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.

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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.

 

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SAVE YOUR SPACE!

 

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-

 

Students:

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Michael-pretty-vial-promo  WORKSHOP “Pretty Vial Things” with Michael deMeng

When I was a kid I loved the idea of magic potions. Remember how Alice drank from the bottle to become very very tall, and of course Dr. Jekyll turned into his hairy eye-browed buddy Mr. Hyde the same way…different recipe apparently. There must be some very interesting mojo in those little containers …some good…some not so good. In this class we are not going to be making the elixirs (that might be illegal in some states) but rather we are going to be designing the little bottles that house these strange liquids. We will be using various assemblage techniques to create some pretty vial things; part of the fun is deciding what they are going to hold and coming up with the appropriate housing. Whether it for turning into hairy monsters (which comes in handy), a potion for invisibility (also very handy), or a place to store the water from the fountain of youth (send me two right away), the containers will be as rich and strange as the contents. Down the hatch!

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WORKSHOPIsland of deMented Toys‘ with Michael deMeng

Remember the Island of Misfit Toys in the claymation epic “Rudolph the Red NosedReindeer”. Well that’s nothing compared to what we’re going to do in this class. You’re going to bring all sorts of parts and pieces from a variety of toys. You round up everything from Barbies ,to Tonka trucks, to snow globes, to wind-up zeppelins, and reassemble them “into something rich and strange” (to quote Shakespeare’s The Tempest). Don’t worry if you toys aren’t dismantled yet…we can take care of that…bwwwwahahahahahaha (evil laugh – in case you were wondering). Using various techniques of assemblage we will turn our classroom in to a laboratory of the weird. Barbie and Ken will never be the same….as I said before ….bwwwwahahahaha.

                                                            All SKILL levels welcome!

Golden Acrylic Paints ~ Retreat SPONSOR

 

CHECK OUT the crackle paste made by GOLDEN Acrylic Colors!

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NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Package price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • 3 nights accommodation at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, B.C. (May 22-25, 2014)
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the TRADES happen!
  • Breakfast each morning in the Lakeside Cafe
  • Lunch 2 days (Fri & Sat)
  • Dinner Friday evening
  • Two 6 hour classes (one on Friday & one on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night in the Cascade Ballroom!
  • NIGHTLY creative gatherings to create, giggle & greet new and old friends.
  • all taxes and hotel staff gratuities

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SAVE YOUR SPACE!

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All SKILL levels welcome! 

2014 is almost here… are you ready!?

Plan your creative year with The Documented Life Project

and get your creative juices flowing, as you register to join us this Spring!

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 GET YOUR printable 2014 calendar FREE with your ‘Into the heART’ registration!

Online Registration is NOW AVAILABLE !!!

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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/).

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CLICK HERE

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/).

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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/).

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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/).

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

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.