Come nurture your creative self!
The New Coastal Retreats and Workshops is a creative experience that is inspired by our love of all that is coastal, taught by a hand-picked group of professionals and talented instructors. Our diverse line up of workshops are unique hands-on classes taught seaside at in Wrightsville Beach in her gently and lovingly preserved glory.
All of our workshops are meant to inspire you whether you choose the total immersion package where you spend the night or of you choose the ala carte option of a class or two.
It's more than a learning process - it's about hands-on activities and inspirational experiences in beautiful seaside surroundings where you'll do more than learn, you'll make lasting friendships and create memories with your newfound artistic tribe all while enjoying loads of great food and drinks.
We look forward to seeing you at The New Coastal Retreats and Workshops where art is created while friendships are made by the sea.
Kim Fisher, founder and president of The New Coastal Retreats and Workshops
Born and raised in Washington D.C. Kim worked in the floral design industry as a buyer as well designer - she includes in her portfolio both the Clinton and Bush White House, Vice President's residence as well as celebrity residences of Barbara Streisand along with Katherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas's wedding. Kim owns an event company, Kim Fisher Designs and has recently added a sister company called coastal terra, carrying coastal inspired home wares, fashion accessories and plantings where their motto is:"coastal terra, living simply and well, seaside style."
Anne Kirchner, Graphics & Design
Born in the heartland of the Virginia mountains, Anne was raised by an artist and an architect, so her world was full of creativity from the get go. She went on to study Industrial Design at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. After graduating, she moved to San Francisco, to explore the west coast and work in the event industry.
She designed the graphics for each event and added to her work talents floral design, while working alongside many freelance designers.
After a couple years, she decided to move back to the east coast with her husband, Chadwick. Anne now works as an assistant creative director at N2 Publishing.
In her free time, she enjoys photography, wheel thrown pottery, pen and ink drawing and exploring with her dog, Chef. She is also a big time beachcomber and enjoys finding beauty in nature.
Our Passion, Our Promise
Here at the New Coastal Retreats and Workshops we're also a bunch of animal lovers who are passionate about helping the plight of the abused and neglected in our community . Portions of the retreat's proceeds will be donated to Adopt an Angel - a local foster network that specializes in rescuing animals in kill shelters that have run out of time .
Photo credits: Harry Taylor Photography, Theo Milo Photography, Anne Liles Photography
Unfortunately, due to involved logistics & up front costs, we have a strict no refund and no cancellation policy regardless of circumstance. If you need to cancel we will happily roll your workshop/retreat fee over to another workshop/retreat at another time. Make sure your calendar is cleared!