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Package 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

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All SKILL levels welcome!

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NOTE:  REGISTRATION closes January 25th, 2014

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Online Registration is NOW AVAILABLE !!!

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* 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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* 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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* 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/).

Jomama spills the beans!

Meet the lovely Josephine Jones “Jo” or “Jomama”

 

face-make-art-sophia-bI love to teach because: It’s a wonderful feeling opening up new options to people and hearing their excitement.

Attending an Art Retreat is like: a sleep away camp for creative adults!

When I attended my first Art Retreat, I : was blown away by all of the amazing creativity surrounding me.

Who do you creatively relate with? Anyone with passion for creative things.

The best part of living a creative life is: the energy I feel.

What is the worst part of living a creative life? It is sometimes hard to get other things done.

What advice would you like to share? Life is short, make time for the things you love.

The best advice I have ever received is : do what you love to do!

‘Being creative’ means : you’ve been given the ultimate gift!

CHECK OUT Jo’s workshops!

Which Artist inspires you the most & why?: I’d have to say Susan Lenart Kazmer. She’s passionate & had fresh ideas. If your talking old school, then Picasso.Jo-resin-bezel-neck-wrap-2s

What are your favorite tools, instruments, materials to use and why? My favorite tool (besides my hands) is my torch. Favorite materials are ‘found objects’.

What would you love to try next, creatively? Welding!

Where do you find your muse/inspiration? Mostly nature, but I’d have to say everywhere.

Do you sell your work? If so, where can your fans seek you out? Website: www.shopjomama.com, GAB Studio – Miami, Pink Slip Threads – Pampano Beach FL.

Name one of your favorite food, song, poem, book and/or movie of all time? Favorite food – SUSHI!

What was your scariest creative adventure? Painting a mural on someones wall. You can’t help but think … what if it is awful and 8 feet high!?Jo-concrete-class-1sml

The thing I love most about my life is : that I am happy 🙂

What makes your heart swell with joy? That Amazon box at my front door!

Three words to describe my work are: organic, bohemian, asymmetrical.

What creative tool can you not live without (so-to-speak)? My hands!

My favorite ‘pretend’ curse word is : I don’t pretend   😉

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It is TIME!

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!
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WORKSHOPS available for all skill levels

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4TH Spring 2014 workshop is unveiled!!!

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WORKSHOP “Ice Resin® Bezel Neckwrap” by Josephine Jones

Friday May 23, 2014

Come explore the endless possibilities of resin as you will cut, plan and place a bezel. Students will also learn the art of mixing and curing resin, using silicone molds, followed by basic metalsmithing techniques to assemble your components. This class will open up new possibilities and you’ll leave wondering what in I resin next?

BIO: 

Josephine Jones “Jo” or “Jomama”

Mostly self-taught, Jo is a mixed media artist who’s been creating her entire life. Part environmentalist, part fashionista, she started her creative path with sewing and painting. With her love for metal, her path veered towards jewelry, and her recent pieces are a compilation of soldering and cold connections using recycled cans.

She is drawn to discarded items radiating nature’s patina. Crazy about color and texture, and taking it to the next level, she incorporates soldering, casting, fold forming and enameling to add layers to her designs.

With an organic bohemian vibe, her one of a kind works include jewelry and accessories made from found, re-purpose and salvaged stuff. Jo also crafts personal family heirlooms into wearable memories.

She teaches locally, is on the Ice Resin® design team, was an ambassador for Bernina, and will be teaching at Into the heArt art retreat in 2014. She’s been featured in Daily Candy, Celebrate Green Eco blog, Antisteez, OM times online and is being published in Jewelry Affaire magazine in January 2014. She’s attended Artfest and Bead & Button Show.

Jo lives in South Florida with her husband, cats and chickens. She loves to travel and pick up treasures along the way!               www.shopjomama.com

Class kit is $25 and includes: Wire Bezel, Resin, Steel wire, Steel wool, and wax.

Supply list: Students should bring: Hammer, Texture Hammers (optional), Bench Block, Pliers (flat nose & round nose), Files, Embossing gun (if you have one), 60 watt bulb and small lamp for curing resin (if you are able).

Students may also bring: small items, background images or small photos, crystals, gems, beads, glitter, charms, trinkets, or found objects to use in your project.

Student registration BEGINS Sept 21, 2013

Retreat PACKAGE pricing to be advised this SATURDAY!