Art Unraveled in 3.5 weeks


There is still time to sign up for Art Unraveled, a terrific mixed-media retreat the first week in August in Phoenix, Arizona.

Yes, I know….Phoenix in August??? While it seems like an oxymoron, this summer art retreat makes perfect sense. The event organizer, Linda Young, gets a killer deal on beautiful suites at the Embassy Suites hotel at $79 a night. These same rooms in high season run double that. No worries, the hotel has adapted just like every other Phoenician who’s learned to live inside an oven during the summer. They crank up the air conditioning!

I’ve been attending Art Unraveled since 2005, because it’s in my hometown and also because it’s where I got my start in mixed-media art. I truly love this event. The best teachers from all over the country come in and put on top-notch classes.

This is the first year I will be teaching the event, and I am so jazzed. I have two classes, a short 3-hour class on making resin paper and then an intensive 9-hour class on working with resin in jewelry-making. Students will be making the gorgeous butterfly necklace with resin-paper beads from Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques Using ICE Resin. This workshop is the in-depth version of the book and I am keeping my fingers crossed people like it as much as I think they will.

There is still time to sign up for my classes. Please go to the Art Unraveled website and check it out. While you’re at it, hop on over to the Adorn Me site as well and see what I’m up to in Texas next March for that event.

Ricë Freeman-Zachary, whom I absolutely adore as an author, artist and friend recently did a podcast with Linda Young talking about Art Unraveled and Adorn Me. If you’ve never been to either of these mixed media events, take a listen for some inside skinny.

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