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Inspire & Flourish

🌸Inspire & Flourish🌸

Weekend Art Retreat

September 2024


Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and embark on a journey of self-discovery at our two day Inspire & Flourish Art Retreat.


Taking cues from the natural world, we invite you to explore and embrace your unique creative path. This therapeutic retreat is a haven where Art is free of rules, truly guided by your intuition, and fuelled by the pure joy of the process.

Hosted by Michelle Springett and Sandi Foley De Vincenzo, two amazing Art Therapists who just love bringing your creativity to life with their two day program. Together they really do jam pack a lot into the weekend, making it 'serious fun'. 

Imagine two whole days immersed in Art, overlooking the tranquil views of Lake Illawarra, breathing in the fresh air, and absorbing the stunning grounds of Golden Ridge which are simply spectacular with each day presenting new opportunities to explore your artistic passion. The breathtaking views of Golden Ridge provide an endless source of inspiration, encouraging you to go deeper into your creative soul.

As you breathe in the crisp, rejuvenating air, your worries will melt away, replaced by a sense of love, peace and possibility. The serene environment of Golden Ridge, with its lush landscapes is the ideal backdrop for you to experience your artistic exploration and personal growth.

This is the perfect Retreat for you!


**What to Expect:**
Over the course of this weekend, you will:

- Wander through serene landscapes, finding inspiration at every turn.
- Engage in activities that encourage and support your creative expression.
- Dive into a world of colour, flora, and Art where happy accidents and perfect coincidences are celebrated and enjoyed.
- Experiment with mixed media in both paint and textile artworks, and the delightful randomness of the creative process.

- Be surprised with our Secret Dinner Location: A Magical Evening Awaits You: Prepare for an unforgettable experience at our Special Dinner, which will be a highlight of your retreat. As the sun sets, you'll be led to an enchanting, undisclosed location that promises to delight your spiritual senses.


Join us for a weekend that promises to inspire, rejuvenate, and fill your heart. Embrace the randomness, celebrate the joy, and let your artistic spirit flourish.  If you have attended either (or both) of our previous Inspire & Flourish Retreats, please know this one will be quite different.

...and a special bonus, just pay a deposit now and the balance early September! 

🌸 Discover the magic of Retreat - Your creative path awaits. 🌸

At an Expressive Art Retreat, the possibilities are as boundless as your imagination. Join us for an unforgettable experience where creativity thrives, connections are made, and memories are cherished for a lifetime.


Dates : 28th & 29th September 2024

Times : Saturday 8:30 arrival for a  9:00am start

til  Sunday  4:30pm 

Ages 18+ years


All inclusive:

Meals include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day. Surprise location dinner on Saturday evening and a healthy brekkie on Sunday.

ALL your Art materials, that's right... no need to purchase or bring along any Art supplies... we'll provide everything you need. Just pack an overnight bag and we will do the rest.

We're staying in the Cottage on the property which sleeps 10, shared accommodation, a variety of different rooms available, click 'Book Now' see ticket prices for more details.  

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What to bring :

September is Spring time so the evenings can be cool on the escarpment, so please bring layers of comfy and paint friendly clothing and shoes.


Oodies and Ugg boots welcome! 

Oh, and bring your favourite pillow if you can't sleep without it. 


Retreat location :

Retreat at Golden Ridge (ex winery)

Stockyard Mountain Road,

Yellow Rock NSW South Coast

(approximately 30 minutes south of Wollongong)

Details, maps and photos on how to access the property will be sent prior to the retreat.


When you register for an Art Retreat with us, it's never just about Art.  Art is a metaphor for life. Art is a therapy where we find our voice in the world, it brings a feeling of ease within our soul.  You will create beauty and allow your gift to shine.  So our gift to you is to provide a space to come and explore.

In Summary -

  • Warm welcome, Introductions and set intentions for the weekend

  • All your Art materials are provided, all you need to do is to arrive

  • Quite time for connection with Nature

  • Learn to let go in an immersive Art experience

  • Mixed Media Masterpiece without the end in mind

  • Morning Tea each day
  • Meditative and soulful grounding practices

  • Intuitive Textile Artwork

  • Nutritious and delicious lunches

  • Let nature be your creative inspiration, heartfelt and made with gratitude

  • Find your creative m`ojo!

  • Nature inspired fun Art activity  

  • Yummy brekkie on Sunday morning

  • Afternoon Tea each day

  • Wrap yourself in Art for your wellbeing

  • Secret Dinner Location: A Magical Evening Awaits

  • Accommodation (optional)

  • Closing Circle

... and so much more... 


Your Favourite Facilitators

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Michelle Springett the heart and soul behind the Expressive Art Experience. Since its inception in 2019, Michelle has poured her heart into sharing the transformative power of Expressive Art with the world. Her journey is a canvas painted with a love for the outdoors, a passion for painting, and a curiosity that pushes her to continually explore new artistic techniques – all with the intention of sharing these discoveries with others.


Michelle's experiences includes 20+years as a graphic designer, a role as a funeral director, and now, a dedicated Expressive Art Therapist. Her background reflects her deep understanding of the diverse facets of life and the various ways Art can serve as a way of healing and self-discovery.


Sandi Foley De Vincenzo, is the founder and passionate creator behind The Creative Wild Child and brings 30+ years of experience as a trainer, creator, mentor, speaker, artist, lover of nature and natural fibres where nothing goes to waste.


Sandi, Wholistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist, is thrilled to be your guide on this artistic adventure and is deeply passionate about nurturing the creative spirit within each individual. She has dedicated her life to inspiring others to embrace their unique gifts and express themselves authentically and is committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment through various forms of art that empowers you to unlock your creative potential and inner Wild Child!

Together Michelle & Sandi promise to share a wealth of creative knowledge with you, you'll just love it.


Spaces are limited, so book your spot today and unlock the transformative power of Art in your life. Be part of this empowering experience and invest in your inner artist.   See you at the easel!

Ages 18+ years.

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Terms and Conditions: 

To attend this event you must pay in full.  All information will be emailed to the email address you use when registering. 

Cancellations and Refunds:

All cancellations are subject to a $30 handling fee. For reservations cancelled one month or greater before the event, you will receive a full refund (minus handling fee) if we can find a suitable replacement. Cancellations made within one month of the workshop are non-refundable.

Should the event be cancelled the entire amount paid will be refunded within fourteen days after cancellation. Once this occurs, we have no further obligations regarding any additional costs or fees related to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or other travel reservations. We accept no liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a non-refundable ticket nor do we accept liability for cancelled flights.

We appreciate your understanding.

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