People attending my workshops describe "a truly memorable experience" where  "I feel more centered at my core, peaceful and stronger" and "my wings were released".

Release your wings!

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July 7-13, 2019

Exploring Mixed Media and Collage

Ghost Ranch Retreat Center

Abiquiu, New Mexico

Imagine having a week to immerse yourself in experimentation with a rich array of art materials  at your fingertips as you settle into the landscape one of our greatest painters, Georgia O'Keefe. Study O'Keefe's work as you discover more about your own visual language. Experiment with water soluble media that include pencils, crayons, tissue paper and paints. Discover how these materials interact with water resistant media such as oil pastels and permanent inks. Collect textures from nature through rubbings and prints. Learn how to transfer images from magazines and photocopies. Incorporate personal images and ephemera with these experiments to create unique meaning through collage. Gather them into a hand bound book to take home as a record of your creative journey. Gain experience with a variety of media while experiencing the flow of the creative process.

Demonstrations of various media used alone and in combination will be presented daily with ample time for personal discovery. You will experience the inspiring beauty of Ghost Ranch, taking time to gather lines, textures and colors from nature. This weeklong workshop is part of the annual summer Ghost Ranch Festival of the Arts which includes many wonderful events and opportunities to enjoy the land, the history and culture of the area and the arts.

Program packages that include tuition, lodging and meals range in cost from $1540 for a room with a private bath to $775 for tent camping.

Contact Kelly at for more information or contact Ghost Ranch directly at 877-804-4678,



Embodying Wisdom: Replenish Your Creative Energy through Body/Mind Awareness

Dates TBD

Holistic Gateway Center for the Healing Arts, 

1415 6th Street NE, 2nd floor


(CE certificate available. MN MFT Board approved.)

Feeling overwhelmed and disconnected? 

Your guides, Regula Badertscher, Kelly O. Finnerty, LMFT, Ambryn Melius, LPC, BC-DMT, experienced body-mind practitioners, invite you to explore, with open-minded curiosity, your ability to connect with the present and remain grounded during these times of change and upheaval. Integrating mindfulness, body movement and creative play, we will create a safe and creatively nurturing space. Reconnect with the wisdom of your body to awaken intuition, power, and passion.

Practice embodied awareness to release tension.

Laugh and dance through barriers to creative flow.

Express new insights visually though art play.

 Contact Kelly at for more information



Healing Motion: 

A Trauma Recovery Group for Teen Girls

Creative expression, yoga and mindfulness offer tools to heal from sexual trauma. Held at the Family Enhancement Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trainings for mental health professionals available.

For more information, call Family Enhancement Center, Minneapolis MN at 612-827-3028.