Art is You Recap (2015)

I'm home a week now from Art Is You Mixed Media Art Retreat and I've finally gone through all my photos. I've written about Art Is You so many times, I'll spare you the gushing post (but if you want to read more, click here or here or here or here). Since it's a long event, I have quite a lot of pics – you may want a cup of tea with this one!

Art is You 2015 class with Marjie Kemper

I taught Art Journaling: Building Backgrounds, Art Journaling: Faces & Figures, and Tantalizing Techniques Assemblage. I was thrilled to see everyone take the ideas as mere suggestions and create art in their own style and taste. Here's a sampling:

2015 class with Marjie Kemper (4)

Some of these brave souls took more than one class with me… thank you for your trust and your time, ladies!

Art Is You class with Marjie Kemper (2)

Here are some group shots from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

Art Is You 2015 - Saturday class with Marjie Kemper

I like to take a lot of shots of hands in action, but I only got a few this time:

Art Is You 2015 class with Marjie Kemper (3)

Of course there were lots of shenanigans outside the classroom as well. It was great fun to see so many friends and to make new ones. One of my online friends ended up being my next door neighbor in the hotel… it IS a small world after all.

Art is You 2015 - collage 1

I learned a lot about bezels, ice resin and torches in Jen Crossley's class (fantastic – and I am hooked!).  I've wanted to try my hand at stamp carving for a long while and it was great to learn how from Kari McKnight Holbook. There were all sorts of tips and tricks Kari shared that honestly never would have occurred to me. I don't know if I really have the patience to carve my own stamps, but I'm sure glad I know how!

Art Is You 2015 collage pic 2

And that's another Art Is You wrap-up from me.  I'm delighted to share that I'll be teaching three workshops again at Art Is You in Stamford, CT next year. For now, please save the dates ~ October 6-10, 2016.

Art Is You Faculty 2016 - Marjie Kemper

If Stamford's out of your way, please know Art Is You also has events in Minneapolis, California, and Australia.

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  1. Toni on October 24, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Fantastic Marjie! I would really love to attend AIY one day. I’m getting very close to retiring from work so I think this could become a you I adore Jen Crossley’s work. I purchased her video class on etched metal books. I’ve made two books and absolutely love the technique. It would be so great to meet her and the many other talented artists, yourself included, of course! So attending AIY is now part of my life plan!!!! Thanks for the inspiration! P.S I’ve also purchased your Craftsy Class and love it .best wishes to you Toni xx

  2. lucy Edmondson on October 24, 2015 at 3:50 am

    This looks amazing fun, marjie, and it looks like your ladies made wonderful and original art at your classes. Lucky ladies,

    Lucy x

  3. Jessica Sporn on October 23, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Awesome post and photos. I loved spending time with you my friend.

  4. Monica on October 23, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Oh Marjie.. This looks like lots of fun. Gosh I would love to join. . Thank you for sharing. Hope you can relax a few days..
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  5. Anne R on October 22, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Not brave Marjie, sensible! From what I can see they produced some fantastic results too – well done you and them! Anne xx

  6. Judy Shea on October 22, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Oh, how beautiful all the art is. No surprise, because you are an amazing teacher. Love the creative souls. Missed you this year. Love, Judy

  7. Anita Houston on October 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    What a fun time Marjie…and happy students! I would love to learn to carve my own stamps too!!!

  8. Kay Wallace on October 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I know that everyone had such a great time–including the instructors!! I recognize a few of those faces from last year’s retreat. Hopefully, next year I can make it again!! Thanks for sharing such fun photos, Marjie!!

  9. Julie Tucker-Wolek on October 22, 2015 at 7:57 am

    How fun!! LOVING all the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. gio on October 22, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Such a gorgeous experience, both as a teacher as well as student!! I am pretty sure your pupils enjoyed a lot your courses!