Finding Your Inner Treasures: A weekly creative (art-making) retreat series to renew and restore

Deadline December 05, 2022

“What in your life is calling you, when all the meetings are adjourned…the lists laid aside,
and the wild Iris blooms itself in the dark forest? What still pulls on your soul? -Rumi

We invite you to join us in creative community as we enter into this autumn season. This in-person weekly “mini retreat” series is designed to be a gift to yourself as we gradually emerge from these last few years of isolation. Each weekly session is an invitation, through writing and art, to discover and rediscover your inner treasures and talismans that bring hope and resilience. We will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and materials such as painting, drawing, collage, image transfer, and simple ceramic sculpture. By the end of the group, you will have a personal treasure chest to inspire and sustain you throughout the darker days of winter. This weekly retreat series also offers you a chance to rekindle your creative spark, cultivate new ways of enriching yourself and your life in this next chapter, and nurture and nourish yourself in the supportive, uplifting company of other women.

This program offers space for creative expression for women of all ages and backgrounds. No writing or art experience is necessary. All art materials, as well as snacks and tea, will be provided.

Dates & Times: This is an eight week series with Margaret Hartsook and Lisa Kagan offered on Mondays 6:30pm-9pm on October 3, 10, 17, 24 (no group October 31) and November 7, 14, 28 (no group November 21), and December 5

For more information or you would like to register for this program, please contact Lisa at: Lisa or at 503.347.1391. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate early registration is recommended.

This program is offered as a collaboration between Portland Women Writers and Touchstone Retreats. Learn more at:

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Margaret’s home art studio, in SE Portland, the Creston neighborhood.

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