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  • 2019 August Lake Logan Retreat-Nancy Gruskin Workshop





    6-Day, 5-Night all inclusive
    Artist Retreat with Workshops
    At Beautiful Lake Logan Retreat Center, 
    Canton, North Carolina 

    August 11 - 16, 2019
    All Inclusive: Tuition, Lodging, Meals,
    Workshop, all other programs
    (see below) 

    Beautiful Serene Setting, Comfortable Cottages and Cabins, 3 Healthy Meals Each Day, Morning Mindfulness, Evening Presentations & Conversations, Afternoon Yoga Session,
    Massages by Appointment, A Time to Remember

    Come to Lake Logan where 300 acres of wilderness become your studio


     Leave the details of life behind and give yourself a creative retreat. Supported by the splendor of unspoiled nature, you will be given the time and serenity to refill your creative well.



    “I am delighted to consider the possibilities for this retreat + workshops. Students will be exploding with new ideas and creative concepts! During these 5 days, you will learn from your workshop instructor, but will have opportunities to expand your ideas as you get exposed to new concepts and mediums, gleaned from the interaction and conversations that take place with all participants along with after dinner presentations and conversations.  What could be better than to step out of the chaos of our overly stressed lives and be nurtured in this peaceful environment, stimulated with new teachings and given unlimited time to create, reflect and rest.”   Norma Hendrix, Executive Director, Cullowhee Arts~                                           _____________________________________________________________________________

    Workshop with Nancy Gruskin
    "Observation, Abstraction & Invention: Still Life and the Figure"

    Still life and the figure will be the departure point for this five-day workshop.  Students will work from direct observation, from memory, from previous work, and from external prompts.  Exercises in painting, collage, and sculpting with cardboard will focus on loosening up and on developing new approaches to subject matter and composition.  The emphasis throughout the workshop will be on experimentation and fostering individual expression.  We will end the workshop with an exhibition of our work, giving us an opportunity to learn and be inspired by the creative efforts of the group.  

    Artists of all skill levels are welcome.

    Nancy Gruskin holds a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Connecticut College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University.  Her paintings emerge from everyday experience and familiar views. She looks for beauty in the commonplace by playing with color, pattern and form.  Her work is in private collections throughout the United States, the U.K. and Australia.  Her studio is located in her home, which she shares with her husband, her son and their Golden Retriever, Charlie. 


    SINGLE ROOM/BATH - $1975
    SHARED ROOM/BATH - $1875
    COMMUTER PRICE (includes lunches) - $985



    • 5 nights lodging in a charming shared cabin or cottage with private bedroom - beautifully furnished and on the lake.
    • All meals cooked by wonderful chef - healthy and delicious.
    • Hot tea and coffee any time or day
    • 24 hour access to the studios
    • Opening reception with wine and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Optional Enrichment Sessions: morning mindfulness sessions, one afternoon soft impact yoga sessions, massages by appointment, fire circle with music, canoeing, wonderful walks
    • Workshops with dedicated, inspiring artist-instructors
    • Renewal and Refreshment among other creative spirits!


    • Transportation (we will arrange Asheville airport pick-up for 3 or more students)
    • Personal Art Supplies 
    • Wireless is available only in 3 community spaces: the dining hall, the lodge and the Studios
    • Cell service is unavailable in lodging - land lines are in each cabin and can be used with a phone card


    • A full refund is made if the event is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • Registrations for a retreat must be accompanied by a 50% deposit.
    • Withdraws made up to 6 weeks before the Retreat will be refunded less a registration-cancellation fee of 20% of the deposit.
    • After the 6 weeks out date, there are no refunds, but your deposit may be transferred to a friend or family member or be applied to another CMA program or workshop in that same calendar year.
    • The remaining balance is due six weeks prior to the retreat, by July 1st. You will be sent an invoice two weeks prior to the final payment due date.
    • Registrations made after the 6 weeks out date must be accompanied by payment in full.
    • We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event of a medical emergency

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    Payment plans are available upon request - call 828-342-6913 


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