Workshop-vector-sun-02

Paint Wisdom Mexico

AN IMMERSIVE, WEEK-LONG PAINTING INTENSIVE FOR WOMEN ARTISTS EAGER TO DEEPEN THEIR PRACTICE IN INSPIRING OAXACA, MEXICO!

February 23 - March 1, 2025 | 4 SPACES LEFT!

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN YOUR ART

EMBARK ON A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY WITH PAINT WISDOM MEXICO, A SANCTUARY FOR WOMEN ARTISTS FIERCELY DEVOTED TO THEIR CREATIVE PRACTICE.

Immerse yourself in a week of creative exploration, where you'll stoke your artistic fire, nourish your body, and delve deep into your painting practice, held by an inspiring environment and the warm camaraderie of fellow creatives. Leave with a body of work that makes your cells sizzle, a deeper connection to your creative practice, a well nourished Artist Soul, and a yearning to keep painting!

While similar intensives are more like an “art vacation,” Paint Wisdom Intensives welcome artists who are serious about their creative practice and have confidence to create a body of work independently.

WHY ATTEND A PAINT WISDOM INTENSIVE?

Attending Paint Wisdom Mexico offers a unique opportunity to transform your artistic practice and dive deeper into your creative journey. Here’s are some reasons why you should join us:

  • Strengthen Your Artistic VoiceGain clarity and confidence in your unique visual language, style, and voice.
  • Explore New Perspectives: Discover fresh ideas and approaches by changing your location and integrate them vibrantly into your art.
  • Build a Body of Work: Focus intensely on creating a cohesive body of work that vibrates with meaning and depth.
  • Take Creative Risks: Step out of your comfort zone and embrace experimentation in a supportive environment.
  • Overcome Creative Blocks: Get unstuck, back in the groove if you’ve lost it, and learn to embrace and navigate fear.
  • Transform Your Practice: Shed old creative skins and engage in the messy, blessed work of becoming the artist your soul is calling you to be.
  • Feel Seen & Understood: Build meaningful relationships and share experiences with other dedicated women artists who understand and inspire your creative journey.

At Paint Wisdom Mexico you will receive an over-abundance of studio time, individualized mentorship, and an inspiring environment to create in.  Through thoughtful feedback, soulful discussions with like-minded women, and guided meditations, you'll feel both supported and challenged creatively.

TESTIMONIALS FROM ARTISTS LIKE YOU

I would recommend the Paint Wisdom Intensive — no hesitation. Absolutely. It’s a week of small group mentoring and holding open a clearer and more expansive connection to your artist’s soul. — Anne Gaffney., Wisconsin, USA

IMG_6212

Paint Wisdom is hard to put into words. "Wonderful, great, uplifting, and supportive" don’t quite capture it. Paint Wisdom is all those things and much more—something deep inside that's hard to express but full of joy. — Diana C., Texas, USA

Thank you Connie. I always feel I grow as an artist when I attend one of your intensives. I loved it! The connections you make with the other artists stay with you. And as always, the reflection opportunity on our final day was so insightful. Looking at the body of work I created during the retreat was invaluable. I saw themes and connections between pieces that I hadn't realized were there. — Maureen Kelly, Alaska USA

IMG_6230

PAINT, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT!

What TO EXPECT At Paint Wisdom Mexico

INDIVIDUALIZED MENTORING

Two Months Before Departure: Mentoring begins with a self-guided online mini-workshop to kickstart your creative process. This session will help you dream into your body of work, select materials, initiate any necessary research or sketching, and provide valuable guidance on packing and preparing for your Intensive.

During Paint Wisdom: You can anticipate individualized one-on-one and group mentoring designed to support and challenge you. These sessions aim to help you breathe life into your body of work, enhance your skills, and create art with deeper meaning.

As Your Mentor: My expertise lies in meeting each artist where they are and nurturing their growth and expansion into the artist they aspire to be. My goal is for you to depart with a body of work brimming with freshness, vitality, and uniquely your own.

