Hurrah, the Time to CREATE is here!

I'm so excited to finally announce that registration is open!

I know you've all been waiting patiently to see what we had in store for our first-ever CREATE with Cloth Paper Scissors art retreat. The website has all the information you need to know about travel, accommodations, workshops, instructor bios, events and schedules. We're really looking forward to the Artists' Faire which takes place from 6:00 to 9:00pm on Friday, August 27th. This is your opportunity to shop for interesting and unique supplies, and one-of-a-kind artworks from Artist Instructors, local and national artists and more.


create websiteRegistration is now open for those who want to sign up for the full package.

The price for the Full Package which allows you to select a Workshop in each time slot: Wednesday, Thursday, Thursday Night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and also includes admittance to Artists’ Faire and Mixed Media Mixer is $595 through May 11, 2010. The one-time registration fee of $45 is waived with this option. After May 11, the Full Package price is $635. Kit fees vary by class and are in addition to the class registration cost.

Those interested in the Pay-Per-Class option (or as I like to call it, A La Carte) can start registering on May 12th.


The retreat takes place at the Rosemont Hotel at O'Hare, just outside of Chicago, which makes for easy travel planning.

Take a look at my video on the left to hear more about the event and what we have lined up.


Kelli PerkinsInstructors

The Artist Instructor bios are all available on the site so you can see and read about each one. Our instructors have a wide range of talents and accomplishments including many with Cloth Paper Scissors articles, books, gallery shows and DVD workshops. 

We have a ton of great artist instructors like Kelli Perkins, Robert Maloney (our profiled artist from the May/June issue), Cheryl Darrow, Jane LaFazio and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.

You also have the opportunity to take workshops from Sue Pelletier, Jane Salley, Barbe St. John, and Linda Blinn.


And if that's not enough, we also have workshops by Jane Davila, Debbi Crane, Leighanna Light and Alisa Burke.




The CREATE website has a FAQ page to answer all of those questions that will come up as you ponder which wonderful classes you want to take. Classes like Pokey Bolton's Printapalooza or my Wonderful World of Gelatin Printing workshop.

Other workshops include:


  • Birdscapes by Sue Pelletier
  • Making Fabric Paper by Beryl Taylor
  • Mix Your Media With Photoshop by Natalya Aikens
  • Soy Wax Batik with Paint by Melanie Testa
  • Passport to Journal by Dawn Sokol
  • Tea & Ephemera Fabric Collag by Judy Coates Perez


No matter what medium you like to work in, we have you covered. This is also a great time to dabble in a new medium under the tutelage of some of the country's best mixed-media artists. 

We are gearing up for a wonderfully inspiring trip to the Windy City and can't wait to see you there.









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