A Mixed Media Expressive Arts Retreat for Women
June 19-25, 2014
As we grow and change, so do the images that keep
us engaged with our artistic process. We might be
able to move forward and continue making art, but at
some point artists have to STOP, step out of everyday
life and become fully present with their art making
process for it to thrive.
There is a relationship inherent in making art that requires tending and nurturing.
The Terreno Concept:
Together, we will work with the Italian wine making
concept of terreno, as we apply it to the creative process.
Terreno: /ter' reno/ adj sense of place, personal
connection with the earth, being present.
Italian wine tasters define terreno as specificity of
place affecting the character, quality, and personality,
of the wine.
Specifically, we will explore how making art, sleeping
and eating among Racalia's olive groves, woodland
and English Garden informs our art making while
forging a deeper connection with our own sense of
place, our own personal terreno and how that effects
our art's color, character and personality.
It is from this knowledge, this ability to stay present, that authentic art comes.
Between meandering walks, delicious Italian meals
and refreshing swims in the Italian countryside you
will be collecting inspiration, moving with your art and
engaging in dialogue with your imagery.
This artistic dance is primary to all art yet is often left unattended.
Decompress and renew your personal artistic identity.
Begin a dialog with your images as companions.
In the end you will leave with helpful expressive arts
processes, tools and mixed media techniques to
continue taking your art to a new level.
We would love to have a personal phone call with
you to clarify or answer any questions.
Pamela: Click Here to schedule a convenient time to chat
Helen: Click Here to schedule a convenient time to chat
We look forward to exploring with you how this time,
devoted to your art, would enhance all aspects of your life!
Pamela and Helen
Pamela Underwood, BFA, MA
Helen Wilson, BA, MFA