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A sneak peak of what your experience will be like in Jesse’s fabulous 2 day workshop this October! (warning minor verbal profanity)

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 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!

CLICK the line below for workshop details :

Jesse: (2 day workshop) ~ Freedom to Create just a few spaces left!

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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Register by Aug 23rd to secure your workshop choice!

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We look forward to having you join us this Fall, as we are going to be creating some wonderful memories that you will cherish for years to come!

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Approximate EXCHANGE RATE

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The REVIEWS are in!

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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 and Michael 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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STAY TUNED for details regarding our Fall 2015 Art Retreat!

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THANK YOU to my wonderful Volunteers, Teaching Staff, Resort Staff, fabulous attendees  and everyone that has helped spread the word. Without you this would not have been the success it was.

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SAVE YOUR SPACE!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

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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 other fun, talented artists!

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Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price of just $510.00 pp includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… 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)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

 

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SANY0808‘NEW’ Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… 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 (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.
  • NOTE: Accommodation & meals are not included.

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

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 Into the heART RETREAT Package pricing in CDN per person for Spring 2014:

  • Art Retreat EVENTS only package …………..price: $ 510.00 per person
  • VENDOR table at our Public Night Market … price:  $100.00 per table

All SKILL levels welcome!

SANY1203SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

Registration is now open!

Please scan & email in your completed registration form, pay through paypal and then mail a hard copy through the post. Payment details can be found on page 4 or our registration form.

Are you UNDER 19 and want to attend?: We would love for you to join us with your parent(s). What a great bonding get-a-way this would be for you! Contact us for details!

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Registration is now open!

Doing what you love!

Sometimes it takes courage to do what you love. Maybe we are afraid that we will not be good enough or just frustrate ourselves and not enjoy the process. These are battles that we unfortunately place on ourselves and only we can take these barriers down and throw them away.

When we say to ourselves that enough is enough and take that step forward, it may begin with trepidation and fear, but then end up with joy, freedom and the curiosity as to why we did not do this earlier in its place.

What would you love to do?:

  • take a few days away… just for you (and maybe a friend or two)
  • learn how to create with en-caustic wax
  • make your dream doll a reality using funky steampunk fashions and findings
  • use assemblage to create your very own creepy misfit toy
  • play with concrete in a whole new way
  • sew your own uniquely stylish crafting/cooking apron
  • learn the vastly growing trend of art journaling
  • sculpt a gorgeous silhouette dressed for dancing in a flowering field
  • create a warm and loved filled painted scroll to decorate your home
  • play with the ever popular ice resin and design your own necklace pendant
  • embellish your heart with all the love you can muster
  • create a 3D mixed media enigma
  • remake your favorite little bottle into something completely demented and vial
  • adorn your journal cover to reflect the ‘eye of the beholder’. (Mine would be a girl looking back at me… of course…lol. Have you seen my art? It’s all girls!)
  • give a face to your inner critic and empty your fears into her

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!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).