Desires, Discoveries, Directions - A Creative Practice Retreat

Join Andrea and Minette for a day full of creative play and practice. During this one-day retreat, we will explore the themes of desire, discovery and direction. Set your intentions for living an intentional creative life in 2021. Go way beyond a traditional vision board and get to the core of what you most desire for your life and work in the New Year through mixed-media art-making and word play. Come with your own favorite journal or work in a handmade Daily Creative Practice Journal (we’ll show you how to make one!)

 What to expect: 

  • Discover what it is you want most for the coming year.
  • Connect to your deepest desires, values and vision. 
  • Learn to structure your perfect Daily Creative Practice for success. 
  • Choose your creative adventure for 2021 and define which direction you are going.
  • Get practical tools & techniques for living and playing in a Daily Creative Practice Journal.
  • Enrich your art-making through the senses: sight, smell, sound, touch and even taste can enhance your daily creative practice.  

Hands-on art-making and word play: 

  • Create a set of watercolor cards to represent your core values
  • Write your personal “Thriving in 2021” vision statement
  • Craft a visual version of your personal “Daily Creative Practice Manifesto” 
  • How to incorporate lists, pull outs and envelopes into your DCP Journal
  • Design a 2021 Zentangle® inspired Dreamcatcher to capture your desires and discoveries 
  • Activate the 7 Essential Principles for a Creative Lifestyle

Basic Supply Kit: 

  • Watercolor pencils/crayons/markers (one type, not all)
  • Watercolor paper (at least 3 sheets of 9x12)
  • Watercolor Brush(es) at least a #6 round but #2 and #12 are nice as well
  • Micron type pen (pigma, pitt, micron) for fineline work
  • White Gel Pen
  • Resist supply (masking tape, masking fluid, rubber cement - one of these not all)
  • Deli Paper
  • Matte Medium
  • Washi Tape/Artist Tape for inserting envelopes/tags/tabs in your journal
  • mini envelopes/tags/tabs (all aprt of the DCP Journal making kit)
  • Journal for note taking
  • Your Daily Creative Practice Journal 

If you have taken the course Andrea offered titled "Daily Creative Practice Journal" you are all set with your DCP Journal.  If you have not, you will get a video with some homework instruction to complete at least a portion of the journal ahead of time so you can have the same "container" as we are working in.

All supplies can be purchased as you like using this link.

Event Details

Event Date 9:00am (PST) on Jan, 24th
Event End Date 4:00pm (PST) on Jan, 24th
Price $97.00
Location Online - Zoom
Categories Virtual Retreats

Instructor Info

Andrea Chebeleu

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 from trying 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 and playfully experiment without expectations.  

Dr. Minette Riordan

Dr. Minette Riordan is a modern day Renaissance woman: transformational artist, writer, award-winning entrepreneur and advocate for creativity as essential to the well-being of all people and our planet. She holds a doctorate from Stanford University as well as multiple coaching certifications including her most recent certification as a Creative Depth Coach.

She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, JourneyCircles™ facilitator, SoulCollage® facilitator. She has taught at Andrea's studio, at Tangle U and hosted many of her own creative workshops over the past decade.

Life took her by surprise in 2017 when people started asking her to buy her paintings. “I’m not an artist,” she said. This was a turning point in her life and her career. Since then she has been selling art and teaching others to courageously own their artistry and build their creative business through her coaching, online programs and live events.