Pura Vida in Costa Rica!

Dreaming, Visioning, Manifesting, 2014 was a big one for me with those three.

It kicked off strong with my trip to Bali which began a year ago today, and continued last year as I ran art retreats and workshops in the US with my beautiful inspiring friend Em.

2015 is shaping up to be huge for me too as I'm partnering with my super talented fellow painter and friend Mati Rose, running my first international painting retreat at a Jungle Beach House in Costa Rica! Pinch me, I'm pretty much doing my dream job! We have so many magical exciting lessons and experiences planned for this adventure that we can't wait to share with you, come along!

nosara, costa rica
april 19-25, 2015

We'll take over a lush secluded retreat center for 6 days of making art, nuturing relationships, and adventuring in the jungle paradise of the Nicolya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Our group will lodge in a private villa with our own pool and secret path to the beach surrounded by rain forest, falling asleep to the sound of the surf. Each morning I'll lead us on a nature mandala walk to the beach to begin our day. Mati Rose McDonough and I are teaming up to take you on a layered painting adventure! Each morning we'll dive into lessons in our gigantic open air porch filled with hammocks and comfy couches. We'll lead you through collage, working with stencils, silk screening, spray painting, layering with drips and washes, creating abstract layers along with painted Mandalas and Feather Power Girls!

What’s Included:
*6 nights accommodation in a private villa, our own Jungle Beach House.
*healthy breakfast and lunch daily by a private chef—lots of fresh tropical fruit and fresh local fish! 
*daily painting lessons by both Faith & Mati…using our jungle beach location for inspiration we’ll dive into mixed media layered goodness with lessons in creating abstract paintings through a variety of marks and materials to express natural space and tropical inspiration. Through a slow build up of process you’ll create two paintings in our open air studio. Mati and Faith will lead you through lessons in collage, wash painting, stencilling, silk screening, spray painting along with painted mandalas and feather power girls. You’ll come away with work that you love, and lots of new ways of seeing and working, to take home to jump start your own studio practice.  
*around the clock access to our own open air art studio, a thatched roof central space full of hammocks and lounges where you can let your inspiration run wild. 
*meditative morning nature mandala walks
*private beach access
*private pool on site
*optional yoga
*daily housekeeping
*free day for horseback riding, zip-lining, massage, surf lessons, local wildlife tours
*lots of free time in the afternoons to explore the local beauty and nurture relationships with other creative women.
*a short distance to Nosara, a funky, holistic, hip enclave in the jungle. 

Spots are already filling up, head over here to my Workshops page to reserve yours today!
Visit our FAQ page for more info about our schedule and what we have planned.

Are you feeling called to join us on this fantastic adventure? Register today to reserve your spot, and remember, if you have any questions please shoot me an email at faith (at) faithevanssills.com
Visit our FAQ page here.

A bit more about our teachers~

Mati Rose McDonough is an artist and daring adventurer whose name is pronounced Matey, like Ahoy! She is an Oakland, California based artist, illustrator, painting teacher and author of “Daring Adventures in Paint”.  After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical”, at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Almost 10 years later, she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas. She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and had her art used by clients Patagonia, University Games, Pier 1, as well as greeting cards, and her very own home decor line. She also has illustrated several children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by ee cummings. Through her workshops, book, and popular online course, she spreads a warm message of creative courage: it’s never too late to show the world your magic.  

Faith Evans-Sills is a painter, wife, mother, doula, world traveler and New York City transplant. With 20+ years of personal painting experience she enjoys inspiring others to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art. Her art has been exhibited widely, included in multiple publications and she is very excited to now be fulfilling her longtime dream of offering creative workshops and retreats. She lives with her husband and 3 young children by the sea in Charleston, South Carolina, where they enjoy exploring southern beaches and maintaining a close connection with nature through frequent trips to wild places. Follow along here on her eponymous blog and on Instagram where she posts daily beauty and inspiration.

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