Escape the cold to visit a magical Island in the Caribbean!

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Creative Getaway to Paint & Play in the Caribbean 
Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico 

February 22 - February 27, 2016

Join MeCarmen Lund, MFA, ACC to spend 6 glorious days making art, exploring Vieques Island and enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities. Discover, explore, and develop your creative self while vacationing on the magical island of Vieques. Whether you are a first-time artist, a seasoned artist or someone who wants to add art to your life, your creative self will blossom in this gorgeous tropical environment.
Creative Painting Retreat Island Getaway

Participants will include people with a wide range of creative experience, from very little to professional. All levels are invited and encouraged to explore their creative selves.

While you will be offered a daily schedule of activities, all sessions are optional. Your time is your own!!!

Mornings, after yoga and a delightful breakfast al fresco, Carmen Lund, MFA, ACC has planned activities to inspire you as you gather information for future paintings. Activities include photography, sketching, contour drawing and nature walks followed by ample time to paint! 

Art practice - morning hours are devoted to art related activities and painting. The atmosphere will be encouraging, inspiring and supportive. Choose to paint whatever inspires you, or choose to seek guidance and instruction from Carmen Lund. 

Afternoons are free for you to play and explore. Do whatever you desire  -- swim, lie in the sun on a deserted beach,  snorkel, kayak, horseback ride, take a historic tour of the fort and museums, make art, catch up on your reading or perhaps nap in one of the many hammocks.

Paint & Play Getaway includes:  
  •  5 - night accommodations on Vieques
  •  Pick up and drop off at the Vieques airport (VQS)
  • Daily breakfast and lunch on the patio (all meals are prepared by gourmet island chefs)
  • Cocktails and a welcome dinner to meet and mingle with Carmen Lund and fellow guests
  • Yoga sessions most mornings 
  • Art activities after breakfast 
  • Painting classes with instruction by Carmen Lund , MFA, ACC
  • Art discussions followed by Q & A
  • 45 minute private consultation with Carmen Lund about your painting or creative life  including a plan to take your vision to the next level
  • An evening tour of the Bioluminescent Bay of Vieques  -  This amazing luminescent bay is the brightest in the world. Visitors comment the bioluminescence is so phenomenal and  awe-inspiringly beautiful that the Bio bay in Vieques could easily be called the eighth wonder of the world!                                                                   
Bioluminescent Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Bioluminescent Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Farewell cocktails and dinner to say good-bye to new friends   
Don't wait . . .Enroll now!!! Cost and enrollment details:
(Space is limited, first-come first-served)
  • $2200.00 (single occupancy)
  • $1825.00 (double occupancy - bring a friend)
  • Gift certificates are available
  • October 10: If your deposit of $800 is mailed by October 10, take a discount of $150 off your remaining balance due.)
  • November 10:  The $800 non-refundable deposit is required by November 10 for anyone wanting to enroll
  • December 10: The balance of payment on all enrollments is due December 10, 2015
  • Click to see our refund policy. You are advised to purchase travel insurance.
Painting by Carmen inspired by the flora of Vieques 

The trip does not include: flights, travel insurance, medical insurance and optional excursions. No passport is required for travel to Puerto Rico.
Enroll  now Send in your deposit to hold your space!

A few more things about the trip . . .

Vieques is truly reminiscent of the Caribbean of the past â€“ quiet, lush, undeveloped, and with unparalleled natural beauty. The countryside boasts tropical vegetation and some of the 40+ pristine beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean.  There are more than 100 species of birds and beautiful aquatic life to be observed while snorkeling. The two towns, Isabel Segunda on the north, and the smaller Esperanza on the south side of the island, offer a variety of bars, restaurants and quaint little shops. There is something in Vieques for everyone including the world's brightest bioluminescent bay.

Old San JuanBefore or after our retreat, consider taking some extra time to explore what Puerto Rico has to offer -- from thermal waters, to a tropical rain forest, wonderful restaurants, and the historic town of Old San Juan with its old world cobblestone streets and magnificent fortresses.
Our island home will be La Finca. This charming guest house is located high in the hills off the beaten path. The views from LaFinca of the wooded terrain and the ocean beyond are breathtaking.  The 3-acre property is very private and has an abundance of colorful tropical vegetation, a salt water pool, outdoor showers, hammocks, hummingbirds and other visual delights. The rooms are simple but spotless with comfy beds. Staying at the La Finca is an experience guaranteed to inspire and ignite your creative self!Don't wait til it's too late. . .Enroll now!!! 

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