Asheville, NC 2019

  • Asheville, NC 2019

The Refinery Creator Space, Asheville, NC

August 24 - 25, 2019

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Explore the world of spontaneous creation! Join Betsy Vingle and Matt Belay for a weekend dedicated to connecting with your authentic creative self. In a studio environment free of judgement and critique, learn how to paint for process rather than product, follow your energy and relate in a new way to the inner critic.

This August marks Betsy and Matt’s thirteenth year leading this workshop in Asheville. This weekend workshop is usually held at the Asheville Art Museum, which is currently under renovation.The Asheville Area Arts council has generously offered to host this ongoing event in the interim in their new building, The Refinery Creator Space.

Tuition: $430 ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 12 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, and a video presentation about creativity and the practice of art as process.

Local Contact

Betsy Vingle | 828-966-4883 | email

Workshop Schedule

Saturday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Lunch Breaks: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


We recommend the following websites to help you find local accommodations:

Local Lodging: airbnb

Hotels & Motels: trivago

Hotels & Motels:Trip Advisor

Here's a map of hotels in the surrounding area

The Sweet Peas Hostel is centrally located.

Meals: You’ll find numerous restaurants within a short walking distance. You may choose to bring a lunch to enjoy outdoors.

Continuing Education Credits

12 CE Credits are available for MFT, LPCC, LEP, LCSW and RN for a $25 fee. Learn more

Discounts & Scholarships

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant and will receive a $75 discount.

Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here

Work Exchange is available. Apply here

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel two weeks before the workshop start day. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


The Refinery Creator Space

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

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The Refinery Creator Space

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801


A good overview: Maps and transportation options for finding your way to and around Asheville.

Another good overview: Asheville Transportation Guide

By Plane

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) This airport is about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. 

Transportation options from the airport:

Ground Transportation

Transportation Companies (PDF)

By Bus


Local bus: ART(Asheville Redefines Transit): schedules

By Train

Amtrak: The closest train stations to Asheville, NC are Greenville, SC or Spartanburg, SC.

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