Come join Renée and her team to explore your heart and imagination openly in a safe and caring environment, all while creating art, memories and friendships.
October 26th to 29th, 2017
From Thursday @7pm to Sunday @2pm
ART RETREAT IS NOW 4 DAYS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!!
We are finally in our dream home and I am inviting you all to come share our little farm in Luskeville, Quebec. We are located in the countryside just a half hour from Ottawa and over two hours from Montreal. The original house has tons of character as it was built in the 1920s and we are tucked under the Eardley Escarpment which provides us with a beautiful view. We are also minutes away from walking trails in the Gatineau Park and we are lucky enough to have a horse ranch across the street so frequently see horses riding by.
We also have a hot tub should you need a soak at the end of the day and the studio has tons of windows to provide us with lots of light and gorgeous views!
Serene and peaceful shared accommodations are provided. Loaded with country charm, there will be an area in the house for relaxing or reading apart from the studio. Please be prepared to bunk in with someone. There are also spots available without accommodations if you live close or would like to stay off campus. Whether you are on or off campus, all meals, snacks and beverages are included with tuition, from snacks on Thursday to brunch on Sunday and all of the goodies in between. Our hunky Italian cook, Angelo will be on hand all weekend to serve us up some delicious, healthy and nutritious gourmet concoctions (some come for the food alone, he is that good or maybe that hunky).
The closest airport is in Ottawa and pick-up can be arranged. Please advise when registering that you will be requiring airport pick-up. We will require flight information (once you have it) to try and coordinate pick-up of other guests. Car pooling will also likely be available depending where you live. Please advise of your interest when registering.
Typical Canadian weather can be unpredictable but layers, a warm jacket and good shoes for walks are always a good idea. If you are planning to take a dip in the outdoor hot tub, don’t forget your bathing suit, towel and a robe!
Details for the East Retreat
All of the main retreat information can be found under our Retreats section such as a basic schedule/outline, but special to the East are:
We will be opening up the retreat with a Burning Ceremony facilitated by the lovely Natalie Fraser.
She will also be leading us in a Yoga class so don’t forget your yoga mat!!
Art projects for this retreat will include:
MIXED MEDIA – STRING ART- PAINT POURING
The Mixed Media projects will be led by artist and hostess
Renée Savoie of Peaberry Designs.
Andrea Warren (who is also a Golden Paints rep) will be teaching the paint pouring class.
Depending on the weather, on the Friday we may take a little road trip to the local winery/lavender farm, Lavender Ridge, to do some arting en plein aire while enjoying some delicious baked goods.
The retreat also happens to run over the day that Melody Ross (a.k.a. Brave Girls Club) is doing a Soulbook Gathering experience on October 28, 2017. (If you are wanting to attend this workshop only, please see pricing below**) With all the disconnection and fear in the world, she has decided to make a worldwide movement of gathering, in person or online, to create what our souls need most right now. They are inviting everyone to gather as friends, families, neighbors, fellow human beings, in homes around the world to….
- connect in ways that bring us together instead of dividing us
- experience togetherness and help each other along
- talk about matters of the soul and rest from the noise of the world
- use our hands and our hearts to do some creative work making SoulBooks to remind ourselves of important things we may have forgotten.
Since this is a lot of what our retreats are about, I thought it would be a great idea to join the gathering on the Saturday of the retreat. There is a Facebook Group for those attending a gathering here if you would like to join.
The cost for all of this awesomeness is a mere $500.00 and includes accommodations, meals, all art supplies and goodies along the way. The off-campus spots are $430.00 and include everything but accommodations. All you have to do is show up with some comfy clothes and an open mind/heart. A deposit of $250 must be made with registration and the balance of tuition must be paid by October 12, 2017.
**If you are wanting to attend the Soulbook gathering only there are a couple spots available for that and all supplies are included as well as lunch for $60 but it is from 10am to 4pm only.**
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-804-4392 to receive a registration form. Once the registration form has been received, a PayPal invoice will be sent for the current registration price (either the deposit amount or full fee depending on the date of registration) which must be paid within 7 days. Should you wish to pay by e-mail money transfer, please advise of this upon requesting the registration form.
We are truly excited and committed to providing you with inspirational discussions, love, laughter and new friendships. Come join us, it’s time to reconnect with yourself and we can’t wait to meet you!!!