Big news… I am hosting a mixed media travel art workshop in Belize!
Mixed media is such an incredible way to create artwork and the result is truly unique to every artist. I love sharing my process and techniques, and since so much of my artwork is inspired by the process of traveling, exploring and using found materials, it only felt right that my first workshop would incorporate all of that.
Throughout the trip I'll be hosting art workshops each day. Using provided supplies, photos and our own found materials from the area, we'll explore all the same mixed media techniques I use in my paintings, and create beautiful art-filled travel books inspired by our time in Belize. You'll learn collage techniques, paper image transfers, photo manipulation, paper stitching and the best way to seamlessly incorporate a variety of textures, surfaces and found objects into your travel journal.
We envision this trip to be more playful and less intensive than average art workshop! During our 9 days together we'll focus on exploring a new place and seeking artistic inspiration from our experiences, so you don't need to have any professional artistic experience in order to enjoy this adventure. Just have an urge to travel and create! You'll return home with a gorgeous travel book full of your own mixed media paintings and lots of new techniques to incorporate into your own art.
We'll start off our journey with four days at the Cotton Tree Eco-Lodge in the interior of Belize, where the adventurous (thats you!) can hike the Rio Blanco waterfall or explore the caves of Blue Creek, then relax and create art in their open-air, sustainable, solar-powered lodge...
...and then travel for five days to the rustic, remote island of South Water Caye:
On South Water Caye, we'll spend our days snorkeling, swimming, boating, creating art and even enjoying drumming lessons as we relax at this UNESCO heritage site.
We spent a lot of time perfecting this trip for those who want to really get out there, explore and see a new part of the world with a more adventurous twist. It only made sense to pack this trip full of incredible activities -- the same way I do when I travel -- in order to fuel our creativity and give us delicious inspiration to channel into beautiful, vibrant art. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am!
All the details are here on A&CT's website, and there's an interview here on my travel art process if you really want to know the nitty gritty! Use the contact form to get ahold of Sharon, the trip director (she is awesome!) or contact me if you have art-specific questions. I really hope you'll join us!