Painting from the Wild Heart Weekend Workshop
In addition to offering painting retreats in various parts of the country, I also hold Painting From The Wild Heart workshops here at my studio in Oakland, California — located in the artsy, fun and funky Grand Avenue/Lakeshore district just across the street from beautiful, historic Lake Merritt, home of the oldest bird sanctuary in the United States.
These retreats are held in a charming and intimate painting studio, a beautiful space that allows participants to feel very comfortable and at home. For people who live in the Bay Area, these workshops offer an opportunity to passionately dive into the intuitive painting process during the day and be at home and cozy in their own bed at night. And for people coming from out of town, it is a chance to not only experience the healing power of the expressive arts, but also an opportunity to visit the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
What You Can Expect…
These workshops are limited to 12 very lucky participants.
This fosters a sense of dynamic, creative community, an opportunity to create deep connections with openhearted creative folks as well as allowing each person plenty of individual attention. The large, spacious studio offers abundant art supplies including a wide array of paints , floor to ceiling easels, a varied assortment of palettes and brushes, and large sheets of high quality paper — everything you could possibly need to keep you happily painting away for hours on end!
A delightfully homemade, gourmet lunch is provided both days during the weekend. The food is healthy (lots of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, chicken and fish) and delicious, made with love and creative flair.
Each morning of the retreat we take some time to loosen up and get out of our heads and into our bodies through a fun and gentle process that includes expressive movement and daily dance parties.
This workshop will give you plenty of encouragement to joyfully and spontaneously express all of who you are in a wonderfully safe and supportive environment. Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities to be open-heartedly witnessed for your unique creative self in sacred circles of healing and compassion.
And finally, you get to be part of a growing community of fun loving, lively and creative Wild Heart painters! If you are coming from out of town there are many lodging choices available that are close to the studio. For more information about the workshop or if I can answer any other questions that you might have please contact Chris Zydel.
Painting From The Wildheart Weekend Workshop!
Dates: Dates for 2017 will be announced soon!
Location: The Creative Juices Arts Studio in Oakland, CA
Cost: $425 which includes all art supplies and two wonderfully healthy, but gourmet delicious lunches on both Saturday and Sunday. We are very sensitive to folks various food needs and will make sure that you are well taken care of around the meals.
Experience: You absolutely don’t need to have ANY art experience at all to participate in and to benefit GREATLY from this retreat. The workshop is limited to 12 very lucky and always amazing participants.