Modern work and family commitments are often very demanding these days, and opportunities to recharge our curiosity and imagination often fall low on priority lists. We think of creative play as 'kids time', but the truth is, (besides being fun), it actually improves brain function while reducing stress. Besides stimulating the mind, goofing off has been shown to noticeably boost creativity and productivity, all of which contribute to a deeper sense of well-being, connection, and satisfaction in life.
Enjoy 24/7 access to two dedicated creative workspaces - the Atelier Studio situated in the main residence and the Chapel Studio, located in an adjacent building on the property. These thoughtfully designed environments exist to inspire writers, visual artists, and creatives from all walks of life, and guests will find supplies, tools, and books across a variety of artistic domains here. Guests are welcome to explore on their own, take a painting class from Yvette, or to bring personal projects and materials to work on at leisure during their stay.
French doors close out the Atelier studio from the Main residence, and the space is outfitted with an excellent overhead lighting system, wall mounted art easels, and a column of work tables and chairs, to support creative activities. An extensive reference library of books on art, art making, crafts and hobbies is also available for guest use, and the space is open 24/7 to support the nature of creativity, which often works to a very different clock.
Yvette conducts art lessons and scheduled workshops in the Atelier and chapel studio, located outdoors. As a convenience to our visitors, we also stock an inventory of reasonably priced art supplies, tools, and arts and craft making materials for purchase onsite and online.
Guests can relax in the Library/Music room, stocked with interesting books and musical instruments to enjoy. Explore one of our classical guitars, strum some keys on the digital piano, or chanel Yo Yo Ma on the Cello. Plenty of percussion and wind instruments to experiment with - a great place to relax and unwind. This private space has been known to quickly transform into the most jubilant room in the house, with it's encouragement of impromptu concerts and jam sessions.