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Ignite Your Divine Creative Spark

6-Days/5-Nights - 09/28/14 thru 10/04/14

Tuition: $875/$440 Deposit

Tuition due by Sept. 21, 2014

FEATURED WORKSHOPS - September 28 thru October 4, 2014:

Old Master-style Oil Painting


Instructor: Sharon Irla

Learn the 3 basic Old Master steps and techniques for creating luminous light in portraits, landscapes and still-life paintings.

3-Step Old Master Painting process

Cherokee Double Wall Basketweaving Workshop

Cherokee "Double-Wall" Basketweaving


3-Morning Workshop
Instructor: Katherine Rackliff

Learn basic techniques for making beautiful Cherokee double-wall baskets.

Old Master Painting Workshop (Instructor: Sharon Irla) - This includes all workshop materials, plus five, 3-4 hour, Old Master painting workshops with individualized instructive critque. We will be using fast-drying Griffin Alkyd oil colors. Unlike regular oils, alkyd oils start to dry in about 3hrs. By the following afternoon session, your canvas will be dry enough for the next session. Supplies provided include portable or tabletop easel, Odorless Turpenoid, primed canvas, sun-thickened linseed oil, brushes (you're welcome to bring your favs), paper towels, pallette, painting knives, Windsor Newton Liquin, Griffin Alkyd Oil paints (see colors), and chocolate (your welcome to bring your favs). NOTE: To allow adequate time for personal instructive attention, only a limited number of workshop spaces are available, so are early registration is highly recommended.

Cherokee Double-Wall Basket Weaving Workshop (Guest Artist Instructor: Katherine Rackliff) - This includes 3-Morning sessions and materials.

Included Meals: - Six delicious Continental Breakfasts, 5 soupe du jour with freshly baked bread, and 5 evening meals, catered by Emily's Tearoom; and/or, making our own home-made, brick oven-fired pizza creations with fresh veggies from their organic garden; or, something savoury from their onsite, Brazilian Churrasco rotisserie grill. There are also several unique restaurants around the lake to your tantalize your tastedbuds.

$875.00 Workshop Registration

$440.00 Deposit

Optimize your creative journey - Simply select your additional preferences below

Arrive Sunday afternoon to a welcome-pizza gathering. Workshops start Monday. 10am to 5pm. Mornings are open for Yoga, meditation, therapeutic massage, Cherokee double-wall basketweaving workshop, walking trails, kayaking, photography and/or taking in some Cherokee cultural arts. Old Master painting workshop is from 1:30 pm to 4:30. Sunday will be brief gathering for breakfast before checking out. Some may want to head out early and some may want to linger and enjoy the fall ambiance for a bit longer. Check out is at 11 am.

Yoga Instructor-Dena Coleman

Option #1 - Beginner Yoga with Dena Coleman: $15/session - Start your morning with a gentle yoga class to loosen your body, relax your mind, and renew your spirit. These classes are suitable for everyone and are specifically designed to help you open to your creativity and your divine spark within! Dena Coleman is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. She is also an Artist/musician who loves to encourage creativity! You will need to bring a mat for Yoga and comfortable stretchy clothing.

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Marnie Cope Alive And Well Massage

Option #2 - Therapeutic Massage: $30/1/2hr - By the highly sought Massage Therapist, Marnie Cope of Alive & Well Massage in Tahlequah, OK.

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Lodging: $75/night Our retreat hosts will be Pat & Janie at the Blue Doors At Tenkiller, which is reserved exclusively for this retreat. To fully appreciate the natural beauty of this 120 acre property, you might want to bring a pair of walking shoes and appropriate tromping-thru-the-woods attire. Please fill out the BLUE DOORS RESERVATION FORM and submit to make your reservation.

(Early reservation is recommended)


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Note: All activities of the workshop retreat are "at risk" activities. By participating, you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless and not liable; and that you are responsible for your own safety and health and accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which may arise during or result from your participation in the Blue Doors A Tenkiller and/or Sharon Irla workshop retreat and activities.

Cancellation Policy - Your reservation deposit is what we rely on to make necessary arrangements and order materials for your attendance and therefore, no refunds can be made, under any circumstances, once your deposit and/or tuition has been paid. However, in the event the retreat has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, fees will be refunded in full.

*We recommend cancellation and trip insurance at www.accessamerica.com

CONTACT: irlaart@yahoo.com

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