Nurturing Your Creative Spirit -
1 to 5 day experiences

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A trip to Creative Spirit Studios will give you the opportunity to walk the nature trails, visit the Medicine Wheel, and learn more about acrylic painting from a seasoned acrylic painter.

A retreat style workshop where adults from all backgrounds are invited to learn creative self-expression through fun and engaging intuitive painting exercises while learning acrylic painting techniques. Allowing you to deepen your knowledge of painting through hands-on experiences.

Choose a one, three, or five workshop and explore your creative nature. Learn more about this opportunity below.

One Day Workshop

One day workshops are especially designed for those within driving distant to have an experience of the studios with a friends or family members. Or to make new friends.

Arrive by 9am and begin with techniques in mindfulness and connecting with your intuition.

Bring a sack lunch of your choosing or visit the local Superette and have something prepared for you.

The workshop will conclude at 5pm. Leaving you free to enjoy your evening at one of the many local parks.

This workshop is also terrific for small groups such as a bridesmaid thank you gift or office party.

One day workshops are scheduled bi-monthly and open to 10 students only. Inquire about an event for your group by clicking the contact me button.

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3 Day Workshop

A three day workshop is perfect for those who need to travel.  Arrive Friday evening and enjoy getting to know the staff and fellow participants. Saturday delight in a full day of hands on painting experiences to engage your right and left brain thinking. 

Weather permitting, we will enjoy some outdoor activities such as a campfire, walk, or outdoor creativity.

Lunch, dinner, and accommodations provided if desired. 

Sunday will provide more time to engage in workshop activities and workshop will conclude at 3pm. 

Look for area attractions below.

Three day workshops are scheduled bi-monthly and open to 5 students only. Inquire about an event for your group by clicking the contact me button.

5 Day Workshop

This five day experience will take you on a deep dive into personal growth and self expression. 

Designed for the serious painter wanting to expand their painting knowledge and/or the serious seeker wishing to embrace enlightenment.

The daily schedule will resemble the three day workshop. Providing time to explore the local area and enjoy time with other guests.

Open to a maximum of three participants to ensure lots of one on one time with Tonya for personal connection and experience.

On site accommodations, including most meals. 

Five day workshops are scheduled bi-monthly and open to 3 students only at Creative Spirit Studios.

Next available date August 22, 2022

To inquire or schedule an event with your group please send an email by clicking the contact me button.
Area Attractions
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Stepping Stone Falls


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Durand Depot

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Seven Lakes State Park

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Clover Beach

There are many attractions just minutes from Creative Spirit Studios where you can explore and enjoy a brief adventure either on your way to or from a one-day workshop. 

If you are coming for a 3-5-day workshop you can put in your requests for a visit to one of these or many other opportunities in the area. And we will explore them together during your visit to the Studios.

Five day workshop participants may also enjoy a trip to the local art museum.

Stepping Stone Falls, Blue Bell Beach, and For-Mar Nature Preserve are all located just 30 min. north-east of the Studios. Excellent for a little picnic, walk on the trails, or to learn of local plants and animals.

The Durand Union Station is the most photographed depot in the country, built in1903. It's the home of the Michigan Railroad History Museum and gift shop. Located just ten minutes from Creative Spirit Studios it not only an excellent site to visit, but if you enjoy traveling by train it's a great way to get here!

This area is also full of parks and recreational areas. Such as Seven Lakes State Park, Eagles Wooden Park, Linden County Park & Clover Beach, just to name a few. 

You are sure to enjoy your time here!