Creativity pure and simple

'The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable'  ......Robert Henri


Whether you want to re-ignite your creativity, re-awaken your creative flow or even get in touch with it for the first time, our retreats will enliven and astound you.


A powerful experience yet one where you will have fun and learn to take life less seriously.


Where you recapture your natural lightness of being and learn to shine creatively in your life.


Rediscover your true creative self and learn how to hang on to this precious gift


Creativity is about manifesting our dreams and passions into words and images, making our world brighter and sharper. We paint the stories of our lives and colour the lives of others.




Time and Space to be Creative


Creative Discovery Weekend; Word and image


Photography and Awareness


Zen and the Art of Photography: Mindfulness


Be kind to Yourself


Mindfulness; Painting your life


Living Words


Recovery and Well-Being Retreat

Our Recovery to Wellness Retreat builds on our natural urges to be well and develops it to a powerful motivational energy for living


Coaching and the Creative Mind Train to be a creativity coach. Workshops followed by SKYPE sessions. Workshops three to four days in total both in Italy and Nomadic


Re-awakening Creativity

A workshop which takes you back to your innate creative self. BIG painting, Poetry and totally making and doing, for the awaiting artist which resides in everyone. These Workshops are from three to four days in total. Summer in Italy and Nomadic too.



Individual weekend sessions which are both profound and insightful. Here you take a journey into self and re-connect with your inner child, where the journey starts all over again.. Held in Italy on request


Creativity with parents and children


These are such fun and a wonderful way for adults to join, understand and become chidren themselves for a while. These are one day Nomadic workshops


What we do

All our workshop/retreats are practical in nature and involve word and image and often dance and music too. Doing, making and producing endless quantities of work and, above all, loosening the tyranny of the rational mind. BIG painting, Haiku Poetry, Fun Mind Games, wellbeing classes, Yoga Longevity, Italian Cooking lessons and of course a few trips to Assisi; always working together having serious fun.


But that's just the practical side. Our objective always is to take you back to your original creative self; to immerse you once more in the magic pool of your precious creativity which has been waiting for your attention for so long. Our programme works wonders and you'll love it! And what's more we give you a tool kit to take away with you so you never lose this gift again


 Workshops are held in Italy in Siena and Assisi (and throughout Europe on request; yes we travel to you, like Nomads)


If you are an organiser and would like to help us bring one of our workshops to your town or country, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of how we organise these ventures.


For workshop dates for 2015 and further details please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Starstone




Thank you Michael – my mind, body and soul are still full of the weekend, it was beautiful and I loved it. It is staying with me and was truly special , with love

All love and blessings to you all with wonderful memories of a very special retreat

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