An Art Retreat is an opportunity for an emerging or established artist to immerse themselves in creative, intellectual and personal growth. Two night, week-long and month-long Artist Retreats are available at CoSM. There are no specific educational prerequisites to participate in this program, which is not competitive and does not require an application. Retreats serve artists on a first-come, first served basis for a fee. Retreats include overnight accommodations, (the Artist Retreat room in the guest house equipped with desk and easel) to sleep and work.
Alex Grey and Allyson Grey will be available to discuss issues of content, style, technique, career development and personal or philosophical inquiry. Reading or assignments may be agreed upon in advance or during the retreat. To further creative development, we recommend bringing samples of previous work to discuss, as well as images of works in progress. Musicians, dancers, and performance artists are also welcome. Those seeking other types of counseling, including relationship and career development are also welcome.
Participants should be aware that Alex and Allyson have a lifetime of experience as artists, small business entrepreneurs, and are certified ministers. They are happy to listen and discuss all subjects of inquiry and respond utilizing their rich life experience. *(Their advice is not meant to replace the advice of a physician or mental health practitioner.)
It is advisable to bring art supplies, a sketchbook or journal for note-taking, and a container or portfolio for transporting art samples. Recording the session is welcome.
Overnight stay for two nights with one Artist Consultation with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey.
Arrival by 3pm, departure by 2pm on the second day. Consultation at 7pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday -- 60 minute meeting with the Grey's to discuss your artwork and goals.
Private room and bath. Room equipped with drafting table and easel.
Dinner at 6pm; continental breakfast at 9am; Lunch at 1pm. Departure by 5pm.
Week-long Artist's Retreat:
Arrival by 3pm on first day, departure by 2pm on seventh day following.
One 60 minute consultation early in the retreat period; one 60 minute consultation toward the end of the retreat period.
All meals with CoSM staff daily. Private room and bath in Main Guest house, a three story fully restored Victorian mansion. Room equipped with drafting table and easel. Walking trails and site specific art installations located throughout 40 acres of land. Admission free or discounted to events during the retreat period.
30-Day Artist's Retreat:
Arrival by 3pm, departure by 2pm on thirtieth day.
One 60-minute consultation per week with Alex and Allyson Grey to set goals and measure accomplishments.
All meals with CoSM staff daily.
Admission free or discounted to events during the retreat period.
Please call 845-297-2323 for more information