Transformative Art Rtreats

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Your Creative MidWife is

  Tracy Harrison Visual Artist, Creative Coach, Educator and Art Therapist

Adult Art Workshops

Travelling Workshops 

Tracy can bring these workshops to your community in weekly class or weekend workshop formats, depending on your location.  Click on images below to download pdf descriptions of the workshops. 

Half Day Retreats

 

Tracy offers many different kinds of workshops for adults on Salt Spring Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Workshop Offered are:

Mandalas: Sacred Circles
The Sanskrit word Mandala means "Sacred Circle" In this workshop we will survey the historical context of mandalas and look at the modern day benefits of working with and making mandalas such as relaxation, grounding, holeness, insight and creative expression.

 

Wisdom of the Runes
Runes were originally symbols of early Germanic and Nordic alphabets. We will read the runes, explore their history, their meanings and their Divine power.

 

Creative Journalling
Writing in a journal helps document a passage through time, a healing journey, and provides an historical reflection upon ones life. To draw, paint, collage and colour as well in your journal brings joy, peace, insight, depth and understanding.

 

Honouring the Dreamtime
Using dialogue, metaphor, symbolic interpretation and imagery you will learn how to interpret and work with your dreams in creative and effective ways.

 

Embracing the Power of Your Intuition
Using the fun "Creative Intuition Game" developed by Tracy Harrison, learn how to listen to the voice inside. Dip into the wealth of guidance and knowledge your Intuition has to offer and make clear decisions.

 

Full Day and Weekend Retreats

Tracy offers full day and weekend retreats on Salt Spring Island at her studio in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Workshop Offered are:

Mandalas: Sacred Circles
The Sanskrit word Mandala means "Sacred Circle" In this workshop we will survey the historical context of mandalas and look at the modern day benefits of working with and making mandalas such as relaxation, grounding, holeness, insight and creative expression.

 

Wisdom of the Runes
Runes were originally symbols of early Germanic and Nordic alphabets. We will read the runes, explore their history, their meanings and their Divine power.

 

Creative Journalling
Writing in a journal helps document a passage through time, a healing journey, and provides an historical reflection upon ones life. To draw, paint, collage and colour as well in your journal brings joy, peace, insight, depth and understanding.

 

Honouring the Dreamtime
Using dialogue, metaphor, symbolic interpretation and imagery you will learn how to interpret and work with your dreams in creative and effective ways.

 

Embracing the Power of Your Intuition
Using the fun "Petals of Wisdom ~ Intuition Game" developed by Tracy Harrison, learn how to listen to the voice inside. Dip into the wealth of guidance and knowledge your Intuition has to offer and make clear decisions.

 

Womens' Weekend Clay Retreat
For centuries women have made pots, vessels, aesthetic enjoyment. Spend this weekend in a creative and sacred space learning ancient hand-
building, meditation and ceremonial practices. We will create clay pieces of personal and
spiritual significance.

 

Mandalas and Meditation
Learn how to create mandalas from meditation and use them in meditation. We will work with a number of active meditation techniques for those who just can't sit still!

 

Honouring the Dreamtime
Using dialogue, metaphor, symbolic interpretation and imagery you will learn how to interpret and work with your dreams in creative and effective ways. In a weekend retreat we create a dream circle at night and share the next day.

 

Wisdom of the Runes: Make you own Set
We will make our own full set of runes from clayor wood and expand into more complicated readings of the runes, their history, meaning and Divine power will be explored.

 

Dancing, Painting, Sculpting and Transforming
The Fire, Wind, Water and Earth have so much to teach us. Each weekend in this series we venture through these teachings making art and using dialogue, metaphor, and symbolic interpretation to bring our personal teachings forward. Then we dance and transform.

 

Sacred Doll Making

While making beautiful dolls from a variety of materials we will explore our
female relationships including those with ourselves.

Email Tracy for Current Retreats

One Week Retreats

Upon request Tracy can design and deliver one week retreats in your desired location.