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Art Feeds My Soul Extended Weekend Workshop 2017-07-25T20:10:33+00:00

Art Feeds My Soul Oct 12-15
Extended Weekend Workshop

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October 12-15, 2017 Thursday 4PM – Sunday 1 PM

Get your pARTy on at the Art Feeds My Soul Extended Weekend Workshop this October 12-15, 2017 in Mancos, CO hosted by Lille Diane. Discover or re-discover your artist within this Fall for four days and three nights while staying at the completely charming Mancos Inn, in private, sweetly decorated, one-of-a-kind rooms. Enjoy unlimited access to the on-site art studio, Painted Turtle Studio, to work on three *make & take* projects to your heart’s content. ALL art supplies included for each project exploring paper, clay & metal, plus instruction from Lille, creator and human sparkler behind Art Feeds My Soul Workshops. Only 8 spots available.

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Lille Diane, creator of Art Feeds My Soul Workshops

All meals included except one lunch at the Absolute Bakery & Café before strolling leisurely through art co-ops and galleries Mancos is famous for. The rest of the time will be spent immersed in your happy place making art, snacking, laughing,  picnicking, making memories and being served soul satisfying meals made with an abundance of love. Art and your adventurous spirit belong together!

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Painted Turtle Studio is conveniently located on the ground floor of the Mancos Inn. How cool is that? You will have open access to the studio for the entire time you are here! You’ll have plenty of time to work on the three projects Lille will skillfully show you how to make. If you’re a morning person, the coffee or hot water will be hot and ready, so you can wander down to the studio and work on your projects whenever you’re ready. If you’re a night owl, you’ll be in your glory staying up making art!

The Inn and studio are in the heart of downtown Mancos. It’s picture perfect for early morning walkers to wake up to watch the La Plata Mountains kiss the sun to the east and Mesa Verde and Sleeping Ute Mountains blushed in pink adorning the western landscape. Autumn is one of the sweetest times to visit our area when the sage is in full bloom and the Cottonwoods are dressed in sunny, yellow hues. You might even get to see a cattle drive right in the heart of Mancos! Here in Mancos the Old West is still alive and melds beautifully with the abundance of organic farmers and ranchers as well as the large artist’s community.

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Downtown Mancos Traffic

Here’s the Art Feeds My Soul Workshop Line-up! 

During your extended weekend together, you will make three *Make & Take* projects. All three workshops focus on your hands and the immense gifts your hands are in how they serve you and how you connect to the world with the gift of your hands serving others. Here’s the line-up in the art making fun queue!

~*~ Painted Pottery pARTy ~*~

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This workshop kicks off the pARTy in style! Pottery Paint pARTy involves painting a beautiful bowl, plate or platter from a mid-range selection of delightful pieces from Painted Turtle Studio. Guests may select a higher range item for an additional fee above the mid-range pieces offered in the package. Your tasteful, designer piece of pottery will be dressed up by you in rich colors and glazes after which it will go through two firing steps to be ready to take home with you by the end of the weekend. The pARTy starts when you arrive!

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~*~ HandScape, Boho-Style Hand Portraits ~*~

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Next, you’ll learn how to make Lille’s popular class project called HandScapes: Boho-Style Hand Portraits using watercolor, ink, and paper. Caution… these are highly addicting! Think of it as a henna or tattoo style landscape of your hands depicting your word of the year, a favorite phrase or as a work of art created by using your doodle language unique to you! This warm-up class featuring paint and doodling with an assortment of groovy ink pens will open your creative channels and will help you design the template for the metal embossing project.

~*~ Get Your Metal On, Metal Embossing ~*~

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Get Your Metal On is an equally addicting and instantly rewarding workshop in which Lille will guide you how to shape metal into artful, 3-dimensional works of art showcasing a metal embossed replica of your hand with decorative designs made from the template of your original HandScape. You will learn about the tools, techniques, and versatility this magical medium abundantly offers those who journey down the metal path of embossing. Participants will witness their metal embossed HandScapes transform into a landscape of depth, structure, beauty, and whimsy right before their eyes. Each student will mount their metal embossed piece of handmade art as the final step of the workshop so it’s all ready to hang. Get your metal on. Enroll today!

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Paper, clay, and metal! All three workshops will satisfy your longing to create beautiful art worthy of hanging on your walls or displaying in your homes! All three projects are meditative, calming, and engaging. Serotonin boosts included in each moment guests spend at Art Feeds My Soul Extended Weekend Workshop. (you’re welcome) Only 10 spaces available.

The weekend pARTy just got even sweeter!

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This pARTy just got even better! Join Lille Diane at a special dinner and evening celebration for her birthday Friday, October 13, all dressed up in your Annie Oakley style attire! That’s right! Bring your Annie Oakley cowgirl clothes, hats, jeans, skirts, cowgirl boots, vests, ponchos, turquoise bling, and free spirits!  Photo booth, sparklers, campfires, CAKE, surprises, and gettin’ your cowgirl on!

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While you’re deciding if you want to getaway for some well-deserved relaxation and artistic fun, ask yourself this. When’s the last time you got away to spend some quality time making art, learning new techniques, sitting up late talking with friends in your jammies while working on a new art project? When’s the last time your soul had a picnic?

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All this soul food for only $895.00 per guest. Pay in full or reserve your space with a deposit of $495.00. The balance of $400.00 is due by September 20, 2017. See cancellation policies here . In the event there’s a waiting list, you will be notified immediately if there’s been a cancellation. Travel fare not included. Enrollment limited to 10 attendees. Find your creative soul in the colorful Rockies this fall. Enroll today!

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Local Airport Information

Guests flying in for this event can connect to the Cortez Municipal Airport via the Phoenix or Denver airports. It’s the closest airport to Mancos and it’s quite lovely flying in through the valley between Mesa Verde, the majestic La Plata Mountains, and the Sleeping Ute Mountains. It’s 22 miles to the Mancos Inn & Hostel from the Cortez Airport.  Durango-La Plata County Airport is 42 miles away and takes an hour plus to drive through the mountains from Durango to Mancos. Both airports have shuttle services to and from the airport. Lille highly recommends “Tom’s Tours” for your shuttle service for this event. Tom’s Tours is offering Lille’s Art Feeds My Soul guests a discount rate as part of the Colorado hospitality that awaits you here. Call Tommy directly to set up your relaxing shuttle ride to Mancos. Tell him Miss Lille sent you. 970-903-1157 

Guests will receive a welcome package with travel tips, itinerary, maps, what to bring, and further details after registering. Please contact Lille at lille@yoursoulpicnic.com if you have questions or need further assistance before signing up.

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