ABOUT VIRTUAL RETREATS & WORKSHOPS

 

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.

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.

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.

  • Mar 09, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
    Hosted live via Zoom
    For this contemplative retreat, we'll walk through a series of gentle prompts to practice processing thoughts and experiences through creativity. Each one will guide us to reflect, take note, and draw out the important pieces or details so that we can explore them through our chosen mediums.
  • Mar 13, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
    Hosted live via Zoom
    For this contemplative retreat, we'll walk through a series of gentle prompts to practice processing thoughts and experiences through creativity. Each one will guide us to reflect, take note, and draw out the important pieces or details so that we can explore them through our chosen mediums.
  • Mar 14, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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.
  • Mar 19, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Hosted live via Zoom
    During this sentimental retreat, we'll walk through a series of prompts to help us notice our surroundings and practice finding beauty in the tiny bits of poetry, color, and delight present all around us. We'll pull inspiration from our observations to further explore our chosen creative medium.
  • Mar 22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Live via Zoom
    A retreat for following our creative curiosities through the theme of 'Words'. We'll focus on creative writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, etc.) through a series of prompts and writing exercises to ignite the imagination, explore wordplay, and apply to your writing style.
  • Mar 27, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 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.
  • 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.
Creativity-Building Practice Retreat Bundle of 4 (Save $4)

Creativity-Building Practice Retreat Bundle of 4 (Save $4)

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

Creativity-Building Practice Retreat Bundle of 6 (Save $6)

$84.00Price
Creativity Practice Retreat Bundle of 12 (Save $18)

Creativity Practice Retreat 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 Business 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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