Creative Expression

Awaken your creative side—or hone existing skills—with an array of expert-led classes and workshops that take a fun, innovative approach to art and photography.

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Activities

An Unforgettable Canvas

Tap into your creative spirit by using the side of a horse (that’s right, a horse!) as your canvas. We use a living canvas to remind us to stay present and grounded in our storytelling. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. 2 Hrs | $75

Art Walk

Enjoy the unique and beautiful works of art around the Miraval property on a guided tour with one of our staff.

The Making of Malas

While you string together wooden beads and gemstones to create your unique mala, you will learn how to incorporate your new work of art into a meditative and grounding ritual at home. 2 Hrs | $95

Mandalas for Meditation

Mandalas have been called “sacred circles” and are believed to represent balance and unity. Making mandalas is a way of speaking with parts of ourselves that are not usually accessible through the conscious mind. In this workshop, art therapist Rebecca Wilkinson will walk you through how to use mandalas to focus, clear the mind, and get into a pleasing state of flow. Come discover the meditative world of mandalas! Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary.

ART MEDITATIONS

A guided meditation and short discussion relax your mind and place an intention on this exercise. Technique and metaphor will be at the center of the art piece you create with your choice of painting or drawing media. 90 Min | $45

Complimentary

PHOTOGRAPHY WALK

Learn basic digital camera operations so you can use your DSLR camera as a creative tool to capture the desert environment in the late-afternoon light.

Dusk Photography at the Purple Sage Ranch

Elevate your awareness as you learn to capture beautiful images of our unique Sonoran Desert environment at the Purple Sage Ranch. Join Nancy Schroeder and our Equine staff as they guide you through the thoughtful art of photography and encourage you to truly observe and appreciate your surroundings. Engage with Miraval horses and the desert for an evening full of creativity, gratitude, and beauty. 2 Hrs | $75

Complimentary

Artful Photography With Your Camera Phone

Learn your camera phone functions and hidden tricks for better light, focus, filters, and making panoramics.

Artistic Expression Under Glass

Utilizing the technique of reverse-painting under glass, unleash your inner artist and create original artwork. 2 Hrs | $85

Catch Your Dreams

Create your own dream catcher, and learn the meaning of color and symbolism as you weave the web of your life. 2 Hrs | $75

Complimentary

Creative Photography Stroll

Join Nancy Schroeder for a stroll around the resort walkways to create images vs. snapshots with any type of camera.

Complimentary

Creating Clarity: Using Art to Access the Mysteries of the Mind

Art therapist Rebecca Wilkinson guides you through simple art techniques that tap into different parts of the mind and allow you to see yourself in new and empowering ways. Learn to access your creativity and utilize more of the right side of the brain.