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Alchemical Creativity! 4 Days CLARITY ARTISTS

  • Rockland ME
  • August 3 to 6, 2020
  • All materials provided!
  • Not just for artists!
  • Tuition: $500 4 days

An art workshop that is NOT just for artists, but a most special creative experience for all!

Spend four days immersed in pattern & color, whimsy & wisdom, music & beauty, as you meet your creative self from a new perspective thru hands-on projects, poetry, story, lecture and conversation.

Come participate in a creative experience led by an extraordinary couple, an adventure close to my heart and spirit….My time with them, meeting weekly for many years, has opened my world. They are dear friends and guides and I am so pleased to be able to invite you into their work and world! You will come away thinking about your own from a new perspective!

Robert and Su.Sane Hake will lead you on an adventure into  what deeply guides your art. You’ll put together assemblages from an immense supply of found & gathered materials, using a variety of drawing & painting tools, all of which they will provide…plus what you bring: your mind, heart, ears & eyes! 

“Playing” with a saturation of pattern, layers, textures and color, making connections as you use the materials and tools that speak to you, you’ll find out what your choices are saying about your vision! The emergent strengths, beauty and sensitivities can be strikingly informative about what moves your forward in your creativity. That’s the Alchemy!

This is not a day spent learning painting techniques or drawing skills, nor is it just for visual artists. It is an introduction to a joyful journey: intellectual, whimsical, of many perspectives, depths and dimensions. An uncovering, an opening to a new knowing of your creative mind and heart, regardless of how you express, music, food, dance, sound, building, gardens…it’s an endless list!

The class is hands on, working in two, three (or more!) dimensions, using an eclectic collection of provided materials. There is no competition, with yourself or anyone else…just a pure “playing” of your way to insight. You’ll take photos of each stage as you move thru ethe day, giving you more information about your process and a record to revisit…the learning from this is not just for or from the moment!

We’ll spend some time at their nearby house and studio, and in their garden’s Summer lushness, which will bring you immediately into the magic of their lives, and the breadth and depth of their work….you will take the memory of lavish color and pattern with you and it will continue giving you insights to your creative process, just through the impact of what you’ve absorbed…the multi-dimensionality of it all will stay with you, resonating  quietly behind the scenes, generating more of that Alchemical Creativity magic…the particularly personal intuition that sparks your art, whatever  your medium or subject!

This will be an unforgettable class…and a great break from the “How to/Produce a result” focus of a regular art workshop. Even if you don’t recall the details of all that was said, or all that you did during the classes, you’ll have made a photographic record of your process and will hold the knowing of your creative self in ways not known before! You, and your work, will be changed!   We hope you will join us!

 I am so looking forward to sharing these most special people and their work and world, with you!

 (please ignore the text above this last image…can’t get rid of it!!) but I love the image…”The Travelers”


Robert and Su.Sane Hake, known as Clarity, are Creatives, artists who have been living inside of their art for over thirty five years…writing, dreaming, painting, constructing, pattern making, gardening, matrix changing and more.  The world they have been guided to build is immense, complex, holding in the moment past and future together in balance. You’ll visit their house and garden, there being no better introduction to their world than to wander thru it; you’ll listen to their stories and poems..and you’ll be guided by their collective wisdoms thru the construction of artworks that will inform your work from this time forward. It is not be possible to be in their presence and not be expanded…to find yourself more than you ever thought you were and to know a great celebration of who you are and what you can create! This is a class of traveling, laughing, & stunning awareness of what you simply never saw before in quite the same way!  A longtime community presence, for many years hosts of a large monthly salon of good food and creative conversation, plus an annul presentation event of each year’s focused work, Clarity now has over 40,000 followers worldwide, has published more than 40 books available to purchase, view or listen to free on their website, along with their tapes from a weekly radio hour on the creative life, a great introduction to these most amazing people! *************************************************************************************************

Some General Class Information: 

    • We‘ll process your payment after we get your online Registration and will email you a receipt. A $300 deposit will hold your space. Cancellation and Refund info is at the bottom of the Registration Form…(please do read the Policies before you check that you have!)

    • We’ll send a Supply List and more detailed info after you Register, and again about 2 weeks before the class. Print and tuck into your painting kit…then you’ll know where to find it all! It has the answers to most of your questions!

    • If you will need mediums, let me know and I will have them here for you to buy when you get to class. You are also welcome to ship materials to arrive the week before…ask about details!

    • The first day, the Studio will open at 8:15 AM… Classes usually run M-F between 8:30-4:30, but the exact hours are at the Instructor’s discretion…always an average of 6 hours/day, but starting and ending times may vary according to your instructor.

    • We eat dinner (Dutch) somewhere as a group at least once, usually Monday nite for starters; friends, companions, hosts are welcome to come along. If we have an alternate plan, we’ll let you know!

    • We always have a 1 hr lunch break, to use or not, it’s up to you…and a lunch plan depending on where we are painting. We order in the AM and deliver to your location…you pay in cash on the last day before you leave!

    • Our Studios are large, with good light and waterviews; you’ll have your own table space and you are welcome to leave equipment etc. there for the duration of the class. It is possible to stay and paint after hours, we’ll explain the logistics!

    • The Plein Air plan for the day is weather-dependent and decided at the end of the previous day if possible, or more likely, when we meet in the Studio each morning! Make sure your Class Monitors know where you have set up, and try to stay close to the demo area. Less running around for them, more time for feedback to you!

    • There is free parking at the Studio building, which is within a few blocks of downtown.

    • We carpool at least 3 to a car (or sometimes walk if it’s close) to Plein Air painting sites, many of which have shade and at the least, a porta-potty or nearby facilities. You will get good directions. Please, do NOT depend on your GPS unless we say so!

    • Each class has an experienced Monitor (or two!) as your Go-To person for any problems or needs…please ask…we all will do our absolute best to see that you have a great class experience!

    • Downtown in both locations has great galleries, shops and food and the area is full of wonderful places to paint, many accessible to the single painter that a class can’t utilize…if you can, take a look around!

    • For Lodging (scroll down for Belfast) and Travel info, click on the buttons on the Home Page.

    • If you have any problems, tell us!! We can’t fix anything if we don’t hear till you get home. Be sure to contact us with any questions. Thanks!