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Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

Elaine Frenett - Alpine Women's Journaling Retreat 2012

Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

We have extended our Early Bird bonus (2 additonal free nights) if you register before July 15th. We have only 2 remaining spaces, so we just need two more amazing women! Call Elaine Frenett at: 541-944-2196 to register

2017 Alpine Art Retreat Objectives and Summary A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

Following last year’s “full to over-flowing” attendance, we have reshaped our intentions. Jean and I would like to direct our energies to more quiet moments allowing more personal discovery. With that purpose in mind, we have limited retreat participation to just eight (including two instructors), and is all inclusive of lodging, meals and workshops. With this experience, unique in its quiet reflection and playful interaction…you will discover how to combine eyes and mind with heart!

To explore how images and words and spirit stir together within us

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2016 Women’s Alpine Art Retreat

2016 Women’s Alpine Art Retreat This year is unique in that we’ve moved our retreat dates to August 14-19, to include more of the late summer. With the one month jump forward one participant from last year gleefully declared, “more wildflowers!!” In addition more activity on the lake, more subjects to sketch and maybe even lively music on […]

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Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat

Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat TITLE: Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat DATE: September 13-18, 2015 TIME: Six day, ALL-inclusive (meals, lodging and instruction) retreat PRICE: Two prices available, depending upon chosen lodging (see website) LOCATION: Lake Alpine Resort, California Sierras (between Ebbets Pass and Bear Valley)

Dreaming of an artist’s escape? Envision the air autumn-crisp, with golden leaves reflected in the sparkling lake, pine scent weaving through the trees and thoughts turning to introspection. Such is the setting for the sixth annual Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat, September 13-18 at Lake Alpine Resort near Bear Valley California. These experienced professionals, Jean Warren and Elaine Frenett, have reshaped this year’s format to weave paints, mixed media and words together to expand our creativity using collaboration, abstraction and exploration. This all-inclusive (meals, lodging and workshop) retreat is for the spirited woman who loves painting, journaling and the energy of other women (2 scholarships available). For

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New Journal ~ New Retreat Adventure

With this new journal first page, I’ve taken flight, off towards the California Sierras to lead my third annual “Women’s Journaling Sierra Retreat”. The eight hour drive has various high points, noting my progress and stops for the bathroom and Ch…

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