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Outside the Lines - Two Worlds Collide Art Retreat (May 7-12, 2023)

Outside the Lines - Two Worlds Collide Art Retreat (May 7-12, 2023)

This is a 5-night painting retreat set in a relaxed resort environment in Ontario, Canada, lead by master mixed media artist and instructor, Christina Lovisa. It's a retreat for those wishing to break through self-imposed limits when it comes to art. This fully immersive retreat will walk you through exercises in creativity development as well as technique immersion.  We will dip our creative spirits (and brushes!), into encaustic paintings as well. Scroll down to read all the details! 👇

Regular price $199.00 CAD
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NB: Payment here is for workshop fee only. Food + lodging fee must be paid directly to Elmhirst's when you check out of the resort.

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✨ Retreat Info ✨

Our Fabulous Itinerary

A full itinerary and supply-list e-package will be available by Feb 15/23.

SUNDAY, May 7th

Arrive Sunday afternoon and get settled into your allocated room. Participate in the pre-dinner scavenger hunt I will have prepared for you.  A welcome dinner will launch the retreat with a visit to the studio for an evening of fun and creativity.

MONDAY, May 8th

Breakfast. Studio. Lunch. Studio. Pre-dinner free time. Dinner and open studio all evening. Optional one on one coaching (you can book that here).

TUESDAY, May 9th
Breakfast. Studio. Lunch. Studio. Pre-dinner wine tasting in the cellar. Dinner and open studio all evening. Optional one on one coaching.

WEDNESDAY, May 10th

Breakfast. Studio. Lunch. Studio. Pre-dinner free time. Dinner and open studio all evening.  Optional one on one coaching.

THURSDAY, May 11th
Breakfast. Studio. Lunch. Studio. Pre-dinner free time. Dinner and open studio all evening.  Optional one on one coaching.

FRIDAY, May 12th

Breakfast. Studio clean up and packing.  Farewell lunch.

The Resort

The retreat will take place at the beautiful Elmhirst's Resort on Rice Lake in Ontario, Canada.

I have hosted a retreat in the this location before and let me tell you, they do know how to put the "treat" in retreat! The food is amazing, the accommodations are very comfortable and the perfect combination of social and private; you will have your own room in a cottage on the lake.

Your resort fees include: 5 nights accommodations, 3 meals per day and snacks delivered to the studio.  Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Note that the resort fees must be paid directly to Elmhirst at the end of the retreat.

Pricing

All prices are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD) and subject to tax.

The entire cost of the 5-night retreat is the workshop fee + the resort fee.

The workshop fee portion is $1648+tax with an early bird savings of an extra $150 off. The resort fee portion is $1260+tax.

So TOTAL cost you can expect is:

Early Bird: $2757+tax
Regular: $2908+tax

Payment Options

You have the option of paying the entire workshop fee up front in a single lump sum, OR you can pay in three instalments, securing your spot by paying the Deposit first. All prices are listed in Canadian dollars and are subject to tax.

EARLY BIRD PRICING: (before January 31st, 2023)

Single payment: $1497+tax

OR

Instalments:
Deposit: $199+tax
2nd payment: $549+tax (due March 5th, 2023)
Final payment: $749+tax (due May 1st, 2023)


REGULAR PRICING (as of February 1st, 2023)

Single payment: $1648+tax

OR

Instalments:
Deposit: $350+tax
2nd payment: $549+tax (due March 5th, 2023)
Final payment: $749+tax (due May 1st, 2023)

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NB: The resort fees will need to be paid directly to Elmhirst on the day you check out from the resort.

Special Retreat Add-Ons!

Add some 1-on-1 coaching or book some extra time to stay and play! Once you've reserved your spot for the main retreat (by adding the deposit or full amount to your cart), check out these additional products to make your stay extra creative:

One-on-One Coaching

Book a 1-hour private coaching session with Christina (takes place in the evening, while you're at the retreat)
More info + booking

Stay and Play + Coaching

Extend your creative time for 3 nights + 4 days by relocating to Christina's private studio near Ottawa (room + board included)
More info + booking

3-day Coaching Extension
Enjoy an extra three 3 days of studio playtime and coaching by relocating to Christina's private studio near Ottawa (studio time only)
More info + booking

What is TWC?

TWC is "Two Worlds Collide", a stable fusion of mixed media and encaustic art developed by me in 2011.  I self-published a tiny book after discovering that chalk and clay-based paints could be a practical and stable underpainting layer for encaustic art. This technique has slowly morphed into the realm of common-knowledge but the science behind it, is not fully understood by most.  In this retreat, we will be fully-immersed into the stable practices that make this process such a success and you too will understand how to push boundaries with your processes and materials.

About Christina

Christina Lovisa, a native to Canada’s Capital city, Ottawa, is a self-taught, soulful, contemporary, mixed media artist. Working in a broad range of mediums, from encaustic (beeswax) to acrylic paints and ‘found object assemblage’, she produces a varied range of artworks that emerge from a place of deep connection to her Divine-self. Her paintings have been in shows and galleries in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and New York City. She has an international clientele, which includes Cirque du Soleil and the Micheal Jackson estate. Private galleries in North America represent both her original works and art prints, taking them to clients around the globe. Lovisa has learned to share her process and is recognized as a master mixed media art-instructor.

Getting there

We are happy to assist you with your travel plans! My husband is in the travel industry and can help you make the necessary arrangements for your trip by plane. By car is the easiest way to get there, so closer to the date we will also provide ride share options.

Elmhirst's Resort
1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Ontario Canada
https://elmhirst.ca/

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