covers and signatures

Scissors – for cutting thread and paper for covers

Pencil – for marking holes

Binder clips – for holding covers and signatures together when marking

Large Sewing Needle

Linen thread

Chip board for covers

Watercolor paper – for signatures of book

Paper or cloth – for covers

PVA glue

Parchment or wax paper – for putting between your covers and some heavy books for drying

Optional: Decorative Paper or cloth for inside covers, or your art (or use same as cover)

Paper cutter (Or you can use a ruler and an Xacto knife) – for cutting all papers to size

Ruler – I have a small 6 inch ruler that I find handy for the small books, and also a quilting ruler to easily measuring and lining up.

Tracing  paper – for use in our  books.

Printed photos or hand drawn pictures of nature from your wanderings

White gel pen

Optional:  Alcohol ink pens for a  layering project

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.

Nature Spells Book Reunion

Friday, July 16th 12 - 3 pm EST (Returning Students Only)
Join now for $79