Artista Creative Safaris for Women
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Artista guests are inspiring, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to treat their minds and souls to a unique, shared experience. Ages range from 24 to 70, with most guests between 40 and 65. Doctors, writers, scientists, moms, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs and retirees attend Artista.

They have one thing in common - a desire to discover or rediscover their own creativity. Other common interests are a love of color, fabrics, gardening, decorating, crafting and outdoor activities. Many women have dabbled in different types of art over the years and many had lifelong dreams of painting.In the end, most women sacrificed their own artistic ambitions for other priorities like family and career. By the time they find us, women are ready to let their creativity run free, and more importantly, do something nice for themselves.

For additional testimonials click on the links below or visit our Guest Reviews page.
• Artista Alumnae Spotlight - Joy Rome
• Artista Alumnae Spotlight - Lisa Sheehan
• Artista Alumnae Spotlight - Erika Serek


Patricia, 50, Michigan, VP of Optical Retail Co.
"I never thought I could do it."

Erin 40 something, News Anchor
"I was relieved to find that most students had no experience. I have have to admit, all of the paintings looked pretty good. We may not be ready for the Getty, but it's a start. The folks at Artista promised a unique experience and they delivered."

Jane, 53, Real Estate Agent, Benicia, California
"Painting has really helped me to take life slower and to make sure I start enjoying the things that we hold in our hearts."

Debi, Newport Beach, CA, 43
"An ad for Artista called to my heart and soul. The staff at Artista are all gems and made me feel very special with attention to every detail, sometimes going far beyond my expectations in attentiveness. Attending the Artista Creative safari was a turning point in my life. I am no longer suppressing my passion, and I have found the light at the end of the tunnel."

Heidi, 25, California Central Coast, Massage Therapist
"What a gift!"

Breeze, Salon Owner
"I work a lot and was reluctant to take the time to do this. I had no formal painting background. The learning experience was enjoyable, and the company of the other women was wonderful. A great experience!"

Jean, 65, New England, Retail Sales, Mother of 5, Grandmother of 9
"I'm sending my daughter to the August session."

Jenny, 36 New York, NY Theatre Owner, Mom to Leo
"The Artista experience was the greatest gift I could have given myself. I felt so in touch with a part of myself I hadn't tapped into since I was a child. In a real way, my experience with 45 minutes of painting was as profound for me as the week of surfing had been. (Jenny is a Las Olas alumnae)
For me, there was no real ego involved in the experience because I had no expectations about my abilities. The most painting I've done in the last 30 years is finger-painting with Leo, so I had no idea what to expect and felt completely open to taking the "ride," whatever that was. I was thrilled with the experience."

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