paint FEARLESS® Sedona

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2021  | Sedona, Arizona USA | SOLD OUT

Immerse yourself in the magic of the red rocks of sedona

Sedona has a mysterious way of breaking artists open and guiding their creativity to new depths.

Sedona will charm you with her incredible sunsets, majestic red rocks, vibrant art community, and world class restaurants and boutiques. But it’s her magic that will transform your heart and deepen your art.

At Paint FEARLESS Sedona I will meet you exactly where you are in your artist journey and guide you on a creative adventure. Together we will:

  • explore your unique visual language through building a body of work
  • take creative risks that will breathe life into your paintings and expand the way you look at your art
  • identify & excavate the intuitive narrative that is the life force of your art
  • soak in Sedona’s landscape and discover fun ways to document and use it as inspiration
  • learn practical tools, techniques, and approaches to creating art with gusto and confidence
  • embrace a sense of adventure in your painting practice
  • experience a week of living, breathing, and navigating the world as the artist you were called to be

You will leave Paint FEARLESS Sedona feeling renewed, inspired, and ready to embrace the world as the artist you truly are.  

Share a week of creativity and adventure with kindred souls!

Here is some sweetness about Sedona…

— Sedona is located in the high desert of northern Arizona surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. I encourage my painters to arrive early or stay a few days later.  There is so much to explore and inspiration to take in.

— Spring in Sedona means cactus flora and the best temperatures ever!  Expect the days to be sunny with highs in the 80s and the evenings dropping into the 50s.

— Traveling to Sedona from outside of Arizona you will need to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and then it is approximately a two hour beautiful drive north from the airport — many painters car pool together and details can be organized through the private Facebook group.

— Lodging is not included in your registration, but Sedona is a very visitor friendly town.  There is a plethora of hotels and AirBNB’s to choose from only minutes away from the Creative Life Center where our studio is located. A list of recommendations will be emailed to you.

— Meals are also not included in your registration which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the many amazing restaurants Sedona has to offer. You will have the option each day of joining me for lunch at some of my absolute favorite restaurants. It’s going to be so yummy!

— On Wednesday I will guide you on a hike at one of my most favorite Sedona scenic areas to sketch.   The hike is geared to moderate skill level. Slight uphill and downhill slopes and possibly slippery terrain can be expected. Athletic or hiking shoes are suggested. In case of rain please bring an umbrella and/or rain coat. A small backpack or shoulder bag to carry water bottle, sketchbook, and camera is encouraged.

Align your creativity, heart, and mind.

Here Is Our Itinerary…

  • Saturday, September 11: Tapas, welcome, & orientation. (We begin at 4:00 PM.)
  • Sunday, September 12: Morning workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Break. Afternoon workshop & FEARLESS® Painting.
  • Monday, September 13: Morning workshop & FEARLESS@ Painting. Lunch. Break. Pink Jeep Tour.
  • Tuesday, September 14: Morning workshop & FEARLESS® Painting. Lunch. Break. Afternoon workshop & FEARLESS® Painting.
  • Wednesday, September 15: Morning hike & sketching. Lunch. Break. Afternoon workshop & FEARLESS® Painting.
  • Thursday, September 16: Grand Canyon adventure! (Travel & lunch included).
  • Friday, September 17: Breakfast. FEARLESS® Painting. Final shows. Farewells. (We end at 1:00 PM.)
Be inspired by the red rock views and southwest architecture of the Sedona Creative Life Center.

Our FEARLESS® Painting Studio will be at the Sedona Creative Life Center…

This will be my sixth painting retreat that I’m teaching at the Sedona Creative Life Center — needless to say, I love this place!

The Sedona Creative Life Center is tucked near the red rocks and equipped with inspiring views, gorgeous architecture and an environment intentionally designed to support creativity and inner transformation.  What else could a FEARLESS® Painter ask for!?

At the Sedona Creative Life Center we will sit under a great oak for our discussions, burrow into our art cabin for demos, and expand across the grounds creating your own outside studio for the day! You’ll want to be as close to Sedona’s magic as possible and at the Sedona Creative Life Center we will do just that.

Travel, lodging and meals (except for tapas, snacks, and one breakfast) are NOT included. Details on hotels and restaurants nearby will be provided.

We will go on an off road Pink Jeep adventure & spend a day at the Grand Canyon too!

My family and I love the Pink Jeep tours — it’s THE best (and bumpiest) way to see Sedona! At Paint FEARLESS we’re gonna head out on the last Pink Jeep adventure of the day so we can soak in the majestic views right around sunset. This is when the light in Sedona is the most magnificent and I don’t want you to miss it.

