Do you have a favorite tree, a memorable tree story or do you simply enjoy being among towering trees?
During this autumn retreat, we will celebrate the changing of the leaves, cooler temperatures and the changing of our personal season as we reflect on years past and times to come. During this retreat we will use the metaphor and symbol of trees to explore our roots, branches and leaves. We love how trees mirror our own personal growth and unique spirits.
While we can't gather in person just yet, we will be connecting on Zoom and inviting each of you to share your favorite trees in your yard, neighborhood or community with us! We will invite you into our homes and creative spaces and gardens, too. Imagine that we are all gathering in an a gorgeous arboretum with many trees of the world represented.
"Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life. All trees begin life in the same way, yet as they grow older, they weather nature’s forces and develop in their own unique and beautiful ways."
The Tree of Life Retreat is for you if:
- You are inspired by trees and nature and would love to incorporate this symbolism into your art.
- You've felt a deep connection to a certain type of tree or to a place of trees.
- You are longing for connection and community with other creatives and committed time and space to create.
- You enjoy exploring new methods of creative expression.
- You love creating meaningful works of art that are a unique expression of you.
- You want to learn new creative techniques and play with new tools and supplies.
The Tree of Life retreat is going to be very unique. Rather than a series of individual techniques and classes, each of the lessons taught by Andrea, Brian and Minette will be intertwined and connected. While each artist will contribute several unique lessons that can be used over and over, you will also take everything you learn from each of us and turn it into one magical, mystical piece of art that serves as a reminder and celebration of all you'll learn through this experience. Just like a tree grows, our lessons will flow through the roots, trunk, branches, leave and fruit of the trees you create.