Retreat Opportunity

January 30, 2018
As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them – to restock the trout pond, so to speak.
Julia Cameron

Wonder is not a Pollyanna stance, not a denial of reality; wonder is an acknowledgment of the power of the mind to transform.
Christina Baldwin

A retreat can work magic for an artist. You leave your usual surroundings for someplace that is simply – away. A place without your usual household chores staring and your pressing deadlines. You let someone else make the food and nurture you. You have only to walk from your bed to your workspace to begin your explorations. You share space with other artists who spark new questions and help you find new answers and you open yourself up to the magic.

You ask the questions. You do the work. You watch, and the universe provides an answer. Blisters might be involved, but they are forgotten when you find that treasure of inspiration. That flash of understanding, that new way of seeing changes the way you perceive your artwork. You find joy in your discovery and you bring that new vision home to your work as an artist. 

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Become Yourself as an Artist
a retreat opportunity with Lyric

March 24-28, 2018
Play with Paint: A Design Intensive

Play With Paint is a three day design intensive, offering a perfect mix of surface design techniques and instruction in the elements and principles of composition. Hands on painting and printing techniques, plus some fun and funky foiling and photo transfer, are complemented by learning the basics of the visual language of art. 

Stay at the historic Greenville Arms in the beautiful Hudson Valley of the Catskill Mountains. Let someone else keep you warm, comfortable, and deliciously fed and reserve all of your creative energy for the the studio.

Thrive in the company of your fellow explorers as we encourage and inspire each other.

Creative free time is balanced with clear and structured exercises throughout the class. Students explore and learn to understand design principles with sketchbook studies and also create their own unique cloth for use in a compositional studies.

It’s the perfect combination of making a creative mess, discovering delightful new ideas, then opening new ways to create and see our artwork. The studio is available to your 24 hours a day so there will be time for as much intensive discovery as you have energy for.

Students will create a sample book of each surface design technique for future reference. Then, with good humored and gentle guidance students will work on their own small art quilt using the beautiful fabrics they have created. Learn the basics of the visual language so that you can read your composition and see where editing might create a clearer vision. This is going to be a WONDER-filled workshop!

Won’t you join me?

More Information Here
Workshop Enrollment Form

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1 Comment

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    March 9, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Hi Lyric,
    The link to the workshop enrollment form gives me an error.
    Seriously thinking of joining you if there is still a spot. Just need to confirm pricing and book my cat sitter! What equipment, materials do we need to bring?

    Can confirm things Friday.

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