Go Wild in Costa Rica with Candace Clough and Pam Goode

25 Mar

Go Wild in Costa Rica with Candace Clough and Pam Goode
January 13 – 20, 2019
$1980 Double, $2380  Single
(Double Your Fun Discount: See Info Below)

Join Candace and Pam for a rollicking jaunt through the Costa Rican jungle to identify favorite flora and fauna and then create your own mixed media art.

Our retreat will combine a six day mixed media mosaic workshop led by Candace Clough with onsite organic farm and rainforest tours, farm to table organic meals grown, prepared and served onsite, and a lazy water safari to view shore birds and monkeys. Accommodations will be at glorious Finca Luna Nueva (New Moon Farm), a sustainable rainforest ecolodge and certified organic biodynamic farm with single or double lodge and cabin accommodations, panoramic open-air workspace, wifi, ionized pool, jacuzzi, and spa. Optional activities at an extra cost include guided Arenal Volcano Lava Hike, Butterfly Garden or Cloud Forest Tours, Zipline Canopy Tour, Rafting, or Hanging Bridge Canopy Tour.

We’ll have a scheduled lesson each day, as well as on-site tours during our first days in Costa Rica, plus twenty-four hour access to the open-air studio overlooking the forest and gardens. During free time, choose to continue art projects, enjoy the grounds and pool, grab an organic smoothie and head for the hammock, schedule an on-site bird watching tour, or make transportation arrangements in the office for any number of local adventure activities.

Candace Coleoptera Wheel 3

Coleoptera Wheel by Candace Clough


If you’re a follower of Candace’s work, you might have noticed that she never seems to do the same thing twice. She calls herself “tess-curious”, and it’s that spirit of discovering new materials and new ways of using and combining them that keeps her excited about art. Take a close look at the colorful beetles above and you’ll see stained glass, smalti, china, millefiori, beads, formed tile, and eggshell, all uniting seamlessly into a dynamic expression of an everyday bug.

Inspiration will be taken from naturalist-led walks around the property, which includes rainforest, landscaped gardens, herb gardens, and farmland. Materials will be a mix of student and instructor-supplied yummies. Candace will share her process from inspiration to design, material selection, fabrication and completion and will also talk about her experimental work.

Candace Clough, Design to Installation


  • Bird WatchingTransfer from Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose to the Lodge and Return Transfer
  • Seven Nights Accommodation (rooms will be assigned in the order received)
  • Six Breakfasts, Six Lunches, Seven Dinners when at Lodge
  • 6-Day Mosaic Workshop and Open Studio Time
  • Daily Access to the Secondary Rainforest and Primary Rainforest
  • One Guided Farm Tour Onsite
  • One Guided Rainforest Tour Onsite
  • One River Safari with Transportation


  • Airfare To and From Costa Rica
  • Optional Tours and Activities
  • Transportation for Optional Tours or Local Transportation (Arrangements Provided at Lodge)
  • Offsite Meals
  • Trip Insurance (Recommended) (More info here)
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol, If Available


  • Retreat has a minimum of 6  and a maximum of 10. Please reserve early, but don’t make flight reservations until notified that we’ve met the minimum.
  • Participants will bring their own materials; details to follow.


  • Costa Rica Art RetreatTemperatures  for January average High 73, Low 59, with .4″ of Rain
  • Central Standard Time
  • Latitude: 10° North of the equator, with equal hours of light and darkness
  • Currency: US dollars are accepted pretty much everywhere, including tips
  • Electricity: 110, with standard US plugs
  • Fast Facts: Literacy rate 96.3%; Military abolished in 1948
  • Costa Rica is among the countries with the highest amount of protected land in the world; 25% of the nation is dedicated to park systems, reserves, or natural wildlife areas
  • Bridging the northern and southern most points of the two American contents, Costa Rica is the meeting point for a variety of cultures and a density of plant and animal species said to be unlike any other country in the world
  • Approximately 850 bird species, 9000 plant species, 34,000 insect species, 205 mammalian species, 220 reptilian species, and 160 amphibian species


Read more about Finca Luna Nueva here.


