Itinerary for our Big Sur Artist’s Painting Retreat« Back to Trip Overview
Today we all arrive and gather at our charming hotel, the Big Sur Lodge, which is located right in Big Sur. We’ll check in, get settled in our rooms and meet in our private meeting room/studio to meet and greet at 6pm and set up your art space! Well go for dinner at 7:00 pm and afterward we’ll do a short opening ceremony and meditation, go over the general structure for our next days together, talk about materials and what to bring on the day trips, discuss your personal workshop goals and get to know each other. There will also be a dream assignment every night to help you access the deeper creative realms of your creative spirit. We need a good nights sleep so we’re ready for the unforgettable experience awaiting us in the natural beauty of Big Sur.
We’ll spend the next 2 days exploring Big Sur. Each morning we’ll start our day with a hearty breakfast, then gather for a morning meditation before we head out on a sketching/painting excursion. We’ll take sketchbooks, cameras, portable materials for our exploration to make inspirational studies from the magnificent, breathtaking landscape. Each day we will explore a different location.
We’ll either bring picnic lunches and snacks or we will go back to the hotel for lunch. In the later afternoon, we’ll meet again in our meeting room to create larger works from our sketches or paint in the beautiful gardens surrounding our hotel amidst breathtaking views of the redwoods. The rest of the afternoon will be open for you to continue your work, take a lovely walk on one of the hiking trails in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, bird watch, or take your binoculars and see if you can spy some of the migrating Humpback whales as they frolic in the coastal waters. After dinner, our evenings will be spent gathering together in our meeting room to discuss our day, meditate and share our work with each other. There is no definite schedule, only a basic outline that may be changed as we work with the energy present in the moment.
Day 4 Sunday
We wrap up our workshop and time together at noon. Breakfast in the morning will be followed by a group sharing of our work and ending ceremony – then group photos, lot’s of hugs and sweet good-bye’s. We’ll leave our experience in nature renewed, refreshed and excited about what we have created and filled with new creative ideas stimulated by our journey.
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