Art Unravelled 2017
Aug
6
Aug 8

Art Unravelled 2017

  • Embassy Suites

I will be teaching two amazing workshops at Art Unravelled 2017 in Phoenix Arizona:

The Alchemist Book of Treasures is a favorite amongst my students! Not only will you create a mixed-media artist book, but you will make a home for your unique treasures and artifacts from your own world. 

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A Book of Trees is another wonderful workshop filled with my favorite mixed-media processes that will inspire you as you create a handmade book centered around the theme of trees. 

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Art Of A Gypsy~ Fall Equinox~ Art Retreat
Sep
15
Sep 17

Art Of A Gypsy~ Fall Equinox~ Art Retreat

Come and join us for a beautiful creative weekend in my vintage style art studio in upstate NY!

The fall is so beautiful here and we will be taking advantage of the peaceful 8 acres of woods that surround the art studio with other  activities as well such nature walks, outdoor dining and  on Saturday night an acoustical guest will play guitar for us around the campfire! There are beautiful gardens that surround the property , a pond and some sweet farm animals to greet you.

Read more about this workshop and register here!

A Case of Curiosities
Oct
22
Oct 28

A Case of Curiosities

  • Mabel Dodge Lodge Luhan House

During this magical workshop we will stitch and weave, connect and construct, assemble and build, all the while creating our own Case of Curiosities!  

Won't you join us for this once in a lifetime experience of discovery, exploration and inspiration and most of all, nourishment for your artistic spirit during the beautiful month of October.

Workshop team taught with Seth Apter, http://www.sethapter.com/
Contact Lyn Bleiler at lyn.bleiler@yahoo.com for registration materials and more information.  


Storytelling With Collage
Jun
11
Jun 16

Storytelling With Collage

  • Hotel Clarendon

Arts & Cultural Travel is about more than seeing paintings in a museum: It’s about private studio visits and impromptu lessons from skilled artisans.  It’s about behind-the-scenes invitations to absorb knowledge passed down through generations, like how the vibrant colors swirling around in giant metal pots came from natural dyes, or where to find the purest, most malleable clay for pottery, or the trick to weaving vibrantly colored cotton into kaleidoscopic tapestries.  It’s about human connection through art.

(Exact times TBD)

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Archetypal Expressions
May
27
May 28

Archetypal Expressions

Join Roxanne Evans Stout and Tonia Jenny

and celebrate spring and art

at River Garden Studio.

Together we’ll explore

creating and working

with personal symbols

that express

the four archetypes

associated with these principles.

With guided questions, we’ll discover the answers to what the Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary and the Teacher have to tell us about what we need more of in our lives.

Life becomes lighter and simpler when we practice these four basic principles:

Show up and be present.

Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.

Trust your insight.

Be open and objective by surrendering

to the love of the universe.

 

On our first day...

Universal symbols already exist for the four archetypes, but we're going to get more personal and figure out what our own symbols are to represent what stage we're in with each, currently on our individual paths. To do this, we'll use pen and paper to explore the answers to prompts and questions, and then let our intuition speak, as symbols emerge to express both our original medicine (the unique gifts we offer to the world) as well as what it is we ourselves need for growth. 

Once we have our four symbols sketched, we'll carve them into soft blocks to then create four small cement tiles (or paper clay embellishments)—one symbol cast in each. Next, we'll enjoy the process of adhering our tiles and smaller glass bits to a wood box using more cement and embellishing with paint. By the end of day one, we'll each have a sacred vessel to hold what we'll create on day two!

And on our second day...

To arrive at our symbols, we distilled a lot of thoughts and expressions. Day two will be our time to explore in more depth the answers to the prompts and questions from day one. Using Roxanne's story-collage process, we'll create stamps for our symbols and use them to create one page on wood to honor each of our for archetypes—the Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary and the Teacher using texture, color, words, objects (if desired) and additional symbols that show up along the way.

Read more about this workshop here!

Archetypal Expressions

 

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Art and Soul Retreat
Apr
3
Apr 6

Art and Soul Retreat

  • Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel

I will be teaching three workshops here!!

Art & Soul is a creative art retreat offering unique workshops taught by a hand-picked group of professional and talented instructors. Choose from a diverse array of mixed media classes featuring collage, assemblage, jewelry, fabric, fiber arts, sculpting, and painting. You’ll do more than learn at one of our retreats, you’ll make immediate and lasting friendships, while you experience art-making amidst a gathering of like-minded souls. We have several week-long events throughout the country, jam-packed with full day and evening workshops, on-site shopping, and plenty of extra activities. Join us for an inspirational experience that feeds your heart and soul.

Read More about my workshops and register on the Art and Soul Website!

 

A Case of Curiosities
Mar
26
Apr 1

A Case of Curiosities

  • Mabel Dodge Lodge Luhan House

During this magical workshop we will stitch and weave, connect and construct, assemble and build, all the while creating our own Case of Curiosities!  

Won't you join us for this once in a lifetime experience of discovery, exploration and inspiration and most of all, nourishment for your artistic spirit?

Read all about our workshop last year here, http://rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/artimpressions/2016/03/a-case-of-curiosities-in-taos-new-mexico.html

And the workshop description on Seth's blog here: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/2016/10/taos-2017.html
Please email me at evanlee@charter.net or Lyn Bleiler at lyn.bleiler@yahoo.com for registration materials and much more information!  

 

A Book of Trees
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

A Book of Trees

  • Art Department, Inc

During this workshop we will make our own, unique Book of Trees.  We will paint, collage, stitch, wire and attach to create beautiful spreads in our books, that are filled with textured papers and fabrics, photographs, found objects and pieces of nature.

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