Friday, September 5, 2008

Art Journey Retreat 2009

Joanne has been wearing her fingers raw, setting up the website with the details for next years Art Retreat that is going to be held in Sydney. It should be up and running by Monday. Recently Joanne flew over to have a look at the venue, we are hoping all the delegates will be happy with our choice. It is very hard when you are operating from the other side of the country, I think it will be good to have classes and accommodation all at the one venue and look forward to getting to know more of the girls and seeing their wonderful artwork.
Once again we have been lucky to get wonderful tutors. I am sure everyone will have a hard time choosing which classes to do. The American tutors have been teaching for many years and have either published books or featured in Somerset Studio magazines.

Mary-Jo Koch does amazing painting onto old postcards, you have to see them, anyone who loves vintage will love this class. Her Journal that is held over 2 days is just beautiful, I cannot wait to meet this wonderfully talented artist. Sample below. Don't those flowers look real.
L K Ludwig's journals are also quite vintage and she is teaching lots of techniques such as ageing copper wire mesh. In the image below I bet you think that is real fern leaf stuck on top, but no its an imprint left after ageing the copper, I have got to try that!
Keith Le Bue does amazing assemblages using found objects, I have admired Keith's work since I purchased a Somerset Studio about 7 years ago and saw the following image, how cool is that.
We have some wonderful Australian Tutors at this retreat, we are hoping you will embrace them, you will find that they are as good as the American tutors and because they are Australian and airfares are not an issue we can offer these classes at a more affordable rate, take advantage of this, as if petrol prices keep rising, air fares will also rise and bringing out American tutors will become a lot more expensive. What I have seen of 2 of the Australian tutors teaching techniques they are as good as or even better than any I have seen. Please go on our website to see samples for these wonderful creative women, it should be up by Monday.

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