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Art and Soul Into The Garden

Into The Garden… that’s the new theme for Art & Soul for 2011. It lends itself to many exciting opportunities for trades, fatbooks, activities, special events and more! And how about this amazing logo? How beautiful is that! A special thanks to Jill Haglund (yes, that’s TweetyJill’s Jill!) who is an amazing artist and illustrator… and designed this year’s themed logo. Stay tuned for more info on the special events we’re planning…


Art & Soul Las Vegas is just around the corner and there are so many exciting classes to choose from! Thought we’d just share a sampling of the wonderful workshops from our amazing instructors that still have some spots left…

Kari McKnight – A Fluid Romance

In this class, you’ll fall in love with Fluid Acrylics as you explore the allure of layers and blending colors!  Kari will teach you tips and tricks to easily put your own marks, sketches and artwork into the painting. She’ll even share how to see if something will work out before risking what you’ve already done! In addition, you’ll work with bas-relief, wax oil crayons, oil based markers, stabilo pencils, acrylic mediums all while playing with stencils, stamps, rub-ons and hot foils. Free your inner artist and create a piece of art with rich juicy colors, individual dreams and glamorous mysteries!

Julie Haymaker Thompson – Musical Cats & Dogs

Paper Clay in a day? Who knew? Explore this versatile medium using basic modeling techniques and working with simple shapes. Design and balance will be created using color and whimsical, funky embellishments for this adorable music box. You’ll learn basic dry brush painting techniques that are easy and fun. All this on a pedestal which will hold an old fashion crank music box. Practice your painting and coloring skill’s on sample kitties and puppies while your own modeled critters dry on Julie’s speedy drying systems!

Sherri Haab – Image Transfers on Faux Bone Set in Silver

Transfer images onto Faux Bone™ to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, personalized pendant. You’ll learn so many valuable techniques in this class including image transfers on various surfaces, filing, making silver bezels and basic metal clay techniques including firing and finishing. Your finished pendant will be ready to attach to your favorite cord, chain or other finding… ready to wear and show off!

… and there’s even more to choose from, so check ’em out and sign up today! You can search all Las Vegas classes by Workshop or by Instructor. Which classes are you looking forward to?

Don’t forget that Art & Soul Retreats has a very special talk radio program to keep you inspired in-between events!

Hosted by professional artist and mentor Lesley Riley, Art & Soul Radio explores all aspects of the creative process. Whether you’re just beginning to explore your creativity or are a professional artist, this show is for YOU! Guests and topics include artists, authors, art materials and techniques, the business of art, creative blocks, “aha” moments and more.

Every other week the show offers a plethora of creative ideas! Personally, professionally and artistically you’ll generate more abundance, clarity, confidence and creative energy as your host, Lesley, inspires, encourages and ignites your Creative Spirit! Join us for our next exciting interview, or listen to past episodes… all for free!