Workshops & Retreats

Fire up your artistic voice!

Unique opportunity to immerse yourself for two days in encaustics and music.

Sing Portland! members have a unique opportunity to attend a two-day workshop with local artist Kelly Williams. Kelly is a well-established Portland artist who shares her unique painting techniques, psychological insights and supportive encouragement generously.

We will share two full days of music and encaustic painting collaboration. Let go of inhibitions and immerse yourself in the creative process. Come enjoy the spontaneity of painting with encaustic, an ancient art form comprised of hot beeswax, resin and pigment (and torches!).

We will integrate song and music into this unique painting experience, expanding on your creative vocabulary and guiding you through exercises to help break new ground in your artistic process and personal exploration.

Ready to fire up your inner voice?

August 27 & 28, 2019 in North Portland (must attend both days 10am-4pm).   Sign up here.   

$375 per person

Includes all materials, light lunch and happy hour drinks.

Limited to eight (8) participants. Sign up now.


Singing Weekend at the Oregon Coast!

Treat yourself to three heart-filled days of song, mindful movement and reflection.

Ocean Inn, Manzanita, OR

October 25-27, 2019


You’ll be spending three days (Friday evening till Sunday noon) mingling with fellow singers, singing sweet songs, eating great food, and nurturing heart and soul in the lovely beach town of Manzanita, OR. This is a perfectly balanced weekend with lots of singing, moving, and conversing in an intimate group (25 max) of fellow singers with plenty of time for relaxation and beach-combing. Great opportunity to get to know your fellow singers better.

Beautiful accommodations right at the beach

You’ll be staying at the beautiful Ocean Inn, which is centrally located in Manzanita (close to all the shops and restaurants) and is right on the beach. The rooms are lovely – all of them have ocean views, and decks, and almost all rooms have a wood stove. All rooms have a separate bedroom, and a very comfortable sofa bed in the living room. All meals but Saturday dinner are provided. You’ll be only 2 blocks from the singing venue – the Pine Grove Community House, a light filled place with hard wood floors, as beautiful as all our regular rehearsal venues.

Three days of pure joy!

You can check into your room as early as 4pm on Friday, and we’ll gather Friday at 7pm for dinner and our first songs. Saturday is a nurturing day spent with singing, mindful movement and conversation. You’ll have a three hour lunch break so you can comb the beach, explore Manzanita or take a nap. And we’ll gather again for three hours in the afternoon for more singing, movement and conversation. Saturday evening is left open so you can spend it any way you’d would like to: on your own, chanting by candle light, campfire on the beach, vocal improv, playing charades…

Sunday morning you’ll spend another three hours singing, moving and exchanging in the group. You’ll have the entire afternoon to find your way back home again.

The songs and activities for the fall focus on abundance and gratitude. A beautiful theme to explore before the holidays.

Manzanita is nestled in the shadow of Neahkahnie Mountain on the Oregon coast, two hours west of Portland on Highway 101, halfway between Seaside and Tillamook, OR. Map to Ocean Inn.

Retreat Highlights

  • 3 days/2-nights at Ocean Inn, Manzanita
  • All meals included (except Sat dinner)
  • 12 hours group singing
  • Plenty of personal time to enjoy the beach and shopping
  • Friday October 25 through Sunday October 27, 20198

Register Now

The Singing Weekend is limited to the first 25 people to register. Last year’s retreat sold out. Book early!

All prices based on double occupancy. Feel free to e-mail me with questions or requests.

I so look forward to singing with you.