Art Is....You and me and magic and art enabling creativity at its finest!!!!!
Did you know that whether you are on the East Coast, West Coast, Down South, Down Under or just sitting at your computer screen you are within driving, flying or walking distance to an Art Is....You event!!!!! Really, no kidding!!
Sal and Ellen, that's them below, are two of the most magical, art inspiring and creative individuals that you will ever meet! They came together with an idea that sprang into a little seedling that has taken root in the hearts, minds and souls of all who attend one of the AIY retreats.
In 2014 you will see them first in Olive Branch, Mississippi right across the Tennessee border and you won't believe the line up they have happening!! Here are just a few of the wonderfully creative instructors that you have the opportunity to learn from...
Jen and Aaron
Me, Myself and I (Lesley Venable)
Find out all about the classes by clicking here.......
But wait!!! That's not all!!!!! Let's look at some of the extras at the event!!!!
Taken from the lovely Art Is...You website....
Eat Cake and Create events are the icing on the cake...literally...in Dixie. They enable us all to come together for some down time, laugh time and create time. This year we have some of our favorites and some exciting new happenings. Exclusvie details will be available to registered attendees.
Theme - Art is...BFF Art can be your best friend forever. Bring your best friend or find a best friend at the retreat. We will have a week together celebrating friendship and art.
Daily Yes it is true! ALL Art is...You daily registrations include treats, special events plus luscious lunches and some sublime late night snacks - available on the day/s that you are registered.
Living in Generosity We have our door entry to Wednesday evening's Art Trunk going directly to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and we are putting the wheels in motion for some great weekend opportunities to give to others.
Daily Morning Motivators From Monday through to Sunday you will enjoy a daily morning motivator to get your creative juices flowing! We have some great inspirational sessions and surprises instore for you. Our inspirational ring master, Ricë Freeman-Zachery, is gathering together a variety of faculty, sponsors and industry guests who will excite, inspire and motivate you at the start of each day.
Nightly Art @ the Bar The tradition of gathering at the bar for a drink and a time of sharing the day's creative achievements continues. Wind down, and enjoy the spirit of Art is...You with your fellow attendees while delighting in the art being shared.
Circle of Love - Special Event! Sunday, 27 April 2014 You have checked in, you are ready for a fabulous week ahead. Pop down the road and grab your take out from one of the many restaurants and fast food outlets, then join Brenda Bliss Delaney as she takes you on a journey about life and love. Learning about the meaning and healing elements of stones, crystals and more. You will walk away with a beautiful necklace of your own creation. Coffee, Tea and Cake will also be provided. ($20.00)
Misfit Love - A Living in Generosity Project! Monday, 28 April 2014 Given that we are so close to the wonderful St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, we felt we had a wonderful opportunity to share our love of art with the children and their families. Misfit Love is a night where we will come together and with the guidance of Kecia Deveney, we will create banners of love for the children and families who walk through the doors of St. Jude's in Memphis. We will showcase many of them at Art Trunk on Wednesday evening and then present them to representatives from the hospital on Sunday morning at our BFF Super Hero Breakfast.
Faculty and Friends - Special Event! Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Entertainment provided by the Stencilgirl Products Team! Yes it is true...Sal and Ellen are donning their chef hats to cook you dinner tonight. Enjoy a low key picnic, with a glass of wine or beer or softie. Finish off your dinner with delectable delights from Mr Lesley including his world famous Toffee Brittle and possibly some scones or maybe some choc chip cookies or maybe a surprise! Price includes, Dinner, Drinks, Dessert and Stencilgirl Products Entertainment! ($15)
Dixie Art Trunk - Special Event! Wednesday, 30 April 2014 Open to the public from 6:00-9:00pm, Art Trunk. a mixed media feast of color, texture, and original art. Door donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital plus a raffle with a difference...a chance to win art stuff from some of your favorite suppliers and your fellow art friends. We will also be organizing an Old Style BBQ Dinner ($15) for anyone wishing to stay onsite and make the most of their Art Trunk hours!
Evening Workshops Thursday, 1 May 2014 We showcase this year a select group of Evening Workshops. For the first time ever you can attend an Evening Workshop without being registered for the retreat. Evening Workshops are price at $50 for registered attendees and $95 for non-registered attendees.
Frida-Koalho - Special Event Friday, 2 May 2014 Give me a home among the gumtrees, With lots of plum trees. A sheep or two, a k-kangaroo. A clothesline out the back. Verandah out the front, And an old rocking chair...Join Jane 'Danger' Davenport as she brings a little bit of Aussie to Mississippi! A fun and creative night with an opportunity to support Jane in her mission to raise some money for the Koala's of Australia! A special Living in Generosity Project for 2014. Included in that day's registration.
BFF Breakfast Sunday, 4 May 2014 Dress for the Day - SuperHeros... Correct...we encourage you to take a leap, not from a tall building...but into the world of your imagination and your spirit. Show us the Super Hero that is inside of you! We will be presenting our banners on this day to the staff of St. Jude Children's Resarch Hospital.
Hope to see you all there!!!!