Workshop begins January 24th, 2015 and runs through January 31st, 2015!

Located on one of the most pristine, least developed islands in the Hawaiian achipelago, the Hui Ho’olana retreat has been dedicated to the growth of the artistic spirit since 1994.


Now Nicholas Wilton invites you to this paradise for a 7 day workshop and retreat. This workshop is a playful exploration of the creative image-making process. We will be utilizing imagery inspired from our own personal stories, life experiences and the tropical surroundings of Moloka’i. There will be hands-on exploration of fundamental painting principles as well as gaining an understanding of how to sustain our own creative momentum. Throughout the week, we will work on a series of small paintings on wood panels, often working on several pieces simultaneously, leaving little time to worry about success or failure.


We will also explore how themes of change and spontaneity enable us to create our own unique artwork, and illuminate life lessons inherent in the creative process. We seek to engage both sides of the brain, inviting mistakes, intuition, and spontaneity, along with our knowledge of the six ArtLife Creativity Principles: value, design, color, texture, risk, and soul. Generous time will be given for experimentation with new tools, mediums, and techniques. Join us as we celebrate a process of inspiration, reclamation, and the journey of self-discovery through painting. This workshop is designed for people from a wide variety of disciplines. All skill levels are welcome. No artistic experience is necessary, only a willingness to play.

hui ho'olana at dusk

Course fee: $2,345, plus a $75 materials fee. This fee covers all room accommodations and food costs. A $1,172 deposit is required to reserve your place. To submit payment by mail please make out a check to Nicholas Wilton, delivered to the following address: 480 Gate 5 Road, Suite 300W, Sausalito, CA 94965. To make a payment by phone please contact Ferris at with your name, phone number to reach you on, and the best time to call.

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