creative retreats that invite your spirit to roam

Wherever you are on your creative journey, you are welcome here

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Run away to a place where Art, Spirit, Nature and Rest are found. Get lost in the wonder and joy of a self-nurturing, creative escape, with the focus on self care. Connect with like-minded souls in a group women’s retreat or creative writing and poetry workshop. Take yourself on a Solo or Social Wandering – your own self-guided, private, art retreat experience at The Stable in Durham – alone or with a few others – for the day or for the night. Take time away from it all for a silent, personal retreat. Meditate in silence, let your creative spirit linger longer, and your whims wander wildly across the page. Feel lighter as your head takes a back seat to your heart – all in a welcoming, affirming, safe and supportive space in Durham, NC, as well as at other area retreat centers.


Art Wanders offers a variety of workshops and retreats: Labyrinths • Mandalas • Vision Boards • Peace Poles • Lanterns • Mobiles • Prayer Flags • Poetry & Art Journals • Creative Writing • Earth Art • Forest Bathing • Process Oriented • Solo • Self-Care/Rest. Each retreat is custom designed – no two are alike – ever!

Art Wanders uses a mixture of methods: Art • Writing • Poetry • Mixed Media • Craft • Assemblage • Paint • Collage • Crayons • Markers • Found Objects • Natural Objects • Paper • Pen • Pencil • Fabric • Beads & Baubles • Yarn & String • Silence • Laughter

The annual fall, Mary Oliver, art & poetry retreat at The Stable. Showing off self-portraits created (mostly) with eyes closed.

“The retreat awakened my creative muse. Claudia is a master at building a warm and welcoming community and providing an array of interesting and creative challenges. I will definitely join a future retreat with her.”

~ retreat participant

Come alone or with up to 5 friends!

“Thank you so much for curating such a wonderful, restful, and creative experience! I had such a nourishing, meditative time at my solo wandering – honestly I can’t think of anything that could have been improved upon. It far exceeded my expectations – from the detailed/helpful instructions, to the range of art supplies.”

~ Solo Wanderer


Hi! I’m Claudia.
My current favorite quote is:

“Art is the set of wings to take you out of your own entanglement.”
~ Joseph Campbell

Claudia Fulshaw leads hands-on, exploratory, retreats for artists and non-artists alike at The Stable – an amazingly cool, barn-like, retreat center tucked away between Durham and Hillsborough, North Carolina as well as at other locations, personal residences, art councils and schools, churches and retreat centers. Offering fun, unique and inspiring art and writing projects, Claudia lets loose her joyful and infectious “art spirit” while sharing a warm, natural and personal connection with each participant. She will safely lead you on an adventure of surprise and discovery into the realms of Art, Spirit, Nature and Rest.

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