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Creative Rekindling Retreat at Pink Velvet Studio | Pink Velvet Studio

Creative Rekindling Retreat at Pink Velvet Studio

Feb 22 & 23

10:00am – 3:30pm

When you were a child, nothing could stop those crayons from moving across the blank sheet of paper. There was no fear of failure, embarrassment, just freedom that flowed naturally. And then life happened. You put down the crayons, picked up a briefcase, a textbook, or maybe a child of your own. Seasons

This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to learn a new creative medium, or expand on their abstract painting skills. You will be working with professional artist Margo Harmon as you paint your way through a variety of techniques in abstract painting working on a large, professional grade 20×20 inch gallery wrapped canvas. This weekend workshop is designed as a creative retreat, where we will spend the days creating, enjoying good food, and connecting with like minded people who wish to rekindle their creative spark. We all have art inside us!

During this explorative weekend, you’ll learn techniques in texture, pattern, color, composition, brush strokes, mark making, and more. Each exercise is built to help you find your own unique voice and painting style. No two student works will be alike, and you’ll have the guidance and encouragement you need to truly let go and allow your creative side to be expressed. You will be working with professional grade paints and brushes, and in the end you will walk away with a large canvas that you have painted. We will also have a collaborative piece that we work on during this weekend retreat. Each student will contribute their own unique markings and brushstrokes to a finished canvas that will be displayed in the studio, and eventually donated!

Local Accommodations: Many of our guests come from out of town. Below are some of our recommended hotels & restaurants for you to enjoy while you are in the area!


Cuyahoga Valley Inn Bed & Breakfast – 1 min. drive from studio with nearby parks, hiking, & restaurants

Shady Oaks Farm B&B – 16min. drive to studio with nearby parks and horse stables

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn – 15min. drive to studio with nearby shopping and restaurants

Restaurant Recommendations: 

Michael Angelo’s Winery – $$Wine & Sweets

Clearview Restaurant & Pub -$$ Casual Dining

Ken Stewart’s Lodge or Ken Stewarts Tres Belle – $$$$ Fine Dining with excellent steaks and seafood

About the instructor:

Margo Harmon is an abstract painter, and owner of Pink Velvet Studio. She is happiest when she is helping others learn new outlets to express their inner maker. She has been creating things since childhood, and painting with acrylics for 10 years. She also has a part time residence in Belize, where she is inspired by the warmth of the sun and the sea. Working primarily on canvas, her work in abstract landscapes, florals, and forms is intended to inspire access to a sense of whimsy, joy, and peace that resides in us all.

See detailed schedule of events below.

You have the option of paying in 2 installments, or in 1 payment for the full amount. If you choose to pay the deposit of $75, a space will be reserved for you and the final balance will be due on the date of the course. Deposits are non-refundable. See dropdown menu below to choose your date and payment option. Payments include all professional grade materials, breakfast & lunch both days, and 2 full days of art instruction.

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Abstract Painting Weekend Retreat Schedule:

Throughout the course you will be given paper and mini canvases to practice and work out ideas on. These smaller, more expressive pieces will guide you in discovering your own unique style that will contribute to the large canvas. Think of the smaller pieces as your inner child, coloring on that blank sheet of paper. And the larger canvas is your adult self bringing the wisdom, knowledge, and experience to create a refined piece of art.



-Welcome breakfast, beverages, and meet & greet.


Group Abstract Painting – we will complete an abstract painting together that will introduce you to the acrylic medium, color mixing, and adding texture

12:30pm-1pm: Free painting time


-Catered Lunch (Please call ahead if you have any dietary restrictions. We are happy to accommodate)


Free Painting Time



-Breakfast, intro to day’s materials and workshops

10:30am-11:30am: Small textured abstract painting. We will work on a smaller canvas to create an abstract painting with texture.

11:30am – 1pm: Free painting time (During this time you will work on your large canvas, putting into practice the techniques we have learned. You will have personalized guidance from the instructor and the group).


-Catered lunch (Please call ahead if you have any dietary restrictions. We are happy to accommodate)

2:00pm-3:30pm: Free painting time (During this time you will work on your large canvas, putting into practice the techniques we have learned. You will have personalized guidance from the instructor and the group).

3:30pm: Conclusion of the course

Additional information

Pay Deposit or Full Amount

Deposit $75, Full Amount $299


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