ART MAGIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

Barnardsville, NC, United States

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Miranda Wildman
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Jun 20 - 24, 2018
Group size: 10-12
ART MAGIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Barnardsville, NC, United States

Miranda Wildman
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$1250
Deposit: $375
Jun 20 - 24, 2018
Group size: 10-12

About this trip

An Invitation to Treasured Women Near and Far, 


Are you looking for a place to gather, relax, and learn new modes of making art this summer? I invite you to join myself and some of my favorite artists, healers, and friends to indulge in Art Magic in the Mountains at beautiful Bliss Farm & Retreat Center here in naturally abundant and divine North Carolina. Let us welcome you with fresh mountain air, atmospheric and ambient art making everyday, delicious & life-giving meals, and endless ways to relax including soothing fireside evenings under the stars. 


To begin Art Magic in the Mountains you will arrive at Bliss Farm & Retreat which is located about 45 minutes from the Asheville Airport and you will be greeted with a flavorful treat and led to your choice of abode of the main farmhouse, one of two cabins, or one of three bell tents on the enchanted hillside. You will have the choice to reserve single or double rooms and every accommodation has a convenient payment plan in place. From every dwelling you will be greeted with magnificent views of the countryside and valley below. From there we will tour lush green trails with soaring trees that will lead you to the main farmhouse, the fire circle, natural springs with the most enjoyable fresh water, and many little nooks around this resplendent property where we will be creating art for ambient entertaining for five days. We will also meet the resident farm animals and get to know them by collecting eggs from chickens or milking goats! Beautiful Women, Absolutely no artistic experience is required to indulge in this retreat and if you are already a maker then this retreat is a perfect way to enhance your creative toolbox. 

Art Magic In The Mountains Trip Details

What will we be making, you ask? Together we will create unique art for entertaining artistically and making space festive with a variety of 2D and 3D techniques. These techniques will include using cyanotype (printing with the sun), abstract drawing & painting, working with up-cycled materials & mixed media materials, and building an installation art piece that you will be able to feature at your next gathering. Throughout the retreat we will explore what creating space means to us and discuss different ways to adorn your place and your table for welcoming guests with everyday objects and the art we create. I have also invited several of my closest and most creatively talented artist friends to share with you magic morsels such as “Fun With Line” art class with Court McCracken, Crystal Talk with Mary Schmaling of the Eye of Henna, and Dine & Dye with Coco Nuco.    


 

All the while we will be pausing to create a collective altar, to celebrate the Summer Solstice with ceremony, to move our bodies alive with yoga, dancing and traversing the hillside, to relax into massage by Geode Bodywork, swim in the rivers nearby, and to nourish ourselves with scrumptious & homemade meals made by the owners of Bliss Farm & Retreat Center. Candlelit dinners will be a regular part of our retreat as well as collaborations with nature to create dining table vignettes that will be sure to wow your future guests!


Throughout Art Magic in the Mountains Retreat we will each complete several pieces of two dimensional and three dimensional arts made specifically to create ambience that you will be able to take home and that we will display as part of our atmospheric panorama for our finale dinner together. Early in the afternoon that day we will enjoy styling, costuming, and playing dress-up. As a fashionable treat, you can choose a mini hair and make-up session with my favorite stylist Terra Marshall of Beauty Parade! We will then gather at the golden hour for a group photo shoot with professional photographer Chelsea Lane who will also be offering 15 minute pop-up portrait sessions that day with three photographs that you can use as your headshot or profile picture. Add-on this generous offering as you register!


Finally we will feast under the summer night sky. We will surround ourselves with the art we have created throughout the retreat adorning our table and the trees. We will clink our glasses together in celebration of summer and each other. Register for this retreat before February 28th to receive the current rate before prices go up! I will be honored to gather and make art with you in June! 

What’s included

  • lodging
    choose from the main farmhouse, the cabins or the bell tents for beautifully appointed accomodations
  • meals
    fresh and scrumptious smoothies & juices, brunch, dinner and snacks everyday!
  • gifts of welcoming
    original art, treats from the mountains
  • cyanotype materials
    all materials to create several pieces of art for ambience
  • 2D art materials
    cyanotype paper, paint, brushes, collage paper, and surprise magic morsels
  • 3D materials
    wood, cardboard, plastic, metal, and surprise magic morsels
  • group photo shoot
    we will gather at the golden hour on our final day of the retreat and professional photographer Chelsea Lane will take our picture!
  • chair massage
    relax with the lovely Geode Bodywork
  • airfare
    Bliss Farm is approx. 50 min from Asheville Airport (AVL) and about 2 hours away from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP). I can give you suggestions for shuttles.
  • transportation
    transportation is not provided from airport to Bliss Farm but you can rent a car hire a shuttle, ask me about sharing a ride with your fellow art retreat guests

Available Packages

Penang Bell Tent - Twin - One Woman

Penang includes (1) queen bed and (1) twin bed. This bell tent shares the community bathroom with the other bell tents. This bell tent sleeps a maximum of 2 women. This listing is for the twin bed. The price for this room will go up on March 1, 2018 so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit. 

Available until Mar 15only 1 left
$1250
Deposit: $375
Penang Bell Tent - Queen - One Woman

Penang includes (1) queen bed and (1) twin bed. This bell tent shares the community bathroom with the other bell tents. This bell tent sleeps a maximum of 2 women. This listing is for the queen bed. The price for this room will go up on March 1, 2018 so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit.

