The Magic of Watercolor – Art and Spirit- Cape Cod Coastal art-making retreat

September 7, 2017 @ 6:45 pm – September 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Oestara House

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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