NorVA retreat 2016 is at Denare Beach July 17 to 24 $160.00 per artist plus work with a partner to provide one lunch or dinner for the group. Register before June 30th if possible or contact Mike or Karen to save a spot.
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Submitted by Sarah Trevor
NorVA’s Fourth Annual Retreat brought fresh ideas and several surprises for the nineteen participants who gathered at Bakers Narrows Lodge, August 17 – 24.
A first for our retreats came when author Maggie Siggins suggested a soiree and encouraged Myrna, Linda Sonnenberg Jackson and Sarah to read their writing.
An innovative idea of a wilderness retreat at Camp Whitney was proposed and we had a chance to travel by houseboat to see the potential of this spot. A sea-doo rescued the boat providing gas to complete the return journey, racking up the excursion’s drama.
St Martin artist Audrey Lute captured the drama of yurt living during a night thunderstorm. Her vision of this event can be viewed at the Square Foot Canvas Auction.
Sharing was evident throughout the week. Did Myrna need adhesive for her antique assemblages? It appeared. A palette knife? Betty had one. NorVA’s new press came to the retreat and Winnipeg artist Pauline Braun gave Karen hands-on instruction. Pauline also provided a demo on fixing paper to canvas. Karen held a Square Foot Canvas demonstration, and children connected with the lodge, Eden and Kenneth, enjoyed four days of art experimentation, each producing batiks to be proud of.
Support is a hallmark of NorVA. With yurts and camping in Baker’s Narrows Park and the cabins and spacious covered work area provided by Bakers Narrows Lodge, this is an encouraging and affordable event, well worth considering for a first retreat experience.
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NorVA Artist Retreat! The 4th NorVA Artist Retreat is being held at the Bakers Narrows Conference Centre. Enjoy the company of fellow artists in a week long non instructional retreat. The relaxed, generous, sharing atmosphere will light the creative fire within.
August 17th to the 24th, 2014 at the Bakers Narrows Conference Centre - it's gorgeous and the camping at the Provincial campground is really special, they have yurts too. The Lodge has log cabin rentals right on site.