Oaxaca_Day2-28 (1)

I warmly recommend Connie's intensives because they are pure magic! Every time I participate in one, I walk away feeling deeply nourished. Connie is an alchemist who will help you expand your relationship to your own visual language and show you how to extract it's treasures like never before! Every time I work with her, she blows my mind! She is the teacher you need to help you tap into your true, raw and genuine self expression. With her guidance and her mentoring, you will get connected to your artist soul in the most fulfilling way possible. — Mylène Piché., Quebec, Canada

An OVER-ABUNDANCE OF STUDIO TIME

Your studio is conveniently located just outside your room with 24-hour access. Each day begins with a guided painting session before breakfast. After breakfast, the morning is dedicated to workshops, painting, and mentoring sessions.

In the afternoon, enjoy open studio time and inspiring visits to local artist studios, galleries, and museums. I'll also spend quality one-on-one time with you to discuss your work.

Each day concludes with opportunities to discuss and reflect on your body of work. Afterward, you can head to dinner, indulge in a massage, take a leisurely stroll around town, or simply enjoy more studio time.

IMG_0550

COMMUNITY OF KINDREDS

At Paint Wisdom, you'll be immersed in a community of artists who share your dedication to painting and your eagerness to delve deeper. Our inspiring discussions will focus on art, creativity, expanding our body of work, and navigating the highs and lows of the artist's journey.

I'll be working on my own body of work alongside you, so expect plenty of late-night painting sessions and intimate glimpses into my own creative process as well.

IMG_3271

Painting alongside like-minded artists in community is a gift of time and creativity you give to yourself. With Connie's supportive wisdom and enthusiasm, you'll pursue your own work, which becomes interwoven by emotion, color, and design as your story, vision, and artistic voice unfold. Connie serves as a mentor, offering advice when needed and knowing just when to push you further along your journey. — Sharla Hicks, California, USA

VISITS TO GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, & ARTIST STUDIOS

To replenish our creative juices and to learn about current ideas and approaches to Oaxaca painting, we'll be visiting the private studios of local painters and printmakers, plus checking out the latest exhibitions at the Oaxaca City museums and galleries. In Paint Wisdom you will meet contemporary artists and gallerists and learn what inspires and drives Oaxacan artists of today.

Oaxaca_Day3-32 (1)
IMG_0439
B2A9ACF2-BAD1-4350-8EDF-2BC1639450E0
IMG_3472
Casa Agave Upstairs

SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUITE & YOUR OWN Studio Space

We will be staying and painting in a charming private estate just blocks from the vibrant city square, the Zócalo.

You'll be within walking distance of everything—fabulous restaurants, inspiring galleries, and delightful shops.

Each room is cozy with a single bed and a private bathroom. Best of all, the communal studio is right outside your door—you can roll out of bed and start painting in your PJs!

IMG_3848
IMG_0650

THE MOST AMAZING BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES & DESSERTS!

One of the best things about being at Paint Wisdom is that you don't have to worry about cooking!

Expect to leave the Intensive with a few extra pounds and feeling totally nourished. My beloved cook will prepare all our breakfasts and lunches, including some amazing desserts!

Dinners are open for you to savor the incredible restaurants Oaxaca has to offer—I have recommendations galore! (Dinners not included.)

Start that body of work you've been yearning to create!

Paint Wisdom Schedule

Monday, December 16, 2024

Receive access to the online mini-workshop that will help you prepare for Paint Wisdom Mexico.


  Sunday, February 23

5 PM - 8 PM  Tapas, Orientation & Studio Set-Up

MONDAY, February 24 - THURSDAY, February 27

7 AM - 8 AM Guided Painting Practice
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Breakfast & Break
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop / Mentoring / Painting
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch & Break
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Studio and/or Artist Visits, Museums, Galleries

FRIDAY, February 28

7 AM - 8 AM Guided Painting Practice
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Breakfast & Break
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop / Mentoring / Painting
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch & Break
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Visions & Closing

SATURDAY, March 1

10 AM Check-Out

Please note that the schedule above may shift slightly to support the innate flow of the group energy and to accommodate any unexpected things that may pop up.

NOURISH YOUR ARTIST SOUL

IS PAINT WISDOM RIGHT FOR YOU?

PAINT WISDOM IS PERFECT FOR...

