In harmony with their mission “to enrich and benefit the community through the arts,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina invites you to join a special four-day event, March 23-26, 2023. During this time, you will have the opportunity to “Re-flect, Re-nourish, and Re-new” at the Arts Re-Center Retreat.
Combining their numerous years of experience and extensive knowledge of the visual, writing and performing arts, instructors Becca Edwards (of FemaleIQ), Debi West (of WESTpectations Educational Consulting), and Peggy White (of Lean Ensemble) will guide you through a series of interactive and compelling lectures, creative, multi-media workshops, and thought-provoking breakout sessions.
“Expressing your inner voice using the visual arts has many benefits and can be used by virtually anyone. Our art is an extension of ourselves, and when we use the visual arts as an expressive tool, it can be one of the most unique and limitless forms of healing,” West said. “It has the potential to help express ideas, feelings, and thoughts that would otherwise be very difficult to reveal. Pablo Picasso once said, ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’”
As an add-on to this life-enriching experience, on Friday, March 24, you will have the option to attend Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. And on Saturday, March 25, you can also participate in Rise and Shine Yoga in the morning with Becca Edwards at Jiva Yoga Center, and “Painting from Within: Exploring Our Emotions” at the Arts Center with abstract artist Brucie Holler in the evening.
“In order to find one’s voice, being able to discern our varying emotions is an important step,” Holler said. “Using watercolor and other media, you will explore sometimes subtle differences between emotions as we all have our unique relationship to each. For this class, no painting or drawing experience is necessary—just curiosity.”
“After completing the retreat, you will have a deeper knowledge of yourself and the visual, writing, and performing arts as well as gain a sense of accomplishment with your final writing and visual arts projects,” said Alana Adams, senior director of education outreach for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
As space is limited, Adams recommends booking your spot now. You can do this by visiting artshhi.com/arts-education/workshops.