Returning to the Light
A weekly creative (art-making) retreat series to renew and restore
An eight week series with
Margaret Hartsook and
Dates & Times:
Mondays 6:30pm-9pm on January 30, February 6, 20, 27 (no group February 13), March 6, 13, 20, (no group March 27), and April 3
Location: Margaret’s home art studio, in SE Portland, the Creston neighborhood.
Program Fee: $375
Art Materials Fee: $25
Total fee: $400
“Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.” – May Sarton
As we move from the darkest time of the year towards the return of the light, this in-person weekly “mini retreat” series offers you the chance to step away from the demands of daily life to connect more deeply with your own inner light. Drawing inspiration from nature’s passage through winter’s dormancy into spring’s cycle of blossoming and tapping into the power of myth and personal symbolism, together we will cultivate our personal gardens of possibility through engaging in the creative process. Combining creative writing and visual art, we will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and materials such as painting, drawing, collage, kinetic sculpture, paper mosaics, and printmaking with natural materials. This weekly retreat series offers you a chance to nurture your creative spark, cultivate new ways of enriching yourself and your life in this next chapter, and nourish yourself in the supportive, uplifting company of other women.
This program offers space for creative expression for women of all ages and backgrounds. No writing or art experience is necessary. All art materials, as well as snacks and tea, will be provided.
To find out more about Lisa and Margaret, click here
For more information or if you would like to register for this program, please contact Lisa at: Lisa @FamilyHeirloomArts.com or at 503.347.1391. Due to the limited number of participants we can accommodate early registration is recommended.
Touchstone Retreats Vaccination Requirements
We require that all workshop participants and facilitators be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to participating in a Touchstone Retreats in-person retreat program.
COVID-19 Retreat Policy:
• All participants signing up for an in-person retreat are required to email a photo of their vaccination card to the facilitator at the time of registration.
• Face coverings are currently optional. If this requirement changes, participants will be notified ahead of time.
• We ask that all in-person retreat participants do a self-evaluation before coming to a retreat and that they remain at home if they have any symptoms.
We will continue to monitor guidance from the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in regard to best practices for indoor gatherings of fully vaccinated adults and we will update our policies accordingly.
Touchstone Retreats Cancellation Policy
Payment is fully refundable with one month’s cancellation notice. Participants will be charged for 25% of the total program fee with less than a month’s notice up to 14 days prior to the start of the program. No refund is possible with less than a 14 day cancellation notice. Family emergency situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If this retreat is cancelled due to the pandemic you will receive a full refund. If you have a COVID related situation arise and you need to cancel please contact Lisa Kagan at Lisa@FamilyHeirloomArts.com or 503.347.1391.