Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Minneapolis Classes You Can't Resist (Or Can You!)

Looking for something new in mixed media? Well, here's something you really can resist! Learn how to make your own Resist Dyeing on Hand-Felted Wool with Chad Alice Hagen! The perfect base for beading, these beautiful and colorful materials can be mastered in one simple class!

Okay, so now that we've got our pun out of the way, it's time to let you know how fabulous our lineup of classes are for Minneapolis Art & Soul... and how very excited we are about this new central location! We've got over 70 individual workshops... taught by 24 extremely talented instructors... spread out over 7 days of complete and total blissed-out creative days! We've got an on-site store with absolutely everything you'll need (and want!). We have an amazing Vendor Extravaganza so you can shop your little mixed-media heart out. We've got demos, and parties, and much much more! So let's continue our braggadocio with a few more workshops to entice you...

A most egg-cellent class taught by Art & Soul veteran Jean VanBrederode, an Ode to Allie Blue. You'll get to explore solder stamping and wire work nest-making to create a beautiful bib-style necklace like this one. Unfold your creativity and witness how your personal touch and choices of materials create a one-of-a-kind piece of art to wear!

Win over friends and influence sewing machine stitches with this delightful XOXO Friendship Book workshop by Lulu Moonwood Murakami!  You'll combine appliqué, thread doodling, free-motion quilting, photo transfer, and even some drawing and watercoloring to make a textile book that the recipient will surely cherish.

Take off to another land when you explore how to make a Steampunk Airship Chime with long-time Art & Soul instructor Erin Keck. You'll get to create 9 different charms that resemble tiny vintage metal inspired flying machines from another era. They'll be attached to a hot-air-balloon-looking wire form to complete this magnificent mobile!

Spend a delightful evening embracing watercolor pencil techniques, learning easy drawing and painting styles at the same time with Helen Shafer Garcia in her Watercolor Pencil Journaling class. She'll put you at ease as she demonstrates how drawing does not have to be a serious undertaking and shows you how to play and be free in your journals!

So there you go! That's just a smattering of what we have in store for you at Art & Soul Minneapolis! It'll be here before you know it...

May 23-29, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites
Bloomington, MN

We'd love for you to join us in the fun, frivolity and creativity at our new Midwest location! For more information and to register for this event, visit our website at