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Elizabeth Schowachert Art

"The Alchemy of Ink" - A 5-Day Immersive Zen Artist Retreat

"The Alchemy of Ink" - A 5-Day Immersive Zen Artist Retreat

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 "The Alchemy of Ink" 5-Day Immersive Artist Retreat

Join us for a transformative artistic journey at "The Alchemy of Ink" workshop, where nature, art, and creativity converge in the breathtaking setting of Montana's Flathead Valley. This immersive experience is led by two exceptional artists, Elizabeth Schowachert and Gabriela Sanchez, renowned for their mastery of their craft.

Elizabeth Schowachert and Gabriela Sanchez

Workshop Details:

  • Dates: September 17th - 22nd
  • Location: The Nest, Flathead Valley, Montana
  • Price: $2,800 ($500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot)


  • Explore the versatile world of ink with India ink and various mediums.
  • Craft your own brushes from found materials, establishing a profound connection between nature and your artistic expression.
  • Embrace paper as your canvas, inspired by nature and guided by expert calligrapher Gabriela Sanchez.
  • Engage with large format sumi-e style brushes meticulously crafted by Elizabeth Schowachert.
  • Tap into the meditative aspect of art creation with zen painting techniques.
  • Draw inspiration from the stunning natural beauty of Montana's Flathead Valley during outdoor excursions.
  • Gain insights into Elizabeth's artistic process during a personal studio visit.
  • Connect with fellow participants and form lasting artistic friendships.
  • Explore the encaustic monotype process to enhance your creative palette.

Retreat Includes:

  • Workshop instruction, individual discussions of artwork, process, etc.
  • Workshop supplies (will be specified)
  • 6 nights lodging (double occupancy)
  • A limited amount of single occupancy rooms are available for an additional $500
  • Transportation can be arranged from Glacier International Airport
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (14 meals total)

Not Included:

  • Travel costs / Airfare / Transportation to and from The Nest
  • Additional nights lodging

Daily Schedule:

Tuesday, September 17th:

  • Arrivals throughout the day.
  • Welcome and Artist Studio Visit in the evening, followed by dinner.

Wednesday, September 18th:

  • Breakfast.
  • Welcome, Materials, and Process Instruction in the morning.
  • Northshore Walk and lunch on Northshore in the early afternoon.
  • Brush-making workshop in the afternoon.
  • Dinner in the evening.

Thursday, September 19th:

  • Breakfast.
  • Brush-making in the morning.
  • Zen Painting sessions in the late morning and early afternoon.
  • Encaustic Monotype demonstration using carbon and a wide array of silicone tools.
  • Bag Lunch.
  • Wild Mile Walk in the early afternoon.
  • More Zen Painting in the late afternoon.
  • Dinner in the evening.

Friday, September 20th:

  • Breakfast.
  • Work with a Large Brush in the morning.
  • Lunch.
  • Work Day in the afternoon.
  • HotBox will be available for use.
  • Artist Discussion in the late afternoon.
  • Dinner in the evening.

Saturday, September 21st:

  • Breakfast.
  • Start working on Finished Pieces in the morning.
  • Lunch.
  • HotBox will be available for use.
  • Walk at Waferers in the early afternoon.
  • Continue working on Finished Pieces in the late afternoon.
  • Dinner in the evening.

Sunday, September 22nd:

  • Breakfast.
  • Finish Work in the morning.
  • Lunch.
  • Work Day in the early afternoon.
  • Artist Discussion and Wrap-up in the late afternoon.

Secure Your Spot Today:

  • Reserve your place now with a $500 non-refundable deposit and be part of an unforgettable artistic adventure. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey with 'The Alchemy of Ink' workshop!
  • Final balances are due 90 days before your retreat commences.
  • Take advantage of our early bird pricing of $2,500 (Limited Availability through March 1, 2024) and save $300.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to transform your artistry amidst the wonders of Montana's pristine wilderness.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy:

  • All individual cancellations must be made in writing by email. The $500 deposit is non-refundable. Final balances are due 90 days before your retreat commences.
  • The non-refundable deposits go to our local partners (catering, lodging, transportation) and are assigned upon receipt. These deposits ensure your place at the retreat.

Refund Structure:

  • Cancellation more than 60 days in advance: A refund of half the payment will be issued, minus the deposit.
  • Cancellation between 30 and 60 days in advance: A refund of a quarter of the payment will be issued, minus the deposit.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the retreat: Unfortunately, no refunds will be available.

We highly recommend that each participant obtains comprehensive travel insurance to cover their travel expenses to Montana, as well as insurance to safeguard against the possibility of cancellation due to illness. Please be aware that there are no exceptions to this policy. Your insurance will provide you with added security and peace of mind in unforeseen situations.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Elizabeth or Gabriela if you have any questions or inquiries. They are here to assist you.

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