THE SACRED ART RETREAT

unlock the artist within

Be part of this incredible 5 day retreat coming to Christchurch 28 September – 2 October 2019

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Throughout the years of my artistic work, one of the main sources of my inspiration has come through the connection I have with my spiritual practice’s. With this upcoming retreat however, I will be collaborating with a group of wonderful teachers and friends who will be bringing their own unique and special teachings to this event, they are Sandra McAlpine, Jonny Bear and David Arkenstone Barnett. By joining our energies, we will create for you an incredible experience that will unlock and open that special door within where you will experience the beauty of art, meditation, shamanic work and Atlantis.

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Emotional moments are a very important part of the painting process, and I have had over the years many many moments of tears, joy and of mourning. I have always found though that at those times of great emotion I have managed to channel these emotions and express them into my art, and that during those special moments the actual outcome of the painting is no longer the driving force; it is in fact the expression of the actual emotion that is the real goal. And yet in the end those paintings are to me the most beautiful and the most powerful.

As an observer of these pieces of art you can really feel what the emotion was at the time of the painting’s creation because at that very moment we are truly connected to the source, in fact, that is how many of the great masterpieces we know today were created. This retreat therefore will be an opportunity for participants to connect to and learn directly from the source.

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This retreat is open to all levels of painters, from those who are at the beginning of their painting path, right through to those with more experiences or who have attended my previous weekend workshops. For beginners we will go through a range of my well-established painting techniques that will focus on ‘unlocking the artist within’, and for advanced painters we will delve into deeper levels of my painting technique’s.

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This retreat has therefore been designed to be a beautifully emotional and physically cleansing experience, an experience that is fundamental to the creative artistic process and its outcome.

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If we think about physics and the structure of the atom, what the artist creates on the surface of the canvas is a whole new universe which vibrates with the energy the artist gave it in the moment of creation.  In this manner the artist creates a whole new universe 

 

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SANDRA McALPINE

is a Metaphysician and Medicine Woman/Shaman. Her business SOUL GARDENS is located at The Sanctuary in Fernside, here at Soul Gardens, along with Reiki teaching & consultations, Meditation & Spiritual Groups and various other holistic healing modalities, Sandra offers consultations with First Light Natural Health Essences and First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand including the Healers and Shamanic ranges of essences for personal and planetary transformation. 

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Sandra is the co-creator and guardian, with her partner Jonny of The Sanctuary, Fernside. 

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JONNY BEAR 

is a Life coach, Grand Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, and Master Chef of natural foods and medicines. He is a Transformational guidance and Well-being councillor whose business ‘Soul Works’ is dedicated to the spiritual guidance and development of the individual.    

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DAVID ARKENSTONE BARNETT  

is a photographer/painter/lecturer. His metaphysical beliefs and experiences gained from his travels and research around the world has gained him a reputation and knowledge in NZ for his work in Ufology and Extra-terrestrials . For many years now David has been working on the subject of Atlantis and now presents a profoundly new hypothesis of this legendary civilization, which incredibly connects its to the Canterbury region here in New Zealand.  

 

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This amazing event will be held in-house at the Sanctuary, Fernside from the 28 September till the 2October 2019.  

Price: Five days including accommodation and vegetarian food at The Sanctuary, all art material except canvases, and exhibition at Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Christchurch NZ$2300.00. **Early bird special** if registered by the end of August pay just $1995.

There are 12 places available and 6 are already taken so please book as soon as possible.

 

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SACRED ART EXHIBITION

First Group exhibition with participants of The Sacred Art Retreat

15 February – 7 April 2019, Fo Guang Yuan Gallery, 2 Harakeke Street, Riccarton, Christchurch

 

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GALIFREY, oil on canvas, 101 X 50.5 cm

 

Images behind is detail of  GALIFREY,

oil on canvas, 101 X 50.5 cm

original is SOLD limited editions is available, please enquire below:



4 responses to “THE SACRED ART RETREAT”

  1. Jayne kitto says:

    Details please nemesh

    • dwadmin says:

      for now this is all I can tell you:
      Five days including accommodation and vegetarian food at The Sanctuary, all art material except canvases, and exhibition at Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Christchurch $1655.00

  2. Aloha,a lot of money involved minus detailed information. How programme organised/part payments available? etc.

    • dwadmin says:

      Hi Shirley personally I think that is very reasonable price because its including five days of vegetarian food, accommodation and two months ehxibition at The Buddhist Temple in Riccarton. Idea is that through spiritual practices which will be introduced by my friends and me we will take you to your own journey and get inspired which is ultimate goal. For those who have not done classes with me, they will go through my program of guided paintings and free play each day. If you want to know more details please contact me on 0272244443. We have $100 off discount for January

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