Summer 2017 Retreat:
Creative Self-expression


      For writers & artists ages 8 - 16

      July 7, 2017 9 am - 2 pm

     Discovery Green Park, Houston, TX 77010


what is the Fuenteco youth studio summer 2017 retreat?

This nature-inspired retreat is designed to encourage mindfulness in creative self-expression. Participants will reach deep inside, exploring thoughts, memories, and experiences to spur their creativity and add depth and dynamic dimensions to their writing and art.

Often young creators are held back by structure and rules. This retreat will give them a chance to stretch and loosen their creative muscles, trusting their instincts to create freely.

Participants will engage in a variety of multisensory exercises to encourage divergent thinking, develop techniques to break out of creative ruts in the future, and emerge with many starting points for launching bigger projects.


dear young creators:


Would you like to be able to come up with new stories, characters and inspirational ideas whenever you want to? Come explore with us!

We’ll go beyond rules and into wild, creative territory. You might think like a bird, or a rock, or your best friend--or your worst enemy! You’ll explore your own inner landscape and experience how your memories, and your relationships can be food for your creative soul.

Whatever you do, you’ll come out of the day with lots of new ideas, and a chance to share your creations if you want to.


Retreat Logistics


July 7, 2017, 9 am - 2 pm

Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010

Discovery Green Parking Directions

Drop Off and Pick Up
Studio Meeting Location Map

Lake House Cafe
Lunch Menu

Layla Al-Bedawi, Patricia Coral,
Tayyba Kanwal, Julia Rios


special features

Intimate student to teacher ratio of 5:1

Participants may choose to work in any language. General discussions will be in English; however Our teachers understand English, French, German, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. We’re also happy to work with students who would like to express themselves in other languages.

Visual artists are encouraged to participate. Our exercises can work for sketching, Illustrations and other visual art forms as well as writing.

This workshop will take advantage of specific locations in the beautiful and stimulating setting of Discovery Green.

Students will have the opportunity to work independently and as part of collaborative efforts; participants will be grouped by age so that they are working with peers.


What to Bring:

Lunch & Drinks:

Money for lunch at the Café, or a packed lunch.
We will supply one water bottle per student and will be refilling the bottles frequently.


Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Sunscreen and bug repellent if needed.
We will be outdoors for most of the day, but will choose to sit in shady spots when possible.  Our lunch spot, The Lake House is air-conditioned 


Students are not required to bring anything
All work supplies will be provided.

further details in release forms