Sunday, November 10, 2013

~ Registration Now Open For ArtBeach 2014~ October 8th-11th-~ On Folly Beach South Carolina!

"Toes in The Sand~ Paintbrush in Hand"

 Come join us for ArtBeach 2014! We had such a magical experience last October filled with  beautiful new friends, lots of new art techniques, sunny days on the beach ( we even enjoyed yoga on the beach!) all wrapped up in amazing memories we will always carry with us! The beach house is  literally right on the beach and you can sit on the back porch in one of the many rocking chairs and just feel the wonderful energy around you! Lots of time for art,inspiration and making new connections with the lovely woman attending ! Here are some of the wonderful comments from last years attendees

      Sandi-" Art beach was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. lifetime friendships were formed, art techniques were learned, fun was had...

      Angie- "The energy of all of those wonderful creative ladies in one place was amazing ! The sharing of talents and ideas was incredible !!

Cary- "It felt so freeing to be away for the first time from my family, any troubles I had...just leaving them behind. The instant bond of friendship we all made was magnificent. The art techniques were awesome, too, but the spirit surrounding that beach house were really what made it so special."

ArtBeach Retreat is 3 full days of creative bliss and included in your registration are the workshops and all supplies/handouts, 2 meals a day ( continental breakfast and a gourmet lunch) along with snacks, drinks etc. Welcome gift bag filled with art supply goodies from our wonderful co sponsors, there will be massage therapists offering beach massages on the first afternoon of the retreat! Also the Henna tattoos were a huge hit so that will be offered as well! And who knows maybe a couple of wonderful surprises as well!!
Last years winner of this wonderful surprise was Karen who won this beautiful quilt donated by Jan Gerson from Threaded Paintbrushes~ She will be graciously donating another beautiful lap quilt for the 2104 ArtBeach retreat!

**Registration on the website at for the retreat and beach house lodging is now closed. Local hotels within 20 minutes!

2014 Co-Sponsors
Thank you to these amazing co-sponsors for their generous donations at Artbeach Retreat this year!

-ArtistCellar Stencils-

- Threaded Paintbrush-


Stencil Girl Stencils

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko


 2 Spaces Left!!

For those of you wanting to stay at the beach house it includes includes dorm style accommodations, 4 bathrooms which is plenty of room for everyone, towels,linens, washer and dryer access , dinners for 4 nights and of course all the beautiful sunshine you can soak up! Signing up for both the retreat and the beach house stay will then cover all of your meals.

Beach House Lodging Cost
 4 nights ( Tuesday night -after 4pm- Friday night) with departure time by 10 am on Saturday
$295.00. Spaces are very limited and we have just a handful left so if you would like to save a space with us at the beach house don't hesitate!

There are some very nice hotels not far from Folly beach below are just a few

*Tides Hotel- right on the beach 5 minutes away, but a bit pricey

*La Quinta Hotel

* Holiday Inn

**Workshops will be held daily from 9am to 4pm with a lunch break in between.

***2014 Workshop Instructors ***

~Sherri Welser~

Sherri Welser is owner of~ IndigoEarth~ &  Wild Heart Art  Studio in Upstate NY and enjoys creating unique artisan jewelry and mixed media.  She is a nationally published Jewelry  Designer, Mixed Media Artist and has been a Design Team Member for several on line creative art companies.She offers a multitude of On line workshops and travels the East Coast offering  hands on workshops. 

"Vintage Beach Houses"
In this unique and fun workshop we will be creating Vintage Beach houses with collage papers,ephemera, metal and epoxy embellishments and make unique beach waves  to highlight this "beachy "canvas!

"Creating  Custom Made  Glycerin  Artists Scrub Soap"
As artists we all know how grungy our hands can get after a creative art session! Now you can create and customize your own glycerin soap containing herbs and  essential oils! This is a  wonderful  workshop to be able to make  beautiful natural  handmade soap for all of your artsy endeavors!

~Leslie  Ackman ~ 

Leslie Ackman is a self-taught mixed-media artist and blogger from Maryville, Missouri. After taking Brave Girl Melody Ross's "Soul Restoration" class she KNEW she had found her passion in life! Mixing her love of Words with paint, images and glue...Leslie began not only creating for herself but others. She has been teaching Mixed-Media classes at "The Art Experience" in Maryville for 2 years as well as sharing her message and art on-line at her blog Words of Me Project. Leslie believes that everyone is an artist and loves to share her enthusiasm with her students! Please stop by her blog for one of her free art journaling classes.

