It’s not too late to avoid FOMS!
(Fear Of Missing Something)
We are making the final preparations for the 5th Annual Creativity Retreat and we can’t wait to share this year’s projects.There’s still room for a few more participants so contact us today and register for two days of creative play. All registered participant will be receiving the Welcome Letter next week via email.
Another Sneak Peek:
Guest Artist Diana Trout
Keeping with our guest theme of wearable art, Diana Trout returns to our Summer Creativity Retreat to teach us how to make wrap bracelets! Similar to the trendy and pricey Chan Luu bracelets, Diana will teach us how to make a single wrap bracelet.
Diana’s professional life is weighted equally between her twin passions for teaching and creating. Her stitched mixed media painting, watercolor and book arts have been exhibited nationally. Her artwork and articles have appeared in national magazines.
Trout’s book, Journal Spilling, Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression is used by artists, art journalers and teachers. Diana teaches in person and online as well as maintaining an active blog and YouTube channel. You can find her at DianaTrout.Typepad.com
Registrations are coming in and you won’t want to miss this year’s Creativity Retreat! Register early so you aren’t disappointed. More information is available by checking out the Summer Retreat and Registration Form tabs in the main menu above.
We are excited have Deb join us this year teaching how she makes her beautiful silk scarves! Learn how to turn your own design into a wearable art fashion statement piece.
About our guest artist Debrah Block in her own words:
“i am in love with colors- they are intoxicating and seductive, and I have a passion for form and texture. i learned to sew at age 4. I have loved textiles ever since. I have a bfa in painting, and i bring the techniques i learned to silk painting, which is somewhat unorthodox. My projects have included embroidery, knitting, sewing and other traditional needle art forms. i work with silk and wool to create scarves, shawls and accessories. the colors and effects i can achieve with silk dyes and paints are intense and beautiful, and a joy to work with! i use various resists in silk painting such as gutta, salt, alcohol and sugar syrup to achieve different effects and textures.
creating my pieces is always exciting, the unpredictable nature of the interaction between silk and paint is what keeps me growing and changing. every piece is one of a kind.”
Learn more about Debrah’s work at her website:
Planning on attending the 2015 Summer Creativity Retreat? There are a few options in the area and within ten minutes of the Hunterdon Preparatory School Campus.
The Hampton Inn, Clinton NJ
16 Frontage Drive, Clinton, New Jersey, 08809
300 Corporate Dr. Lebanon, NJ 08833
Riverside Victorian Bed & Breakfast
66 Leigh St. Clinton, NJ 08809
You asked for it and we want to give it to you! Another fabulous two-day, hands-on learning experience for educators of all kinds is just about ready to be announced! Now is the time to tell us what you liked about the last two years and let us know what you’d like to see this year. We want to make this the best Summer Institute yet!
Stay tuned for 2013 dates and venues… we can’t wait to see you all again!
Yours In Creativity,
Dar & Deb
Final preparations are being made and the countdown has begun for the 2nd Annual Summer Institute. We have sent a supply list to all participants. Please let us know if you did not get the email and we will get it right out to you!
Last year’s retreat-like event was such a success, so of course we plan to do it again! We are busy making plans for our Summer Institute to be held on August 7 & 8th, 2012. Plans are to make this summer’s event bigger and even better! Subscribe today and be among the first to get all the details as soon as they are posted!