‘Ignite the Heart’ photography retreat is June 1 and 2

Lara Blair and Elida Field will lead creative sessions in Camas

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Two local artists will lead a two-day retreat that will focus on creativity, fun and faith.

Elida Field and Lara Blair are planning the “Ignite the heart: Women of Truth” event, which will include photography and collage/mixed media workshops. Sessions are planned for Friday, June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Blair’s studio, and Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Field’s studio, both in Camas. An “after party” at 7 p.m., will include an art show for each participant and a guest.

The cost, $335 per person, will include a take-home journal and 12 x 12 piece of art, as well as an individual portrait session and 5 x 7 print. Breakfast, lunch, tapas and wine will also be included.

Blair said participants from several states have pre-registered.

“All but one of the women who have signed up are from all over the country — Hawaii, Wisconsin, Idaho, Texas and Michigan, among others,” she said. “These women are blog readers. They called or emailed, and we signed them up.

“We were hoping to get some local girls to come out and experience this awesome retreat,” Blair added.To RSVP, contact Blair at 980-2413 or For more information, visit