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. Connect with like-minded souls in a group retreat (masked and appropriately distanced) or take yourself on a Solo Wandering – your own private, mini retreat experience. Make time away from it all to let your creative spirit linger longer, your whims wander wildly across the page and your head take a back seat to your heart – all in a welcoming, affirming, safe and supportive space.


Art Wanders offers a variety of workshops and retreats: Labyrinths • Mandalas • Vision Boards • Peace Poles • Inner Peace Poles • Lanterns • Barn Squares • Mobiles • Prayer Flags • Poetry & Art Journals • Creative Writing • Earth Art • Forest Bathing (mindful walks in nature) • Process Oriented • Solo • Self-Care/Rest

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

Oct 31 2020 retreat

“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


“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 favorite quote this month is:

“We need tools to help us push back against the culture of burnout and overwork. Rest is one of those tools.”

– Arianna Huffington

Claudia Fulshaw leads hands-on, exploratory, retreats for artists and non-artists alike at The Stable – an amazingly cool, barn-like structure 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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