Soul House-

This class you will answer soul-stirring, heartfelt questions so you can create your very own "Soul House". We will decoupage, paint, stamp and stencil a 'Soul House" birdhouse of your very own, something you will  treasure forever. This sweet little "Soul House" on canvas  will reflect what's truly in your heart.

 "Make Your Mark:25 Ways to Play with Stencils


 Spend two to three hours playing with my favorite tool...STENCILS! We will use everything from the traditional stencil to chipboard, magazine photos, punches and more! Have fun with supplies you already have!! Spray inks, modeling paste, pens, paper, glitter, acrylic paint and watercolors to name a few. We will create at least ten backgrounds for future use in your art journaling projects. Creative prompts will be included:)

 "She Had Far to Go"

One of my favorite things to use in my art are Vintage Girls. In this class we will create a small deck of Positive Affirmation Cards using Vintage Girls, words, stamps, paint, inks and stencils. These cute cards are perfect to keep by your bed, in your purse or to share with a friend.

~Denise Baldwin~

Combining her skills of drawing, painting, and sculpting with her unending ability to embellish, Denise Baldwin creates wonderful two dimensional and three dimensional art that tickles the soul and warms the heart. Sometimes quirky, but never offensive, her art is cherished by those that possess it.

Mostly self-taught with some formal training, Denise has been creating and teaching since 1982. She has taught several private work-shops in her home city of Virginia Beach, as well as for groups in and around the Tidewater area. Her work has been juried into the Stockley Gardens fine art show, The MOCA at Virginia Beach, as well as being shown in local galleries within the community. 

Denise is dedicated to sharing her skills and enjoys the interaction between teacher and students. Her greatest joy is to see someone open to their own abilities and dreams.

~Whimsical Faces~

This class will focus on teaching you how to create and paint a whimsical face.
Some of the concepts we will cover are: proportions, understanding the light source,
and how to achieve a skin tone that blends from dark to light so your little face has
During the course of this class we will talk about the background and how to use it in
order to compliment the face.
Once you have learned the key elements for painting your whimsical face, I will show you how to paint the hair and demonstrate ways to help you move beyond just one flat color.
The ultimate goal for this class is for you to walk away with a finished whimsical face and all the valuable tips and tricks that will enable you to create and replicate more faces on your own.

~Sweet Angels~

So you have always loved angels? Well now you can paint one to take home with you!
In this class you will explore making the background, face, body, and best of all, the WINGS! I have an easy, no fuss way, to get good looking feathery wings each and every time.
So join me in this half day session where the angels will truly be among us!

~Memories From ArtBeach 2013~

When the girls got to the beach house they all had their names on the doors and I added little inspirational quotes around in the rooms..

 I wanted everyone to feel comfortable and at home with lots of good creative vibes going! It is a beach house where you walk in and right away you feel at peace and very inspired can feel all the good energy around you:) I couldn't have chosen a better place!

These are just some of the magical views from the beach house!

  Some of the girls relaxing before the start of the workshops

Workshops underway

 Beautiful View from the side porch!

Fun Selfies!

 Dinner at the beach house

"Artsy Goodness"

 Our Yoga Morning on the beach!

 OUR view from the back porch!

Yoga on the beach

One of the art workshop projects

Karen brought her guitar!!

Some more artsy fun!

Doing henna tattoos!

Miss Ivy giving us a Belly dancing intro:)

Having a little creative fun!

Megan working the camera:)

Fun beach doodles from one of the ArtBeach Babes

A girls night out!

The awesome view at the restaurant from our dinner table!!

Looking for shells

One of our fun projects.. "Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Pants".. Everyone brought either  a pair of jeans,apron, shirt etc so we all could doodle some artsy love on them and go home with a special memento!

Beach Doodles!

Sitting and watching the beautiful views

The sunrises are just breathtaking!

One can never get tired of such a beautiful view and I hope that you have been able to experience  just a bit of what an amazing opportunity we all had to connect here, create and have such wonderful memories of the friends we made and of the place we will never forget!