There are many art retreats going on around the US. I have not been able to make one yet. Most of the time, they are just too far away. I would love to attend one, though. First, I think that being surrounded by like minded people is a must. Second, I want to be able to see, firsthand, how to do a technique. And third, I want to soak up the experience and lessons that the teacher and fellow students can offer.
KC Willis, of Lipstick Ranch, has a schedule of classes (some online ones too) at her sweet new Studio Retreats. She found this amazing cottage, and is going to fill it up with art and artists like Joanna Pierotti and Sarah Fishburn. All workshops paid in full up front get 20% off!! And until the drawing is held September 5th (for the cool $300) those same paid workshops get one night of their hotel free here in lovely Longmont, CO!! EVEN BETTER!!
JoAnnA is going to teach an awesome workshop in May 2010 at KC Willis Studio Retreats. Her "Sacred Pockets" class will be a two-day workshop here in Colorado where she will unearth the Art-chaeologist in you. She has never taught this class before, so 10 very lucky students will be in for an incredible treat.
KC will be having a 2-day class right after JoAnnA's so you can get 2 workshops in one trip if you want to. VERY COOL.
I sincerely wish I could go. I really do. But for me, and other east coast and international gals who jsut can't make it, the online KC Willis Collage Camp is an option. You can even buy the DVDs.