Date:  May 18 - May 20, 2012

Sacred Play

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

“The paint peels and cracks, the pot breaks, but the realm out of which it comes continues to reveal itself in more works of art and craft”. M. C. Richards

In this 3 day workshop, our collective intention is to explore this creative realm and discover the myriad ways it reveals itself to us. We will lead you on various “adventures” designed to enhance your imagination, relax your body, and help you access the expansive, sometimes elusive YOU.

Activities include (but are not limited to) various painting projects – both individual and collaborative, nature art/walks, yoga, visual “journeying”, performance art and sacred ceremony.

About the Instructors

Katie Kendrick lives along the banks of the Tahuya River in western Washington, surrounded by the Tahuya State Forest. The peaceful beauty of the nature that surrounds her is a constant source of creative inspiration and nourishment for her soul. She finds art making to be one of the most powerful ways to connect with her innermost essence while at the same time discovering her authentic voice. She appreciates the aspect of “beginner mind” that the act of painting invites, and the constant discoveries inherent in experimental and intuitive creative expression. Katie recently authored her first book with North Light Press entitled Layered Impressions; A Poetic Approach to Mixed-Media Painting, due to be released in January of 2012.


Misty Mawn is a down to earth mixed media artist living amongst the Blue Ridge mountains of rural Virginia.  She has had a strong passion to create art ever since she can remember, a passion that continues to bless her life with purposeful work and fulfilling adventures. When not in the studio she can be found amusing (rather being amused) by her two ever growing children, cooking up come creative concoction in the kitchen, or strolling the back trails with camera in hand. She studied studio art at Moravian College, started a pottery business, and has since retired from clay to focus on painting and teaching mixed media art.

  • Visit Misty’s blog.

Studio and Material Fee

Material fee covers supplies used for the "adventures" we'll be leading you in (it's a surprise so we can't say more) and miscellaneous studio supplies.

Student Supplies

Students should bring the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paints
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Drawing Paper
  • Your visual journal
  • Variety of Brushes
  • Gel medium reg or soft
  • scissors
  • pencils, pens, eraser
  • Collage Material 
  • Masking Tape 
  • Premium paper clay 
  • a few small items for shrine and gifting
  • 1 0r 2 small candles
  • comfy clothing for yoga and journeying
Optional Supplies

Anything you feel drawn to bring at the last minute...

Additional Program Information


For workshops with an option for lunch, lunch will be served in our community building at 12:30 p.m. and will be provided at an additional $15.00 per day.  You must make your lunch reservation in advance.  If you do not wish to make a reservation, please bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. Consult your workshop information details for availability.
* 2013 lunch pricing is tentative and is subject to change.


For selected programs, a social hour is provided from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. following the first day. Wine, cheese and a non-alcoholic beverage will be served in the community room for you to enjoy. Consult your workshop information details for availability.


CANCELLATIONS: While we understand that circumstances can arise causing a change in your plans, we must adhere to a business policy. Because it is impossible for Valley Ridge to favor one individual situation or circumstance over another, we must adhere to our policy in all situations and can make no exceptions to our cancellation policy.

  • 45 Days or More prior to a workshop: Full refund of tuition, less a $100.00 cancellation fee.
  • 44 Days or Less prior to a workshop: No refunds or credits for any reason.

Registration Fees: The entire registration fee is due in full at time of registration. Valley Ridge Art Studio provides an advance deposit option to make it easier for those with financial constraints to participate in our programs. The advance deposit fee secures your workshop space, and is applied to your entire workshop registration fee. Payment for your fee/materials balance and any other optional meals will be charged to your credit card 45 days prior to workshop. Non-credit card payments will receive an invoice, which is due upon receipt.

Transfer Policy: You may transfer out of a workshop to another program in the same season. Transfer request must be received at least 45 days prior to a program. There will be a $50.00 transfer fee assessed on each transfer.

Credit Card Transaction Reversal: You intended to reserve a workshop and registered for one instead. You noticed your credit card was charged for the entire balance and only wanted to apply $75.00. You would like your credit card credited for the difference. We at Valley Ridge Art Studio are willing to reverse your transaction. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee per reversal request. Your balance will be due 45 days prior to the workshop.

Program schedule is subject to change.


I understand the risks associated with my attendance at the Studio and the use of various tools, equipment and products found in the Studio.  I voluntarily agree to assume the risk of injury or illness or property damage that may arise out of my attendance at the Studio and use of tools, equipment and products found in the Studio and hereby waive and release the Studio and its members, affiliates, employees, and agents and assigns from any and all claims, actions or losses which I may suffer as a result of my attendance at and use of the Studio.  I further agree to  hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Studio and its members, affiliates, employees, and agents and assigns from any and all claims, actions or losses arising out of my attendance at and use of the Studio or use of the tools, equipment and products found in the Studio regardless of the cause, including but not limited to the negligence of the Studio or its members, affiliates, employees, and agents and assigns.

Workshop Gallery

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Date:  May 18 - 20, 2012
Registration Fee: $585
Material Fee: $25
Min/Max Students: 8/15


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