Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Creative Immersion Retreat
This 6th annual Creative Immersion Retreat is en plein air and is structured with morning demonstrations, followed by group work time. Afternoons vary, with some additional demonstrations or one-on-one assistance. Then a break and dinner. Two evenings include salon presentations and discussions. While Ms. Fogg demonstrates with tools of drawing and watercolor, topics and discussions will be relevant to creative souls of all disciplines.
We truly think of this as a retreat. Island atmosphere, easy camaraderie and tropical breezes are calming. The daily immersion into creative practice is both relaxing and stimulating. We hope that it will be the impetus for development that continues long after the
Creative Immersion Retreat is over.
This workshop is an exploration of both craft and personal expression, something that caters to my varied level of art experience. I continue to attend this Retreat for the mental challenges, the techniques shared and the visual awakenings Monica provokes. The people this type of immersion attracts and island life in Isla Mujeres, have made it an annual holiday for me.
~ S. A. Krafnick
January 14-21, 2023
“The Island of Women”, narrow and a little over 4 miles long, is off the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, a short distance from Cancun. It includes low forest, areas of savannah, coastal lagoons, cenotes, mangroves, village areas and beaches. It is a safe environment, with warm climate and many who speak English. Isla Mujeres’ southern tip is the easternmost point of Mexico, the first place the morning sun hits.
While there is evidence of human settlers from 300 to 50 BC, more recent history (post 1451) identifies the area as Mayan, with Spanish conquests beginning in 1527. Pirates attacked the area as well. It is rumored that Fermin Mundaca and the Lafitte Brothers sought refuge on the island.
Saturday evening: welcome celebration.
Days: Class sessions include demonstration followed by group work time.
Afternoons: Optional topical demos and one-on-one assistance. Otherwise, free for exploration, rest, pool, beach, snorkeling, fishing, massage, yoga, photography, further creativity.
Evenings: Salon sessions after dinner (four evenings).
Free Day: Wednesday is a free day and evening. Explore on or off the island, rest, or work on your own. Optional private one-on-one sessions by appointment 9-noon.
Friday evening: Farewell celebration.
MUST be able to travel independently or bring a travel assistant.
All Inclusive $2990