• Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath/per person – $1,257.61
  • Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath/per person – $1,257.61
  • Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $1,301.08
  • Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $1,605.43
  • Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $1,605.43

Prices include the course fee, room, meals, and grounds fee.

Date & Time Details: Check-in is at 3pm on Sunday and check-out is at noon on Friday.

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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The Painting Experience

With Matthew Belay

May 12 - 17, 2019

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Changing the world, one painting at a time.

 Since 1976, The Painting Experience has touched the lives of thousands of people by supporting their creative expression in an atmosphere that is noncompetitive and nonjudgmental. Our workshops provide the opportunity to discover your creative potential in a respectful, supportive and stimulating environment.

Through practicing process painting, you may develop:

  • Greater awareness of and connection to your own source of inner guidance
  • Increased courage to follow your passion and to take risks
  • Access to intuitive vision and collective wisdom
  • A foundation to more easily handle the challenges and obstacles that life brings

In this nonverbal practice you’re given opportunities to experience creativity directly, beyond the mind. Process Painting is compatible with other practices, such as meditation or therapy, but distinct in its approach.

Process painting is available to all, regardless of talent, technique or training. There is nothing to bring, all the materials are supplied. The experience is often joyful—but it is not always easy. It’s an adventure of many mysteries, each one a potential doorway to further deepening. Sometimes, even a moment of struggle opens the way to a powerful breakthrough.

Join us for the journey!

Register now and receive a discount of $200.  When registering, please type in the code SAVE in the discount code field.

Have you painted with The Painting Experience before?  If so email for an additional $100 discount.  Simply provide your name and the date of your previous painting experience.

26 CE Credits available for MFT/LCSW/LPCC/LEP and RN.

Please register early, group size is limited.

For more information on the retreat and The Painting Experience, please visit

See Video Clips for an inside glimpse into the painting process! 
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Matthew Belay
Raised on a farm in southwestern Virginia, Matt developed many skills and practical understandings at an early age. During and after university at Virgina Tech he traveled extensively throughout the world for both work and personal study, widening his perspective…
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