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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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Friday May 23, 2014workshops-FRI

Saturday May 24, 2014workshops-SAT

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2ND Spring 2014 workshop is unveiled!!!

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Workshop “Create Your Mantra” by Colleen Monette

(Friday May 23, 2014 ~ Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada)

In Tibet, Buddhists carve their mantras into rocks as a form of meditation. Here we will create a 3D encaustic block, and ‘carve’ our mantras into it. Choosing your mantra, words or phrases that will help you in your artistic endeavors, will be an awakening experience. We’ll spend the first part of the day covering our block, and in the afternoon, begin to carve, adding personal messages, in words or added bits of treasure to complete our mantras.


As an encaustic artist, I love the smell and feel of the wax. Earth tones connect me to nature, vintage ephemera connects me to the past. Working in 3D has added something unique to each piece, it truly brings the art to life. My recent work has been dedicated to the recent massive die-off of the honeybee. Combining plaster, wax and collage elements, the art carries the warmth of the hive, while opening a dialog to their plight.

I have been an encaustic artist for 6 years. My work consists of encaustic in 2-D and 3-D, as well as found object assemblage and sculpture. I have been teaching encaustic for a year now, and find the time with students and artists rewarding, as it pushes me to the limits in my knowledge of encaustic and in my ability to express myself and grow as an artist and teacher. (Colleen’s website link)

Supply list:

  • Small roll of plaster cloth (Pacon plastercraft, at most art supply/craft stores)
  • Small bowl for water
  • Scissors, disposable gloves
  • Parchment paper (1-2 sheets)
  • Ephemera to use on your sculpture: natural fabrics, thread, paper bits, small objects to imbed
  • Bring if you have: tacking iron

Instructor will supply:

  • All wax medium and pigmented wax, pan pastel, misc. paint, stencils, incising tools
  • Additional ephemera to imbed
  • Styrofoam block
  • Tacking irons, heat guns
  • Extra scissors, gloves

There is no kit fee

Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013

Taking time out for you

2013 Poster girl  tall bwThis Falls retreat is focused on the lovely women out there that are looking for time to step away and just breathe and create. (This is due to the choices of accommodation being offered at Loon Lake Lodge for our group.) 

Next Spring we look forward to meeting many more women and loads of fabulously talented Gentlemen that are out there, as we will be staying at a Resort Hotel!  See all you guys in the Spring! We can’t wait to create with you!

CLICK HERE to register for Fall 2013 (printable pdf file)

Just a HOP, SKIP & a JUMP from the fun little town of MAPLE RIDGE … is your next Creative Adventure & time away to just breathe!!

JOIN US this Fall at Loon Lake Lodge!2013-RETREAT-Poster-girl-WI

A short ten minute drive down the road and you are welcomed into the beauty of Western Canada. No igloos here! (lol)

CLICK HERE for details!

To be automatically entered into our draw all you have to do is register for the above mentioned retreat with guaranteed payment by June 21, 2013. How simple is that?  These registrations must be received by Creative Finds no later than midnight of June 21, 2013.

Of all the confirmed registered students for our Fall 2013 ‘Into the heART’ Loon Lake Art Retreat, the only people who are not eligible for this contest are the Workshop Instructors, previous winners from our first contest and other staff members. This prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.


CLICK HERE to register! (printable pdf file)

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Check out our wonderful WORKSHOPS and their fun INSTRUCTORS by clicking here!

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For every registration that comes in stating that you (noted by your first & last name) recommended our retreat to that student, you then get your name entered in the draw again. Sound Good? The more registrations you bring in the more chances you get!

The winner will be selected by a random number generator on Saturday June 29th, 2013.
Only one winner will be chosen.


CLICK HERE to register! (printable pdf file)

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