New Orleans, Louisiana USA
May 14-19, 2023
Folklore & Fairytales
Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat
Use Coupon Code PAIDINFULL before Jan. 1, 2023
to receive $300.00 USD discount
Join us May 14-19, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana, for
Folklore & Fairytales, an art retreat adventure, hosted by Tracy Buechler,
Be Brave Studio and Theresa Ratcliff, Blue Tulip Designs.
During this retreat each participant will create a Soul Sister, art doll and a fine silver Talisman that will uniquely reflect the creators' personality through color, embellishments and creative story. Participants will also be treated to a guided city tour, a ghost tour and a riverboat dinner cruise.
The Soul Sister, art dolls, will be constructed and sculpted under the tutelage of Artist Tracy Buechler, Be Brave Studio. Tracy will guide each participant through the assembly process using Styrofoam forms, paster cloth and paper clay. Each artist will then use provided paint, ribbon, jewels, sequins and many other decorative items to adorn and give unique character to their creative art doll.
The Talisman will be constructed and refined under the tutelage of Artist Theresa Ratcliff, Blue Tulip Designs. Theresa will guide each artist in shaping and making a fine silver talisman (charm) for both their Soul Sister and themselves using PMC (Precious Metal Clay) Silver. Each artist will individualize their personal talisman using provided tools, stamps and cutters, to create a unique charm that can be added to a bracelet or worn on a chain as a necklace.
At the end of the retreat, artists will be led in a creative writing session in which they will name and create a fun, original back story for their Soul Sister and how she came to be part of Folklore & Fairytales.
The guided city and ghost tours are private events that will both entertain and enlighten participants to the rich history and culture that is found nowhere else in the world but New Orleans. To finish up this unique, creative experience, artists will be treated to a Jazz Dinner Cruise on board the Creole Queen paddle boat along the Mississippi River.
This art adventure will be held at the Hotel Provincial in the French Quarter. The Hotel Provincial is a boutique hotel located in the quiet 1000 block of historic Rue Chartres, just steps from the famous Ursuline Convent, a 4-minute stroll from Jackson Square and a block away from the French Market.
Hotel Provincial | New Orleans French Quarter Hotel
Sunday May 14th
3:00pm - Arrive & Check in
Guests arriving at the Hotel Provincial are met by the secluded courtyard and transported in time to a private world of elegance and serenity. The restored historic structures surrounding the lobby offer tastefully appointed, oversized guest rooms.
Amenities include the comfort of Sealy Plush mattresses and feather pillows, and the attention to detail is reflected in the soothing hotel color palettes.
Additional in-room conveniences provided include:
Flat-screen LCD televisions
Free wireless internet