Expand Your Creative Horizons

Star Arts is a unique week-long adult retreat where you are encouraged to pursue your creative interests (regardless of experience) in one of our many visual and performative workshops and activities. Explore the island, dance, tell a story, share your poetry, paint a seascape, sing out loud, celebrate the Solstice. Or, find a rocking chair and discover a new friend. Star Arts brings together a variety of extraordinary workshop leaders who generously share their expertise with our Conference. This year we will be offering morning workshops that include Music, Fine Arts, Artisan/Craft, Photography, Writing and Drama. Workshop Leaders and their workshops will be announced soon. Watch our website stararts.org for updates and sign up for our newsletter. Old Shoaler or New Shoaler: You will be warmly welcomed!”

Workshop Leaders

Video: Video Production with Bruce Petschek
Movement: Dance and Movement Potpourri with Nancy Schulz
Theater: Shakespeare on the Rocks with Robin Fawcett
Writing: Japanese Poetic Forms for Everyone with Eric Hyett
Music: Soul “Play”: Improvisation as a Spiritual Practice with Dr. Karen Rege
Visual Arts: Painting Landscapes in Oils, Acrylics, Soft Pastels, or Gouache with Jeneane Lunn
Visual Arts II: Basket Making with Mary Banach

Minister of the Week

To be announced.

Program Fee

$130 per person

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $1,222 | Standard Single: $1,662

Motel Shared: $1,504 | Motel Single: $2,207 

Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth Sunday, June 16th 2:20 PM  

Departure from Star Island Sunday, June 23rd 8:50 AM  


Email the Star Arts Registrar.