The Tango of Creativity
With Michael Eldridge and Michelle Rumney
May 11 to 15, 2017
and September 21 to 25
Painting, Poetry and Photography in Assisi
The huge studio at Casa Faustina
Time & Space to be Creative and to reawaken your inner artist
Creativity thrives in all sorts of ways but one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is simply the time and space to allow your creativity out to explore.
What better place to do it than Assisi, amidst beautiful countryside, great food and like-minded people, with centuries of inspiring art and culture all around you? Actually, the point is you can make time and space to be creative wherever you are, and this weekend retreat helps you reconnect, recharge and refocus your energies, so that you can get right into the heart and soul of what really makes you tick.
Michelle and Michael bring their painterly, poetic and photographic sensibilities to this inspiring weekend and set you off on a series of mini-adventures, some looking inwards and others looking outwards to this beautiful countryside and the wonder of Assisi itself. Engaging you with the challenges and joys of simply paying attention, increasing your awareness and tuning in, they use photography, poetry, painting; that golden triangle of creativity where one informs the other, walking and Tango too! Yes we dance in the evenings to relax and laugh a lot too, to help immerse everyone in the simple pleasures of being together and creating beyond ourselves
Once you get started, these creative adventures tend to take on a momentum of their own, carrying you along with them. and Michelle and Michael’s intentions are that you come away refreshed, clear and enthused about the next steps in your own creative journey…
A typical day starts early with an 8,30 breakfast after which we do Ci Kung or Tai Chi around the pool followed by some mind/ body preparations for the day ahead, which will be both studio based and as often in the surrounding countryside and Assisi itself.
Accommodation at Casa Faustina for this four day workshop costs from E80 per day according to size of apartment, shared or single, inclusive of all meals inc wine
Exact accom costs as follows
Chef Sara prepares the most exquisite and unforgettable Italian dishes and mealtimes become an intrinsic part of the weekend; in other words in the true Italian way
delicious Italian food
Tuition E175, early bird E150 (by March 15)
There is a E10 materials fee payable when there
Ryanair flights from London Stansted to Perugia are reasonable at this time, even more so if you stay at Casa faustina for an extra day either side of Workshop dates. Casa Faustina is only 15 mins from Perugia airport and shared taxi is best for groups arriving on same flight; otherwise we can arrange a car pickup.
Workshop times; We start 5pm Thurs evening, finish 6pm Sunday allowing departure Monday morning after a relaxing breakfast together, even perhaps a swim.
This workshop is limited to twelve people, so early booking is advised.
And the requirements? A love of light and colour, of space and sharing.