A Long October Weekend at my Cottage Studio: Media & Memory...honoring and releasing, Thursday, October 20th through Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
Join me Thursday, October 20th through Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 for a 4-day workshop at my studio, 949a Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
This will be a weekend of pure play and connection as we use mixed media & art journaling to both honor all we are and release what we no longer care to carry.
These long weekends are twice a year and so intimate. People who attend feel as if a huge creative shift happens inside them. We will create a safe space to explore and experiment with a feast of materials. My studio will become your studio.
We will use pieces of clothing and objects to create a visual art journal honoring ourselves and those that came before us. We will be experimenting with all types of mediums and materials.
With a 237-acre historic farm as our backdrop, we will work outside and inside my magic studio cottage to get out our heads and into our hearts. I will be sharing the ways I inspire the words for my artwork using special prompts that are both written and visual.
If you are looking to find or rejuvenate the artist and writer within, these September days will rejuvenate our souls.
We will begin with a candlelight dinner on the farm *outside my cottage studio, under twinkle lights* on Thursday evening. Friday is a full creative day in and outside the studio. Saturday begins with a field trip and treasure hunting and then back to the studio for lunch and to create. Sunday we gather again as we finish and share all the gifts of the weekend. My studio will become your studio for a long weekend. We will work outside on the farm as the leaves fall in the fresh air beside my Australian bell tent just outside my cottage studio.
Our long fall weekend together includes:
- Endless art supplies and inspiration.
- A bundle of inspiration put together just for you.
- Dinner on the farm, three studio lunches, snacks and bottomless coffee and tea.
- Two different projects, a three-dimensional piece of wall art and one altered pages journal. Both that will open your heart up as we create using the materials around us, in my studio and on the farm, using many mixed media techniques. We will be doing all types of photos transfers, layering, dying, rusting, painting, cyanotype, sewing on paper, stream of conscious writing and experimenting with water-soluble materials and fibers.
- On Saturday morning, we will treasure hunt through an out door flea market and explore a favorite river town searching for ephemera and goodness to use at the studio and to bring back home. Don’t be surprised to find hidden treasures inside the treasures.
→ Travel and lodging are not included. There are fabulous AirBNB's in Yardley, Newtown, Langhorne, Pa (Bucks County) as well as in Lambertville, NJ (about 20 minutes from my studio and the love bubble artsy river town that I live in). Please send any questions you have to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind words about this long weekend workshop:
"I felt like my creative light has been so dimmed these past several years. Your workshop was like a hand pulling me out of brackish, silty water to witness a sunrise after forgetting sunrises existed. I never felt such a strong calling and inspiration to create." - Catie
"The workshop you had was so amazing. I came home in a love bubble. It was hard to re-enter…." - Karen
"Months later, I am still reflecting on the wonderful weekend I experienced at your studio. It brings me so much joy every time I think about it…it was truly magical in every sense…I walked into the adventure without any expectation and left overjoyed, overwhelmed with ideas and the excitement for creativity." – Elena
Cancellation policy: No refunds after August 20th, 2022. You may transfer (means you may apply funds to other offerings or transfer them to another attendee) through September 20th, 2022. All requests for refunds must be received in writing before August 20th, 2022. In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Colleen Attara Studio reserves the right to reschedule this workshop. There will be a $75 administration fee on all cancellations. There are no exceptions.
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These questions sometimes arise...
What unit of measure do you use?
All product measurements are listed in inches.
What is the "small word add-on?"
The small word add-on allows you to add an additional small (6-8") cardboard or plastic word to your order. The small word will be the same as your large word.
How do I hang the salvaged words?
I use the little foam squares from AC Moore or similar craft stores. They fit perfectly behind the words and also add a great dimension. They do not harm paint. In my studio I have some that have been up for years.
I also love to lean the words...over a doorway, a window, or on top of a picture. The dinner table is a favorite place of mine. I use clear squares if I hang the words on a mirror.
Can salvaged words be outside?
The salvaged plexi words can, yes! And they float in water. The last little words are salvaged cardboard and should be kept indoors.
I want a word I do not see on your website. Can you make it for me?
Oh yes. You can order that right here.
I have a phrase I would like made. Can you do that?
Happily. Just email me directly.
When will I receive my order?
Prints will ship out in 1 to 2 business days. Hand-scripted words ship within a week. Custom orders (e.g., Your Word and Your Name) will be processed in 1 - 3 weeks.
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Do you ship internationally?
Yes...a whole bunch. Please expect delivery to take longer than noted above as packages will be making their way across mountains, sand, or sea.
What about refunds and exchanges?
If an order arrived damaged due to shipping, please contact me.
Where can I see/buy your work in person?
You’ll find my environmentally friendly artwork in healing spaces and private collections across North America and Europe, as well as in galleries and shops in the Northeast United States. Take a peek at my portfolio, browse the shop, join me at an event, and share in my creative process.
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