Looking for information on the Creatives Retreat?
Whether you are an experienced artist or an anxious beginner, come safely explore your creativity at Eagle Rock! This brand new activity can be tailored to fit each group’s interests and skill level. The Lord is the ultimate creator, and we are each made in His image; so come experience this unique method of communicating with the Lord and proclaiming His greatness through art.
IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE
HEAVENS AND THE EARTH
Don’t worry. The new Creatives sessions at Eagle Rock are for beginners! No need to have artistic experience – just a willingness to create! Our staff will coordinate your group’s schedule for participants to join in Creatives during an afternoon activity time (typically around 2 hours). We can accommodate between 5 and 20 people at a time, but please note that we like to know at least one week ahead of time how many will be participating in order to purchase supplies.
Though we like to customize each group’s Creatives session based on your retreat’s specific theme, here are some examples of sessions we have created for groups in the past. Contact our Art Director, Amanda Gillooly, at to discuss these ideas or something totally new.
“God the Creator” | Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation through a fun time of step-by-step painting. Acrylic painting on canvas to keep.
“Painting in the Spirit” | Enjoy the freedom that comes from meditative abstract mixed media painting. Paper and canvas pieces to take home.
“Journaling the Voice of the Lord” | Create your own leather- bound journal to keep and discover the benefits of journaling the voice of the Lord. (allow up to 3 hours for this activity)
“Art Sozo Workshop” | Experience an intimate time with the Lord as you discover His love through the use of acrylic paints, canvas board and nontraditional art tools. Come away with four paintings to keep. (allow up to 3 hours for this activity)
"Art Journals/Collage” | Create your own watercolor art journal and fill your first pages with collage. For groups who want to utilize more than one session time, we can create additional collage pages.
“Specialty Topics” | We can use a variety of art mediums and teachings to coincide with your group’s specific retreat theme. Some examples of past themes we have used are: the Father Heart of God, Contentment, Forgiveness, Big God, and King David.
“Peaceful Mountain” | Enjoy a refreshing time with the Lord as you meditate on the beauty of His creation and the beauty within yourself. Discover the joy of drawing with soft pastels and come away with two pieces to keep.