JUMP into January!


Friday January 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
Sunday January 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST

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Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center 
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

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Elaine Huffman 
Tangle U - Events 

Calling all ZentangleŽ and Art Journaling enthusiasts! I know its summer now but in January you'll want to come in from the cold, jump into your comfy clothes and get ready for fun!  Jump! is a relaxing all inclusive weekend of art, tangling, sharing, laughing and learning! This year we continue to explore ZentangleŽ Inspired Art and Mixed Media Art  through a variety of techniques and mediums including tangling, mono-printing, journaling, stamping, bookmaking, paints, markers and collage!


This is your retreat come relax, create, and enjoy! January 13 - 15/16, 2017 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center.

Jeanine Kelly will teach mono printing WITHOUT a Gelli plateYou will learn how to use recycled materials and everyday objects to create mono prints! This addicting technique is fun and practical. You will make your own papers to use in art journaling, card making, and many other uses! 

Kimberly Barcello will introduce us to the index card art journaling movement. This small format allows you to have fun, experiment and explore without the fear of "wrecking" a larger piece. 

And I will lead you in a project that repurposes an envelope into a multi-media book and pocket. Your pieces from Jeanine and Kimberly's classes will become part of this project and the whole weekends' work will be enveloped (ha ha!) and tied with a bow!

The retreat includes all of your meals, snacks and beverages, awesome goodie bag stuffed with art supplies and surprises. Once you park your car there is no need to go out for anything! Pick a spot in the light filled studio and enjoy! Our schedule is a balance of class and unstructured time. This gives you time to absorb class material, create on your own, share with others, socialize, swim in the pool or soak in the hot tub! New this year you can add Sunday night - this will include your choice of lodging, snacks and three meals, and use of the studio through 3 pm on Monday. 

This is your retreat come relax, create, and enjoy! January 13 - 15/16, 2017 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center.

 What's Included:

  • Open to anyone interested in art journaling and Zentangle!
  • Your own table, with power, for the entire weekend! No cleaning up!
  • Window lined studio space.
  • Three comprehensive classes!
  • Art Playground - full of materials to experiment with!
  • Three delicious hot meals each day - starting with dinner on Friday and ending with Lunch on Sunday. (Through Monday if selected.)
  • Snacks and beverages all day.
  • Choice of lodging.
  • No housework, no dishes, no stress....and no putting your art stuff away!

Tell me more!

The retreat takes place from January 13 - 15, 2017  at the beautiful  Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge MA. (Near Sturbridge) 

Arrive any time after 1 pm on Friday and pick your table, enjoy some refreshments and meet the gang. And you’ll get a great “goodie bag” full of art supplies and special surprises! Meals begin with dinner on Friday night.

 JUMP is all inclusive!  With six hot meals (two dinners , two breakfasts and two luncheons). Plus beverages and snacks are available all day. 

All rooms include WiFi, fridge, and coffee maker. The hotel has a fitness center, heated indoor pool, hot tub, and lounge.

Meet Us:

  Elaine Huffman Self employed as an artist since 1997 Elaine is the founder of Tangle U - the first educational forum for Certified ZentangleTeachers. She is also the host of many retreats, classes and art gatherings. In the studio Elaine can be found making and designing in fabric and a variety of mixed media. Elaine has authored two quilting books and many patterns. Elaine has a BFA, is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and a Toastmasters CC.

Kimberly Barcello "I started making art when I first learned to put my hands into paint or squeeze a lump of earthy clay.   My dad was an artist and he was the first  to encourage me on my journey.  He would provide me with a variety of serious art materials, but of course I also had Playdoh and Crayola crayons to use unsupervised to my heart’s content.  I distinctly remember waiting for Dad to get home from work, so that we could continue on to the next step in my oil painting still life, or when he would bring home my ceramic sculpture still warm from the kiln.  Mom’s part in leading me down the creative path was in signing me up for sewing lessons when I was just 7 years old.  Grandma played a part as well, buying my first brand new Singer machine. So, then I discovered how to manipulate fabric along with a myriad of other materials.  

 I attended formal art school in my late 20’s where I learned all the rules that would hold me back for the next 15 years.  I did learn the very important rules of design for which I’m forever grateful, but the critiques were far from uplifting, and left an already sensitive person with no courage or confidence to develop art any further.  Not until I started working with mixed media collage, art journaling and  Zentangle with a platform where I could make mistakes with abandon, did I feel my childhood muse come back and take me by the hand. Technically, I became an artist in 1991, but not until about 15 years ago did those words come out of my mouth. At that point I finally felt I could call myself a true artist.   In retrospect, however,   I was an artist with my very first breath of life. "


  Jeanine Kelly first became interested in Zentangle after seeing a display in an art store window. She became a CZT in April of 2015 as a gift to herself. She never realized the wonderful world of art friends she would encounter! These friends have led her to many classes and to "Jump!". Jeanine has been furiously learning new techniques and creating really fun art journal pages on an almost daily basis! Jeanine holds a BFA from the University of Connecticut and an M.Ed. from American International Colleges. She is a music teacher in the Falmouth Public School.

What to bring:

Bring your tangling supplies, scissors, pencils, glue, sketch pad, personal lamp, apron - and then add  anything you can’t live without!  You’ll want your comfiest clothes & slippers; bring a bathing suit if the pool or hot tub is calling you. Bring your hula hoop if that's your thing! And don’t forget to leave your worries behind!

All of this for:

  • Day Only - includes all meals and classes: $445 pp
  • Double Queen Room shared by 2 - includes all meals and classes: $585 pp 
  • Single Queen Room - 1 person - includes all meals and classes: $675

And - Stay for an extra night - includes Dinner, Breakfast & Lunch and snacks on Monday 

  • Double Queen Room shared by 2 - includes all meals and studio time: $180 pp 
  • Single Queen Room - 1 person - includes all meals and studio time $230