Fall 2015 Retreat

Classes are filling up!

Traveling into the heART of the matter.

CFE-Retreat-POST-CARD-lowLearn 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 almost time to save your spot for a get away to meet fun, talented artists!

PAINT, JOURNAL, CREATE with an unleashed soul surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature in beautiful British Columbia! Immerse yourself in what you love, share stories with kindred spirits and have the time of your life!

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We were over the moon to announce that our SWAG BAG SPONSORs for our Fall 2015 Into the heART Art Retreat are  STENCIL GIRL Products, Kroma AcrylicsFaber-Castell & Caran D’ache!

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CLICK each line below for workshop details :

Jesse: Friday & Saturday (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create – OPEN for registration

Nicci: Friday ~ Big Eyed Glitzy Galz! – now CLOSED

Nicci: Saturday ~ Stamp Carving & Mark Making … Oh My! – now CLOSED

Megan: Friday ~ Creative Collective Catcher … A Journal! – now CLOSED

Megan: Saturday ~ Connecting with your Creative Muse! – now CLOSED

Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE includes:

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

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~ creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

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We were over the moon that our SWAG BAG SPONSORs for Fall 2015 are  STENCIL GIRL Products, Kroma AcrylicsFaber-Castell & Caran D’ache!

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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?

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!

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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 has gathered  talented unique individuals to offer fun workshops for you this Fall of 2015.

Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Artist/Organizer Nicci Dot CA and other creative souls at the “Into the heART” Art Retreat!

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 Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price at just $575.00 pp CDN includes :

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

  • SHOW & TELL Saturday after class!
  • FRIDAY NIGHT Art In ~ creative gathering to create, journal & giggle with your kindred spirits.

 

GETTING HERE:    Directions to the Pacific Inn Resort:
Accessible by a variety of routes, see our directions below to find the resort with ease. The Pacific Inn Resort is just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, 20 minutes from YVR, 15 minutes from Bellingham and 5 minutes from the U.S. border. mapFrom Vancouver (30 minutes)
~ Travel South down Oak Street, which then becomes the BC-99. Continue South down the BC-99.
~ Take exit 2B toward 8th Ave W/White Rock
~ Turn right onto King George Blvd/BC-99A. Destination will be on the right.
From Vancouver International Airport (32 minutes)
~ Head northwest on Grant McConachie Way E
~ Take the ramp to BC-99 S/Seattle/City Centre/Richmond. Continue onto Sea Island Way
~ Merge onto BC-99 via the ramp to Victoria/Seattle
~ Take exit 2B toward 8th Ave W/White Rock
~ Turn right onto King George Blvd/BC-99A. Destination will be on the right.
From Bellingham International Airport (26 minutes)
~ Head Southeast on Mitchell Way
~ Slight right to stay on Mitchell Way
~ Continue onto Airport Way
~ Turn left onto Airport Dr
~ Turn left onto the Interstate 5 N ramp
~ Merge onto I-5 N entering Canada (British Columbia)
~ Continue onto BC-99 N
~ Take exit 2 towards 8 Ave
~ At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto 8th Avenue
~ At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto King George Blvd/BC-99A S. Destination will be on the right.

Transportation Links: (no affiliation or recommendation, just linked for your benefit.)

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ACCOMMODATION:  We have a block of rooms held at the Pacific Inn Resort Hotel (1160 King George Boulevard, White Rock/Surrey, British Columbia  V4A 4Z2, Canada) under the name “Into the heART Art Retreat’ at just $99 CDN per room + taxes (approximately $114 CDN total per night).

Each room night INCLUDES a hot breakfast in the morning!

~ Guests to book their own accommodation by calling (604) 535-1432 or toll-free 1-800-667-2248

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WHAT TO SEE & DO:

Our Favorite places to eat & shop!: (no affiliation)

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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 were over the moon that our SPONSORs for Spring 2014 were GOLDEN Artist Colors,  OPUS Art & Framing , STENCIL GIRL Products & Blue Twig Studios!

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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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 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