You are invited!

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!2014 CFE Retreat postcard2 copy


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Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

Your Host, Nicci ~ photo by John Biehler

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

She has gathered  talented unique individuals to offer workshops just for you.





May 22-25, 2014                                                      CLICK HERE for Art Retreat Info
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

 Just $510.00 CDN per person!

  • 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.2013-RETREAT-Play-time2-bw-





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We have a BIG surprise in store for you!

Golden Artist Colors sent us a BIG box of surprises for all of our ART RETREAT attendees!!!golden-suprise-box

Any guesses?     Want to find out what is inside?  Register TODAY!  Golden artist colors logo

CLICK HERE to register (printable pdf file).         REGISTRATION deadline is July 12, 2013.


add-intotheheartTODAY is the ONE WEEK BIRTHDAY for our FAB facebook ART RETREAT page !!!!

We have reached 121 likes so far (9am PST) within 6 days. Can we make it to 150 or more LIKES by MIDNIGHT tonight?

SHARE us, LIKE us, TWEET us, PIN us!!!

FYI: Our FALL 2013 Retreat is filling up and waiting for you to join in on the fun by registering today + our SPRING 2014 Retreat is coming together nicely and will be announced later this Summer!!!



CFE welcomes OPUS as our latest ART RETREAT sponsor!

We are over the moon to have OPUS Art Supplies as our latest sponsor for our Fall 2013 ‘Into the heART’ ART RETREAT !

They are spoiling our wonderful students with a bag filled with juicy art supply goodies!  Make sure you sign up soon, as you definitely do not want to miss out on obtaining one of the 100 art goody bags and sitting in on our wonderful workshops!!!

OPUS has 6 retail locations in British Columbia as well as offering a great online shopping experience! I visited the Langley location recently and took some photos to show you some of the large variety of supplies they offer.