The Sedona Art Retreat

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The Sedona Art Retreat
Art is Self-Discovery
3 Days Friday - Sunday
Dec 27, 28, 29 2013

The Sedona Art Retreat offers a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art.

The retreat program is made of six hands-on experiences that become for each participant a personal creative path.

Orientation - Komala U. Rohde  7:00 p.m. Thurs Dec. 26
The Sedona Art Retreat begins with a welcome evening session with your retreat coordinator Komala. We meet as a group and define what is important to us in our creative exploration.  An orientation and outline of the retreat is given.

Creative Journaling  - Libby Caldwell   (Fri 9 - 12:30) 
Libby teaches us how to combine sketches, color, and words to make unique personal compositions that capture the heart of the moments and memories in your life. By engaging and using all the senses these techniques can be applied to recording everyday life, life changing events, travels and things remembered. Your journal can be used throughout the retreat to enrich your memory and enhance your experience.

Out of the Smoke - Dennis Ott    (Fri 1:30 - 4:30)
Each student will use the process of making a vessel to connect with the beautiful relationship between emptiness and form.  Playful surprises happen during a Raku firing of works that you will glaze. Your completed vessels will be glazed with your choice of finish and sent to you later. The kiln teaches us to create...and then let go.

The Collage  - Vince Fazio   (Sat 9 - Noon)
This guided collage process starts with intuitively gathering imagery,  then combines design principles with story to integrate images. Students learn to identify and balance the two sided aspects of connections - the narrative and the aesthetic.  A 'group wisdom' is then explored to fine-tune the image and story that each collage presents.

Photographing Essence - Kelli Klymenko   (Sat 1:30 - 4:30)
Moving beyond the photograph, Kelli will help you explore the essence of a location rather than a conventional image.  You'll begin in the studio with an orientation and then venture into the magnificent Sedona landscape where you will learn to capture the spirit of a place and deepen your self-discovery and expression. Kelli will lead you in a brief mediation to help you connect with your inner self and see your surroundings with new vision, an open heart and a cleared mind. You'll learn how to photograph feelings rather than just scenes or the landscape. Move beyond the technicalities of photography and explore the true essence of composition through emotion.

The LifeMask  - Liz Learmont   (Sun 9 - Noon)
'LifeMasking' is a beautiful process of self discovery, acceptance and rebirth. Participants will have a demonstration/orientation and then facilitate each other in creating a real LifeMask with complete guidance from Liz. Everyone will emerge with a new liberating view of themselves. Options for hand casting rather than face-masks are offered.

Creating the Talisman and Integration - Komala U. Rohde (Sun 1:30 - 4:30)
Using texture and color, this workshop explores decorative finishing techniques in jewelry making to create a talisman. A memories of the retreat begins the designing process for this piece of jewelry. Participants can choose between making a pendant or a small domed plate while applying Patina or enamel to a hammered piece of Metal. Letting the talisman reflect inner qualities and beauty, this workshop will deepen the recognition of your own beauty. This session with the retreat coordinator rounds off the Sedona Art Retreat  In this meeting we share results and insights gathered throughout the process.


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Note the first meeting for this workshop is 7:00 pm Thurs evening you will be contacted for the meeting place.


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Meeting dates

Fri - Sun, Dec 27-29, 2013

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Registration dates

Last day for Internet registration: Dec 27, 2013






All Levels


Sedona Arts Center Campus


Vince Fazio


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