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Creative & Spiritual Forest Retreat

May 24, 6:00 pmMay 26, 2:00 pm

“Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” – Annie Dillard

Woods and water have always been a place of special inspiration. Discover stories beneath the pine boughs through gentle exploration and guided visualizations. You’ll interpret the natural world in a spiritual context and process your response through various creative projects like printmaking, storytelling, stenciling, collaging, and whatever else may call to you. Time is set aside for both instructed activities and personal reflection.

The program takes place at Forest Lodge, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres of majestic forest in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and situated along the pristine shores of Lake Namekagon. The old growth forest and serene water is sure to awaken your senses and rejuvenate you.

Meet Your Instructor
Jan Wise has spent a lifetime in the arts. She began her formal art studies at the University of Kansas where she graduated with a BA and MA in art and education. After teaching in public schools for ten years, she began an art business where she collaborated with architects and designers to create art for public spaces through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Since 1980 she has been studio painting from her home in Washburn, Wisconsin, and has exhibited in major galleries in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her work focuses on environmental and spiritual themes.

  • Dates: May 24-26, 2019
  • Duration: 6 p.m. Friday – 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 night
  • Location: Forest Lodge, Cable, WI
  • Program: Art, guided instruction, meditation, spirituality
  • Meals: 2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner, snacks; Please specify dietary needs at registration.
  • Price: $185 residential // $165 commuter

Forest Lodge Guide
Forest Lodge Map

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Registration closes May 10 or when the session fills.

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  • Cancellations made prior to fourteen (14) days before the event will result in a full refund.

    Cancellations after fourteen (14) days receive no refund. However, at the discretion of the program coordinator, a refund may be offered in the following circumstance:

    • Short term illness or injury: If a short term illness or injury prevents the participant from attending the scheduled session, the participant may reschedule to another session of equal or lesser value, during the same year only, provided space is available. If the new session has a higher value than the original session, the participant must pay the difference in tuition. Refunds will not be provided for transferring into a session of lesser value.

    Cancellation by Northland College: Summer program sessions cancelled by Northland College will receive a full refund.

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May 24, 6:00 pm
May 26, 2:00 pm