‘Into the heART’ Art Retreats

Traveling into the heART of the matter.

Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

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At the centre point of everything in life, the heart if you will, lies creativity. We are all creative! If we weren’t, we would not have the almighty wheel, texting (aka the new age telegram), cars, roadways, homes, music, dancing, delicious food, a name, even family members for that matter? Where would we be?

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Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

All SKILL levels welcome!

WATCH this SPACE for 2015 details!

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Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Nicci Battilana invites you to do just that. She is organizing an event where you may to take a short time out from the ‘norm’.

She is gathering  talented unique individuals to offer workshops in the Fall of 2015 just for you.

Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Artist/Organizer Nicci Dot CA and other creative souls at the inaugural “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a beautiful lake side Resort on the West Coast of Canada, just 2 hours drive from Vancouver, BC & one hours drive from the Abbotsford Airport..

PAINT, SCULPT, SEW, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!                          CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception … where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)

  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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REVIEWS from ‘Into the heART’ attendees of Spring 2014:

  • “Had a fantastic weekend. Loved the classes. Thanks to Nicci Battilana for organizing the retreat. You did an amazing job. Can’t wait until next year.” – Wendy
  • “Had a great time! Took away some amazing techniques and some fantastic memories. Awesome venue, Harrison is a little oasis tucked away in the mountains. Just far enough away to feel removed from everyday life. Loved the pools. Glad to be able to share this with a friend. Both classes from Megan Anderson and Michael deMeng were chock full of awe , wonder and a few ah ha moments as well. Couldn’t have asked for better guidance to creativity. Will be looking for the next gathering. Thank you Nicci Battilana for making it happen.” – Debbie
  • “Great time! Made some wonderful pieces and gained some incredible knowledge. Thanks Nicci Battilana” – Debbie
  • “Such an amazing weekend! Thank you Nicci for all your hard work! Looking forward to next year.” – Michel
  • “Awesome awesome job organizing , awesome teachers and company lookin forward to next year!!!!!!” – Tammy
  • “It was a great weekend and so nice to meet so many talented people!” – Lorraine
  • “Thank you so much for a great weekend with so many talented people. I ended up having to leave sat night as our son had a big tournament this weekend and after missing his Sat event I felt I needed to be there Sun. I wish I could of stayed and kept playing. I look forward to future retreats.” – Kim
  • “What a great weekend! Can’t wait to hear the plans for the next one! Thanks for a wonderful weekend Nicci!!” – Christa
  • “It was by far my favourite art retreat! Loved it! Thank you. Xoxoxo” – Christina
  • “Excellent Event!” – Cheryl
  • “Such a good time and an amazing group of people!!” – Megan
  • “It was a fabulous weekend! You did an awesome job.” – Jeni
  • “I wish I had another week of playing with Andrea Matus deMeng – I was starting to get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” – Kim

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SWAG donations: If you would like to donate items for our Welcome Swag Bags, please contact us here. We are looking for art & craft related items, such as stencils, paint brushes, other creative tools, ephemera,  lip balm, art magazine, books/journals, etc. We would love to hear what you have to offer our wonderfully creative attendees!

We are very happy to announce that our SPONSORs for Spring 2014 were GOLDEN Artist Colors,  OPUS Art & Framing , STENCIL GIRL Products & Blue Twig Studios!

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 If you have yet to experience the wonders of an Art Retreat, here are a great couple of book you may want to take a peak at. One is from Jenny Doh & the other Rice Freeman-Zachery.   

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS worth checking out before or after the ART RETREAT:

www.whiterockcity.ca

 

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