Jane Grant-AbbanArt and Creativity for Healing & Wellness

August 11-14, 2024 Go back
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Jane Grant-Abban is a British artist and therapeutic wellness instructor living in Minnesota with her family since 2006. With over 40 years of teaching experience, she is skilled in creating a safe and transformational retreat experience. Certified in both Art & Creativity for Healing and Nature Therapy, Jane will guide you in both these therapeutic experiences during the course of the retreat. All materials will be provided, so you can arrive stress-free, ready to be gently and thoughtfully guided through a wonderful retreat experience!

Check In: August 11, 2024

Check Out: August 14, 2024

Tuition + Meals: $1,025
With TreeHaus Twin Lodging Package: $1,502
With TreeHaus Queen Lodging Package: $1,562
With RicePod Twin Lodging Package: $1,712
With RicePod Queen Lodging Package: $1,802
With Nest Lodging Package: $1,982


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Class description

Absolutely no art experience is needed.

On this retreat, you will:

  • Re-awaken or expand your creative self.
  • Experience deeper rest in your body, mind, and soul.
  • Learn by experience just how easy and accessible it is to live a more inspired, creative, and emotionally healthy life.
  • Re-connect with your inner life, and learn how to unconditionally accept every part of yourself.
  • Learn how to identify and explore your emotions in a non-threatening way.
  • Experience a supportive, safe community.
  • Create several colorful abstract paintings that reflect the journey you’ve been on (no prior art experience needed).
  • Leave feeling rested, restored, and ready to return home with simple tools you can apply to your everyday life.

What people have said: 

“Over the course of the classes, we witnessed participants form a bond and leave the studio with such joy and what seemed like a weight lifted off their shoulders! Gratitude to Jane for providing this opportunity to our community members.” - Libby Herrmann, Program Manager, White Bear Center for the Arts

“I felt like I had accomplished something that would have taken a dozen talk therapy sessions to get to...if I were even able to find that part of me at all. So thank you so much for finding this wonderful gifted woman who is gentle and strong and who helped me find the language of my soul.” -  Participant, Invisible Wounds project


I moved from Wales to Minnesota with my husband and two boys in 2006. In the U.K. I was an elementary teacher and then special needs teacher, but when I came to Minnesota, I began painting, and started a new career as an artist. Our youngest son has Autism, so alongside painting I was always trying to learn more about the brain and achieving emotional health, which led me to training in therapeutic art. Through both my paintings and therapeutic art workshops and retreats, my goal is to help others experience the joy and wonder of creating with child-like freedom.

I’m inspired by everyday moments, stories and memories that make life extraordinary. My paintings are a way of expressing the joy, sadness and complexity of life. I look to capture the beauty of the nuances of life and to create art that evokes emotion and captures the imagination. Through my artwork, I hope to create an emotional connection between the viewer and the painting, and for it to serve as a reminder to cherish each moment of life, no matter how small or fleeting. For many adults their inner child may have gone unnoticed and unexpressed for many years. I want to re-awaken the child within because it is an essential part of experiencing healing, freedom and self-expression. I’m passionate about helping people experience inner healing and transformation through art and creative expression.

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Supply List

All materials provided by Jane