2018 Workshops & Events

Michele Cassou Workshop


“Creativity and the Magic of Intuition: The Point Zero Painting Process” Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. Esalen Seminar & Scholarship Info | visit the Esalen website July 8-13, 2018
A wonderful painting retreat on the spectacular coast of Big Sur. For beginners and continuing students. 5 days Residential. Taught by Michele Cassou With Cherie Ray, Anna Billings and other teachers “The creative painting work offers practical ways to dissolve creative blocks and find inspiration so that, in a state of infinite possibility, art becomes not a means to an end but a place we inhabit, a place to explore our true selves and the mystery of our lives.” Fee for the workshop including lodging, gourmet food(mostly organic), natural hot baths and pool, and spectacular setting right on the coast: $965 for bunk-bed, $1215 for standard, $650 for sleeping bag accommodation, and other choices of premium rooms-plus $50 painting materials fee. Prices may change-please check with Esalen. Call (888)837-2536 for registration and information. Additional number:(831)667-3005 for registration and information. Or, register on-line with Esalen


Michele Cassou Workshop “Creativity Rediscovered”

creativity rediscovered
Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Taos, New Mexico.
Sept 14 – Sept 22, 2018.
One of the longest workshops of the year. Very popular.

Class starts Friday Sept 14 after dinner, ends Sept 22, after lunch.
Taught by Michele Cassou via Zoom Teleconferencing
With Cherie Ray, Anna Billings, and other teachers.

It is rare for most people to use painting for its qualities of inner adventure and self-discovery, to paint purely for the process of exploration, not for the result. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a setting to explore the self through painting, to discover in form and color a powerful tool for uncovering and dissolving blocks to emotional and spiritual expression.

Participants will be given the support and stimulation to develop a natural way of painting based directly upon feeling. The work takes place in an authentic studio setting with large white surfaces to confront the creative void, along with a rich spectrum of colors and brushes.

No prior experience is necessary.
Paints, paper, and brushes supplied.
Please bring a smock.

Price: $2095 – includes all materials, lodging in semi-private room, and gourmet food.
$500.00 deposit to register ($250.00 non-refundable)

Call 1-800-846-2235 to register
or e-mail: mabel@mabeldodgeluhan.com

2019 Workshops & Events


Taos, New Mexico
Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat Center
May 10-18, 2019
Register at: www.mabeldodgeluhan.com

Big Sur, CA
Esalen Institute 
June 9-14, 2019
Register at:  www.esalen.org

Taos, New Mexico
Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat Center
September 13-21, 2019
Register at:  www.mabeldodgeluhan.com