Tuesday, January 15, 2013

~ARTBEACH RETREAT 2013~ Registration Now Open!!

Just think... creating in such a beautiful , relaxing environment and you can experience it all at this years "ArtBeach Retreat"!! With your toes in the sand and the sun shining brightly you're creative energy will flow! Along with the amazing workshops below ( more workshops to be added) there will be some very exciting activities such as a  "farewell dinner" Trip to Downtown Charleston along  with  Yoga and Belly dancing workshop on the beach each morning .Not to mention some awesome giveaways and fun surprises in between! A welcome goody/art supply bag & art apron is also included upon arrival!
**One of you lucky Ladies will also be entered to win a beautiful "artsy" Lap Quilt lovingly created and donated by Jan Gerson!You can see Jan's beautiful work here at https://www.facebook.com/ThreadedPaintbrushes?fref=

Registration is accepted until Sept 1st or until we reach 25 students.Registration after the Early Bird date is $600.00 and you also have the option to do the $200.00 increment payments on the website at www.indigoearth.artfire.com  to hold your space!
The beach is now full :) but there are many wonderful hotels in the  Charleston area and links can be found on this page.

Retreat includes workshops, supplies, 2 light meals each day and day activities.  *Friday Night Charleston Trip-(Limo Transportation provided to  downtown Charleston for those who would like to dine together or shopping is also an option for those who would rather shop:))

 ~Sold Out~The beach house is large and roomy with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and can sleep 12. To insure  the most comfortable accommodations we will only have 10 slots open for dorm style lodging~  First come basis ( also has laundry privileges!)

Oceanfront Living & Dining Area

Folly Beach house rental - View from Roof Top Deck

Large, Open, Fully-Stocked Kitchen

Queen Bedroom Suite

This is such a wonderful opportunity to learn new art techniques and skills,connect with other women who share the same creative passion and enjoy the amazing world around you!

~Thank You to Our Generous Artist Retreat  Sponsors ~ 

Golden Artist Colors

Stencil Girl Products

(Claudine Helmuth Paints)
Ranger Ink

SunFeather Soaps "Artisan Soaps"

The Robins Nest


~Daler- Rowney~


~Unity Stamps~

~Threaded Paintbrushes~

 Twiggy & Opal~ Jayne creates beautiful handmade fabric/quilted items and she has graciously donated 2 beautiful Pencil/ Marker/Paintbrush roll ups! So 2 of you lucky retreat participants has an opportunity to win one!! Thanks so much Jayne!!

~Viva Las Vegas Stamps~

 Website: www.vlvstamps.com

~Stamper's Ink~

The Stamper's Ink. Company

 Home of Stampers Ink Retail Store
Riley and Company Rubber Stamps
Cornish heritage Farms Rubber Stamps
12152 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66216
Website: www.stampersink.net
Blog: stampersink.typepad.com

~Artists Cellar~

Beautiful stencils for every aspect of creating art!

~Pam Carriker~
Artist,Educator and Author of  " Art at the Speed of Life" and her newest book out this month " Creating Art at the Speed of Life"
Has graciously donated her newest book along with some other goodies for an Artbeach  give away!!


Below are the  wonderful workshops offered and a workshop schedule below(workshops are 2-3 hours each).To register go to www.indigoearth.artfire.com

~ Artist Sherri Welser~

 Owner of ~IndigoEarth & Wild Heart Art Studio~

Sherri lives in Upstate NY and is a mixed media artist , published jewelry designer and educator.Her jewelry has been seen in  March, May,August  and Nov 2012 issues along with Jan 2013 issue of Bead Tends Magazine. She loves to combine colors, textures and unique combinations in all of her work and enjoys sharing with others! 

~Sherri's Workshops~

~Creating Amazing & Unique Textures in Mixed Media and Journal Artwork~

Join us on this "creatively wild" journey adding interesting textures and backgrounds to your artwork! We will be exploring all the different supplies and ways to make your designs pop with your unique style and expression!

~"Stampin & Revampin"~

Stamp & revamp ,adding unique interest to your artwork with metal stamping designs! We will explore stamping on chipboard,leather and paper clay to personalize your artwork and give it a fun & funky edge! These items can be used in mixed media,jewelry design and just about whatever to comes to mind!
My leather stamping Vintage style leather bracelets were also featured in "Bead Trends Magazine" January 2013! Get wild and crazy with stampin & revampin!!

