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2024 Colorado Mountain Art Retreat



Early Bird pricing until March 7, or seats sell out

Spend four days and five nights in the stunning mountain town of Ridgway, Colorado nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. Connect with yourself and other creatives in a natural environment teaming with inspiring energy. Recharge your excitement for your own art, discover a deeper connection with your art and soul, and head home with a rested heart and newly inspired paintings.

In a nurturing setting and a warm, supportive environment, Kellie will guide you to tap into internal and external inspiration that will fuel your artistic fire. Then Kellie will show you how to translate all of your unique inspiration into beautiful mixed media paintings that reflect who YOU ARE, and what’s important to you.

**Retreat payment is non-refundable. We highly recommend you get trip insurance in case of emergency.

“Kellie Day gave me inspiration and encouragement and I am forever grateful… Not to be too sentimental but your workshop was the first time I really felt like an artist and the potential to do good work. Your encouragement started me on my path and I will never forget your generosity and kindness. Thank you.”- Heather

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JUNE 6-10, 2024 – Ridgway, Colorado

Whether you are an experienced artist, just starting out or getting back to your practice after a break, Kellie will show you:

  • The art of being in nature as inspiration to fuel your creative fire. Through hikes, collecting objects and observing, you will discover what touches your heart that will help inform your creativity.
  • Exercises and ways to explore your own expressive way of painting; Kellie will guide you towards your unique expression that reveals what delights you and makes you feel most alive. This, too, will inspire your canvas.
  • How to use an art journal as a way to create studies for larger paintings, and explore your inspirations in a no-pressure way.
  • How to use fun mixed media materials including collage, paint, mediums and more to build a cohesive and nature-inspired piece of art.
  • How to incorporate pattern and glorious colors, to create emotion, attraction and pure delight.
  • Through exercises that explore shape, line, texture and color, you will build layers using a variety of high quality GOLDEN acrylics, mark making tools and a variety of mixed media processes.
  • You will have the unique opportunity to use high quality GOLDEN acrylics and mediums. Kellie will show you how to use these products to make layers and transparencies to create texture and captivating images in your work.
  • You will learn a number of formal and informal techniques that will help you build an ongoing creative practice.

This is much more than an art class and a series of art lessons. It is a rich immersion in finding inspiration and nurturing your unique artistic voice.

Your Retreat Includes:

• Four days of facilitated mixed media painting workshops and movement

• Morning movement through yoga and short hikes intended to be an exploration of what inspires you in nature

• Plenty of one-on-one time with Kellie

• Two lunches (does not include arrival or departure day)

• Two group dinners

• High quality, professional GOLDEN Acrylic Paints in a wide selection

• All painting supplies including canvases, a journal, assorted paper and collage ephemera + All brushes and tools will be provided

• Nourishing snacks, tea, coffee, and water every day

• Inspiration and connections to last a lifetime… and much more!