AM retreat

Art as Necessity:

Self-Care Retreat for Creatives 

Friday, August 23, 2024
from 10am - 1pm PT / 1pm - 4pm ET
with Expressive Arts Therapist and Creativity Expert, Adriana Marchione

Have you lost your creative compass? Does an arts practice help you align with your innermost self?

This self-care retreat will guide you on an immersive arts experience providing a 'time out' to listen to your body, mind, and creative spirit. Life's demands can take us away from the practices that truly need our attention, and distract us from the clarity and dedication we require to show up for our art life.

The Retreat will allow you to:

  • Engage in visual art, poetic writing, and somatic movement work to step out of the daily grind
  • Follow your creative impulses while prioritizing your mental health and peace of mind
  • Affirm the desire to make art as a fundamental need for survival, well-being, and societal growth
  • Meet other creative folks who know know the value of practicing and actualizing art projects

This mini-retreat is geared towards:

  • Creatives who want to deepen their healing practices
  • Arts Therapists, educators and coaches who want to nourish artistic life
  • Professional artists of all types who are craving more time for their own projects

DATE: Friday, August 23, 2024, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time / 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time (on Zoom)


Adriana Marchione MA, REAT, RSMT has been involved in the arts for over thirty years as an award-winning filmmaker, dancer, photographer and is internationally recognized in her work as a movement-based expressive arts therapist and educator. Since 2002, Adriana has mentored thousands of students as faculty member of the renowned Tamalpa Institute, WHEAT Institute in Canada, and through her thriving business ‘Art Cures’ where she coaches clients and teaches courses. She has presented her creative healing approach with a focus on addiction and grief at festivals, conferences, and treatment centers including South by Southwest, National Council on Drug and Alcohol Dependence and the Commonwealth Club. Adriana’s films include When the Fall Comes (2014) and the award-winning documentary The Creative High (2022).

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Making art is one of the most ancient human needs. Courting your freedom to express artfully in whatever form it appears and sharing it in a circle with others on the same path of inquiry—much like our ancestors telling stories around the fire. Adriana Marchione masterfully holds the circle for these needs to be tended to, knowing there is deep medicine there.

Lorena Wolfman, Poet, Dancer, Healer


Adriana has a gentleness about opening us up to ways of self-nurturing through art and movement. She provides us with skills that we may be present with ease, and find aliveness again. Her caring guidance allows for the profound release of whatever needs to be surrendered. 

Risa Tapales, Recovery Coach, Visual Artist


Adriana creates a special safe space that allowed me to drop into my truth and ground as an artist with a unique voice. I felt held and nurtured by the life/art process in the group and individually, and to see, trust, and value my own artistic process.

-Jessica-Sue Burstein, Performance Artist and Writer