Plus, you can’t leave Arizona without a visit to the Grand Canyon, so at Paint FEARLESS we’re taking an inspiring day trip there.  We’ll gaze at her beauty, visit some national historic landmarks, stroll around Grand Canyon Village, and have way too much fun! Travel and lunch are included on this day.

Here is what you will receive…

  • Tapas on Saturday, a boxed lunch on Thursday, breakfast on Friday and light snacks each day
  • Mixed media paper, acrylic & tempera paint, oil pastels, and graphite will be provided for you.
  • A two hour Pink Jeep tour on the Scenic Rim of Sedona.
  • A 90 minute healing sound journey at the Sedona Sound Temple on Tuesday evening.
  • A premier day trip to the Grand Canyon — travel to and from included.
  • A guided hiking and sketching tour with Connie of one of her favorite scenic spots in Sedona.
  • Entrance fee to the red rock park where Connie will take you hiking & sketching.
  • Bottled water while you are on your hike.
  • Advice on inspiring places to visit during your daily breaks to personalize your retreat.
  • Workshop instruction, support, and daily one-on-one guidance from Connie Solera.
  • Special FEARLESS® Painting hand outs to take home with you.
  • Access to Connie Solera’s personal collage stash to use in your own work.
  • An intimate glimpse into Connie Solera’s painting process as she builds a body of work.
  • Pre-trip notes and guidelines.
  • A collectable FEARLESS® Painter apron.
  • A special alumna discount & VIP early registration for all returning students.
  • Advice on travel plans before or after the trip if desired.
  • Friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

Not included in registration…

  • Airfare, lodging, and ground travel are not included.
  • Meals are not included, except tapas on Monday, boxed lunch on Thursday, light breakfast on Friday, and light snacks will be provided daily.
  • Paint brushes and a few art supplies for sketching are not included.  A supply list will be emailed to you after registering.

Praise from Past FEARLESS® Painters!

PJ Lawrence

I recently returned home from my 4th(!) Paint FEARLESS retreat… and I’ve already signed up for a 5th one! Want to know why?

One of Connie’s true gifts that draws me to her retreats time after time is her ability to sense and understand the unique energy of the group and of each individual who makes it up. She works with that energy to provide a new experience each time that fits each member.

In my first retreat, Connie gently guided me to realize that it’s perfectly fine to paint the way I paint, and even more important, to declare out loud to the group and to the universe I AM AN ARTIST! That’s exactly what I needed that week, and I’m not sure how long it would have taken me to realize on my own.

Patricia Mosca
Patricia Mosca

One of the most powerful things about Paint Fearless is allowing yourself to become FEARLESS. So often we second guess ourselves…we take ourselves to places of fear and “not good enough”…at Paint Fearless you explore those sides of yourself that you don’t often expose even to yourself with Connie’s special kind of love and support…At Paint Fearless you are safe to explore who you are as an artist, a person, part of a tribe. At Paint Fearless you discover things about yourself that lie deep within.

Jane Hoerner

It’s hard to explain the Paint FEARLESS experience, because it resides as such a deep and personal level. Connie Solera brings together groups of such beautiful creative souls who bond into a supportive tribe in almost no time at all. She creates such an encouraging and supportive environment that you feel safe enough to let your colorful wings unfurl.

But the true magic of Paint FEARLESS is Connie’s way of tapping into each person’s unique creative potential and lovingly prompting them in just the right ways to bring out their juicy artistic spirit. I’ve had the opportunity to be part of Paint FEARLESS Mexico, Costa Rica, and Sedona so far and can’t wait for the next adventure to begin!

Cena Hoban
Cena Hoban

I’ve experienced two Paint FEARLESS retreats and the most powerful thing of them both is the beautiful sacred space that forms as soon as we gather together. Connie is a master at bringing women together in such a deeply profound ways. Connie’s Paint FEARLESS retreats foster strength, possibility, collaboration I no longer think of these beautiful retreats as a luxury but rather a necessity to deeply nourish and sustain my soul.

Carol Lowell
Carol Lowell

One of the most important things about Paint FEARLESS was saying YES to me! I think we all know the importance of giving time for our creativity, but how often does the endless list of things to do in our everyday life take over that priority? By giving the time, energy, effort and focus to retreat with the sole purpose of honoring our creative nature, one cannot help but feel rejuvenated and deeply satisfied. Sharing the time with like-minded women and, of course, lovely and incredible Connie, makes the experience pure bliss.

Let’s Paint FEARLESS® In Sedona!

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