Click here for MAR Costa Rica 2019 More Information and Registration form or contact Pam for questions.


Two weeks in Costa Rica??? Why YES PLEASE! Sign up for Candace’s workshop January 13 – 20 AND Color Costa Rica January 20 – 27 with Jean Cauthen, Pam Goode and Laura McRae Hitchcock and receive a $150 discount on the total cost. Email Pam for payment information.


Candace Clough

Candace Clough has worked as a professional landscape gardener for 30 years, a mixed media artist for 15 years, and an instructor for the past 5 years. Her mosaics have been included in juried shows and featured in Mosaic Art Now as one of 18 pieces selected from 500 international entries. An explorer at heart, Candace’s mosaics span all media, styles, themes and sizes, from micro mosaic jewelry to a seven foot concrete and mosaic Cat Couch. Most recently she’s added Designer/Inventor to her list of accomplishments, and is currently awaiting final delivery of Breda by CLC, an ergonomic mosaic tool that reduces stress and injury to the hand.

Pam Goode

Pam Goode is a self-proclaimed color slut who made her first mosaic nineteen years ago after a transformational trip to (coincidentally) Costa Rica. With five additional Costa Rica trips behind her, she’s well-versed in the locations and landscapes across the country and in love with the gentle spirits she consistently encounters there. In addition to her mosaic work at pamelagoodemosaics.com, Pam has been planning and leading retreats worldwide through Mosaic Art Retreats since 2013 and Wild Hair Adventures, new in 2018.

16 Responses to “Go Wild in Costa Rica with Candace Clough and Pam Goode”

  1. BONNIE NEUSTEIN March 25, 2018 at 1:20 PM #

    I would love to go with you to Costa Rica January 13th . Let me know what I need to do. I would like a single room. I have traveled with Pam to Barcelona a few years ago.

    Thanks Bonnie Neustein

    Sent from my iPad


    • Pamela Goode March 25, 2018 at 1:37 PM #

      I’m thrilled to hear that Bonnie! I’ll send information by email. xx

  2. Louise Bishop May 27, 2018 at 9:59 PM #

    I would love to be part of this grand adventure. I just need to get home, check the dates, etc. And present the idea to my partner.

  3. Pamela Goode May 27, 2018 at 10:03 PM #

    We’d love to have you Louise!

  4. Judy Wheeler May 28, 2018 at 12:48 PM #

    I would follow these two anywhere if I could❤️🎶🎶

  5. Louise Bishop May 28, 2018 at 1:25 PM #

    I am planning on going. Lee-Ann and I would love to room together.
    What do I do? Send check for 1/2 where?

    • Pamela Goode May 28, 2018 at 2:49 PM #

      Hi Louise! Emailing you a registration form right now!


  6. Linda Carroll May 29, 2018 at 4:14 PM #

    Gail and I are interested….one question….what materials do we need to bring?

    • Pamela Goode May 29, 2018 at 4:20 PM #

      Hi Linda! We don’t have a materials list yet, but since it’s mixed media, a lot of the materials will be up to each artist. So count on bringing what you love to work with, and we’ll throw in a few surprises.

  7. Nancy Kline May 30, 2018 at 2:16 PM #

    Hi Pam, I’ve been meaning to sign up so here I am! Will drop check in the mail later this week. Is the registration form online or is there a different one?


    • Pamela Goode May 30, 2018 at 2:23 PM #

      YAY!!! Yes the registration form with info is in the listing above.

      • Nancy Kline May 30, 2018 at 3:33 PM #

        Perfect.. ready to drop in the mail tomorrow!

      • Pamela Goode May 30, 2018 at 3:45 PM #

        Whooo hooooo! I’ll be on the lookout.

  8. Liora Codor July 25, 2021 at 8:22 AM #

    I would love to go to your mosaic retreat Jan 13. Please send me more info. Might want a double room with my husband who is not interested in the mosaic workshop. Thanks

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