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Awaken Your Creativity... and Inner Life
in Relaxed and Vibrant Mexico


with Rose Marie Prins and Nina Ross
March 12 -19, 2018

"Terra Firma with Blue"
by Rose Marie Prins

Take refreshing breaks in the swimming pool, walk on the beach and hike the hills covered with tropical foliage and plantations. While you're busy creating art and exploring, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will ensure that your stay is memorable. Outstanding accommodations, food, and field trips will satisfy your desire for both comfort and adventure.

In the idyllic setting of Casa Buena Art Retreat explore acrylics, mixed media, watercolors, charcoal and ink. Find inspiration in both the ever-changing natural panorama that surrounds Casa Buena, and in the many facets of your own inner journey. Rose Marie and Nina will guide you to ever deeper revelations in your art-making process. Through individual and group instruction, demonstrations and supportive critiques, they will lead you toward the fullest expression of your artist self. Keep a dream journal for insight and further inspiration: Nina, who has led and co-facilitated retreats in Mexico, Oregon, Massachusetts, and New Mexico, will lead the group in reflective journaling and meditation daily, including dream sharing. Rose Marie, an acclaimed artist and art teacher as well as an accomplished yogi, will lead morning yoga.

 

 

Workshop Instructors:

Rose Marie Prins



www.rosemarieprins.com
email: rosemarie@rosemarieprins.com

facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Rose-Marie-Prins-146884005431468/

Rose Marie Prins has a PhD in Studio Art and Arts Administration, an MA in Art and a BFA in Painting. Her award-winning paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and in her native South Africa. Her work is in collections in the USA, Canada and Europe. Since her arrival in Florida in 2,000 she has taught painting, drawing, sculpture and art appreciation at numerous institutions including Ringling College of Art and Design, Eckerd College, Barry University and Hillsborough Community College. She currently teaches painting at St Petersburg's Morean Arts Center. Visit: www.rosemarieprins.com

Testimonials for Rose Marie Prins

“Rose Marie gets the most incredible work out of people who have either never made art before or who lack confidence in their work…she has a perfect eye and can suggest one thing that transforms a painting into greatness. She introduced me to mixed media and I found my voice.” —DP

“I was working on my watercolor and part of it seemed more garish than the rest--I didn't like it. Rose Marie said take it over to the sink and run water on it… a very scary idea, but it worked perfectly. As well as being an amazing artist and able to advise you on any technical issues, Rose Marie has the knack for making small suggestions ("have you thought of this?") at just the right moment that draw out of you things you didn't even know you had in you. Her class is like a family where you find mutual support. That she has so many long time students is a testament to her greatness as a teacher.” —BP

“Rose Marie has been a continuing influence for my artistic endeavors through her support and example.”  —CK

Rose Marie 's Artwork

Meditation on the Lost Sarasvati,   mixed media on canvas, 26” x 60"

Meditation on the Sacred Yamuna
mixed media on canvas, 72” x 48"
Mother India
acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 60” x 36”
 
War Far and Near
acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 19 ” x 12 ”
War Far and Near
acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 19 ” x 12 ”
 
Flight
acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 61” x 37”
Like Water
acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 60” x 36”
 

Nina Ross



www.ninarossphd.com
email: nross24@gmail.com

Nina Ross has a PhD in the Psychology of Art and an MA in Art/Education/Art Therapy. She is a licensed and registered Art Therapist in New Mexico with over twenty-five years experience working with people through art. Nina has an innate understanding between the relationship of art and psyche. In addition to her private practice, she is a mixed media artist and published writer. Visit: www.ninarossphd.com email: nross24@gmail.com

Testimonials for Nina Ross

“As I reflect on my time in Santa Fe, the most profound gift I received was time with Nina. The sacred space she creates is a catalyst for magic to happen. Through individual work, intuitive painting and Red Book workshops, I truly found my creative soul and my heart was opened. I'm changed… and deeply grateful.” —VF

“The creative process has been an essntial form of documentation for my inner experience; a way to honor and to bring the numinous into form. Working with Nina has taken this life path to a whole new level. She is a masterful guide & support in traversing the unseen terrain of Psyche. When I walked into her studio for our first session, I could feel in the core of my being that I was stepping into a potent cauldron, an alchemical vessel of transformation…this has proven to be true…with many tangible results.” —MM

“Nina, you are my creative steward and navigator.” —LL

Nina's Artwork
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tentative Itinerary

Monday, March 12
Arrive at Puerto Vallarta Airport
Take taxi to your hotel
Spend the evening exploring Puerto Vallarta
before turning in for the night
NOTE: Cost of meals and taxi(s) while in Puerto Vallarta are not included in Retreat price

Tuesday, March 13
8am - 9am Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Meet in hotel lobby
Two hour scenic drive North to Los Cocos,
Nayarit, where Casa Buena is located

Optional stop at La Panita Art Market
Lunch. Followed by time to settle in, set up your work space, explore the area a bit, nap, or whatever you need to do to support your getting comfortable in your new surroundings

3 pm Meet in art studio for introductions to each other & the course

Grounding meditation with Nina & yoga session with Rose Marie

Dinner. Followed by art discussion

Wednesday, March 14,
and Thursday, March 15
7:30 to 8:00am Yoga (optional)
8:15-9:15am Breakfast
9:30-10:15am Dream share/Mindfulness with Nina
10:30am-1:00pm Painting with Rose Marie
1:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Painting and sharing with Nina and Rose Marie
3:30pm Free time

Dinner. Followed by art movie and/or art discussion

Friday, March 16
6:30 am light breakfast,
7am - 9am organized tour to the Jungle
Explore and shop at San Blas,
Lunch at the beach
relax for the rest of the day
or
return to studio to paint.
Happy hour at the hotel Casa Manana
Dinner at the authentic Mexican Restaurant in nearby village Aticama

Saturday, March 17
7:30-8:00am Yoga (optional)
8:15-9:15am Breakfast
9:30-10:15am Dream share/Mindfulness with Nina
10:30am-1:00pm Painting with Rose Marie
1:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Painting and sharing with Nina and Rose Marie
3:30pm Free time
Dinner. Followed by art discussion and/or art movie

Sunday, March 18
7:30-8:00am Yoga (optional)
8:15-9:15am Breakfast
9:30-10:15am Dream share/Mindfulness with Nina
10:30am-1:00 Painting with Rose Marie
1:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Painting and sharing with Nina and Rose Marie
3:30pm Free time

Dinner. Followed by final critique and retreat evaluation

Monday, March 19
Prepare to depart Casa Buena
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
We will be driven to Puerto Vallarta airport



Cost: $1500.00 USD + 5% tax includs
accommodations, studio space, all meals, field trips,
limited art supplies, instructions,
plus a night in Puerto Vallarta
transport from and to Puerto Vallarta.

SPOUSES or NON PAINTING FRIENDS are welcome for $1000.00 USD plus GST (5%)

Early Bird Promotion:
1. Rooms assigned on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis
2. Sign up before December 1, 2017 and receive $40 off as well as no GST ( 5%)


Payment:

Please contact Rose Marie or Nina for your payment options.
rosemarie@rosemarieprins.com or nross24@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy

A. If your workshop is cancelled due to Instructor's unavailability, you will be notified immediately and you will receive a full refund.

B. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 45 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 100% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation. You can transfer your payment to another person or any other options that Casa Buena has to offer.

C. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 30 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 70% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation.

D. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 14 days or less prior to the retreat, Casa Buena Art Retreat will not issue any refunds or transfers to other session. Your only choice is to transfer your payment to another person.

 


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