"He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." Psalm 18:19

Amy Smith

Date: September 25-29, 2022

Title: Cherished

Medium: Mixed Media

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

Instagram: @Amysmithartist

Facebook: @Amysmithartist

Website: Amy Smith Art

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Rates & Enrollment

Deposit is $450, Balance due 30 days before arrival

Day Student Tuition: $895 +  Materials fee

 5-Day Package*: $1,950 - 2,250* + 11%Tax

* Your 5-Day Workshop Package includes:

Workshop tuition, 4 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer plus welcoming  reception with light appetizers.

You can choose a room to yourself (single occupancy) or double your fun, bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

To Learn more about your options ....



Let’s dig in and uncover our true identity as cherished children of the Father. We will worship and study together to discover the truth about who God says we are. We will root out and remove the lies that the world has told us about our identity and the ones we have constructed for ourselves. We will journal and create beautiful and meaningful artwork that will remind us daily of the truths that we will uncover together.

"I am so excited to share this journey with you as we dig into scripture to hear what the Lord has to say about who we really are. We are cherished, loved and chosen. He delights in his sons and daughters and wants us to live in that place of joy. He wants us to have the abundant kingdom life! Let’s learn and worship together and then create beautiful artwork as an Ebenezer of remembrance to carry home.” -Amy


Amy Smith is a contemporary abstract artist who is inspired to create expressionist paintings that capture feeling and emotion. Amy works in mixed media and acrylics to create abstract fine art that is deeply layered and textured. Her contemporary art is a form of storytelling.  She captures these stories with color and gesture and mark making.


“Abstract painting is a vehicle to outwardly express the deep inner work of the Spirit in me.

I am inspired by emotions, relationships, current events, the natural environment, and most centrally, my faith in relationship to all of these things.” -Amy


Amy has a passion for helping people find freedom in and through creativity.  She believes that everyone is creative and loves to help her clients and students learn to partner with the Holy Spirit to discover the creative gifts He has placed in them, and to hone their voice and skill to display God’s beauty through their art. Amy loves to share her passion for art and creativity through her painting classes, individual art instruction and creativity coaching.  


Students may choose to work on canvas or watercolor paper depending on their travel situation. The size should be at least 12x16" and no larger than 16x20". 


Acrylic paints in a variety of colors including the primaries, white and black, plus some favorite secondaries or specialty colors and metallics if desired (at least student grade, not craft paint) 

  • stamps and stencils for use with acrylic paints

  • scraping tools for applying paint such as old gift cards or Princeton Catalyst wedge tools.

  • favorite brushes of different sizes

  • mark making items like charcoal pencils, oil pastels or Stabilo woodies 

  • matte medium

  • patterned papers for collage.  A selection of different ones

  • an apron or smock for protecting clothes


Sample   Agenda **


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Studio work in the morning, sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comradery, relaxation, re-winding, Art Studio available 24/7

You can also add an extra day before or after the retreat dates (upon availability)

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears!

This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddle boarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$450 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

Remaining balance is due 30 days before your retreat start date

Pay in Full at time of registration and save $100

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.