Awaken Your Creative Spirit with Carrie Schmitt
April 13th - 15th 2018 Cincinnati, Ohio

During our time together we will paint, play and be inspired. Our nourishing and safe space will allow for deep connection with each other and with ourselves. 

This nourishing retreat combines the art techniques and projects from the Wild Joy Blooms workshop with additional activities and surprises that nurture our mind, body and spirit. By creating this beautiful and powerful energy together, we step into our creative power. This allows our unique expression to flow more effortlessly onto the canvas.

In this 3 day workshop, we will explore the power we hold within to create beauty and meaningful moments in our lives.  You will find your wild creative joy as we paint gorgeous expressive flowers and experiment with color and form. Enjoy painting, music, movement, reflection, ritual and sisterhood together that will refresh our creativity and rejuvenate our souls. 

This offering includes gentle yoga/dance movement appropriate for all levels and physical abilities. One of the highlights is a special rose ceremony that honors each woman as the creative goddess that you are. We encourage you to wear flowy goddess attire and treat yourself as art because…

You are the art. YOU. Create a brilliant light-filled wondrous life and watch the beauty spill over onto the canvas. Creativity loves motion. It doesn’t thrive in caution and safety and stagnancy and being closed off. It likes the edges. The expansion.

Through many demos, Carrie will take you though the process of her painting from start to finish. We will talk about finding your own voice and process as well as many tips and techniques, including how to…

*Find JOY in the painting process

*Infuse your unique spirit into each painting

*Develop and nurture your own signature style.

*Be inspired by other art without copying

*Allow the painting to emerge with ease

*Overcome feeling stuck

*Find design inspiration in unlikely places

This gathering is about actively participating in energy that makes you feel alive. Our time together will be honoring this truth as we tend to our mind, body and spirit to create joyful art. 

We will offer an optional Wild Goddess Portrait Session and will have a photographer present at times throughout the retreat to capture magic that happens when women gather. 

Your tuition includes:

  • Lunch daily
  • Snacks, water, coffee & tea provided daily
  • 3 Full Days painting with Carrie 
  • Some supplies (there will an additional materials list and/or fee)
  • Optional Movement exercises 
  • Teaching demos and guidance from Carrie 
  • Opening & closing gatherings daily
  • Rituals and Ceremony led by Carrie and Dvora
  • Collaborative Painting Experience
  • Yoga for those who would like to practice (led by Carrie)
  • A special SOULSHINE Retreat welcome bag filled with goodies from Dvora & Carrie!

Please note: There are just 16  total participant spots available for this retreat.


This Wild Joy Blooms - Carrie Schmitt workshop is being held at The Evendale Arts Center 10500 Reading Road Evendale, Ohio 45241

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Some materials will be provided. We will also supply you with a materials list and a there is a materials fee of $50. 

Meals and Workshop Nourishment: 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday's lunches are included. We will also provide you with an abundance of healthy snacks, chocolate of course and tea, coffee and water. Please let us know of any food allergies and dietary needs. Let us know of any concerns and we will do the best to accommodate you wherever possible. 


Accommodations and flights are not included and are arranged on your own.  Our Facebook group will be a great way to connect about ride or room sharing.  

Wild Joy Blooms Early Bird Special $ 1075

After January 5th Registration is $ 1175



Cancellation Policy: 

Due to the intimate size of the group we are not able to offer refunds unless you find someone to fill you place.