Creative Renewal Retreat

Expressive Experiences in Self-Care

Join us in Utah June 27th–30th at the Nymphas Murdock Springs Ranch for four days of creative regeneration. Revive, reinvigorate, and reenergize your creative practice as you immerse yourself in a professional development experience like no other. Focus on yourself and your artistic practice during daily yoga, artmaking workshops, and open studio experiences. While you focus on caring for your own creative needs you will make natural, relevant connections to apply in the classroom.

  • $1,500.00* Early Bird Registration - Ends April 30th
  • $1,700.00* Standard Registration
  • Certificate of completion for up to 50 hours of professional development

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* Includes breakfast, lunch, and supplies. Registration fee fully refunded if attendance minimum not reached.

About the Retreat

Nymphas Murdock Springs Ranch in Midway, Utah

Picturesque Location

Nymphas Murdock Springs Ranch

The Nymphas Murdock Springs Ranch is a privately owned property conveniently located in Midway, Utah. Just a short drive from the airports in either Salt Lake or Provo, the ranch is nestled in a region that offers a variety of activities and a rich arts community.

Jane Dalton and James Rees

Skilled Facilitators

Jane Dalton & James Rees

Sessions will be delivered by skilled art educators with a strong artistic creative practice and years of meaningful experience in the classroom and art world.

  • Jane E. Dalton is an Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She earned her Ph.D. in Expressive Arts in Education, and an MFA in Textile Design and Weaving. Jane is also a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE). Her teaching includes professional development workshops for K–12 teachers, preparing pre-service K–12 Art Education teachers, as well as expressive arts workshops. Learn more about Jane on her website.
  • James Rees advocates for the arts nationally and locally to empower students and their teachers in and through the arts. He currently serves as the Commissioner At Large for the NAEA National Research Commission and has previously served on the board as the Secondary Division Director and VP. He is an Art 21 Educator and has worked as a mentor teacher for School of the Arts Institute of Chicago’s Teacher’s Institute for Contemporary art (TICA). Learn more about James on his website.

Kwani Povi Winder, Elizabeth Sanchez, and Emily Fox King

Guest Artists

Kwani Povi Winder, Elizabeth Sanchez, Emily Fox King, and Katrina Berg

Visiting artists will speak during each lunch to share their experience, insight into their creative practice, and inspire you. Use the links below to learn more about each artist.

Workshops, Open Studio, Yoga

Workshops, Open Studio, Yoga

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By focusing on healing, energizing, and taking care of your whole, creative self through artmaking, we will help you revive and be ready with the best version of yourselves for students. Multi-day sessions of daily yoga, studio sessions, meals, and open studio experiences are designed to address self-care while igniting the creative spirit.

Questions? Contact our Professional Development Manager Kristi Oliver.

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