Guided Creative Retreats

Each guided retreat is akin to going on a solo retreat of your own, but within the company of fellow creatives of all mediums who are doing the same. A new theme is offered each month and 1-2 beloved past themes are brought back. Retreats can be purchased one at a time or in bundles that help us build a creativity practice by carving out time and hold space on our calendars for creative play and exploration. Can be purchased individually or in bundles (see below).

Art Workshops

Rotating art workshops include Freehand Watercolor Patterns, Hand Lettering with Art Pens, Painting Pop-Ups, and special workshops that cover specific techniques or skills.

Color-Alongs

Cozy, virtual coloring sessions hosted live on Zoom. Participants receive a downloadable coloring sheet printable + enjoy some entertaining games hosted in the chat during our color-along.

Private Party Workshops & Retreats

Book a private party workshop or retreat as part of your bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, or a team-building retreat with colleagues. Contact Kimberly to learn more or to book your event.

1:1 Alongside Sessions

1:1 Skype or Zoom call with me to chat/brainstorm anything related to creative process or small business: starting out, branding, promotion or talking about what you do, pricing, selling online and at craft shows, wholesale & reps, developing offerings, fostering meaningful customer relationships, etc.

Building a Creative Practice - Guided Creative Retreat Bundles

Retreat bundles are for those wishing to build a creativity practice into their schedule by intentionally carving out time and holding space each month to attend a Guided Creative Retreat. Offered in bundles of 4, 6, or 12:

  • Guided Creative Retreat [Spring]
    May 14, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Hosted live via Zoom
    For this special seasonal retreat, we'll soak up the delight of spring by ambling through a series of lively prompts to help us connect our creativity with the verdant antics and fragrant personality of spring. Each will help sprout new inklings for us to explore through our mediums.
  • Spring-in-Our-Step Color-Along Gathering
    May 22, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
    Live via Zoom
    A virtual gathering with fellow creatives for a cozy coloring session hosted on Zoom. Includes a downloadable coloring sheet printable + some entertaining games hosted in the chat during our gathering.
  • Quarterly Meet-Up for Dream & Scheme Retreaters
    Jun 11, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Hosted live on Zoom
    An interactive virtual quarterly meet-up for the attendees of the Dream & Scheme Retreat for Small Business Owners that took place earlier this year.
  • 1:1 Alongside Session
    Scheduled via Email
    Live via Skype or Zoom
    1:1 Skype or Zoom call with me to chat/brainstorm anything related to creative process or small business: starting out, branding, promotion/talking about what you do, pricing, selling online & at craft shows, wholesale & reps, developing offerings, fostering meaningful customer relationships, etc.
Building a Creative Practice - Retreat Bundle of 4 (Save $4)

Building a Creative Practice - Retreat Bundle of 4 (Save $4)

$56.00Price
Building a Creative Practice - Retreat Bundle of 6 (Save $6)

Building a Creative Practice - Retreat Bundle of 6 (Save $6)

$84.00Price
Building a Creative Practice - Bundle of 12 (Save $18)

Building a Creative Practice - Bundle of 12 (Save $18)

$162.00Price

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Freehand Watercolor Patterns, Part I

Dates/Times TBD

Live via Zoom

 

Learn the basics of choosing a complementary color palette, using negative and positive space, and grouping elements in various ways for visual interest. We will practice 4 different types of freehand patterns and explore the loveliness of imperfect symmetry.

 

Freehand Watercolor Patterns, Part II: Deep Dive Series

Dates/Times TBD

Live via Zoom

 

PATTERN PLAY DEEP DIVE - $100

4 sessions spread over 4 weeks

A workshops series for folks who've already taken my introductory Freehand Watercolor Patterns workshop and are looking to delve further into the 4 pattern types we covered. Each session will be devoted to one of the 4 pattern types, experimenting with different shapes and colors each time as well as exploring various aspects of pattern design such as mood, theme, and cohesion. I'll be painting alongside the group, offering tips and tricks, and providing 1:1 feedback.

PATTERN PLAY DEEP DIVE + TECH TUTORIAL - $125

5 sessions spread over 5 weeks

This option includes the above Pattern Play sessions + a fifth session add-on, which covers technical aspects of preparing scanned artwork to be used for various types of surface design (scanning, editing in Photoshop, and rendering files for high print quality).

 

Hand Lettering with Art Pens, Part I

Dates/Times TBD

Live via Zoom

 

Hand-lettering has a wonderfully natural, delightfully personal touch that distinguishes it from fonts, typography, and printing press art forms. In this workshop, we'll explore multiple styles of block lettering and cursive scripts while working with spacing, slant, varying pen weights, and line heights to convey different moods and messaging styles.

 

We'll cover helpful tips and tricks for planning out spacing, and students will have time to play with various lettering styles as well as work on hand lettering a quote or phrase.

Students will receive a recommended supplies list to purchase ahead of class (if you already have supplies, great!), or you can purchase an optional workshop add-on to have a starter kit mailed to you ahead of class. For creatives of all levels and styles, age 13+.

 

Hand Lettering with Art Pens, Part II:

Letterology Deep Dive Series

Dates/Times TBD

Live via Zoom

 

LETTEROLOGY DEEP DIVE - $100

4 sessions spread over 4 weeks

This workshop series is for folks who've already taken my introductory Hand Lettering with Art Pens workshop and are looking to delve further into the lettering techniques we covered. We'll spend each session devoting time to practicing specific lettering types. During each session, I'll be lettering alongside the group, offering tips and tricks, and providing 1:1 feedback.

LETTEROLOGY DEEP DIVE + DIGITIZING - $140

5 sessions spread over 5 weeks

This option includes the 4 Letterology sessions above + a longer fifth session add-on, which covers technical aspects of preparing hand lettering for print and digital use (scanning, editing in Photoshop, vectorizing, and rendering files for high print quality).

 

Creative Small Business Community Chats

Dates/Times TBD

Live on Zoom

 

I'm working on designing several virtual Creative Business Chats on various topics including:

  • Story-Led Branding | Talking about your work and what you do through stories, inviting your audience into your corner, sharing your process, and building long-lasting relationships with customers
     

  • Balancing Act | Juggling an art business while working full-time, brainstorming ways to best utilize the time and resources you have, planning ahead for both slow and busy seasons, and avoiding burnout.
     

  • Shifting Seasons | Listening to your intuition and making note of what is or is not working, shifting direction in your business to follow your creative curiosities, and communicating changes to your audience with excitement and in a way that invites them along for the ride
     

Let me know which interest you most: Vote on topics!

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