Mixed Media Buffet AUG 24 to 28 2020


Nazareth Retreat Center
1418 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX  75050


Angie Vangalis 
Texas Lettering Arts Council 

Summer Retreat with Veronica Phillips
Hosted by Texas Lettering Arts Council

This relaxing 4-day retreat will serve up an exploration of techniques in mono printing and bookmaking using canvas and fabric with mixed media as well as hand-lettering in the peaceful setting of the Nazareth Retreat Center located in Grand Prairie, Texas. Open to all ability levels. Space is limited to 18 adult students.

Mixed Media Gelli Plate Play

The first creative-course features the mixed media play of monoprinting with the gelli plate. Participants will create their own stencils and printing with various items to create a mono print.
After layering and printing on card stock, book pages, deli paper and text weight papers, participants will creatively assemble several masterpieces using the finished mono prints into booklets, tags, pockets, envelopes and cards, just to name a few.
Walnut Ink Examples

The second course course introduces the magical walnut ink. Participants will transform Manila file folders into works of useful art like pockets, trifold booklets, tags, cards, envelopes and more. Participants will spice up their projects with embellishments like fabric, charms, eyelets, ribbon, image transfers, rub-ons and of course hand-lettering.

The third and final course will involve whipping together tactile play with canvas “fabric” and canvas paper. Participants will apply various multi-media techniques of painting, collage, stenciling, masking, stamping onto each layer, transforming their creations into useful projects. The finished works of art will include a hand-sewn journal and portfolio.
Fabric Graphic
Visit Veronica’s website www.veronicaphillips.com to see more of her beautiful projects.

Located in Grand Prairie behind the convent and home of the Sisters, Nazareth Retreat Center is sponsored and operated by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Nazareth Retreat Center is a non-smoking facility on more than 25 acres of landscaped ground, with two chapels and daily Mass for those who would like to participate.

Overnight accommodations are included with tuition. There are a limited number of single-rooms. Each guest room has 2 twin beds and private bathroom/shower with towels and linens. There are no televisions or telephones inside guest rooms.

Includes meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners), breaks and overnight accommodations.
Workshop is limited to 18 students.
Early Bird Rates (through 12/31/2019)
$699 Double Occupancy, (includes tuition, accommodations, meals and breaks)
$799 Single Occupancy; (includes tuition, accommodations, meals and breaks)
$599 Commuter (includes tuition, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and breaks)

Your seat and tuition rate is guaranteed with full-tuition payment.

To register, please select the registration button below, complete the registration form and send
tuition amount to secure your spot to:
PO Box 3126
Coppell, TX 75019
Include your name, email and cell phone and write Mixed Media Buffet Deposit on the check.
Online payments are welcome, however incur processing fees.
For more information please contact Angie Vangalis workshops@txlac.org or 214-957-1736.

MON, AUG 24: Check-in: 3:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm; Evening Session: 7:00pm
TUE - THU: Breakfast: 7:30pm
Lunch: 12:00am
Dinner: 5:00pm
Open Studio: 7:00pm
FRI, AUG 28: Breakfast: 7:30pm,
Lunch: 12:00am
Class end/Check-out: 3:00pm
Additional overnight accommodations are available, but must be reserved by April 24th.

Payments sent in a hand-lettered, decorated envelope qualify for a decorated lettering contest with prizes. You may send a hand-lettered, decorated envelope later, (when you have time to work on it) as long as it is received by April 24, 2020 to qualify for the Creative Envelope Snail Mail Contest. Three prizes will be awarded to the most popular by vote of the class.

There are no refunds for this course unless, in the unlikely event this course is cancelled. All fees are due by April 24, 2020 or your spot will be relinquished to the next person on the wait list. We depend on the deposits as commitments to hold the course. If your plans change, a refund is only possible if there is someone on the waiting list who can fill your spot.

REGISTER NOW only 4 spots remaining.
This website supercedes all printed collateral and provides complete, up-to-date information about this course.

Register Now! Veronica Phillips
Calligraphy, bookbinding,  mixed media.  These are not just my passions, but my purpose, my reason for being here.  Exploring and experimenting in the art world is not an option for me.  My muse has made her presence known and she will not be ignored!  Everyday I'm creating something new, learning something new and leaving something of me behind.  I relocated to the southwest desert in 2007, moving from the Chicagoland area where I lived for 50 years.  This is the place I belong.  Please feel free to contact me at vphillips555@gmail.com.  I'd love to hear from you.

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