The Creative Stretch Retreat is a unique experience in the mixed media arts world hosted by Andrea Chebeleu and Dr. Minette Riordan at A Work of Heart Studio in San Jose, CA.
This is not your typical art retreat!
Do not expect to spend days sitting in a studio listening to us talk at you, show you our work or demo supplies. We believe in you getting your hands painty from the get-go. This is an interactive and immersive arts experience designed to guide you through our signature creative process that intertwines journaling, art making and meaningful conversation.
Art time in the studio will be mixed with adventures and excursions in the Bay Area to inspire your creativity, nurture wonder and ignite your curiosity.
By the end of our time together you will have made beautiful art, made new friends and have a much clearer vision of your creative voice and style.
Andrea and Minette are famous for combining their diverse interests and talents into exceptional experiences online and in person. Together they have decades of experience leading retreats and designing custom events. We delight in planning extra special surprises for you throughout the event.
What to expect:
The Creative Stretch Retreat is for you if you are ready:
Thursday October 6: 9am to 5pm
Friday October 7: 9am to 5pm
Saturday October 8: 9am to 5pm
Sunday October 9: 9am to 2pm
All art supplies including one of Andrea’s infamous juicy kits to take home with you
Discount coupon to shop in A Work of Heart Studio while on site
Lunch Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Brunch Sunday
Coffee, tea, water, snacks each day
What’s not included:
Hotel - we will provide local recommendations for places to stay and will even coordinate Air B&B housing
Andrea Chebeleu is the artist and entrepreneur behind A Work of Heart Studio. A creative innovator from a very young age, Andrea enjoys a challenge and most of all figuring out how to make art with what’s on hand. As an art instructor, her greatest joy comes from leading students through a process that, on the surface, looks complex but is achieved in simple steps. Andrea's students appreciate her knowledge of materials, techniques and "try it and see what happens" attitude. Creativity comes intrying and retrying. Andrea takes the fear of trying in her approach of "first, not only." While it may be the first time you’ve tried this, it’s not your only time. Students are empowered to freely approach learning with playful curioisty.