Creative expression

Creative Expression

Awaken your creative side with an array of classes and workshops that take a fun, innovative approach to art and photography and led by resident artist instructors.

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Activities

AN UNFORGETTABLE CANVAS

Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Note that this can be a messy experience. Seasonally offered. 105 MIN | $75

Complimentary

MANDALAS FOR MEDITATION AND MEANING

Experience the healing benefits of creating mandalas – ancient circular images used to reflect, center, and connect with others. Practice using mandalas to clear your thoughts, focus better, and connect to parts of yourself that are not usually accessible through the conscious mind. Participants will make their own mandalas. No artistic experience is necessary. 50 MIN

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY STROLL

Take a stroll around the resort and work on creating images vs. snapping. Gain awareness of available natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger, more interesting image. No technical applications will be discussed. Bring any style camera: iPhone, Android, DSLR, or point-and-shoot.

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ARTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR PHONE

Learn how to use the many functions and hidden tricks of your camera-phone. Learn how these functions work to improve light, focus, filters, and panoramic shots. We will also cover the basics of editing right on the phone. This class takes place indoors.

Complimentary

Pottery

Experience the therapeutic and meditative effects of clay as you hand mold it into the perfect pinch pot. Release doubts and expectations and embrace the unique form you create by hand with clay and stamps. 1 HR

THE MAKING OF MALAS

Discover the history and assembly of a mala, a meditation tool rooted in Buddhist and Hindu tradition. Each Mala consists of a guru bead, a tassel, and a strand of 108 beads, used to track the counting of mantras, prayers, or affirmations during meditation. Craft your own mala in this hands-on workshop and learn how to incorporate it into a meditative and grounding ritual at home. If you wear reading glasses, please be sure to bring them to this workshop, as beadwork can be very meticulous. 110 MIN | $95