Spring Spells Reunion

Friday, June 25th 12 - 3 pm EST (Returning Students Only)
Join Early Bird for $79

It’s time to gather again, share our wanderings and creations, and make new Spells together.

let’s welcome that spaciousness back into our art practice.

It’s been two months since our gathering. It’s time to reconnect with each other and the spirit of our Spring Spells. 

Recommit to wandering in nature. 

Dig deeper into your Spring Spells PDF homework. 

Make progress on your Spells work and share at the retreat.

DURING THE RETREAT:

Create a new Spring Spell page in your journal with drawing and writing. 

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

Write and create as a group.

Join us Friday, June 25th from 12 – 3 pm EST!

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Spring Spells is a beautiful opportunity for you to embrace the metaphors of awakening, budding, and growth in Spring.  You’ll practice both quiet contemplation in nature – taking in inspiration, and drawing and writing about the burgeoning beauty you encounter. 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. There are concrete prompts for contemplative walking, writing, and drawing, but each student will find their unique set of Spring Spells. 

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 the Spring season. We will draw, paint, and write about our connection to this season of rest. 

ON Our RETREAT 

For RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY PLEASE 

Join us Friday, June 25th from 12 – 3 pm EST!

ON ZOOM

 

  • Our gathering happens June 25th, but your Spring Spells experience begins the day you register. You’ll begin by taking nature walks, hunting for natural treasures, and dig into recommended reading. 
  • Revisit your Spring Spells PDF  with photographing, semi blind contour drawing and expressive writing. 
  • Use mindfulness tools to calm the inner critic and make space for present, joyful experimentation.
  • Connect with other artists. 
  • Join the private FB group to share your journey along the way.
“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.

Spring Spells Reunion

Friday, June 25th, 12 - 3 pm EST (Returning Students Only)
Join Early Bird for $79