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Ink & Stem Workshops


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Ink & Stem Workshops


 

Are you hungry for beauty, creativity, and authentic connection with others? Maybe it's time to nourish your soul and your senses. 

What is Ink & Stem? Ink & Stem workshops combine contemplative writing, mindful creativity, play, and container gardening. Sometimes we build living frames, succulent centerpieces, or woodland terrariums. Sometimes we burrow deep into our inner world with soulful writing, reflection, and safely facilitated group process. Always, we play and laugh and practice taking ourselves a little less seriously. Mostly we do a little of everything, finding inspiration in the moments when the hands meet the heart and we see how it's all connected. 

This is life, happening now in all its grit and glory. Ink & Stem workshops offer you a safe place to dig deep into your inner landscape. Join me?

 
Fabulous class! You did a great job of facilitating the day, creating a safe space, a relaxing atmosphere, and giving lots of space for things to unfold in a personal and natural way. Loved the succulent frame I made!
— participant, Living Frame workshop

Upcoming Events

My day was wonderful. Thank you, Christine! I love the combination between writing and planting. It woke up my creativity. Love it!
— participant, Ink & Stem

Past Events

It was perfect! The perfect mix of comfortable tasks and out of the comfort zone prompts. I literally came in here feeling frozen and stuck. My intention was to leave feeling fluid and open. I’m doing just that!
— participant, Ink & Stem
So good! It made me realize how I go go go, rush, rush, rush. I want to change that to have more peace, more connection with my soul. Thank you!
— participant, Ink & Stem
Today was great. I love the intention and exploration of where we are and what we need to live our life more fully. Thank you for such a beautiful offering.
— participant, Ink & Stem
My day was wonderful. I enjoyed every minute of it! I didn’t expect the reflective aspect of it, but—and—it added a depth and tangible quality to the process of creating our gardens.
— participant, Ink & Stem

PHOTO CREDIT (header this page): ALYSSA RENEE WIBLE

All OTHER photos: Christine Bayles Kortsch or Daniel Kortsch

PAST WORKSHOPS


PAST WORKSHOPS


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Succulent Centerpiece: The Farmette


Thursday, August 25

Succulent Centerpiece: The Farmette


Thursday, August 25

Succulent Centerpiece @The Farmette

Thursday, August 25

Christine is an extraordinary teacher who I believe in. She is a truly talented professional in her field. One who inspires!
— student, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
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Living Frame


Sunday, July 24

Living Frame


Sunday, July 24

Living Frame

Sunday, July 24

Fabulous workshop. Loved the unlikely (at first) pairing of writing and creating a terrarium—seemed to engage a deeper creativity.
— participant, Living Frame retreat
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Succulent Workshop Barre3 Anywhere Participants


Succulent Workshop Barre3 Anywhere Participants


Succulent Workshop

for Barre3 Anywhere Participants

Thursday, June 16

The moment I walked into your home I felt at peace and welcomed. Your house and yard is stunning and the whole evening truly felt like a fairytale! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
— barre3 anywhere Succulent Workshop participant

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Creative Writing for the Wayward


Sunday, June 12

Creative Writing for the Wayward


Sunday, June 12

Creative Writing for the Wayward

Sunday, June 12

This was one of my favorite classes I have ever taken, and Christine was one of the most challenging and encouraging teachers I have ever had.
— writing student, Eastern University
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Succulent Heart


Saturday, May 7

a special workshop for women

Succulent Heart


Saturday, May 7

a special workshop for women

Succulent Heart Workshop

Photo Credit (Above): succulent gardens.

Such a wonderfully inspiring workshop! Could do this on a regular basis. You have a lovely and engaging way of encouraging creative spirits. Come again, please!
— participant, Living Frame retreat