Art & Spirit Weekend at Mirabai in Woodstock NY @ Mirabai of Woodstock
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm

August 26 – one day art-making workshop

Aug 27 – Spirit Essence Portraits

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The Magic of Watercolor – Art and Spirit- Cape Cod Coastal art-making retreat @ Oestara House
Sep 7 @ 6:45 pm – Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm

Fee includes lodging and 8 meals.  We will have dinner out on Sat.

Here in this magical sacred spot near the ocean we will incorporate some meditation and relaxation time in order to invite all sides of ourselves to join in the mystery of allowing what wants to emerge.

cape-cod-massachusetts-united-states-2This is a nurturing NO PRESSURE few days allowing you to relax and sink into your joy in making art.  Though my demos will be in watercolor, and it is a very portable medium for carrying outside, you are welcome to work in any medium you wish.

We will mix up working from our imaginations with working “plein air” (from life).  The beautiful Cape Cod coast is one of my own favorite places to make art.  Not only is it incredibly beautiful, but the ions from the ocean are cleansing and stimulate our creative processes.  On the days we work on location we will consider composition, color, light in capturing a moment in time.

I will offer plenty of demos with information on technique and different ways of approaching your art.  We will join in circle and share art, laughs and chocolate.

Unless specifically noted as a workshop or class in technique, all of my classes focus on helping you find your own unique artistic expression,  your own language of color and form and marks on a surface.  I combine meditation, guided visualization, examples of other’s work, and more, with my own intuitive talents to help you discover what will give you the most fulfillment in your expression. Your art is a powerful healing tool for your life.  Art can help us to trust our inner guidance.  I will help you to discover your own inner wisdom and archetypes.

Those that may benefit from attending a workshop with me include:

  • those who have been creative in the past but find it difficult to enter back into their process
  • those would have always wanted to “make art” but have been discouraged by others or failing to achieve their own standards or are experiencing a great deal of fear around stepping forward
  • those who like my style and would like to learn how I approach my art


If you have to cancel at any time prior to 60 days of the workshop event your deposit will be fully refunded minus an administrative fee of $30.

If you have to cancel at any time within 60 days of the workshop event, we will consider 50% of your workshop and lodging/meal fee to be a non-refundable deposit (unless we fill you spot) and will refund you the balance of your workshop/lodging fee.

Please Contact Melissa Harris with questions regarding the workshop and to make workshop registration arrangements:

Contact Lorah 845 532 1539  with questions regarding lodging and meals and to make lodging/meal registration arrangements:

Option is available to pay half ahead ($337.50) in a check made out to Melissa Harris and sent to PO Box 56  West Hurley, NY  12491  with the balance due at the workshop.  Your total if paid by check is $675.00.  If you wish to pay by credit card you can “add to cart” with additional credit card fees of $23.65.  Your total is $698.65 paid in full or two payments of $349.35 each.

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Art and Spirit: Art-Making Workshop
Woodstock NY @ Melissa's Studio
Oct 13 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 15 @ 4:45 pm

Workshop PhotoIn my Art and Spirit workshops I combine my talent as an intuitive with my extensive background in painting to help you to work through creative blocks and learn or refine technique. Come and join a like minded circle of sisters as we explore what wants to emerge.  My large light filled studio and acres of forest and meadow is the ideal location to support you as you relax and explore what your heart and soul hold to be true. The workshop is for those with no experience as well as those who would like to improve existing skills. Students are encouraged to work with their own supplies if they have them (pastels, watercolor, acrylic, or other except oil – ).  Melissa will supply more complete information on materials upon  your registration.I have some very basic fill in supplies here at the studio if you don’t want to fully invest at this point but you will need to bring your own. Workshops include lunches. Weather permitting we often gather at Melissa’s fire circle in the evenings for some song, laughter and treats. There are many accommodation options. There are a few spaces at a friend’s home nearby that (an informal B & B) are very inexpensive and include breakfast but they go early!  There are also many airbnb’s nearby. There is a reasonable Quality Inn in Kingston NY that is only five minutes away as well as many other hotels and local B & B’s depending on your preferences.  Ask Melissa about accommodations. Stay or come early and explore the infamous and cute town of Woodstock. Click here for a full description of the Retreat.

Option is available to save the credit card fee and pay $325 by check, made out to Melissa Harris and sent to PO Box 56 West Hurley, NY 12491

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Spirit Essence Portraits- The Ruby Tree – Woodbury CT @ The Ruby Tree
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

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Melissa Harris, internationally published artist and author offers her Spirit
Essence Portraits. She tunes into you and following a psychic reading do a watercolor painting of your unique essence as it appears to her in a semi-trance state. Receive the double benefit of learning what Melissa “sees” as well as owning a Melissa Harris original painting.

These portraits are ideal for couples as well.  These portraits include individual reading for each person as well as a reading on combined synthesis of their energies.   Add $85 for additional person. Give a treat to you and your beloved.

  • Help discover where you may need balance and or clarity
  • Provide information to help with personal empowerment
  • Help re-create your life- write- your new story
  • Help you expand on your divinity

Melissa – . I want to tell you how deeply moved and overjoyed I am with my portrait. Words cannot describe not only the beauty of the painting, but even more amazingly the accuracy and insight of your reading. I am sure you’ve heard this before, but your thoughts and musings were so meaningful and inspiring. Since I received the portrait, I have found my mind (and heart) wandering back to the image and your words, and it’s provided me with a great sense of bliss and empowerment. Thanks for everything”. – Christine

Empowered Light Expo @ Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm

Drop by my booth at the expo.  Lots of art, books and gift items.  See you there!

Natural Living Expo- Marlborough, MA – BOOTH 1011 @ Best Western Royal Trade Plaza
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm

natural living 11-13The expo is a weekend for learning about body-mind-spirit wellness, healthy living, rejuvenating, healing and exploring the latest holistic and green products, fair trade shopping and information. With over 75 lectures, workshops and cooking demonstrations included in the $12 weekend admission, plus access to 225 exhibits including the famous Free Sample Bar — the Natural Living Expo is an incredible value at a bargain price. Be one of the first 200 people on Saturday or Sunday and receive a free gift bag!  I’ll be teaching a class on Developing & Using Your Psychic Awareness at 2:00 Saturday Nov 12 in Salon B.