We need to find ways to embrace the soft beauty of solitude and quiet this winter.
Let’s embrace the state of rest, of slowing down, and noticing in new ways.
Together we can make a creative cocoon of sorts, and to share it in an intimate Zoom retreat.
Join us Thursday and Friday, Fubruary 16th and 17th from 11:45 am – 2:30pm EST!
Winter Spells is a beautiful opportunity for you to recharge and embrace the quiet solitude of this season. You’ll practice both quiet contemplation in nature – taking in inspiration, and drawing and writing about the muted, quiet 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.
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 winter season. We will draw, paint, and write about our connection to this season of rest.
I create sacred circles in my retreats, where I welcome folks who are ready to be vulnerable about their art and art process. Be ready for a supportive environment, as close to an in-person retreat as possible. You’ll be on camera, from your private retreat space in your home. This is not an experience you can join from your car, or in between calls, or while you make dinner. Get ready to be immersed, uplifted, and awash in creative energy.
Thursday and Friday, February 16th and 17th, 2023
11: 45 am – 2:30 pm EST on ZOOM!
You’ll walk in the woods, on the shore, or in the mountains. You’ll practice mindful seeing in nature, plus drawing, painting and expressive writing. You’ll learn to take in inspiration in new ways, and mostly, you’ll learn your way of slowing down and allowing nature to seep into your pores, to feed you, and nurture you. You’ll experience winter’s spells. And for anyone who has mobility issues, you can adapt the lessons as needed by staying close to home or seeking winter images in books and online.
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.
This retreat is LIVE and on camera on Zoom. There’s a combination of independent work leading up to the retreat, and two lovely afternoons where we gather to write, share, and create together. I make my retreats safe circles, where all who are willing to be vulerable about their art and art process are welcome. It’s a space where we can support each other’s art process and dreams. This is not a class that you can attend from your car, the doctor’s office, or put on in the background while you make dinner. We will create a beautiful space, as close to an in person retreat as possible.
Please read this policy carefully before registering. No refunds will be granted for any reason, before, during, or after the retreat. This is a LIVE, and is not recorded. Please use your smart phone to check your time zone against mine (New York City time – EST 11:45 am – 2:30 pm.) Please think carefully about your schedule and ability to commit to this experience from home, in a private space, on camera, before registering. If I have to cancel for any reason, your money will be refunded.