Objectives and Summary – 2016 Retreat

Alpine Art Retreat

A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

Mornin' YogaIn a safe, harmonious and loving atmosphere our intention is to cultivate and steward awareness and creativity through play, expression and spiritual connection.

To explore how images and words and spirit intersect within us as creatives and dig down to understand and direct those urges.

John Muir … “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

For spirited women who feel invigorated in the rustic beauty of a mountain setting!

Limited to 10 participants (including two instructors), and is all inclusive of lodging, meals and workshops.

  • Held at the Lake Alpine Resort in Bear Valley, California. Map of location: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Lake%20Alpine&state=CA
  • Begins Sunday evening (August 14, 2016)View of Lake Alpine as we wander perspective sites
  • Ends Friday afternoon (August 19, 2016)
  • Everyday (six days) includes programs in painting, journaling and writing – all
    processes of discovery.
  • There are two instructors for the full program time (Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren)
  • Location is at the wonderful Lake Alpine Resort.
  • The cabins include full kitchen & bathroom facilities, plus a sunny deck with a sparkling lake view.
  • Our playful gathering is held in two rustic, spacious and fully stocked cabins, lovingly named the “Ponderosa” and “Sequoia”.
  • In keeping with our back-to-camp playfulness (yes, there could be smores), theLkAlpineJanetteSketchingPROMO sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style (e.g., shared rooms where each person has their own bed). We love how this fits in with the spirit of the retreat. Yet at the same time there are two private rooms available too. All share bathroom.
  • Meals are included. We may dine at our cabin or at the Resort dining area or deck. We’ll begin with light breakfast faire accompanied by tea, coffee and juice, and later we partake of a relaxed and refreshing lunch. Evening meals will find us embracing ourLuscious, Refreshing Lunch chef’s creativity – perhaps on our private deck.
  • Participants with special menu needs are welcome to bring along their preferences. We make every effort to accommodate special diets, within resources. With two fully equipped kitchens you can attend to your personal pleasure too.
  • Amidst the formal instruction and programs you have ample time for hiking and private reflection.SequoiaBunkRoom
  • One day we will hike or travel to a new sketching destination. Immersing ourselves in the wonder of the outdoors and fresh territory.
  • This all inclusive retreat is $1,750.00 for shared rooms, which includes lodging, food, activities, and instruction.
  • If you want to upgrade to a private room (shared bath), add $600.00. You can keep as private as you like.
  • In addition to your personal items, bring your favorite paint brushes, paint and
    stretched or mounted water media paper, canvas and/or your journal/sketchbook. If you have questions about materials, please call or write.

As the air is autumn crisp, leaves begin to turn golden and thoughts turn to introspection, come breathe creativity into your personal creating.

Add 2 Free Nights!

ElaineUmbrellaSign up by June 15, 2016 (as space remains) and will be treated to 2 nights added for free.

The Alpine Art Women’s Retreat with lodging, meals and workshops is a wonderful value at $300.00 per day.

Yet, sign up now and with the added bonus of two free nights your retreat is only $219.00 per day.Lake's Reflections

Staying two more days makes a perfect stay. These two free days are a great way to practice what you’ve learned, to get out and explore, and to savor the friendships made.

Just imagine, a full five days of workshops and then the treat of two more joyful days of exploration.

If you like the idea of lingering until Sunday (instead of leaving around noon Friday), then sign up today to reserve your space by calling Elaine at: 541-944-2196.