Monday, January 25, 2016

If You Take 3 or More... Here's What's In Store!

Okay, okay, so we may be using Serena Barton's Ceracolor Woman to hypnotize you into signing up for another class or two (or three or four!). But we just wanted to make sure you get the picture (ha-ha), so here's what we wanted to let you know...

Sign up for 3 or more full-day classes at our Portland Art & Soul Retreat and get lots of extra goodies! Register for at least three 6-hour workshops at our Oregon Event, here's what you'll receive:

By popular demand, we're bringing back our Themed Confirmation Packets! Yup, you'll get a real, hand-bound Enchanted Forest booklet with event info, one-of-a-kind artwork, pocketed pages that house specialized class passes, bits of ephemera and more fun surprises!

How about our 2016 Themed Tote Bag, filled with tons of creative goodies? That's right — a high-quality, reusable bag that's professionally silkscreened with our 2016 Enchanted Forest logo. And, well, we don't like to name drop (or maybe we do), but with previous sponsors like Clearsnap, 7 Gypsies, Strathmore, Golden, Faber-Castell, and a whole bunch of others well known in the craft industry — you know you're bag will be brimming with creative goodness. 

Our kickoff festivities are always a good time, as you'll get to meet many of our instructors, peruse class samples and watch live demos, but you'll also get join us as we kick start the Enchanted Forest celebrations by Making Your Own Fairy House at the Opening Night Party. All the supplies will be included, and all you have to do is create and have fun.

And you get an exclusive invitation to join us for a Sip & Paint with Jane Davies on Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm! You'll spend a fun and relaxing hour painting to music as you sip a complimentary beverage of your choice. Jane will guide you through short creative exercises as you paint intuitively, connecting with the materials in your own creative way. You will work individually, but also in pairs in groups, forming “paint conversations” and collaborations. Learn fun and easy ways to loosen up with paint! But be sure to sign up by e-mailing, as space is limited and offered only to those who have registered for 3 or more all-day classes.

February 29 - March 6, 2016
Sheraton Airport Hotel

So, if you're thinking about registering for Portland Art & Soul, sign up for 3 or more full-day workshops and get all this and more! If you've already registered for a full-day class or two, then just add a couple more to take advantage of our free offers. And if you've already registered for at least 3 full-day classes, then all this is already yours! Just remember to register for the Paint & Sip (see above) so you don't miss out. And we'll see you all in a month!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Portland Mini Workshops at Mini Prices!

Hey Portland attendees — and those who are contemplating attending our Northwest Art & Soul Retreat — have we got an exciting offering for you!

Several of our instructors have developed short sample classes so they can introduce you to their fabulous projects, tips and techniques.  The classes are less than an hour in length... most include all the supplies you'll need... and these mini workshops are only $25!!  How cool is that?

Here's just a sampling of these special classes...

Beach Shirt Mini Class with Jean VanBrederode

Love that Lettering taught by Caitlin Dundon

Create Portal Pages in Your Art Journal with Catherine Anderson

And that's just a few of the amazing mini workshops we have for you. So if you've ever wanted to try out a new technique, or see what one of our amazing instructors had to offer, now's your chance to do it in a short, creatively jam-packed session! Check out our website for a complete listing of all our Portland mini classes and sign up today! Space is limited.

February 29 - March 6, 2016
Sheraton Airport Hotel

So if you haven't signed up yet, come join us for an amazingly inspiring mixed media art retreat. For more information and to register for our Portland 2016 event, visit us at