Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST
Sunday, January 14, 2018 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 
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Calling all  Art Journaling, Mixed Media and Zentangle®  enthusiasts! Are you ready for fun? Colorful, painty, inky artsy fun? Does the idea of spending a weekend with your creative buddies make you positively giddy? Wouldn't it be great to leave your worries behind, come in from the cold,  jump into your comfy clothes and create art for an entire January weekend?

Oh and did I mention the studio has tons of natural light, you get your own table for the entire weekend (with power!) and tons of art supplies!! We will have classes with exciting techinques and materials. Jump is all about learning, relaxing and emersing yourself in art



This is your retreat come Relax, Create, and Enjoy! January 12 -14, 2018 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center. (near Sturbridge MA)

Explore Altered Papers Galore! We will use Gelli plates in new ways with exciting techniques and materials. Fun for both those new to Gelli plate and those with experience! By the end of class you'll have a pile of papers -- and homemade Washi tape and stickers! These papers are great for art journaling, collage and as a substrate for mixed media!

You'll also learn exciting altered paper techinques using stencils, texture paints, inks, watersoluble crayons and more!


 In Beauty Behind the Mask we will use several techniques with found items to paint art journal page backgrounds.  No paintbrush required as we will use some fun things to create visual texture.  After your backgrounds are made we will use stencil masks to allow the background to become the focal point of your page. It's so much fun you'll want to create more than one!

Stretch your creative legs while we create with 

 collage, stencils, stamping, ephemra, Zentangle®

and more! With a few ideas from us and your imagination you'll be able to pull your favorite pieces work together into a creative folded book! OOOHHH it's going to be fun!


This is your retreat come relax, create, and enjoy!

January 12 - 14, 2018 in Southbridge Massachusetts Hotel 

 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. 
  • 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 12 - 14, 2018  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 the Teachers:

      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.

  Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy has a background in higher education with experience in training and leadership development. She believes everyone has the ability to create art and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self confidence. Tracy enjoys teaching others various art journaling techniques.


What to bring:

 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! A short supply list will follow.

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