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

 CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

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.

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

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:

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

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It’s time to PLAY!

cf iconToday is the day!   Final numbers need to be in by midnight TONIGHT.

We need to see how many lovely ones will be joining us in May, as I will contacting the Harrison Hot Springs Resort this Monday to give them our total numbers.

If we have enough students booked, we can still use all of the ballroom/classrooms that we have on our wish list.  🙂

Therefore, I must say that “the time for hesitation is though” (quote from the movie Empire Records).

You will not regret joining us on this wonderful adventure! We will have so much fun, learn new techniques, try out new creative products and laugh late into the night.

Oh My Starshine, the  joy and satisfaction you will feel after our artsy Spring Fling will be contagious!

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~countdown-00If we have enough numbers by tonight, we will also be able to extend the registration date … so that you may still invite your friends and loved ones. Make sure you get yours in today.

Sending you love and laughter,

Nicci (your Host)

FYI: You can always scan & email in your registration form & pay through paypal !

our Art Retreat logo in creation by Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)

our Art Retreat logo in creation by Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)

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Letting your CREATIVITY fly!

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SANY1161SANY1158There is nothing like just sitting down with a kindred spirit and letting the paint and paper take you on a holiday!

My good friend Satira came up across the ole USA/Canada border to hang out with me today. It was so nice to take a few SANY1164hours just to have some laughs and play. Thank you, my dear friend. I needed that!

 

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I look forward to having you join me in our late night creative sessions at our Spring 2014 ‘Into the heART’ Art Retreat in Harrison Hot Springs!

Sign up NOW and SAVE your space!countdown-10

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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Wow! Have you seen this yet?

 We are inviting you to spend 4 magical days with us on a creative journey for the heART and soul!

Leave your cell-phone in your pocket to rest in silence and open yourself up to creating new lifetime memories. We are here to help you explore, create, laugh and breath.

Bring a friend or come on your own, we will be here to greet you!

countdown-17Package 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

Banner-FRIDAYBanner-SATURDAYWorkshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

01aAll SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 201403-SANY0374-words

SPOUSAL/COMPANION RATE: when based on double occupancy…. and when only one person is attending the Art Retreat… that one Art Retreat Attendee is to pay the SINGLE room rate and then their spouse can stay in the same room, but the spouse will have no meals or retreat events included in their stay. Please include your spouses name at time of booking.  FYI: $50 early booking bonus does not apply to ‘spousal rate’. The $50 early booking bonus only applies to Spring 2014 ‘Into the heART’ Retreat attendees.

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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All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

WARNING… you really need to read this!

IMG_3290--WARNINGFind Your Happy place!

JOIN ME and my wonderfully creative friends this Spring!

Take a break from the everyday!

Laugh! Make more friends! Breath!

All SKILL levels welcome!

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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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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014workshops-FRI

Saturday May 24, 2014workshops-SAT

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!SANY0982-2

 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 Info 

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FREE Art Swag….. just for you!

Extra ART goodies….. just for you!

READ ME to find out how to obtain your Art SWAG!

SANY0982-2All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

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CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP Info 

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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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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

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Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014workshops-FRI

Saturday May 24, 2014workshops-SAT

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!03-SANY0374-words

What is on your BUCKET list?

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REGISTER with deposit by Nov 30th, 2103 and SAVE $50.00 pp !!!

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?

 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 fun, talented artists!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014workshops-FRI

Saturday May 24, 2014workshops-SAT

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All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE with a $150 deposit!

REGISTER with deposit by Nov 30th, 2103 and SAVE $50.00 pp !!!

CLICK HERE for Student registration

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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Time to ruffle your feathers with WORKSHOP #12 !

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 WORKSHOP ‘Fit To Be Tied’ with Michelle Purcell

This class is for the inner you! Create a personalized apron that brings out your own personality. I will show you how to design without a pattern and then embellish it to accomplish a one of a kind fashion statement. Learn new shortcuts which make sewing SEW much easier.

With Aprons being all the rage, one must have one of their own! Be it retro, fun, sassy, frilly or just plain functional, Michelle will show you some tricks and guide you along on this wonderfully fun journey!   For even more fun fabric combination ideas to inspire you for this workshop, check out the Apronology magazines & Pinterest boards!

BIO: Michelle has been an avid sewing, quilting and embroidery enthusiast for over 30 years. Any medium that uses fabric excites her and with all the new methods for machine embroidery and embellishments Michelle can’t get enough. Sharing her expertise at various quilt guilds, teaching classes in her home and running a home business allow her many hours of creativity.

Teacher will supply:

  • Assorted laces trims and edgings
  • Misc fabrics to use as accent pieces
  • Beads, buttons & bows
  • Embroidery machine if you want to personalize or add names
  • Surprise package for all!

Supply list:

  • Sewing machine with bobbins, regular sewing foot
  • a ruffled or gathering foot (if you have them)
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • scissors
  • 2 m cotton fabric (Choose something you like)
  • Sharp rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • Tape measure
  • construction thread to match fabric

PACKAGE Pricing will be uploaded at 8pm (P.S.T.) September 18th!

Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013

Where ART Happens & Mineral Spas Occur Naturally

Since 1886 people have made Harrison Hot Springs a destination in their travels.

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Imagine relaxing in these lovely pools after attending one of our fabulous workshops!

Pool info and temps can be found by clicking HERE.

We look forward to seeing you next Spring! Registration begins this September.

Instructor applications are currently being accepted (CLICK HERE).