  • Artists in search of mentorship that fosters authenticity, honesty, and vulnerability in their art. At Paint Wisdom, you'll receive INDIVIDUALIZED guidance and mentorship to develop a body of work that not only enhances your artistic practice but also nurtures a deeper relationship with yourself as an artist. Your creations will reflect, explore, and draw inspiration from themes that hold personal significance to you.
  • Artists  yearning for dedicated time to delve deeply into their creative process, and the space to allow their work to unfold naturally at its own cadence and rhythm.
  • Artists comfortable with independently crafting a body of work, familiar with generating their own ideas, setting creative goals, and selecting materials. However, they yearn for the magical experience of creating in community in a picturesque setting and dream of having support.
  • Artists who fiercely love painting and are committed to continuous growth and evolution in their artistic journey.
  • Artists who embrace experimentation, taking risks, and seek-out the awe and wonder found in their creative process.
  • Artists who find value in guided visualizations and contemplative journaling, using these tools to deepen their connection with their work and nurture their imaginative spirit.
  • Artists who believe there is more to making art than just creating pretty pictures —they prefer to linger in the deeper currents of their creativity.

PAINT WISDOM IS NOT WELL SUITED FOR...

  • Artists at the beginner level. Participants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in art-making and feel adept at working independently.
  • Artists seeking an art vacation filled with site-seeing and numerous tourist activities. Paint Wisdom is a painting intensive held in an inspiring environment, where all our time and energy is focused on creating a body of work. We’re going to PAINT-EAT-SLEEP-REPEAT!
  • Artists seeking technical or step-by-step instruction or aiming to emulate Connie's artistic style.
  • Artists who solely turn to art as a means of coping with life's challenges or processing emotions. While Paint Wisdom is inherently healing, it is not intended as a therapeutic space for addressing trauma or deep emotional issues.
  • Artists who pursue art primarily as a hobby or leisure activity. Paint Wisdom delves deeply into the context and significance of our art within our creative journey. Those without an established creative practice may find the retreats overwhelming.
  • Artists who shy away from engaging in meaningful discussions on art or participating in guided visualizations.
STUDENTS 2

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

FEBRUARY 23 - March 1, 2025 | OAXACA, MEXICO

PRICE: $4498 USD | $2000 DEPOSIT WILL HOLD YOUR SPACE

YOUR DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.
YOUR FINAL BALANCE OF $2498 IS DUE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 30TH.

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING. 
YOUR DEPOSIT ACTS AS AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS & POLICIES  LISTED BELOW.

WHY I CREATED PAINT WISDOM MEXICO

Oaxaca_Day8-85

From January 2017 to January 2024 I hosted seventeen Paint FEARLESS® Mexico retreats — guiding over 125 women artists to paint more fearlessly and embrace adventure as we tour the beautiful streets, villages, and archaeological sites of Oaxaca, Mexico.  Every retreat I hosted felt like a gift and I would pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

Though, throughout these years, there's something I've mostly kept to myself, sharing only bits and pieces with my husband, bestie, and a few close friends. It's what happens after the last retreat attendee leaves and all the easels are packed away.

That "something" is what happens when I set up my studio in my little Oaxaca apartment and fully immerse myself in the painting process, refusing to come up for air until it's time to fly back home. I affectionately call this period "The Portal."

When I'm in The Portal, my painting takes on a whole new energy and meaning.

Oaxaca_Day8-32

What's amazing to me, and hard to put into words, is that Oaxaca will reveal herself in ways that don't happen when I'm wearing a tourist hat and glasses. She'll do subtle things that will surprise and delight me and shake up my Artist Soul in the wildest of ways.

You see, this is why I love Oaxaca — this is why I can't stay away.

This is also why I decided to strip the sightseeing from my retreats and distill the experience into a Paint Wisdom Intensive.  I want more artists to experience the magic that comes from going deep — and to really go deep Oaxaca will do her own thing, but we need time and space to sink in and let it happen naturally.

0C8C6545-54A3-4DD6-BDC6-49C93C0C9562_1_105_c

Are you a woman artist, committed to your creative practice, but yearning in your bones for a portal to step into? 

Do you desperately need a precious pocket of time where you can leave the responsibilities and day-to-day routines behind and lose yourself in a fresh new body of work? 

Are you wishing you had the support of a caring, experience mentor and the camaraderie of creative community to feed your spirit?

 

Yeah...I feel you sister.

I'll make sure your body is nourished with incredible meals, and I have a private suite ready for you to rest and dream in. I can't wait to support you fully as you paint like your heart is on fire because I get it...it's time.

It's seriously time.

Come join me at Paint Wisdom Mexico this February 23rd - March 1st.