Creating Contemplative and Sacred Art

Regina Coeli by Sean Kramer

Regina Coeli by Sean Kramer

Yantra Mandala by Sean Kramer

Yantra Mandala by Sean Kramer

Madonna in Blue by Sean Kramer

Madonna in Blue by Sean Kramer

Sean creating a Mandala on the side of a wooden barn in New Hampshire

Sean creating a Mandala on the side of a wooden barn in New Hampshire

Jesus in Blue by Sean Kramer

Jesus in Blue by Sean Kramer

Please join us for a very special week at Villa Vigneto Texas!


Sean Kramer, accomplished Artist and Iconographer will lead our week-long series where Contemplative and Sacred Art instruction, meditation, and the quiet of nature come together under the oaks in the beautiful Hill Country setting of Villa Vigneto Texas.   

No art experience or skill required, just the desire to take "a little pause in life" to express your creative and spiritual heart!

One-Day Workshop/Retreats

Yantra Mandalas                                                           Tues., Sept. 25th , 8:30 am to 6 pm

Learn about the symbolism and practice of Yantra making, an ancient art used in meditation and worship.  You will design and create your own Yantra to enhance your meditation practice.

Contemplative Art                                                           Wed., Sept. 26th, 8:30 am to 6 pm

A workshop of intuitive art making and meditation; a contemplative practice and process of creating art from your intuitive heart-mind.

Three-Day Workshop/Retreat

Creating Sacred Art - Holy Face                          Thurs. Sat., Sept. 27 - Sat., Sept. 29, 8:30 am to 6 pm

Drawing from the medieval traditions of egg-tempera panel painting and icon painting, each day will consist of time creating your Sacred Art masterpiece using the geometry of the human face, gold leaf gilding, and making our own paints.  There will also be time for meditation, practice and contemplation.   

General Daily Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  - Gathering Time - Coffee/Tea/Pastry

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.  - Morning Guided Meditation

9:30 - Noon - Art instruction and discussion, design and draw 

Noon to 1:00 - Lunch Served at the Villa 

1:00 - 5:00 - Paint, Draw, Completion of Work

5:00 - 6:00 Guided Meditation and Persona Reflection Time/Close  

Details, Pricing and Accommodations if Desired

All workshops includes art supplies, morning and afternoon beverages, snacks, and lunch.  The Sacred Art Workshop/Retreat will include a dinner-on-your-own group excursion to Dripping springs or Wimberley and a return to the Villa for a nightly treat at the Firepot if staying at our BnB.

One Day Yantra Mandalas OR Contemplative Art Workshop - $175 per person

Three Day Sacred Art Workshop - $600 for all three days per person

Overnight accommodations for the Sacred Art Workshop are available for an additional $100 per person for 2 nights for either single or double occupancy and include a shared bath.  Please call for details on accommodations.

Reservations, Deposit, Cancellations and More  

To make a reservation for one of the Workshops, please call Suzin at Villa Vigneto Texas at 512-270-8186 or email 

A workshop deposit of $50.00 by credit card is required for the one day workshops and a deposit of $200.00 is required for the three day workshop as well as full payment for any overnight accommodations at the time of reservation.  Full payment is due for all workshops by credit card at least 48 hours prior to arrival. 

Cancellations with full refund is available up to 2 weeks in advance, after that deposits and any payment for accommodations are non-refundable. 

Our house masseuse, Sharon Clark is also available for individual massage with aromatherapy during your visit.  Call for details and pricing. 

We hope you will join us for either some or all of this special week at Villa Vigneto Texas.  The workshops will be limited to a small group to ensure adequate one-on-one art instruction is provided.  So make your reservation soon!  

We look forward to hearing from you and please call or email if you have any questions, thanks!