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New Fun, Fab & Fearless Women’s Art Retreats

My recent women’s art retreat in The Bay of Islands was so much fun that I decided to add another one In June 2023

Retirement is a time for rediscovering the joys that life has to offer. It’s a time for pursuing our passions and exploring new opportunities that we may have put on hold during our working years.

A wonderful way to celebrate retirement is by going on an art retreat. There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a beautiful setting and letting your creativity flow freely.

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, an art retreat can be a transformative experience that opens up new doors of self-expression and self-discovery. It’s a chance to connect with like-minded individuals and learn from experienced teachers who can guide you on your artistic journey.

But more than anything, an art retreat is a chance to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of life. To take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and the creative process.

So if you’re looking for a way to add more joy and fulfillment to your retirement years, I highly recommend going on an art retreat. It may just be the best decision you ever make! 🎨✨



“I went for holiday in my own imagination and played with paint, in a beautiful paradise with a wonderful teacher and fellow students. What’s different from other art classes that I’ve been to is this is me playing with paint and not doing a still life, it’s about movement and feeling and trying.”

Abstract Painting Three Day Art Retreat

What: Abstract Painting Lessons

When: Friday, June 23- Sunday June 25

Where: Art@Rangitane, 12 km from Kerikeri, in The Bay of Islands

Details and to enrol: https://www.thejoyfulartist.co.nz/workshops-around-the-globe/

3 days (10-4pm)  of creating, learning, playing and meeting new friends to add to your vibe-tribe.

You’ll also receive one-on-one time with me, where I’ll provide coaching throughout the process.

Morning tea will be served. Bring your own lunch to enjoy with others after class.

I will be supplying all the paints and brushes for you. No need to pack them! Just bring your canvases and paper.

The What and the Why

– Deepen your learning—returners curriculum for improvers

– Experience new media—learn watercolour, acrylics, oil pastels, mixed media

– Exhibit your artworks (if you’d like)

– Meet like-minded people and make fun and fab new friends

– Create the colourful, joyful abstracts you’ve always dreamed about


Only $1995 for three full days of creative play

Feel free to respond to this email with any questions.

I hope to see you again to deepen your learning and continue the fun and play!




“This was exactly what I needed. Being a very small group was so rewarding. Cassandra has a unique way of explaining plus making you feel you can do this. A very talented Lady. Thank you, Cassandra. I loved, loved, loved the whole day.” 

“It was valuable beyond measure. Thanks so much for a fabulous day! You and your place are stunningly beautiful!  A day to remember and so neat to meet lovely people. I really enjoyed the experimentation and the time to play. Such a different approach and a great reminder of the importance of play.” 

“Cassandra and the workshop was fun.  The workshop was calm and focused, Cassandra gave me the personal time I needed to get to the next step.  It was interesting as everyone’s experience level was different.  We had a good small group of people that all brought something different to the party. At the end it was nice to gather together and talk about the day.”

More details here:

or my fun and fabulous online course Play Dates. 


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New Fun, Fab & Fearless Women’s Art Retreats

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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