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$1450
Deposit: $435
Matachica Bell Tent - Twin - One Woman

Matachica includes (1) queen bed and (1) twin bed. This bell tent shares the community bathroom with the other bell tents. This bell tent sleeps a maximum of 2 women. This listing is for the twin bed. The price for this room will go up on March 1st  so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit.

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$1250
Deposit: $375
Matachica Bell Tent - Queen - One Woman

Matachica includes (1) queen bed and (1) twin bed. This bell tent shares the community bathroom with the other bell tents. This bell tent sleeps a maximum of 2 women. This listing is for the queen bed. The price for this room will go up on March 1st so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit. 

Available until Feb 14only 1 left
$1450
Deposit: $435
Koh Lanta Cabin - Twin - One Woman

Neighboring Osa, this gem includes delightful décor reminiscent of our time in Koh Lanta, with one (1) queen bed and two (2) bunk beds or loft beds, private bathroom and plush linens. Please note that this accommodation could be for a top or bottom bunk bed. This cabin is right beside a babbling brook and sleeping here will be an incredible opportunity to connect with nature. This cabins sleeps a maximum of 3 women. This listing is for the bottom bunk bed. The price for this room will go up on March 1st so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plans available after booking with deposit. 

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$1350
Deposit: $405
Koh Lanta Cabin - Twin - One Woman

Neighboring Osa, this gem includes delightful décor reminiscent of our time in Koh Lanta, with one (1) queen bed and two (2) bunk beds or loft beds, private bathroom and plush linens. Please note that this accommodation could be for a top or bottom bunk bed. This cabin is right beside a babbling brook and sleeping here will be an incredible opportunity to connect with nature. This cabins sleeps a maximum of 3 women. This listing is for the top bunk bed. The price for this room will go up on March 1, 2018 so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit.

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$1350
Deposit: $405
Koh Lanta Cabin - Queen - One Woman

Neighboring Osa, this gem includes delightful décor reminiscent of our time in Koh Lanta, with one (1) queen bed and two (2) bunk beds or loft beds, private bathroom and plush linens. This is right beside a babbling brook and sleeping here will be an incredible opportunity to connect with nature. This cabins sleeps a maximum of 3 women. This listing is for the queen bed/1 person. The price for this room will go up on March 1, 2018 so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit.

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$1550
Deposit: $465
Osa Cabin - Queen - One or Two Women

This cabin located has a wood stove and private bathroom. It sleeps 1-2 people comfortably with (1) private queen bed. You will not believe the view and peaceful surroundings. This cabin truly brings you closer to mother nature and all her glory. This room is most suitable for two women, either friends or a couple with one queen bed ($2750.00 for two women). Pricing for single occupancy is $1950.00. If you are interested in single occupancy I can create a custom listing for you. The price for this room will go up on March 1st so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plans available after booking with deposit. 

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$2750
Deposit: $825
World Traveler Suite - Twin - One Woman

This private bedroom features (1) twin bed and is decorated with memories from Frank and Kelly’s world travels. The World traveler is perfect for the solo traveler who loves boho style. Situated in the Bliss Farmhouse this private room shares a bathroom with one other room.  

This room is suitable for one woman. The price for this room will go up on March 1st so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit.

Available until Feb 28only 1 left
$1950
Deposit: $585
Mrs. Kay’s Suite - Queen - Two Women

Named after our owners Mama Bear, Miss Kay’s suite is the biggest room in the Bliss Farmhouse and by far the most chicly appointed. The suite includes a spacious sitting area and queen bed with pasture and mountain views. The bathroom is shared with one other room in the farm house and is decorated beautifully. This room is most suitable for two women, either friends or a couple with shared queen bed ($3250.00 for two women). Pricing for single occupancy is $2,000.00. If you are interested in single occupancy I can create a custom listing for you.  The price for this room will go up on March 1st so please make your deposit now to receive this early bird deal! Payment plan in place after booking with deposit. 

Available until Feb 14only 1 left
$3250
Deposit: $975

Available options

30 Minute Massage w/ Geode Bodywork 12 left
$35
Pop-Up Portrait Session w/Chelsea Lane12 left
$75
Hair & Makeup for Photos w/Beauty Parade12 left
$45
$1250
Deposit: $375

Penang Bell Tent - Twin - One Woman

Itinerary

Typical Retreat Day
Art Magic in the Mountains

We will wake up at Bliss Farm and Retreat Center each day to delicious and healthful smoothies, coffee and tea. From there we will either engage in a calming meditative practice or partake in moving our bodies with guest artists and healers. Around 11:00am we will sit down for a delectable brunch followed by an afternoon of art making, a divine dinner, and a fire circle ceremony each evening. Much of our activities will take place outdoors so we will have plenty of time to soak up the nature of Western North Carolina. Each day will be packed full of art making, learning, exploring the farm, and yes, relaxing. All art materials are included in retreat price. I look forward to being with you at Art Magic in the Mountains and providing you with a dreamy retreat! When you register for retreat I will reveal to you more details of our itinerary and the magic morsels it contains. 

Your Organizer


MW
Miranda Wildman
Greetings Art Lovers and Travelers! My name is Miranda Wildman and I live and make art in Asheville North Carolina in my studio in the River Arts District. I feel most complete with paint on my brush or installation art materials in my hands and to take a trip to a new place and meet new people really makes my heart sing. I love to gather with friends in nature, make art to music and play dress up. My studio mate and I host a variety of creative workshops in our studio including guest artist workshops. I have a deep respect for true human connection and the world we live in. Currently I am offering this Art Magic In The Mountains Retreat!