Catherine Ventura, MSAT, M. Ed. is an artist, art therapist and art educator, with 20 years experience as an overseas art educator and 12 years as a professional costume designer/builder. Drawing upon the creative arts, Catherine works with clients to develop skills for addressing the psychological, developmental, emotional and social stressors that affect health and well-being. By engaging in a process of creation followed by reflection, participants in art making and art therapy can experience the revelatory power of art in a safe and gentle environment. She has lived in and taught in Taiwan, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Myanmar and Japan and now has a private art therapy practice in Kailua, Hawaii. 

Elizabeth Lewis is an artist and writer and has been presenting healing art and writing workshops and talks in the United States since 2002, and Italy since 2009. Awakening the Heart is the fourth workshop in a seven-part series she developed on Chakra Healing Art. Elizabeth is a certified stress management teacher and life coach, and forgiveness coach with additional training in global, body, mind, spirit practices and trauma healing. Additionally, she trains individual and groups in HeartMath heart intelligence and resilience-building tools and techniques. Elizabeth has a private personal development coahcing and spiritual directorship practice in Mequon, Wisconsin.

The Loon’s Call Art Retreat Center is located in the Wisconsin North Woods, 10 miles North of Antigo, 3 hours North and West of Madison on Lower Clear Lake. Our art retreats are relaxing and fun as well as therapeutic and designed to engage your emotional and creative energies. Art making mixed with contemplative thought and action in a meditative setting can nourish and renew. Along with creating art, you can enjoy a collaborative dining experience with nourishing and delicious home cooked meals and are invited to stay in our cabins in a private room, shared or dorm space.

Retreats are all inclusive. There is no need to go out and purchase expensive art supplies that you may not need or use again. You are welcome to use what we have and then make decisions about what you might like to purchase at a later date. With this full package, there is no need to arrange your own meals or accommodations. We invite you to come and relax and enjoy the art-making experience.

the Loon's Call Art Retreat Center is a fantastic place to have your first art experience, if you enjoy art occasionally or to help yo u revitalize and renew your current practice. If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist you will enjoy and grow from this experience.

Retreat Meals & Lodging

 There are several cost options for retreats at The Loon's Call:

Individual Retreat only - $387

Included in the cost of a retreat: two lunches two dinners, four art sessions, all art supplies, along with an evening activity and unlimited studio access.

Retreat with rustic accommodations in site:

Private room with shared bath, breakfast and retreat - $584

Shared room with shared bath and breakfast and retreat: $554

If you sign up and pay full price for one retreat, we offer a $50 discount for a second workshop and $75 off on the third workshop. A 10% discount is offered for referring a friend. (Have a friend tell us you referred them at the time of enrollment.)


or 608-770-9000.