RETREAT 2017

Hope you can join us next year in Estes.  Check here for details on the 2018 Art Retreat.



PAINTED PRISM ART RETREAT
in Estes Park, Colorado
JULY 20-23, 2017





Join us for 3 days and 4 nights in beautiful Estes Park -- 
to paint and create, to rest and rejuvenate, to learn and share.





This Art Retreat offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in art, 
in an incredibly beautiful setting -- for a truly special experience!






PRICE:  $550, which includes tuition & supplies
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  $450 (before May 31)


TO REGISTER, with a deposit of $200, click here.
The balance of $350 will be due by July 1st,
or
a balance of $250 (early-bird) will be due by May 31.



Your Tuition includes:

- Materials and supplies for the workshops
- Breakfast and lunch each day
- Snacks, water, coffee, and tea -- throughout the day
- Wine and snacks, for the evening gatherings
- 3 days of Art Workshops with Pat Howard
- Opening and closing gatherings, every day
- Yoga sessions (optional) -- every morning
- Time for yourself -- to meditate, walk, play, hang out, nap
- Unlimited fresh mountain air, laughter, and friendship




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The retreat will flow through yoga, writing, drawing, and painting,
with a few surprises thrown in, each day.

In addition to lots of watercolor painting, 
your days will be a nice balance of learning, connecting, creating, reflecting, and sharing.

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At the Painted Prism Art Retreat, you will:

- Fill your journal/sketchbook with sketches, doodling, writing, and musings.
- Work with watercolor, pencils, pens, liquid acrylic, markers, collaging.
- Complete 2 or 3 Painting Projects.
- Come together for Group Activities -- with intention, meaning, and fun, of course.














LODGING: 


We will be staying and painting and playing here at Aspen Falls, a beautiful private mountain retreat in Estes Park -- set on 30 acres, with a private lake and gorgeous mountain views.




You'll have the option of staying in the main house, or in one of three cabins on the property -- 
at an additional, but very affordable, cost.  Lodging information, with prices, is below.











Thursday, 7/20 -- Check in between 3 and 6 pm.  Welcome Reception at 5 pm.

Friday through Sunday, 7/21-23 -- Our days will begin with a light breakfast, coffee, and tea.
Then, relaxing movement/exercise -- yoga, a jog, or a walk around the grounds.
        
The Art Workshops will start each day at 9:30 am.  We will be involved in art lessons and  projects for 5+ hours each day -- with time out for lunch.








At the end of each day, we will gather together at the main house -- for sharing, reflecting, story-telling, connecting -- and enjoying a glass of wine.












Monday, 7/24 -- The Retreat will end after breakfast on Monday morning.









Come join us for 3 full days and 4 nights 
(Thursday afternoon until Monday morning)
 to learn, explore, and expand your talents, ideas, and creativity 
in this relaxed and friendly environment.



To Register for the Painted Prism Art Retreat:


- You can secure your spot at this retreat, by paying a deposit of $200, HERE.   The early bird balance of $250 will be due by May 31, 2017.  Or, the full balance of $350 will be due by July 1, 2017.

- You can also register by contacting Pat Howard at:  thepaintedprism@gmail.com

- Once you register for the retreat and pay the $200 deposit, you will receive an e-mail from us, describing how to book your lodging for the retreat.  





LODGING OPTIONS, at Aspen Falls:  (There is one cabin still available.)

Contact Pat Howard to book your accommodations, at thepaintedprism@gmail.com



(Prices are PER NIGHT)






Main House


Queen Bedroom #1 -- (RESERVED)
                                 1 queen bed, with private bath -- $175/ night
                              





Queen Bedroom #2 -- (RESERVED)
                                1 queen bed, with shared bath -- $125/ night
                               (We could also move an extra bed in here, for an extra $25/night)






Double Room -- 1 twin bed, with shared bath -- $70/ night (RESERVED)

                         -- 1 twin bed, with shared bath -- $70/ night (RESERVED)





Cabins




Cabin #1 (RESERVED)
1 queen bed, with 1 private bath -- $150/ night




Cabin #2 (NOT AVAILABLE)
This cabin is under construction, so will not be available this year.




Cabin #3  (RESERVED)
1 queen bed -- with shared bath & kitchen -- $125/ night 

1 pullout sofa bed -- with shared bath & kitchen -- $70/ night




Cabin #4  
1 queen bed -- with shared bath & kitchen -- $125/ night

1 pullout sofa bed -- shared bath & kitchen -- $70/ night








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Questions?  Contact Pat at:  thepaintedprism@gmail.com
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About the Retreat Leaders:




Pat Howard is a watercolor artist and teacher, who lives in Durango, Colorado.  Her artist/teaching blog, The Painted Prism, averages 1,000 visits a day.  Pat's Watercolor Workshops, in Colorado, Ohio, and California, are always full, and she currently has 30 on-line mentoring students, from all around the world.  Pat's watercolor paintings can be seen at Columbine Gallery, in Loveland, CO.









Cheryl Miller Thurston is an award-winning author, editor, and musician, who lives in Loveland, Colorado.  She founded and ran a successful publishing company, Cottonwood Press, for 24 years.  Her plays and musicals have been performed all over the country.  Cheri writes the material for, directs, and plays the accordion for, the popular musical comedy performing group, Moonlighting Teachers.







Maureen (Mo) Garrity is our multi-talented yoga instructor and chef!







3 comments:

  1. Hi Pat, after reading over all the info on your retreat in July and speaking with my daughter and daughter in law, we are very interested in joining the group. What worries me is the altitude. Once , years ago while visiting Denver, I had difficulty breathing and it was very unpleasant. Wondering about the altitude in Estes Park.

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    1. Hi, Joyce -- I'm glad that you're interested in the retreat. What a fun thing to do with your daughters! I understand your concern with the altitude, however. Estes Park is at a higher elevation than Denver, probably around 8,000 feet. (Denver is a mile high - 5280 feet). Now, we aren't going to be doing anything too strenuous, like hiking, and we will urge everyone to drink lots of water the whole time you're here. But, that is definitely something you will need to consider, Joyce.

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  2. Hi Pat,
    I'm fairly new to watercolor and have been visiting your site frequently to try out all of your tips, suggestions and workshops. I love your site and I'd love to meet you and participate in one of your workshops. I have my eye on the Ohio dates and am excited to hear more details and start planning my trip! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and for such a wonderful resource.
    Julie

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