Destination Creativity: The Life-Altering Journey of the Art Retreat

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North Light Books, Aug 24, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Experience art retreats without leaving your home! There’s a community of passionate, creative souls looking to connect, and the art retreat is where is happens. In Destination Creativity, Ric Freeman-Zachery brings the life-altering journey of the art retreat from venues all across the country straight into your hands and the comfort of your favorite chair. Maybe you’ve heard about the many different places you can go to take art workshops from a variety of talented artistic instructors, but you haven’t been sure which retreat experience is right for you. Ric has done your homework! From Port Townsend, Washington’s Artfest to Hampton, Virginia’s Art & Soul, from rural Wisconsin to the strip of Las Vegas, from beads to quilts to painting with your hands, she has the inside scoop for you in Destination Creativity and a first-hand account of nine inspiring art retreats. - Take five workshops right alongside Ric with step-by-step instruction and a glimpse into the actual classroom experience. - Hear from a variety of attendees—creative types just like you—what it is that drew them to attend their chosen event and be inspired by their life-changing stories. - See what the retreats actually look like with plenty of atmospheric photos taken by Ric’s favorite sidekick, Earl Zachery. - Discover ideas for hosting creative get-togethers in your own hometown including naming your retreat, picking a venue and planning meals.

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Meet the Instructors
Creating on the Strip
Expect the Unexpected
Room with a View
A Down Home Good Time
Into the Rabbit Hole
Getting the Star Treatment
Heart of the Desert
Inspiring Stitches
Featured Retreats
Quoted Contributors
About Ric About Earl

Bring on the Bling

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Rice Freeman-Zachery is an artist and writer whose clothes, dolls and jewelry have been featured in shops and galleries in New Orleans, Taos, Albuquerque, Tacoma and Seattle, and whose art has been featured in Lynne Perrella's Artists' Journals & Sketchbooks and Terry Taylor's Altered Art. She writes artist profiles for Art Doll Quarterly, Belle Armoire, Legacy, Somerset Life and Somerset Studio, and her two books, Stamp Artistry (Quarry, Nov. '03) and New Techniques for Wearable Art (Quarry, Sept. '04), feature her own art and that of other mixed-media artists.

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