The Sandcastle Sirens retreat in June 2009 is an artistic and spiritual gathering conceived by Jane Pollock. Jane is an artist who loves to share her talent with others. She founded the non-profit organization Art Takes A Village in 2007 in order to provide art therapy to at-risk youths and adults. The 2009 inaugural retreat is designed to bring people together and share their artistic abilities.
Saturday June 6th
"Time Flies" class, taught by Julie Haymaker Thompson
seaside photo op
Sunday June 7th "Hey Birdie" class, taught by Julie Haymaker Thompson
Marché Dans Le Jardin vendor sale
Accomodations for Saturday evening are available at the beautiful beachfront Coronado home. Please send an email to SandcastleSirens@gmail.com for more information.
"Hey Birdie" Class
(affectionately known as Steam Punk Lily) We will make a pewter covered bird, embellished with a variety of interesting objects. Your bird will then perch on a wooden vintage book page covered egg. You will work with a unique variety of finishing techniques in this class. Some of the items will be pre done for you in this class and for those items, demos will be given. Supply list = Your imagination!!
"Time Flies" Class
In this workshop you will start by making a ”no solder “ pewter charm and then embellish it to your personal liking. You will then design a chain to match the charm. Basic design principles will be taught along with cold connection jewelry techniques. Quality materials will be used and supplied. You will leave with a very special one of a kind piece and the skills to make more!!!! Supply list = Your imagination!!
My artist professional background is in Illustration, and I have 30 years experience in that field as a freelance artist and in house artist for Hallmark Cards inc. When not illustrating I have always been drawn to the arts and crafts field. I have shown my work in galleries and I also have professional training in fine metal smithing and hence I love the process of adding detail to my work. I love to take classes to learn new things and love to teach as the joy of seeing a person move out of the stress of daily living ,to spending several hours caught up in the relaxing moment of creating, is a rewarding experience . You also have an opportunity as a teacher to learn your self as everyone's creative approach is unique. My approach to my work has always been whimsical in design with the element of sophistication in finishing techniques.
Sandcastle Sirens Retreat - June 6th and 7th, 2009
Sandcastle Sirens retreat is an inspirational and artistic gathering that will take place over two days, June 6th and 7th 2009. Set in an exquisite beachfront home in Coronado California, this retreat will be a creative getaway like no other.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Bon Bon's anyone?
Art Trades are so fun- anything goes, and lets face it we love it all
"My head is still spinning from the whole event and I am so inspired with the techniques I learned in the classes." -Jackie
"...what a wonderful weekend I had in the company of you and so many wonderful people. It was what I needed to get me inspired once again." -Sandra
"I think I will be smiling (you know, that funny little pleased smile where the corners of your mouth turn up ever so slightly...a pleased with life sort-of-smile?) for a very long time every time I think of this most marvelous adventure." -Sharon
"When we came home that afternoon, we both felt relaxed, as if we had gone away to rest... in reality we had only driven 20 minutes or so from our home, and yet the ambiance of the retreat had a very lasting and calming effect on us." -Maryam & David
Marché Dans Le Jardin, our beachside market in the garden, will take place on Sunday afternoon from 1:30pm to 6:00pm. 30% of proceeds from the Marché Dans Le Jardin event will benefit the Art Takes a Village non-profit organization.