The Spanish Creative Retreat, September 19th-22nd

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The Spanish Creative Retreat, September 19th-22nd

from 2,500.00

September 19th - 22nd, Catalunya, Spain


Join us in the beautiful Spanish countryside, in the Catalonia region just outside of Barcelona, for a time of creativity and rejuvenation. We will gather in the sunny landscape to spend time painting in the open air, floral arranging with locally foraged blooms, cultivating community with other creatives, and taking part in the relaxed, Spanish way of life.

The retreat will be hosted in a historic villa located in the quiet, hilly mediterranean countryside, with views of the sea, just about 30 miles outside of Barcelona. In this setting we will linger in the warmth of Spain and enjoy creativity and inspiration in a slow-living environment. Throughout the week, we will offer optional creative workshops focused on nature and interpreting the beauty around us into paintings, floral arrangements, and photography. There will also be ample time for you to wander the grounds, rest, journal, and refresh.

Accompanying us will be our resident chef who will be making decadent meals for us in his authentic catalan and spanish heritage, using produce from the surrounding countryside, and local markets. Plan to linger over amazing candlelit dinners on the patio, overlooking the Mediterranean, talking with new friends.

Above all, we want to make sure you feel refreshed when you leave. Through retreat, creative workshops, good food, and fellowship, there will be a harmonious balance of inspiration, rest and rejuvenation.


Now, a few details.

Workshops

  • Oil painting, inspired by the local landscape & the work of the masters who were inspired by Spain.

  • Floral Design with gathered and locally sourced blooms

  • Photography Styling Sessions

  • Plein Air Watercolor Painting

This retreat is perfect for anyone seeking creative encouragement, inspiration, and transformative new ideas. The workshops will be optional, and are each tailored to the participant's desires and experience levels. Beginners & advanced participants are welcome!

Schedule

Wednesday afternoon and evening

  • Guests arrive; gather at the Chateau for welcome refreshments and Spanish wine followed by a tour of the chateau and historic grounds. Check in around 1:00 pm.

  • Workshop 1

  • Dinner and a relaxed evening exploring the house and grounds

Thursday

  • Slow morning over a European breakfast and coffee followed by workshop session 2, lunch, and workshop session 3. There will be time to rest and explore before joining us for dinner. Wine on the patio post dinner.

Friday

  • Traditional Spanish style breakfast and coffee followed by workshop session 4, lunch, and workshop session 5. There will be time to rest, explore, and create before joining us for dinner.

Saturday

  • Earlier breakfast followed by 10am check out.

  • Optional market visit. We will also give you a list of wonderful places to visit in Barcelona so you can spend some time (as a group or independently) in this stunningly beautiful and culturally rich city.

please note that the schedule and events are subject to change to accommodate varying weather and other circumstances.

Details

Dates: September 19th - 22nd
Payment may be paid in full or in two deposits, half at purchase & the other half August 1st, 2017. Use the code "RetreatDeposit" at checkout to pay 50% at this time.

Included in this retreat

  • all workshop & classes

  • all workshop materials, tools, & supplies

  • All meals, refreshments, and drinks

  • 3 nights accommodation

  • Complimentary transport to and from the Villa from the nearby train station

Not Included :

  • drinks or meals off premises

  • Airfare (most participants fly in and out of Barcelona)

  • Taxi fare

  • Travel insurance

  • Camera (you may wish to bring your own camera for the optional photography styling workshop.)


Choose your accomodations via the drop-down box below.

Use the code "RetreatDeposit" to pay 50% now and 50% on August 1st
Tickets are non-refundable.
You are welcome to transfer your ticket to a friend up to 1 week prior to the retreat.


Have questions? Email Julie at hello@willowgathering.com
We look forward to spending time with you in Spain!

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