Painting our Archetypes. August 1st – 8th 2020, Spain.

Painting our Archetypes. August 1st – 8th 2020

This retreat will take place in a beautiful cortijo near Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Granada, Spain.

We will explore Jungian archetypes through paint, story, writing, guided meditations and talking circles. From this exploration we will paint our own form of self portrait through the alchemy that comes through this practice.

The retreat will also include a guided walk in the beautiful Alpujarras mountains from Ferreirola to Atalbeitar, stopping at the many fresh water springs along the way and the spectacular Salto de Paula waterfall. Also a visit to the Centro Budhista O Sel Ling and the prayer wheels and Green Tara statue near Soportujar. This is a short drive up the mountain from Orgiva, which I will arrange. The retreat will cost £1,200 (GBP) per person. This is payable via Paypal or bank transfer. A non-refundable deposit of £200 (GBP) is required to secure your place. The balance is payable eight weeks prior to the workshop.

A class on the Landscape and the Sacred Feminine in Nature will be part of the itinerary as well.

It will include accommodation, vegetarian or vegan meals, painting tuition, where I will teach you some of my techniques, guidance, all art materials and a guided walk. We will visit the Centro Budhista O Sel Ling and visit the prayer wheels and Green Tara Statue high up in the mountains near Soportujar.

We will have daily talking circles where we can share our stories if we wish, journaling, writing, poetry and guided meditations to enable us to bring up ideas from our subconscious that wish to be expressed in our paintings.

It does not include flights, car hire or airport transfers, although I can organise the airport transfers, it will be your responsibility to pay the driver yourself.

The cortijo is within walking distance of Orgiva, a lively and alternative Spanish town with plenty of bars, cafes, shops, banks and life. It also has a weekly colourful open air market with plenty of artisan crafts, herbs and spices, fresh fruit, veg, clothes and jewellery. There is a health food restaurant run by Sufis called Barraka, a medical centre, a health food shop and more.

Your are advised to take out your own travel insurance.

Please contact me, Alice. Email: for more information.

About alicemason1

All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use any works for your own websites, commercial ventures or publicity. If you would like to ask permission to use any works for your own ventures, please email me: or contact via this blog. Again, ALL WORKS ARE MY COPYRIGHT. Ask permission, and I will ask for a donation. Artists need to earn a living. Always credit an artist when you have obtained permission. I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use for your own purposes. If you would like to buy rights to use an image, please contact me on or visit my Etsy shop. My Etsy shop:
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