What a wonderful adventure! (pics)

It has been 2 weeks since we ventured out to the lovely Harrison Hot Springs for our ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat!

What a wonderful adventure!  We had an absolute blast. Plus the Students and Instructors seemed to have a fabulous time. Yeah!

We could not have asked for a better outcome. Friends were made, laughs were heard, art was created and souls were rejuvenated!

Here are a few quick sneak peak photos for you:

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FYI: Jeni (our FAB Photographer) and I will be selecting our favorite photos from the MANY that were taken over the weekend to accompany the article we shall be sending in to MINGLE.  🙂

STAY TUNED for NEWS regarding our next Retreat!

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!

To keep up to date on all of our events LIKE US on facebook or SUBSCRIBE in the upper right corner of our home page with your email address!

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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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Art-Retreat-Teacher-PROMOContact me with your workshop ideas!

deMeng & Matus invite you to PLAY!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE!SANY1203 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 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 !

 

You asked for it!

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$510.00 CDN per person = Approximately $465.00 USD per person

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Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGEprice of just $510.00 CDN 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 !

SAVE YOUR SPACE!SANY1203 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 other fun, talented artists!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

Check your mailboxes!

more Into the heART REGISTRATION confirmations mailed out today!mail-out-promo

 

May 22-24, 2014
Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Nicci Dot CA and other kindred spirits at the “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a lake side resort featuring natural hot springs in the pool and spa areas on beautiful West Coast of Canada. Partake in lots of laughing, two 6 hour art classes of your choice, cocktail welcome party, nightly gatherings and more!  Students: click here for class descriptions.

All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

SAVE YOUR SPACE

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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Check your MAILBOX!

mail-out-promoInside our registrants will find their juicy booklet filled with retreat info & art to colour. Plus some inspiring art journal tid-bits to play with while they count down each day until May 22nd arrives!03-SANY0374-words

All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

The courage to do what you love

Sometimes it takes courage to do what you love. SANY1203 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)
  • A weekend get-a-way from the everyday!
  • use assemblage to create your very own creepy misfit toy
  • learn the vastly growing trend of art journaling
  • create a warm and loved filled painted scroll to decorate your home
  • 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, your Host, would be a girl looking back at me… of course…lol. Have you seen my art? It’s all glitzy gal girls!)
  • stay up late with some good friends and maybe a glass of wine or two!

 

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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!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~SANY0808Art 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 (located on site, when staying at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort)!
  • 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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What are TRADES?

CLICK HERE to find out!

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

 

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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On-line Art Retreat REGISTRATION update!

Hi Everyone, workshops-FRI

It turns out that the online registration form we were planning on using does not support my Canadian paypal account and the other online reg company will charge over $30 per student registering….YIKES!   That is just too much to be adding to anyone’s fees in my book.

We thought we had that online convenience sorted out for you, but alas we will now be asking you to support your local mail service.

For this reason, we will not begin processing your registrations until October 3rd, as we want the timeline workshops-SATto be fair to all. Besides the first mailed in forms will have only been posted yesterday at the earliest.

So fill them out tonight, slap that stamp on and pop it on in your local postal outlet…. let the FUN BEGIN!!!!

FYI: If you are paying your deposit via paypal, please add in your 4% and a little note stating what name will be showing on your mailed in registration form so that I can easily match them up.

Please note that if you are concerned about the speed of postal mail, you can also scan your paperwork, place the originals in the postal mail now and then email in your scanned paperwork on Oct 3rd to creativefinds[at]gmail[dot]com . Please save your scans out as pdf files no larger than 315KB (if possible). This way I will know to keep an eye out for it, however it still cannot be processed until payment of deposit has been received. (This note was added at 7:08pm PST Sep 23, 2013)

Cheers and our apologies,

Nicci & the CFE Team

It is TIME!

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!
http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/

WORKSHOPS available for all skill levels

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