Weekend Art Retreat and Class with
Elizabeth St Hilaire
September 29, 2017 @ 10 am 
October 1, 2017 at 4 pm
at the Dungeness Barn House B&Bin Sequim WA

Is it time for you to tap into your muse?  Get back to your creative self?  Are you feeling a desire to reconnect with what might have been put on the back burner because of a busy summer?  Do you feel a deep desire to see life in a different way, change your reality, tap into your creativity from a different angle? Creativity does not just mean artful, it is about living your life creatively.  Making choices that fulfill your purpose, if not all the time, some of the time.
Look at all of the different types of paper that have been used to make this painting!
Come to the Olympic Peninsula with Paper Paintings Collage Artwork to rip and glue! Learn the art of painterly, impressionistic collage in this amazing setting.

Event Description

Let the Magic Of The Pacific Northwest Feed Your Creative Process

Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s Paper Paintings Retreat for September 2017 will be at, the Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast at Two Crows Farm, located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Sequim, WA.

In addition to an exciting, fun-filled artisan retreat, you will be nurtured and feel that special “something” that surrounds the property.  Some have called it a “vortex”.  We call it a place to rest and relax, and totally immerse yourself in your art and creative process.  Lunch will be served for this 3-day retreat and you’ll be able to take in the beautiful gardens and beach while enjoying your stay.   You can book one of our rooms and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the ocean.  Then start your day with a gourmet farm-to-table breakfast or stay with our co- host, the Green House Inn By the Bay just down the street from us. This is a retreat that is in an awe-inspiring setting – a place that will inspire artists with its beauty and nature all around.

Open to participants of all artistic levels, each day brings new lessons with Elizabeth on using hand painted and found papers to develop imagery and form using light, shadow, and directional ripping – similar to traditional painting techniques. You’ll also have fun experimenting with hand painting, staining, stamping and patterning your own papers. Although some painting experience is helpful, it is not imperative.

Paper Paintings is an intensive workshop in which students are taught a unique figurative collage technique. Students will learn to make a beautiful palette of colors with various papers and create an under-painting and collage with paper for a final finish. Working with photographic reference, students will explore drawing, composition, proportion, value, color and collage application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow, just like in traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary.

About the Artist

eshpaintingsMeticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Richard Colvin, executive director of the Lake Eustis Museum of Art says, “Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed.”

I am proud to have published my first book with North Light this summer, available on book stands internationally as of August, 2016. Elizabeth’s work has also been published in Acrylic Works 3: Celebrating Texture (2015) and Incite 2; Color Passions (2014), both by North Light.  A feature article on her work appeared in the April 2014 issue of The Artists Magazine, she was also a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition (2014 and 2015) and took first place in the category of Collage/Mixed Media for The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition (2010).

St. Hilaire was an award winner in the National Collage Society’s Signature Members Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, in Mesa AZ (2013). Online, Elizabeth was a Finalist in The Richeson 75 Annual Art Contest (2013).

Born and raised in New England, Elizabeth has lived in Central Florida for the past 20+ years. She holds a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, which prepared her for a dual identity as both graphic designer and fine artist.  These days she’s a full-time fine artist who’s only graphic design client is herself.  St. Hilaire has earned Signature Member status with the National Collage Society and crisscrosses the country several times a year to take her paper tidbits on the road. Teaching and sharing her collage technique through an intensive three-day Paper Paintings workshop has become a passion.

For a portfolio, visit PaperPaintings.com, for collage work in progress visit Facebook.com/PaperPaintingsCollageArtwork. You will always get a timely response via email at ejnelson@mac.com

Clare and Su would be honored to hold creative space for you.  In this location, you will feel inspired simply by your surroundings.  Be it the actual Barn House’s furnishings and style, or the sights,  sound, and smell of sea air outside your window.  Your experience in this amazing setting will create an atmosphere in which you can let go and just BE.  BE creative, feel your imagination get excited, and sink into the bliss that is awaiting you.
 Weekend Art Retreat and Class with Elizabeth St. Hilaire @ DungenessBarn House | Sequim | Washington | United States
The Barn House B&B offers stunning views and accommodations.
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Registration Deadline is August 29, 2017.  Only a few more seats available.