Art & Photography
Unleash your creative spirit or hone your artistic skills.
An Unforgettable Canvas
Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that's right a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle.
2 Hrs | $75
NOTE: This can be a messy experience.
A guided meditation to relax the mind and place an intention on this exercise after a short discussion. The participant will choose the variety of mediums to paint or draw with. Technique and metaphor will be the center of the art piece rendered.
90 Min | $45
Enjoy the unique and beautiful works of art around Miraval property on a guided tour with one of our staff.
Artful Photography With Your Camera Phone!
Learn how to create an image with any style camera... even a camera phone! Live in the moment and gain skills to take home with you.
Artist in Residence with Mike Elsass
Join our returning artist Mike Elsass in an interactive painting workshop as he shows you how to let go of control and your notions of "what is right" in order to paint what is natural for you at that precise moment. A Miraval favorite you don't want to miss!
Artistic Expression Under Glass
Create a unique piece art with professional comtemporary and abstract artist Bonnie Pisik. Utilizing the technique of reverse-painting under glass, you will learn how to unleash you inner artist and create an original, abstract, and truly spectaular piece!
2 Hrs | $85
Catch Your Dreams
In Native American tradition, the dream catcher was a healing tool helping those afflicted with unpleasant dreams and anxiety. Join Tony Redhouse to create your own personal Dream Catcher, and learn the meaning of color and symbolism as you weave the web of your life. Each class begins with a ceremony and Native American music.
2 Hrs | $75
Creative Photography Stroll
Join Photographer Nancy Schroeder for a stroll around the Resort walkways. Bring any style camera: iphone, android-camera phone, DSLR, or point and shoot. We will work on creating images vs snapping. you will gain awareness of available natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger more interesting visual image. NO TECHNICAL applications will be discussed please see Artful Photography.
Evening Photography Walk
Learn basic digital camera operations and using your camera as a creative tool to capture the resort environment in the late-afternoon light.
Love Your Selfie
Self Portraits have been painted by Artists famously going back to the mid 15 the century. Love Your Selfie was born out my revisiting this practice during a great personal challenge and I found that through this process I began to reset and see myself through my challenges. I found that the subject in the mirror with the problem then became the object: a wonderful human with soulful eyes and a scar on the chin from a long forgotten fall, healthy hair, aging but expressive lips, laugh lines everywhere and a smooth forehead. It was a meditation that removed me from being the “me” with the problem and seeing myself in more loving way. I became my own intention of focus.
90 Min | $75
Mandalas for Meditation with Rebecca Wilkinson
Mandalas have been called “sacred circles” and are believed to balance and unity. Making mandalas is a way of speaking with parts of ourselves that are not usually accessible through the conscious mind. In this workshop, art therapist Rebecca will guide you as you explore how to use mandalas to focus, clear the mind, and get into a pleasing state of flow. Come discover the meditative world of mandalas! Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary.
Available starting in January
Photography In Focus
Get off of Auto! Explore the technique possibilities of your DSLR camera in this camera operation class. Note that this is a technical skills class and takes place indoors.
90 Min | $35