**Bonus Workshop-" Henna Tattoos "**

Henna Tattoos are used in several cultures as a form of celebration and "Right of Passage".. they are so fun to decorate the body with and even adorn with crystals and body glitter! You will each adorn your body with beautiful henna artwork tattoos and we will even have beautiful Bindi's to add to your body artwork!

~ Artist Sandi Floyd Tygar ~

"I entered the world of mixed media art a few years ago, coming from a scrapbooking background. As I explore each avenue of mixed media I find new loves , from sketching to painting to altered art and all the areas in between. I have taken many wonderful online courses and learned some incredible techniques."

 Sandi has been published in "Legacy" magazine (now known as Somerset Arts) and one of her glass slide projects appears on the Ranger website. Sandi also teaches two online classes, "I doodle, do you?" and "I doodle, too, two, 2".

*Blog, sandi-mybravesoul.blogspot.com showcases all my artwork including my recurring "Blanche" character. 

 "Anyone taking a workshop from me can be guaranteed three things. Fun, laughter and art." 

~Sandi's Workshops~

    ~Explore and Create Meditative Mandalas~

 This unique workshop will explore the wonderful meditative attributes of drawing and coloring mandalas. Learn what these circular art forms represent as you create them. Experience the extreme serene...

 1) Brief history of what a mandala is
 2) Learning the meditation techniques that will drive the artwork
 3) Creating a free form mandala, black and white
 4) Drawing a structured mandala and coloring

~Book Binding A Creative Art Journal~

 What could be more  perfect  than to create your own artistic journey on paper~ from folding the folios, to sewing the signatures, build your personalized art journal from scratch. use mixed media elements and techniques to decorate your cover.

1) Folding and creating folios
2) Cutting canvas cover
3) Sewing signatures into cover
4) Decorating cover with amazing  and fun supplies

~ Artist Melanie Statnick~

Canadian Artist Melanie Statnick works out of her private studio in North Carolina. The Sunny South gives Melanie that creative spark. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the warm beaches of the Coast, Melanie finds inspiration everywhere she travels. Melanie creates Mixed Media paintings, Art Journaling and Collage work. She mentors and teaches painting workshops online and in the classroom working with both adults and children. Her art continues to be on exhibit extensively throughout North Carolina with International private collections. Melanie has her own line of rubber stamps that can be purchased on her website! 


~Melanie's Workshops~

~Rip Bit Collage Workshop~

In this creative collage workshop you will discover new ways to make a composition with using a variety of assorted patterned papers and paint, to create a beautiful and uniquely you artwork. Melanie will teach you with step by step instructions, how to complete a full composition using ripped up paper bits, cut fabric, paint and more. Students will stretch their imagination as they learn about values and color theory in this experimental, free flowing workshop. Melanie will provide instructional sheets and inspiration prompts for students to keep. 

 Healing Art Journaling~

 Create amazing backgrounds and personalized ephemera for your art journal in a fun and stress free experimental workshop.
 Using simple tools Melanie Statnick will teach you how to build your own Art Journal pages. In this basic level no experience necessary class ,students will be shown how to use fabulous assortments of papers and acrylic paint and applying them to your Art Journal.
This workshop encompasses a New art movement in journaling, expressive and intuitive art.

So as you can see there are some amazing workshops and activities  that will be going on here at the "ArtBeach Retreat"!! ( with several more workshops to be posted as well) 
Lots of beautiful views,inspiration and wonderful friends!! 
**Space is limited and early bird registrations ends February 23rd!!**
 We are looking forward  to having you join us!!!

~Workshop Schedule~
~Wens Oct 9th-   Mini Workshops~
12:30-1pm Welcome
1 to 2pm-
*Henna Tattoos- We will each have such fun creating henna art tattoos including crystals , glitter and Bindi's!!
 Sherri Welser-Instructor

*Creating Excitement with Alcohol Inks and Aluminum Foil- Wait till you see the beautiful artwork you can create from this simple technique!
Sandi Floyd Tygar-Instructor 

*Altered Tags
Students will create a mini piece of artwork expressing a celebration about themselves.  This could be anything from a new job, a special vacations, or personal achievement e.g. working out more, eating healthy or pampering the goddess within.
Using watercolor and or ink students will create a basic background of their choice to get them started. We’ll continue the process intuitively with images, words, stamps etc...    The backside will be left open to write a short note to yourself that expresses how proud of “You”, you are.
Melanie Statnick-Instructor

