53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:October 29th-31st, 2021.



Facilitated by Artist and Author, Joy Vaughan

Drawing on themes from her book, Off the Edges and Outside the Lines (released 2018), this workshop is ideal for people who want a spiritual practice that includes image making or anyone wishing to connect with their creative side.  During the retreat, you will explore imagery using art materials, increase your intuitive faculties and try out ideas on paper without facing criticism or judgment. Joy presents several ways to access an image and explains how to work with it using the simple art materials provided. She provides a safe, warm and inviting space to witness what you have revealed to yourself.  

A variety of art materials will be available, including watercolors, collage materials, pencils, pens and oil crayons. Retreatants may bring any art materials they are comfortable using. Art phobic individuals are encouraged to attend.

Cost: $330, includes private room and meals


Watch short intro video!  


About Joy Vaughan 


Joy Vaughan has been creating art for more than four decades. Her studio is in the woods of Maine next to a salt water river. She is the author of "Off the Edges and Outside the Lines."

Joy's process and work
"My preoccupation in the studio as well as in my daily life is noticing the mystery of things - the psyche, the universe, spirit, ritual, addiction, solitude vs. loneliness. This is what I study. In the studio I allow the mystery of image to emerge through the materials, process, and subject matter.  Images from the natural world often underlie my non-representational paintings, but they are rarely the final subject of them.  It’s in the studio that ideas, troubles, delights, and the unseen come together to compose something different.  My studio is a laboratory.  I’m not trying to make beautiful paintings, I’m trying to sort through life’s events and cohere the disparate parts. Logic and rational thinking are part of my process, but it is allowing room for inspiration which is most important for the work to emerge."

Visit Joy's website: https://www.joyvaughan.com/ 

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Faith makes all things possible, and love makes them easy. Faith in God is never out of season. Faith justifies the believer, but love justifies his faith by the works which it produces. Faith believes God to be true; love proves faith to be true.
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