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Mindful Drawing Retreat


Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Instructor: Stephanie Medford

Take some time away from your busy life and reconnect with drawing in a whole new way during this weekend retreat. Whether you’ve been drawing your whole life or have never picked up a pencil, this retreat will help give you the confidence to create the drawing practice you’ve always dreamed of. Using mindfulness techniques, we’ll cover these strategies to help you overcome your inner critic and have fun with drawing: paying attention, getting curious, finding softness, letting go of judgment, and working through resistance.

Through a variety of fun, light-hearted exercises, you'll learn to drop the goal of making perfect representations of the world and instead use drawing to appreciate the present moment. You'll experiment with new materials and new methods and you'll practice slowing down and enjoying the process. This is not about learning to draw. It's about learning to enjoy drawing and feed your creativity.

About the Instructor:  Born in Edmonton, Stephanie earned a BA from the University of Alberta with a major in drama and a minor in art, studied traditional weaving arts under several teachers in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. She is an artist, writer, and traveler, and when she’s not working on art you can find her on some kind of adventure — riding her motorcycle through small towns, backcountry camping, or flying to another country. Her current mission is to help people who have lost touch with their creativity find their way back to their creative selves. She blogs about creativity and her own creative adventures at Stephanie teaches workshops in printmaking, mixed media, and mindfulness and the creative process.

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • As wide a variety of drawing supplies as possible (some you’re used to and some that are new to you) such as: pencils, pigment liners, markers (alcohol- or water-based), acrylic pens, gel pens, ballpoint pens, pencil crayons, pastel (chalk or oil), charcoal, conte, etc.
  • A stack of drawing paper of your choice - the bigger the better

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