Workshops & Retreats

Melissa Harris

Fulbright Scholar, internationally published artist, and author, Melissa offers a combination of technique with an ability to tune into each student to help them find their own individual expressive style. Her book, “99 Keys to a Creative Life” is on the publisher’s best seller list. Melissa takes a special interest in the overlapping of creativity and spirituality. In her first book “Painting Outside the Lines”, Melissa answers questions about style, technique, inspiration and more. Her second book, “99 Keys to a Creative Life” offers solutions to helping everyone access more of their own creative potential in everyday life. Melissa has been teaching art classes since 1991 in spiritual retreat centers as well as more traditional venues. A born traveler, she enjoys integrating the beauty and uniqueness of different locations into the content of any given workshop. Her favorite way to vacation is to document her travels in paint. Oils and watercolors are her primary mediums for series that include land and seascapes, expressive portraits and huge paintings of butterflies. She has exhibited widely through the US and Europe and her paintings live with collectors throughout the US and beyond.

“I just returned from an amazing weekend surrounded by art, nature, love, talent and friendship. The Painting Outside the Lines workshop was everything I wanted and more. Time seemed not to exist while working on the process of getting in touch with ourselves. Melissa guided us gently, and enabled us to push past our own limitations. The experience was enlightening and inspiring. I can’t wait to do it again! ” Alison Greenwood Lake, NY

Melissa Harris

Española Valley Fiber Arts Center
Abiquiu Inn

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