deMeng & Matus invite you to PLAY!

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SAVE YOUR SPACE!

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

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SAVE YOUR SPACE!SANY1203 Learn how to use tools in a new or different way or even how to begin creating.
Try new techniques, and step out of your comfort zone!
Connect with a community of like minded artists at all skill levels!
It’s time to save your spot for a get away to meet other fun, talented artists!

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Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price of just $510.00 pp includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (when staying on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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All SKILL levels welcome!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER !

 

It’s time to PLAY!

cf iconToday is the day!   Final numbers need to be in by midnight TONIGHT.

We need to see how many lovely ones will be joining us in May, as I will contacting the Harrison Hot Springs Resort this Monday to give them our total numbers.

If we have enough students booked, we can still use all of the ballroom/classrooms that we have on our wish list.  🙂

Therefore, I must say that “the time for hesitation is though” (quote from the movie Empire Records).

You will not regret joining us on this wonderful adventure! We will have so much fun, learn new techniques, try out new creative products and laugh late into the night.

Oh My Starshine, the  joy and satisfaction you will feel after our artsy Spring Fling will be contagious!

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

SAVE YOUR SPACE

CLICK HERE for WORKSHOP, accommodation & price info

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~countdown-00If we have enough numbers by tonight, we will also be able to extend the registration date … so that you may still invite your friends and loved ones. Make sure you get yours in today.

Sending you love and laughter,

Nicci (your Host)

FYI: You can always scan & email in your registration form & pay through paypal !

our Art Retreat logo in creation by Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)

our Art Retreat logo in creation by Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)

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Wow! Have you seen this yet?

 We are inviting you to spend 4 magical days with us on a creative journey for the heART and soul!

Leave your cell-phone in your pocket to rest in silence and open yourself up to creating new lifetime memories. We are here to help you explore, create, laugh and breath.

Bring a friend or come on your own, we will be here to greet you!

countdown-17Package price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • 3 nights accommodation at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, B.C. (May 22-25, 2014)
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the TRADES happen!
  • Breakfast each morning in the Lakeside Cafe
  • Lunch 2 days (Fri & Sat)
  • Dinner Friday evening
  • Two 6 hour classes (one on Friday & one on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night in the Cascade Ballroom!
  • NIGHTLY creative gatherings to create, giggle & greet new and old friends.
  • all taxes and hotel staff gratuities

Banner-FRIDAYBanner-SATURDAYWorkshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

01aAll SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 201403-SANY0374-words

SPOUSAL/COMPANION RATE: when based on double occupancy…. and when only one person is attending the Art Retreat… that one Art Retreat Attendee is to pay the SINGLE room rate and then their spouse can stay in the same room, but the spouse will have no meals or retreat events included in their stay. Please include your spouses name at time of booking.  FYI: $50 early booking bonus does not apply to ‘spousal rate’. The $50 early booking bonus only applies to Spring 2014 ‘Into the heART’ Retreat attendees.

Are you UNDER 19 and want to attend?: We would love for you to join us with your parent(s). What a great bonding get-a-way this would be for you! Contact us for details!

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All SKILL levels welcome!

SAVE YOUR SPACE!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER Today!

NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

Online Registration is NOW AVAILABLE !!!

CLICK HERE

to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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CLICK HERE

to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

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to register ONLINE !!!

* Please note that there is a fee associated with using the online registration. We tried to avoid this for you, but in the end it was not feasible. If you wish to save on the online reg fee, please feel free to visit our website and print off a copy of our paper application form (http://creativefinds.ca/apply/spring-2014-retreat-harrison-bc/).

Monday MADNESS — 3 new workshops unveiled!!!

 #1          WORKSHOPIsland of deMented Toys‘ with Michael deMeng

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Remember the Island of Misfit Toys in the claymation epic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Well that’s nothing compared to what we’re going to do in this class. You’re going to bring all sorts of parts and pieces from a variety of toys. You round up everything from Barbies ,to Tonka trucks, to snow globes, to wind-up zeppelins, and reassemble them “into something rich and strange” (to quote Shakespeare’s The Tempest). Don’t worry if you toys aren’t dismantled yet…we can take care of that…bwwwwahahahahahaha (evil laugh – in case you were wondering). Using various techniques of assemblage we will turn our classroom in to a laboratory of the weird. Barbie and Ken will never be the same….as I said before ….bwwwwahahahaha.

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#2         WORKSHOPExquisite Enigmas” with Andrea Matus deMeng

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Skill level: All levels

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” –Oscar Wilde

Maybe it’s because of the fairytales we all heard when we were kids – you know the ones with the grand masquerade balls…the fancy masks and ornate headdresses. Or perhaps it’s just because I like the idea of the alter ego….but whatever the reason, you have to admit that wearing a mask somehow makes you feel different, doesn’t it?  A simple bit of costuming over your face and inwardly you feel a transformation…not just visually, but psychically. With this in mind I thought it might be fun to spend a bit of time transforming the ordinary lives of old photographs into their enigmatic alter egos. In this class we will take portraits of everyday people and using paint, clay, collage, and found objects we’ll create masks, helmets, cowls and headdresses. You will be transforming the mundane into something elegant, opulent and mysterious.

Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-how to use tools for taking found objects apart and what to do to reassemble them into elaborate masks and headdresses.

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage and objects.

-collage techniques, including collaging over found objects.

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#3          WORKSHOP “Marquis de Scroll” with Andrea Matus

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Skill Level: All levels

I was recently pondering what makes scrolls so intriguing. Was it the rich vast history they embody? Was it how they manage to bridge the artistic and the literary? Actually what I find to be the most fascinating aspect is its transformative nature. Totally unfurled the entire visual story can be revealed…or it can be revealed in smaller segments, making it so that a multitude of compositions are possible. Unfurl the only the top half and a totally different story is told than if the lower portion is revealed. In this class we are going to be working large! We’ll start off with a five-foot length of canvas (12” wide) and with our skillful addition of layers of paint, pastel and collage we’ll transform it into a visual narrative that can be deciphered and displayed like a scroll.

Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-using a compendium of collage material to formulate a visual narrative and a cohesive composition

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage harmoniously

-collage techniques, including special tips for collaging unstretched canvas

-using layers of mixed media to seamlessly integrate collage items