Join us on a visual journey within on the Magical Island of Corsica
Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 November 2019 5days/4nights
Maximum 12 participants – Yoga suitable for beginners
Retreat in English – Languages also spoken by Paola Spanish, German & Italian
Yoga- Yummy Vegetarian Meals –Visual Meditation sessions
Nature Painting – Meditative Walks with art as focus point
Art Theory – Sketching – Exploring Nature – Tuning into your Creativity
Join Paola Beck on the magical island of Corsica where we will reconnect to nature, our bodies and minds, through painting, yoga and meditation. Painting is an instinct, follow yours and discover how drawing and painting can give you peace of mind, a greater connection to yourself and your inherent creative spirit. This unique retreat will include nature painting, art theory, free flow sketching, meditative nature walks combining perspective, depth of field and nature as art. Guided evening visualisation meditation work connected to art and so much more.. Previous Retreat : http://paolabeck.com/blog/?category_name=workshop
You will learn to observe nature from a totally new perspective, as you refine your eye you’ll be able to represent it through different techniques such as pencil, water colour and acrylics. Nature has been the most represented subject together with the human body since our first rituals and depictions on the walls of caverns. I believe everyone has an artist inside, it’s just about loosing our fear, letting go and going with the flow.
15 h Welcome drinks and Introductions
Free your hands and mind drawing session – Free time
Dinner & Opening Circle
Evening Visualisation Meditation
Morning Herbal tea and snacks – Yoga – Brunch
An Introduction to Landscape Painting (Theory)
A Meditative Nature walk
Basic Color theory and Landscape painting
Tea/coffee and snacks
Evening meditation -landscape memory visualization
8h30 Light Breakfast
Nature walk, taking pictures, doing sketches
Lunch – Painting session on Canvas (of the landscape we visited in the morning)
Evening Visual Meditation
8h Morning Herbal tea and snacks
Yoga – Brunch
Painting Session of a landscape in nature: Bonifacio (weather permitting)
Tea/Coffee snack time
Interior sketching exercise
Morning Closing Meditation session
Herbal Tea & snacks
Final painting session (either finishing first or second canvas or interior sketch/painting).
Presentation of each participants paintings
14h Retreat closes
About Paola Beck
Paola Beck is a Mexican-German nomad artist who currently lives and works in Rome, Italy. She studied Illustration but then started painting more and more, and for the last 6 years she has focused mainly on murals, always looking for a positive and constructive message to share. Respecting and honoring nature and our roots has become her main goal.
She has taught in elementary schools and universities across Mexico and has participated in various life drawing and painting workshops. She found a beautiful way of connecting minds and unblocking many of her students that have had the interest in starting to draw or paint through teaching people that never thought it could be possible.
She has painted in artist residencies in Mexico, USA and Switzerland, and has shown her illustrations, paintings and sculptures in various solo and group exhibitions across the world. website : http://www.paolabeck.com
Starting Rate 850 € for a single bed in a shared room
This unique retreat will take place in a charming private villa, in the South of the Island close to Porto-Vecchio (Figari airport). Rates are all inclusive (excluding flights) and airport transfers from Figari/airport or the Port of Porto-Vecchio are also included. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE YOU IN CORSICA!