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The Art of Travel...Inspired Journey to India with Susan Stover and Michelle Fletcher

January 29 - February 12, 2017: Jaipur, Pushkar and Udaipur, India

The Artist and the Gypsy Collective, Susan Stover and Michelle Fletcher, invite you on an art and textile inspired journey to India exploring all the colors, sights, sounds and spice that make up the unique area of Rajasthan.

For 2 weeks our trip will take us to the cities of Jaipur, Pushkar and Udaipur while visiting smaller villages along the way. We will visit traditional artisans, take a block printing workshop, learn about tie-dye, embroidery and other textile techniques, photograph markets and ancient sites, tour galleries and museums. Gathering inspiration as we explore, Susan will be leading exercises on patterns, personal motifs and designs. Michelle will be guiding you on keeping a travel journal filled with field notes and photography, capturing images and making memories. All of this is designed to fill you up to carry you and your art to new levels as you take your inspirations back home to your own studio.

Spaces are limited. A non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Final payments due October 1, 2016.

For full information see susanstover.com or michellefletcherart.com.

Art of Soul Workshops – Hands on Artistic Fun for All!

February 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16, 2017 (Thursdays) - 7-9 pm, EvUCC - 2520 Poplar Street, Highland, IL

presented by the Highlands Arts Council

Each workshop will offer games and instruction in a specific artistic medium. All materials will be provided for each class.

PDF - Art of Soul flyer

Art of Soul flyer

For more information, call 618-558-0054

Session 1
Origami by Lunnette Schuepbach
Thursday, February 16, 2017 – 7-9 pm

Session 2
Polymer Clay Accents by Peggy Bellm-Carnley
Thursday, February 23, 2017 – 7-9 pm
- Featuring Jacquard's Pinata Alcohol Inks and Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments

Session 3
Watercolor by Valeri Bernardino
Thursday, March 2 – 7-9 pm

Session 4
Acrylic Painting by Paulette Todd
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 7-9 pm

Session 5
Drawing with Geometric Shapes by Nichole Shanks
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 7-9 pm