• Gig Harbor, WA


Join Katie Kendrick for a soul-deepening experience of painting, sketching, collaging and journaling the different dimensions of yourself through mixed media self-portraiture. 

Using archetypes, fairy tales, memories, and the present day unexpected to inspire us, together we'll sink in deep to create story paintings that invite our questions - an intuitive call and response painting process. 

Katie Kendrick

Katie Kendrick



Day 1, Friday, Sept. 7  We will meet at 1:30 and paint until 4:30-5. We'll break for cocktails and a snack before sitting down together for our first dinner prepared by Kathie. 

Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 8 We will begin at 9:00, work until lunch, then continue working with Katie until 4:30. Cocktail hour then dinner. 

Day 3, Sunday, Sept. 9 We will begin at 9:00, break for lunch around 12:30 and then start cleaning up around 3:00. Then we will share our work before ending the workshop. 

The Gifter by Katie Kendrick

The Gifter by Katie Kendrick

What will your personal portals look like as you travel through the various stages of your life? As a child, a middle ager, an elder? 

We are all beginners here, all seeds waiting to become who we are meant to be. We'll invite our paintings to be a mirror to our past, present, and future selves. 

We'll be mixing up our media as we create our stories with words, drawings, paint, fabric and scraps of paper. 

This Escape includes

  • Two and half days of workshop with Katie Kendrick
  • Two dinners and two lunches prepared by Kathie Vezzani
  • Some art supplies - paint, paper, desktop easels
  • New art tribe

Price for this workshop is $595 and does not include lodging or transportation. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at registration, with the balance due March 7, 2018. The workshop is limited to 10. 

See cancellation policy.

Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor

The picturesque town of Gig Harbor is the location for this workshop. Listed as one of the most desirable cities in the US to visit (or to live), it is located just across the Narrows Bridge from Tacoma, WA on the way up the Olympic Peninsula. 

It is south of Seattle and the SEATAC airport. Transportation to Gig Harbor from the airport - Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter stops at two locations in Gig Harbor, the Inn at Gig Harbor or Purdy Park and Ride. 

Accommodation: There are many Arbnbs and B&Bs in Gig Harbor. Here is a link for more options.

Katie and Sprout

Katie and Sprout

Katie Kendrick finds art making to be one of the most powerful ways to connect with her innermost essence, while at the same time discovering her authentic voice. She has a passion for sharing her love of creating with others and teaches mixed media workshops across the US, Mexico and Europe. Her work has been featured in publications, books and galleries. She wrote Layered Impressions: A Mixed Media Approach to Painting and Poetry and teaches online courses. Katie is one of Bellissima's core teachers and has led seven workshops. 

Kathie Vezzani

Kathie Vezzani, who is hosting the workshop at her home in Gig Harbor, also is an artist who paints, rusts and waxes. She organizes trips for other artists and in a former life was a caterer. She has 22 years experience organizing trips for foodies and artists.