SPARK – Finding Your Voice!
When: October 16 – 18, 2020
Where: Pawlet, Vermont
SPARK is an immersive creative program designed for women of all interests, abilities, and talents.
Step away from your busy day-to-day, leave the stress of your responsibilities behind and ignite your creative brain. A creative life is a healthy life! Learn how creativity reduces stress, increases and renews brain function, improves your mood and cultivates your social life. Make time for yourself and we’ll give you the tools to make creativity part of your daily routine.
No Experience Necessary!!!
What to expect
Spark is an experiential course of doing and experimenting. Workshops are comprised of various talks and fun creative projects tailored to help you let go of old inhibitions and tap into the power and freedom of your imagination. No previous artistic experience is necessary!! You will receive sensitive guidance every step of the way!
- Learn how to develop and maintain a creative mindset
- Open the door to new perspectives and possibilities
- Connect and share with other women
- Get you in touch with your creative genius
- Encouragement to take appropriate risks
- Be held accountable to your creative path
- A weekend getaway full of fun and creative joy
How SPARK will benefit your personal and professional life:
- Stimulate innovative thinking and problem solving
- Improve your resourcefulness
- Manage stress
- Develop confidence in your work, and trust in your instincts
- Build better relationships when you develop the ability to see things from new perspectives
Why Pawlet, Vermont?
Pawlet is a rural farming town located in the beautiful Taconic Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Rutland on Vermont’s western boundary. It is an ideal location for a getaway weekend and creative retreat. It’s quiet, serene and private. Pawlet is roughly six miles square, with elevations from 630 feet to summits over 2030 feet for the tallest mountains. The northern end of the Taconic mountain range bisects Pawlet. The Town consists of two village centers, Pawlet and West Pawlet, separated by a distance of about 6 miles. It is a breathtaking location, and in October our surrounding will be absolutely stunning and inspiring.
Your Creativity Coach for the Weekend
Nancy Beaudette is a Certified Creativity Coach and award-winning graphic artist. She is also a multi-award winning singer-songwriter and has been navigating the music industry as an independent touring artist and producer for over thirty years. Prior to her full-time music and coaching career, Nancy co-owned and operated an internationally recognized sign and design company in Eastern Ontario. Her goal is to help you integrate a creative practice into your life in a natural, yet exciting way. Today she actively tours and teaches throughout North America. Along with being a music educator and Coach, Nancy is a world traveler and peace advocate. Nancy’s new book, “SongCRAFT – Writing Songs In Your Authentic Voice” is now available online.
Your Creative Team
Cecilia has always been a firm believer that nurturing creativity is the key to maintaining balance and achieving results in her professional life. Named one of Boston’s top 40 executives under 40 in 2005, Cecilia has been recognized as a leading performer from a young age. A successful serial entrepreneur, she loves to use her creative talents to build and grow new businesses. She has several US Patents, has served on a number of non-profit boards and has been a featured speaker at a number of industry events and conferences. She is an expert in travel management, corporate event planning, operations, and business development strategy. In her spare time, Cecilia is an avid sailor, enjoys playing music with friends and has earned a master certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music.
Christine has worked both front and center, and behind the scenes throughout her twenty-five-year career as a marketing event manager. The show-biz bug bit her at the tender age of nine when the Circus came to town. When they asked for volunteers Chris was first in line to help set up the Big Top! Years later she took center stage in the highly acclaimed “Hollywood Spectacular Stunt Show”, a national wild-west comedy-action show, where Chris performed alongside Hollywood stuntmen! Later she cooked for Stars like Tony Bennett, Tricia Yearwood and Pat Benatar at an acclaimed music venue near Boston. She is also an award-winning songwriter and performs throughout New England with Celtic band, The Kelly Girls. She is currently working on her cookbook, “Cooking For The Band”.
Welcome & Introduction
Exploring our intentions and creative goals
Creative exercise #1
Light evening snack
Overcoming our creative blocks and fears
Creative exercise #2
Strengthening our creative muscles
Exploring our surroundings for inspiration
Creative exercise #3
The value of the process over the product
Creative exercise continuation
Concert featuring Nancy
Morning Creative Session
How to stay creative after the workshop ends
Creative project #4
Wrap up and lunch
What’s included in the price
5 Meals and additional snacks
Delicious homecooked meals and healthy fare throughout the weekend.
All Workshop Supplies for Creative Exercises
Feel free to bring your personal journal or sketchbook and your favorite writing implements.
Accommodations: Newly renovated farmhouse in Pawlet, Vermont. Arrive on Friday at 6 pm, stay two nights, leave Sunday at 1 pm (with the option of staying on Sunday night for an additional cost)
This is an investment in YOU!
Price per person in a shared room ($500.00)
Price per person in a Single room ($685.00)
Space is limited. Rooms will be assigned in order of priority based on reservation date (book early to get best room assignment preference)
Stay Sunday Night Option
Includes accommodation only. No meals, no curriculum. Enjoy the day hiking or wandering around the area at your leisure knowing you have a home base Sunday night.
What happens after I register
Shortly after you register you will receive a confirmation email to the same email address you used with PayPal. If you don’t see an email, first check your spam box. Still no email? contact Nancy.
How to get there
Nearest airport: Albany, NY
Driving: 1.5 hours from Albany, NY | 3.5 hours from Boston, MA | 5 hours from Ottawa, ON.