Kelly Rae Roberts: Spirit Wings at 1440 Multiversity

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Spirit Wings

An Angel Painting Course to Inspire and Manifest Your Dreams

September 8 - 13, 2019

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

Permission to fly? Granted! Join internationally celebrated artist and inspirational teacher Kelly Rae Roberts, MSW, for a soulful painting workshop designed to let art out and let love in.

In Spirit Wings, you will create angel paintings specific to where you are on your life journey at this time. Your paintings will be sacred to your story, they will inspire and help manifest what’s to come, and they will invite what you want more of and declare what you want less of. During our time together, you will learn and practice:

  • Several techniques for working with collage papers and paint to create layered backgrounds
  • Techniques for painting faces using fast-drying oil paints
  • How to bring forth your intuition to allow your paintings to emerge without controlling the outcome
  • How to embrace the beginning, the awkward middle, and the end of painting until you’ve brought it all together in a finished piece
  • Opening your heart to what becomes possible when you nurture your spirit through the creative process.

Kelly Rae’s approach is intentionally untechnical. She will walk you step-by-step through her own process of creating whimsical, even unrealistic faces, without focus on technical facial drawing assignments.

Even if you have no painting experience, through painting winged angels you will grow your own wings and take flight. Together, we will do something magical and the beautiful paintings that result will be your own personal guides as you continue forward in your life.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Kelly Rae Roberts, MSW

    Artist, author, and "possibilitarian"

    Kelly Rae Roberts is an internationally celebrated artist, author, and “possibilitarian.”

    She earned her master’s degree in something practical: social work. Then, her heart started pulling her towards something big, brave, and new, and she decided to pursue a thoroughly “impractical” dream: to become an artist. She put paint to paper, and her heart exploded with renewed passion and joy. Her artwork spread like wildfire, reaching thousands of fans and pulling in millions of dollars in licensed artwork sales.

    She is the best-selling author of Taking Flight: Inspiration & Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings, author of the popular e-book series Flying Lessons: Tips & Tricks to Help Your Creative Business Soar, and creator of two well-loved online painting e-courses.

    Kelly’s work and approach has been featured in countless books and magazines and on uplifting gift products worldwide. She genuinely believes that anything is possible, if you take one baby step of bravery after another.

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  • Why Attend
    • Create your own gorgeous, inspirational paintings—even if you have no prior experience—to help manifest and call in all that is waiting for you.

    • Let your life magically shift as you open up to discovering brighter, more hopeful new ways of being in the world.

    • Explore a new form of self-expression to honor your celebrations, your grief, your courage, and your abundance.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Material List

    Material/Supply List: Most art supplies will be provided, including paints, paper, and canvases. You will receive an email from Kelly Rae regarding any other items to bring once you register for the course.

    Experience level

    No art training or prior experience required


    None required.

    Special Details

    Spirit Wings is about inspired creation; it does not cover the technical aspects of drawing realistic facial features.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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