Monday, March 23, 2015

Right Around the Corner... Kansas City Art & Soul!

Whew! Time sure does fly when you're thinking about attending an Art & Soul retreat. So I wanted to drop in with a friendly little reminder that registration For our Kansas City Retreat is nearing the end. With the event only about a month away, if you haven't signed up for your favorite mixed media classes... now's the time!

There are still a few spots left in some amazing workshops, with some terrific teachers! And our venue — The Elms Hotel & Spa — is out of this world. This historic hotel exudes a certain quaint and cozy charm like none other. So don't delay... our special Art & Soul hotel rates are only available until April 11th!

April 27-May1, 2015
The Elms Hotel & Spa
Excelsior Springs, MO

So stop what you're doing (we won't tell your boss!) and peruse our selection of Kansas City workshops, then sign up today! It's just the creative playcation you need, to give your creativity a kick-start for Spring! Here's a look back at last year's event. What a wonderful time we all had. Come join us for this inspirational event!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Painting A Portrait of Portland...

Wow! What a whirlwind of creativity, courage, and cameraderie we experienced at Art & Soul Portland this year. Tons of artistic attendees learning new and interesting mixed media techniques. Students pushing themselves outside their comfort zones. And so many souls of like mind coming together and forming new friendships and fostering those of years past. This is why we do these events! There aren't too many things better than having a front row seat to the innovation, ingenuity and individuality of our lovely attendees and talented instructors!

So let me paint that portrait of our Portland event for you. Our students are enamored with the genre of mixed media and well... I have to say they make a great impression!

They love to stretch and grow and build layer upon layer of creativity into their repertoire...

I see many thinking outside the box... figuratively and literally!

And we love our tools! Yes, there are paintbrushes and pens... but our mixed media retreats created generations of students that shop for their art supplies at the hardware store!

Time flies here at our events, and people really get in gear...

And sometimes our attendees have dog days... but of course it's always by choice!

And in most cases, we can just throw them a bone... and that makes them happy!

So... all-in-all everybody had a great time in Portland, made amazing stuff, and learned lots of new things. And just as that event has ended, it's time for us to ramp up for our Kansas City, MO Art & Soul retreat! Who wants to come play?

See you soon,

© photos by Ingrid Dijkers, Erin Keck, Ruth Krening, Rebekah Meier and Jean Van Brederode