creative retreats that invite your spirit to roam

Wherever you are on your creative journey, you are welcome here

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Run away to a place where Art, Spirit, Nature and Rest are found. Get lost in the wonder and joy of a self-nurturing, creative escape. Connect with like-minded souls in a group retreat or go solo with a personalized experience. Make time away from it all to let your creative spirit linger longer, your whims wander wildly across the page and your head take a back seat to your heart – all in a welcoming, affirming, safe and supportive space.


Art Wanders offers a variety of workshops and retreats: Labyrinths • Mandalas • Vision Boards • Peace Poles • Lanterns • Barn Squares • Mobiles • Prayer Flags • Art Journals • Poetry & Creative Writing • Earth Art • Forest Bathing (mindful walks in nature) • Process Oriented • Self-Care/Rest

Art Wanders uses a mixture of methods: Art • Writing • Mixed Media • Craft • Assemblage • Painting • Collage • Crayons • Markers • Found Objects • Natural Objects • Paper • Pen • Pencil • Fabric • Beads & Baubles • Silence • Laughter

“What a deeply restorative and creatively energizing weekend! It was a gift to spend this time with Claudia and the other women.”

~ retreat participant


Hi! I’m Claudia.
My favorite quote this month is:

“There’s more than one answer to these questions pointing me in a crooked line.”

~ Indigo Girls

Claudia Fulshaw leads hands-on, exploratory, retreats for artists and non-artists alike at The Stable – an amazingly cool, barn-like structure tucked away between Durham and Hillsborough, North Carolina as well as at other locations, personal residences, art councils and schools, churches and retreat centers. Offering fun, unique and inspiring art and writing projects, Claudia lets loose her joyful and infectious “art spirit” while sharing a warm, natural and personal connection with each participant. She will safely lead you on an adventure of surprise and discovery into the realms of Art, Spirit, Nature and Rest.


“I was moved by Claudia’s careful crafting to create a full retreat experience that I had not realized was in store. It felt spa-like to be considered and cared about in such logistic, aesthetic and emotional detail.”
~ 2019 Wintry Mix participant

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