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!
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!
*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
*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.