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The Artist's Journey

The Artist’s Journey

Mindfulness and Abstract Expression
October 20 - 25, 2019 Midweek (5 day)

All-inclusive program package to include:

  • Tuition
  • Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Signature classes and wellness offerings
Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.

Program Description

Creating art from the deepest reservoirs of our truth requires courage, patience, and persistence. Join best-selling author of The Artist's Journey and Stanford-trained psychiatrist, Nancy Hillis, MD, as she guides you to deep exploration and experimentation in your true art.

Dedicate yourself to the authentic joy of being able to physically manifest your soul's inspiration through the practice of abstract art. This experiential retreat is perfect for creatives who want to see their unique and original spark shine.

During this inspirational workshop, you will:
  • Activate self-expression through creativity and mindfulness exercises
  • Work on a series and create many painting "starts"
  • Practice automatic drawing, flux, visual contrast, and more
  • Understand value maquettes and value-color relationships
  • Employ abstract expressionism through experimentation.

Through a dynamic combination of group discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and journaling, along with drawing and painting exercises, you'll examine the inner dialogue and landscape that shape your art and life. Return home with complete confidence in your ability to skillfully create pieces you love.

Making art mirrors our essential process of being alive—making a life and a self that is rooted in our highest vision and core values. Locate and root yourself in the well of creativity that is the essence of life.

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Why Attend

    Gain practical tools and methods to deepen your artistic practice, align your inspiration with your talent, and broaden your vision for what you long to create.

    Uncover your deepest artistic truth, cultivate reflection and experimentation, and reconnect with your intuitive knowing and creativity moment-to-moment.

    Strengthen your sense of yourself as an artist and your creative awareness in all areas of your life while coming to know your work in an entirely new way.

Things to Know/Schedule

None required.
Experience Level
None required.
Special Interest To
Special Details
Bring painting clothes, a painting smock, or an apron.
Suggested Reading
The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes to Spark Creativity by Nancy Hillis, MD

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