~October 10-Thursday~
8:00- 8:30am- Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30am-Yoga  workshop on the Beach!
10:00am- 12:00- Sandi Floyd Tygar- ‘Book Binding & Creating a Beautiful Handmade Journal”
12-1:00- Lunch Break ( provided)
1-3pm –Sherri Welser- Creative Backgrounds and Textures for Mixed Media and Journaling
3-5pm- Melanie Statnick-“Healing Art Journaling”

~October 11th-Friday~
8:00-8:30am-Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30- Belly Dancing Workshop on the Beach!
10am-12- Sherri Welser- “Stampin & Revampin”
12:00-1pm-Lunch (provided)
 1-3pm- Melanie Statnick-“Rip Bit Collage”
3-5pm- Sandi Floyd Tygar- “Explore & Create Meditative Mandalas”
  5-9pm- Downtown Charleston Limo trip for Dinner or Shopping!

~Saturday Oct 12th~
8:00-9am Continental breakfast and goodbye’s to such wonderful and creative friends!

 *Please note~ Departure from the beach house by 10am.


  1. I so so so wanna do this.. as I live only 5 hours away in Ormond by The Sea in FL.. I so wnana be there! Sadly, I can't register now.. is there any possible way you can hold a spot for me?? any way at all??? bonitarose

    1. Hi Bonita~ It was great to talk to you and I hope everything will work out so you can join us!!Have a beautiful day!

  2. Sherri - could you message me on Facebook how much the total registration is and what I need to do to sign up? I'm looking forward to being in SC again!!! - Ginger Ausband

  3. Sherri. Can we chat on facebook or would you like me to call you. I am really thinking on registering but I have some questions first.

  4. HI Sandcastle23~ Deff you can message me through my FB Page:)I look forward to chatting with you!

  5. Im SO EXCITED!! I cannot wait for this!

  6. So glad I took the plunge and decided to do this !! REALLY excited about it !!!

  7. YAY Girls!! Cant Wait either!!:)

  8. okay baby doll I'm in, just got me receipt for registration. yahooo!

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    1. Ivy Sievers - I live in Virginia - just south of D.C. I plan on driving - I can't tell from your link (it wont pull up a map) if I am on your way or not. I live in Fredericksburg. Folly Beach is 7 hours from me. You can email me at caryscholes@yahoo.com if you think we could/should carpool!
      Cary Scholes

    2. Hello: I'll send you the map via your email address, see if this might work.???? my email is sweetivy@mac.com so keep your eye open for it. yahooo

  10. Welcome Ivy~ Great idea to see who might be coming from your way!! Maybe you and Cary can travel the final part of the trip together! So glad you guys are joining us!!<3
    We will have a blast!!!

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  12. Hello Beach Babes: I'm coming in from the midwest feel free to contact me if you're interested in car pooling.

  13. I would love to do this. Can you recommend a place to stay that IS NEAR THE BEACH HOUSE?

  14. Hi Junking DataGirl! There is a hotel right on the beach about 5 minutes from the beach house but it is somewhat pricey...You can stay about 15 minutes away in Charleston. Here is a link http://www.booking.com/city/us/charleston.en-us.html?aid=324798;label=south-carolina-Q_YgUxVWS6d50rU5hEonuQS4126217351%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1750%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t2%3Anes;sid=bc5a8f93127c13ee093654c1e28e4103;dcid=1
    I have personally stayed at La Quinta and one of the girls will be staying there the night before the Retreat starts~ Its a nice place and reasonable about 15 minutes from Folly beach. Would love to have you join us! Please let me know if you have any other questions!!:)

  15. Just thinking still about the workshop. Can you tell me the real estate office you used to rent this beautiful home. I was thinking maybe of renting a home for the full week and be able to attend the workshops. Maybe some other girls attending the workshops have the same kind of idea in mind.

  16. There are quite a few to choose from.. I would suggest just searching vacation rentals on Folly Beach :)

  17. I would love to do this! Has anyone found a hotel to stay that it's not too far from the beach house?

  18. Hi Evelyn!
    We would love to have you!! There is a hotel just outside of Charleston and about 15 min from the beach house "La Quinta" one of the girls is staying there the night .. I have stayed at several La Quinta's in the area and they are all really nice and about 100.00 a night on average.. there are several in the area this one is 8 miles from the airport and about 15- 20 minutes from Folly beach. Here is the link and hope you can join us!! :)

  19. It looks so wonderful. I would love to be able to do this. I have a conflict in my schedule so I'm not able to make it work this time. I'll be there in spirit and maybe next time I will be able to attend.