Thursday, September 22, 2011

Changes To Art & Soul Payment Methods...

Due to the rising costs of credit card processing, we are going to temporarily discontinue their use as a manner of payment for Art & Soul. We have decided to try this procedure rather than increasing the costs of the classes.

You will still be able to use Pay Pal.  For those who are not familiar with Pay Pal, it is very user friendly and easy to understand.  They allow you to use your credit card and/or bank account for funding.  So technically, if you are using a credit card for payment already, you only have to switch to a Pay Pal account.

We will also be implementing a system to allow you to pay by check, either in full or with payments.  This will take some time for the web master to program.  In the meantime, if you owe a balance and wish to pay by check, send the check to:

Art & Soul
30231 SE Wheeler Rd
Boring, OR 97009

We will credit your account manually.  The same is true if you wish to add a class and pay by check.  In that case, please email me the class info and then send the check.  We will add your class and hold the spot for one week allowing time for the check to arrive.

Thank you for your continued support of Art & Soul.  It is our goal to offer you the finest of retreat experiences, the best classes and instructors and ease of registration. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at!

Friday, September 16, 2011

And The Winners Are...

We'd like to send out a big hearty Congratulations to our contest winners...

Debra Gilman and Tami Roth!
Yay! Hooray! Woohoo! They were drawn from the pool of correct guessers in our most recent contest — where we gave you a piece of an Art & Soul project, and had you tell us what class and instructor it was from. Debra and Tami will both receive a free class at Art & Soul. Ladies, we hope you enjoy your "prizes" and have tons of fun learning something new creatively.

Thanks to all of you who played our fun little game. Keep your eye out for more contests in the future! Ta-ta for now...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Last chance to play! Win a free Portland class!

Contest #2
This contest is open to those who are not currently registered for Art & Soul Portland 2011.  Shown is a partial photo of one of the class samples.  Visit the Portland section of our website to figure out which class and instructor it is and e-mail the answer to me at (don't put it on FaceBook or this blog -- you want to keep it a secret!)  I will put all correct answers into a drawing.  Two people will be selected and each will  receive a free class in Portland.   Hurry, the drawing will be September 15th. So here is #2...

Please note that registration fees will be the responsibility of the winner. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Destination Creativity!

Well, she's done it again! The inimitable Ricë Freeman Zachery has come out with another amazing book celebrating the creativity and connection of art retreats! She traveled the country, visiting some of the largest events in the nation, including — of course — Art & Soul. She takes you on a journey (right from the comfort of your living room) where you'll find that these gatherings of like-minded souls not only seek out inspiration, but a sense of community — and they find it. Ricë has done the homework for you! If you've ever thought about attending an art retreat, or wished you knew what it was like, you need this book!

Ricë has even made a fun little video about her journey and the book — Destination Creativity: The Life-Altering Journey of the Art Retreat. Check it out...

And don't forget to order your copy now on Amazon! You'll be uplifted and inspired!