Retreat + Residency Combo Platter

Retreat + Residency Combo Platter

The Inside Scoop on the Artmonk Retreat & Silent Art Residency What’s the difference? What’s the right program for me? Both of these programs are weeklong, silent programs that offer a chance for contemplative practice as well as creative practice. So how do you choose? Let’s talk about it. First, we have scheduled them so […]

Call for Artmonk Chef

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Call for Artmonk Chef

We are looking for a Summer Artmonk Chef. Our vision is to cultivate personal awakening and cultural transformation through creativity, contemplation, and community. Does that light you up? We are looking for a summer chef to support our programs (two silent art-oriented retreats & residencies and a retreat aimed at re-wilding & wellness). During this 7-week summer […]

Friends of Vermont

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Friends of Vermont

Friends of Vermont August 3-5 Cover your own costs Are you interested in communal living? Farm/Art life? Co-ownership models? We are inviting you to join us in helping this home in Vermont become an active year-round community, offering creativity, refuge, and inspiration. This weekend we will discuss what type of community we are building here […]

Hello Summer Potluck

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Hello Summer Potluck

Hello Summer Potluck June 18 6-10pm FREE 2315 Connecticut River Road, Springfield, VT 05156 You are invited for an evening of feasting around the campfire! We invite our neighbors, friends, family, and new faces to come on over, bring a dish, and enjoy good company. If you are curious about what’s happening in the barn […]

Weekend Work Party 

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Art Monastery VT, Blog | No Comments
Weekend Work Party 

Weekend Work Party June 14-18 FREE Join us for a few days of gardening, cleaning, and building as we prepare for our summer season. We’ll provide great food, music, a place to sleep, and good vibes. You provide a helping hand. You are welcome anytime during these 5 days. Celebrate the launch of our summer season with […]

Directions Practice

Directions Practice

Directions Practice is a movement-based contemplative approach that honors each of the cardinal directions, as well as the cyclical nature of the universe and our lives. It has a tendency to balance the energies within someone and can be offered as a blessing to a place. The dance is done at the pace of the […]

Artshare: Mirror

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, Process | No Comments
Artshare: Mirror

 Tuesday, August 15 7:00-9:00 pm Art Monastery Vermont 2315 Connecticut River Road, Springfield, VT If you like, bring a snack or beverage to share. Cinematographer Gerry McCulloch and Social Sculptor Betsy McCall collaborate to create moving image portraits. Come and offer your feedback on these intimate works in progress.      

From the Director’s Chair

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Art Monastery VT, Process | No Comments
From the Director’s Chair

Guest blog by Shawn Shafner The Art Monastery has provided a perfect cloister and cradle to nurture this new work, Bootstraps. Our time is spacious and gentle, while biweekly sharings prod us along. It’s been a most nourishing incubator for this work. For me, as a director, I’ve really enjoyed the support of time, space, […]

The Poopcast: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet

The Poopcast: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet

On July 31, 2017, some of the Artmonks were interviewed on Shhh: The Poopcast (aka Shit and Shame with Shawn) by Shawn Shafner (The Puru). Yes, Shawn is also the director of Bootstraps, the original devised theater piece being incubated by the Summer Lab. Art Monastery Project: Creativity, Community, Contemplation and a Compost Toilet   […]