Creative Arts Week: Instruction in Silk Painting with Holly Carr 2014

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Tatamagouche NS


Aug 18 – Aug 22, 2014 Mon 7:00 PM – Fri 1:00 PM $650.00
This retreat is for those who long to spend uninterrupted time deeply immersed in their visual arts practice.

You will receive instruction in silk painting from well know visual artist Holly Carr during the morning sessions, and practice the new techniques (and/or your own creative work) independently in the afternoon. The evenings will be open for free time, or more sharing and discussion.

Both Holly and co-facilitator Rose Adams will draw on their experiences to help you get the most out of your creative time. 

Located on the scenic Northumberland Straight, Tatamagouche Centre is an ideal location for visual artistry. Loved for its mature oak groves, innovative gardens, tidal river and diverse programs which enrich and inspire, the Centre will provide work space, accommodations and meals during your retreat.

Program Cost:$650 ($335 tuition+$315 meals/accommodations)

Local Price:$462 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program


Holly Carr

Holly CarrHolly Carr has gained national acclaim for her unique style of silk painting. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and continues to exhibit nationally. Holly has designed for theatre productions and large scale public instillations. Her most ambitious instillation to date was the “Terrarium” a 60’ x 20’ hand painted structure installed at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Her work has been widely used in advertising and illustration, including her first children’s book “What is Pink”.

In recent years Holly has branched out in to performance art, where she paints large works live on stage. She has worked with numerous musicians and performers, including a cross Canada tour with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Café, as well as performances with world renowned violinist Min Lee in Singapore and the National Art Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Most recently Holly colaborated with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and also with Symphony Nova Scotia where she painted an 8 x 32 foot painting live with the orchestra. She is looking forward to a number of upcoming performances in Toronto. Holly is presently working on an installation entitled “Light in the Forest” for Acadia University Art Gallery opening October 4th 2013. Holly graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BFA and BA.Ed. and her work can be found in numerous private and public collections.

For more information on Holly visit

Rose Adams

Rose AdamsRose Adams, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator. Rose is an artist, educator and facilitator who paints, draws, writes poetry, and inspires and helps others to do the same. She has taught at Mount Saint Vincent University and currently teaches part-time in the Foundation Division of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD).

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