Unwind. Breathe. Create.
Are you craving a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life?
Imagine five days filled with soothing watercolor strokes, gentle mindfulness, and a newfound creative spark…
A FREE *LIVE* 5-Day Creative Wellness Retreat – Hosted On Zoom
Unlock creative serenity in this 5-Day Virtual Retreat for Creative Calm with Watercolors, designed to cultivate artistic mindfulness and bring tranquility to your everyday life.
This retreat is beginner friendly and I will walk you through every step to encourage you tap into your creative power.
It also comes with a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get support from Volta!
You’ll Get Access To…
🖌️ Live Calls with Volta:
Join us for 45-minute live demonstrations followed by 15-minute Q&A sessions.
Ask questions, share insights, and connect with fellow participants.
🎨 Technique Exploration:
You’ll learn the basic watercolor techniques you need on your creative journey:
- Wet in Wet: Create dreamy, fluid washes.
- Wet on Dry: Craft detailed watercolor paintings.
- Watercolor Glazing: Build depth and luminosity in your artwork.
🧠 Watercolor Meditation:
Immerse yourself in a world of visual mindfulness. Explore three watercolor meditation exercises designed to relax your mind and soothe your soul.
💡 Mindset Magic: Discover how to make time for creative self-care, and embrace a mindset that prioritizes your well-being.
🌟 Habit-Building Tips: Learn how to make creative self-care a part of your daily routine, nurturing your mental well-being.
🎉 PLUS🎉 – there will be several COLORFUL giveaways you don’t want to miss! 🎉
Meet Your Instructor
Volta Voloshin-Smith helps corporate teams and private groups feel calm and connected through creative and meditative workshops. Her signature workshop and online course, Watercolor Meditation, combine breathing techniques with simple brush marks to reduce stress and prevent burnout.
Originally from Moldova, Volta adds vibrancy to food through illustrations and brings brands to life with live painting and memorable animations. Her clients include Home Depot, Meta, Michaels, and others.
Author of Watercolor Snacks (2021) and the host of the Calm and Creative podcast, she frequently makes TV appearances to discuss the benefits of art for mental health.
This FREE virtual retreat is right for you if:
- You’re so focused on everything and everyone else that you neglected your own self care
- You felt that nothing you create is good enough and feel stuck in perfectionism
- You’ve collected tons of sketchbooks but been too afraid to use them
- You felt so stuck and emotionally drained and need a spark of joy in your life
- You love watercolors but aren’t sure how to use your supplies
- Have dabbled in watercolors before and want to learn more about this wonderful medium
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Watercolor paints
- Watercolor paper or that sketchbook you forgot you had
- Watercolor brush (or water brush pen)
- Looking for a list of Volta’s favorite supplies? Grab this helpful PDF!
SAVE THE DATE
Here’s what to expect starting February 19th. We’ll meet live on Zoom at 1pm PST / 3pm CT / 4pm EST.
🎨 Day 1 – February 19th: Orientation + Tips to Find Time for Creative Self Care
- We’ll explore the importance of self-care in a busy life.
- We’ll discuss strategies to prioritize creative self-care.
- Mindset shift: Embrace creative self-care as essential for mental well-being.
- You’ll learn practical tips to integrate creative self-care into daily routines.
🎨 Day 2 – February 20th: Basic Watercolor Technique Dive-in
- Introduction to the wet-in-wet watercolor technique.
- Demonstration of the basics: wetting the paper, adding pigments, blending.
- Step-by-step mini project: Painting a dreamy watercolor wash.
- Tips for controlling and embracing the fluidity of wet-in-wet.
🎨 Day 3: February 21: Basic Watercolor Technique Dive-in
- Introduction to the wet-on-dry watercolor technique.
- Demonstration of the technique: applying paint to dry paper.
- Step-by-step mini project: Creating detailed watercolor illustrations.
- Tips for achieving precision and control with wet-on-dry.
🎨 Day 4: February 22: Basic Watercolor Technique Dive-In
- Explore the concept of glazing in watercolor painting.
- Demonstration of layering translucent washes for depth and richness.
- Step-by-step mini project: Building depth and luminosity with glazing.
- Tips for achieving beautiful color transitions and effects.
🎨 Day 5: February 23: Watercolor Meditation + Habit Building Tips
- Introduction to the concept of watercolor meditation.
- Guided exercises: Using watercolors to foster mindfulness and relaxation.
- Practice three watercolor meditation exercises focused on different themes.
- Discuss the benefits of integrating meditation into the creative process.
- Share habit-building tips to continue the practice beyond the challenge.
Get a glimpse of what’s it like to learn with Volta: