Creative Expression

Let the artistic process relax your body and mind

Expand Creatively

Why not try something new or nurture a long-time passion?

Think Freely

Explore new ideas and new approaches to looking at the world.

Connect With Others

Find a place that is both supportive and nurturing
Pottery Studio at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC
Pottery pieces created by guests

Let's Create Something Beautiful Together

Have you wanted to explore ideas and create something, but not known how or where to start? These workshops provide a gateway to exploring your creative side. Whether you’re a skilled practitioner, hobbyist or just a beginner, you’ll find a supportive environment to nurture your creative passions. You’ll also have a chance to connect with other like-minded people and incredible faculty who know the ins and outs of the creative journey.

Expand Your Creativity

When we actively express our creative side (and everybody has one!), our life becomes more alive. 

There is one side to us that thinks and calculates. There is another side that lives and breathes in the realm of possibilities and creative exploration. By giving your creative side room to play and explore, you release this hidden part of yourself.

Creativity and creative writing in the blue Ridge Mountains, a Boone, NC workshop
"I found a light inside of me up here. Instead of negativity, I found all sorts of creative ideas,and that’s what I want to do - be creative and spread joy, and it gave me permission to do that."
Happiness Here
— Anne M.

Join a Creative Arts Workshop in the Mountains

Working with experienced teachers in their field, you will have an opportunity for guided exploration. In a safe environment, not only can you hone your craft but you can discover something new and exciting.

Visiting presenters such as authors Julia Cameron and Melissa Carroll guide you in the process of unlocking your creative wellspring as well as applying it in the craft of writing. Additional workshops like the Weekend of Creativity are available year-round and feature two pottery classes with a teacher, along with spa treatments.

Upcoming Programs