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 art or creative writing retreat or take yourself on a Solo Wandering – your own private, mini retreat experience – alone or with a few others. 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 in Durham, NC, as well as at other area retreat centers.

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Art Wanders offers a variety of workshops and retreats: Labyrinths • Mandalas • Vision Boards • Peace Poles • Inner Peace Poles • Lanterns • 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

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

 

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

There are things you can’t reach. But you can reach out to them, and all day long. The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God. And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier.”
~ Mary Oliver

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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