Upcoming Retreats

Colorado Springs, 2019 - May 28 - June 2, 2019

Ocean City, MD 2019 - October 6 - 10, 2019

Portland, OR 2020 - March 17, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Colorado Springs 2020 - May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Ocean City, MD 2020 - September 25 - October 3, 2020

About Art & Soul Retreats

For over a decade, Art & Soul has been host to inspirational mixed media retreats for thousands of creative souls. A place to discover unconventional art techniques, Art & Soul is much more than a retreat — it’s an experience! Getting together with like-minded people sparks friendships that last a lifetime. The knowledge and camaraderie you’ll walk away with is simply priceless.

Beginning in 1999 as smaller, more intimate weekend events on the Oregon coast, Art & Soul has grown into annual events in multiple locations throughout the United States. Our now week-long retreats have been going strong year-after-year, with many people attending all the events around the country!

Glenny Moir – Event Owner & Producer

The mastermind behind Art & Soul’s dynamic retreats, Glenny Moir is no stranger to event planning. More than 20 years of weddings, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvah’s, themed parties and festivals kept her busy, busy, busy. During that time, Glenny sought an outlet for her artistic endeavors and discovered a few small venues for creative learning. When she realized that she could take her passion for creativity and education, and create a large-scale venue for mixed media… Art & Soul Retreats was born!

Glenny has a knack for selecting the most popular instructors as well as discovering up-and-coming artists and art trends that attendees find interesting. In fact, many of the top mixed media artists of today got their start with Art & Soul Retreats. Besides the delight in running such an event, Glenny loves to watch the attendees push beyond their comfort zone and create something magnificent. The smiles on their faces as they walk from their workshops — projects held high — is all Glenny needs to reassure her that she’s on the right path. Her commitment to excellence has made Art & Soul the premier mixed media retreat in the country.

Glenny lives in Boring, Oregon (no, it’s not boring) with her furry, four-legged friends and just a few closets full of art supplies.

Marie Kennedy

Having evolved creatively over the years, Marie has dabbled in everything from quilting and scrapbooking to collage and art dolls. Her official involvement with Art & Soul as my Assistant, began in 2009. She has become my right hand (and oftentimes left as well). Her never-ending enthusiasm for the success of Art & Soul was only part of what led her to be working side-by-side with me today. Marie is a great problem solver and someone who enjoys the challenges brought to her each day. She hopes that everyone who attends Art & Soul is able to fill their soul with friendship and love for the art process. I totally rely on her skills and judgement and cannot thank her enough for all that she does.

Marie lives in Novato, California with her husband, John. Her days are spent watching her darling granddaughter, Callie, and trying to teach her how to use all the art supplies. 

Nicole Austen

Nicole is a full time artist, instructor and designer living in Tempe, AZ with her three amazing kiddos and one goofy cat. She's considered herself an artist her whole life and began scribbling on every surface possible since birth: walls, tables, books--you name it! She was told that a life in the arts wasn't practical, so she was everything from a barista to a sandwich maker to a teacher's aid. When she worked in classrooms (from Pre-K to 12th grade), she'd always find a way to sneak in some art or creative writing into the lessons until eventually, she found a (very rare at the time) job as an elementary school art teacher. She also discovered mixed media art and attended as many workshops and read as many mixed media articles as possible. It wasn't until the last few years that she finally agreed to the idea that a life in the arts wasn't practical--it was necessary! She followed that desire and it lead her to the amazing Art and Soul community! She teaches online and in person across the US and is published in Brush and Art Journaling. She is currently an instructor and Social Media Coordinator with Art and Soul.

Michelle Bernard

Michelle Bernard was already a longtime attendee of Art & Soul when she we asked her to design the 2009 Rock & Roll themed logo. I liked the design so much, Ibrought her on as our permanent Graphic Artist. Michelle’s unique perspective and approach to advertising and promotion have helped to keep our attendees excited and engaged. When she’s not designing for Art & Soul, Michelle loves working in all facets of mixed media including painting, collage, assemblage, jewelry, sculpting, sewing, art dolls and anything else that gets her creative juices flowing.

As the former Art Director of Ranger Crafts, not only has she co-taught a few of our opening night classes in Virginia, but her exposure to innovative art products has helped bring her own mixed media works to a whole new level. Having started out doing craft shows and selling her creations online, Michelle now shows her work in multiple galleries and retail establishments. And she loves to let everyone know where it all began... at Art & Soul!

Michelle lives in the quaint Victorian seashore town of Ocean Grove, New Jersey with her 2 kitties and a house full of art supplies and found objects.

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