All Abilities Day Art Retreat
~Connect, Create, Recharge~
Tuesday 10th October 2023
Make new friends and tap into your creativity at The Seed Creative Workshops, an art studio in beautiful Port Macquarie NSW. Includes a variety of mediums to explore, all meals and drinks, a goody bag full of supplies and a new t-shirt too! Our expert team will provide a fun and supportive environment to help you explore your artistic side!
8:30- Doors open- tour, goodie bag, meet and greet
9:00- Let it flow! Resin pour workshop w/ Aimee
10:30- Morning tea- Baked by Marni
11:00- Ground yourself with a Pottery and botanical session w/ Dee
1:00- Lunch provided by The Seed
1:30- Watercolour workshop with Cherie
3:00- Macrame Terrariums with Aimee
4:00- Happy hour & nibbles
5:00- Group pictures and farewell hug
The magic begins at our art studio on Tuesday morning where you’ll get a quick tour of the space, open your goodie bag, put on your new Seed Shirt (to keep!) and be immersed in our favourite mediums.
To kick off the creative workshops we have a flowing Resin Workshop with Aimee. You will learn about different types of resin, how to mix it, add powder and paste pigments and unique pouring techniques. You will pour on a test coaster to get a feel for the medium then pour on a large platter, lazy susan or canvas. You will be able to take your finished pours at the end of the day.
Morning tea will be delicious cupcakes baked by Marni, tea and coffee. You will be taking photos of these edible creations before devouring them, we promise!
Next up is a special pottery and botanical workshop with our Potter Dee. She will guide you in a native botanical selection, personalising a flower reading based on your choices. Then you'll move into the pottery studio using your hands to create a flower pressed plate, vase, mug or bowl. You will use the slab roller, pinching and coil construction. Option pottery wheel practice is available if you would like to give it a go! Your clay creations will take 2-3 weeks to dry then get bisque fired, glazed, and fired again (we do this hard work for you). Your final piece will be ready to collect within 6 weeks of the retreat.
We will keep you hydrated and well fed with a homemade toastie, chips, salad and cookies.
Next is a our super star Cherie (Sher-ee) working with watercolours. She will get you feeling confident to go home and continue creating with this flowing medium!
Aimee will wrap up the creative classes with a Macrame Terrarium workshop. We’ll finish the day with farewell pictures and group hug at 5ish.
The meals are delicious, wholesome and made with love. If you have any dietary restrictions let us know! We’ll definitely take care of you. Just add it in the food request text area when booking your ticket. Include any requirements and favourite drinks so you feel right at home.
NDIS funding accepted! Email us your name, NDIS #, and plan manager details. We will contact them for invoicing.
Please contact us with any questions! 6581 1532
We promise it will be an unforgettable day! You'll go home with beautiful creations and new friends to keep.
"From the thought out projects to the amazing food spread, we were treated like queens the entire weekend. Thank you Aimee and team" B.M. 2023
"The beds were really comfortable! I loved the watercolour session the best" A.W. 2023
“This was such a fun retreat! I didn’t want the weekend to end.” J.A. 2022
“Great combination of activities and relaxing. It was well planned with great food too. I wasn’t expecting all of this.” U.W. 2022
“Can’t wait for the next one!” J.B. 2022
“You guys are awesome! We had a great time.” A.N. 2023
Cost: $650 p/p
SPECIAL SPRING PRICE! $550 until 1st October
Carers are free to assist but if they would like to join in the projects too they need to purchase a separate ticket.
Parking: free on-site at the studio
3/6 Belah Rd Port Macquarie NSW 2444
If you’re interested in hosting your own private art retreat let’s talk! Great for groups of 4-20 people. You choose what activities and the date. We provide tuition in a variety of mediums with the option of catering and overnight accommodation.
Great for all types of events including team building, birthdays, hens, girls bonding, mother/daughter weekend away, father/son, girl guides, and more.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your date.