Immersive Drawing Workshop

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Aug 18–23

BOONE, NC

Lisbeth Firmin

Lisbeth Firmin

Aug 18–23
Tuition:
$495
Add 5 nights of lodging and meals.
Aug 18–23
August 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Creative ExpressionCreative Expression
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Self-DiscoverySelf-Discovery
Retreat Goals
Get HappyGet Happy
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Have you always wished you could draw? Perhaps the process of putting your mind-images down on paper is a bit of a mystery to you—or maybe you’ve always felt that you just weren’t good enough?

This immersive workshop will give you the science and the practical tools to let go of the notion that you can’t draw. Under the expert and compassionate guidance of Lisbeth Firmin, a full time painter and printmaker, you will come to believe that anyone can learn to draw—including you.

Through an intensive combination of lectures, demonstrations and studio exercises over five days, you’ll

  • Develop the skills of perception necessary to draw with confidence
  • Explore the relationship between drawing and the two brain hemispheres, based on pioneering research by Dr. Betty Edwards
  • Work through a carefully sequenced process in which you will learn the basic strategies of ‘seeing’ which will enable you to draw with skill, and produce high-quality drawings
  • Unlock your creative side and begin to see in a whole new way.

You’ll go home with the technical skills and creative confidence to make drawing an integral part of your life. In addition, on the last day of this immersion, you will create your own self-portrait — which you can take with you as a beautiful reminder of how much you’ve learned.

Open to all. No drawing experience necessary—but experienced artists welcome too!

Presenters

Lisbeth Firmin

Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist, known for her urban landscapes. Her work has been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group shows over five decades, and her paintings and prints are held in several collections — including the New York Historical Society, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, and the Fleming Museum. Firmin is an accredited teacher for Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards. Find out more atwww.lisbethfirmin.com

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of checkout. (Rates below are per person.)

Private Hotel Room

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$262/Night/Per Person

The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$209/Night/Per Person

The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Private Retreat Room

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$222/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$183/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you. 

 

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$160/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Schedule

IMMERSIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP

August 18–23, 2020

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day       
4:00 pm  Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00 pm, but if you arrive early  we will hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm  Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm   Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Daily          
9:00 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–4:30 pm

Departure Day
9:30–11:30 am  (Room checkout is 11:00 am; luggage may be held at Reception.)

General Information

Arrival Day
4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00 pm, but if you arrive early we will hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Mealtimes
7:30–9:30 am Breakfast
12:00–2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner

Optional Activities

Apart from the activities in your program schedule, we offer the following optional complementary activities. (Please join only if your program schedule permits.)

7:30–8:30 am
Hatha Yoga Class | Gita Hall; during program dates only.

9:45–10:45 am and 4:15–5:15 pm
Hatha Yoga Class | Sattva Studio

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Mind and Meditation Session | Sattva Studio

1:30–2:00 pm
Yoga Nidra | Sattva Studio; Saturdays and Sundays only.

2:00–3:15 pm
Property Tour | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.

1:30–2:30 pm and 3:00–4:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.

5:30–6:00 pm
Guided Meditation Session | Sattva Studio

7:30–8:15 pm
Meditative Chant/Kirtan | Gita Hall

8:30–10:00 pm
Bonfire | Below Veda 2 Weather permitting; Saturdays only.

Optional Activities with Additional Fees

To ensure a space, please register for  these activities by calling 800-392-6870 prior to your arrival.

Mindful Painting (1 hour) $25 Sunday Only
Express your creativity through art therapy as you connect your emotions to the art of watercolor painting.

Ayurveda Cooking Class $25 (1 hour) Thursday and Saturday Only
Learn how to best nourish your specific body type and thrive in every season.

Pottery Class $30 (1 hour) Thursday to Sunday
Explore your creativity. Get hands-on experience in throwing on the wheel, hand-building and decorating handmade pots.

Ayurveda Spa Appointments (Additional Cost)

Hours: 9:00 am–6:30 pm daily
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa prior to arrival in order to ensure availability. Please call 828-264-8382 for details.

Actual schedules and venues may vary; please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in.

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in our tranquil sanctuary set amidst 380 pristine acres high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina—the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

NOTE Avoid using GPS—it will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Please use the directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

Two hours by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations, spa retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.  AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.  Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.  For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.

Our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically, we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy, and nuts.

Tuition
$495
Add 5 nights of lodging and meals.

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