Are you an artist?
Do you feel burnt out and in need of some inspiration? Do you feel like things have become overwhelming in your day-to-day life and like you could use a creative break for a few days? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this may be the perfect vacation for you.
Art & Soul is a creative artistic retreat that offers a variety of unique workshops taught by a hand-picked group of professional and talented instructors. Guests who enroll in one of their retreats have the ability to select from a wide range of mixed media classes featuring collage, assemblage, jewelry, fabric, fiber arts, sculpting, and painting.
Art & Soul got its start in 1999 as smaller, more intimate weekend event on the Oregon coast. Since that time it has blossomed into an organization that presents exciting events in multiple locations throughout the United States. Their week-long retreats have become a destination vacation for both established and new artists throughout the world.
As a participant you will do more than learn the skills of arts and crafts. At the workshops you will connect with others who, like you, are seeking to find their creative voice. Over the course of the last decade, Art & Soul has been host to inspirational mixed media retreats for thousands of creative individuals. The organization views itself as a place for artists to discover unconventional art techniques, gather with others who seek to create and be understood through their art, and to build friendships that will last a lifetime.
Courses offered during the retreats include, but are not limited to:
The Wee Potion Book Necklace. Join this unique class to learn how to create tiny booklet tomes that include a hollowed out spot for a small potion bottle for your favorite fragrance or secrets. The cover of the book holds an image that hints at all the secrets inside.
Oil Painting by Heart: Magical Portraits. Use reference photos and portraits to create beautiful replications on canvas. Through “direct painting,” this workshop teaches participants how to plan out and create beautiful portraits that capture the essence of their subject.
Celestial Fusion. Join participants in learning how to create a magical domed pendant using a fascinating enameling process. Students will learn metal-working skills, cold connecting and soldering techniques in this one-day workshop.
To learn more about all that Art & Soul has to offer, go to artandsoulretreat.com.