Sunday, January 15, 2017

ANNOUNCING!!!! 2017 WHIMSICAL WOMEN ART RETREAT...


2017 WHIMSICAL WOMEN ART RETREATS
Artfully Inspired Adventures with Joanne Sharpe

CHOOSE FROM TWO SESSIONS!
SESSION ONE: September 16-19, 2017 
“Color Yourself Lilly”
5 BIG Art and Lettering classes 
inspired by the whimsical style of Florida icon Lilly Pulitzer

OR

 SESSION TWO: September 20-23, 2017 
“Creative, Color Lovin’ Lettered Life”
5 BIG Art and Lettering Classes 
themed with beachy, bold, tropical whimsey...the sun, the sand and the sea! 

SEPARATE 4 NIGHT/ 3 DAY RETREAT SESSIONS,SIGN UP FOR ONE OR BOTH!
We’re so excited to return to the oceanfront Cocoa Beach Hilton, Florida for the 4th Annual Whimsical Women Art Retreat, this year with the choice of TWO sessions to attend.  Sign up for one, or both!  Class program is different each session. No passports required if you’re in the U.S.!

Treat yourself to the gift of making glorious art for three days with whimsical artist, Joanne Sharpe.  Play, create, laugh and learn at the gorgeous Hilton, Cocoa Beach.  Stay at the hotel or join us daily to make awesome art and mega memories fueled by the sun, the sand and ocean air.  The minute I walked in the door for our 2016 retreat I knew we’d return year after year.  It’s my FIVE STAR place for artful hearts to gather!


    Your 2017 Whimsical Women Art  Retreat Includes:
    • COME CREATE! An artful adventure every day in 5 BIG ART CLASSES with Joanne ALL INCLUDE with exclusive exciting ideas and aha moments to create themed projects for: #1) Art Journaling #2) Hand Lettering #3) Painting Watercolor and Acrylics, #4) Drawing and Illustration and #5) Whimsical Wool Felting....*Class project descriptions at the very bottom of this page.
    • PLAY! Bring just a few of your own supplies and then feast in a banquet of yummy art materials at Joanne’s new  “Art Bar”, all FREE to use in class and take home.
    • CELEBRATE!  Enjoy a lovely Welcome Dinner Party with your group on the first night.
    • SHOP!  Jill and Tayler Orobello, proprietors of "WhimSoDoodle" in St. Pete, FL will have a loaded, onsite store with the best art supplies, pens, journals and goodies you can imagine!
    • CHILL! Enjoy making art to your heart’s content with open studio (day and night!) and ocean front beach access right outside your door, we’re not kidding
    • TREASURE! We have some very special art swag for you to celebrate our artful journey
    • EMPOWER! Personal, optional art coaching with Joanne.

    ***RETREAT REGISTRATION***
    RETREAT FEE - $575.00 SPACE IS LIMITED!  Secure a spot and Register today with a $200 deposit.  Balance Due July 1, 2017.

    ***Hotel is not included and must be booked separately (LINKS BELOW).****

    REGISTRATION:  SPACE IS LIMITED!  SECURE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY WITH A $200 deposit payable to Joanne Sharpe on Paypal.  Upon payment receipt your spot will be confirmed with a confirmation letter, class descriptions and the super simple supply list within 24 hours.

    SESSION ONE: September 16-19, 2017 - $575.00
    Saturday, September 16: Group dinner (included) 6:30pm-9:00pm
    Sunday, September 17: Art Classes 9:00am-5:00pm
    Monday, September 18: Art Classes 9:00am – 4:00pm / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Tuesday: September 19: Art Classes 9:00am – 5:00pm

    $200 DEPOSIT GUARANTEES YOUR SEAT  SESSION ONE 
    CLICK ON THE PAYPAL CHECKOUT BUTTON BELOW



    SESSION TWO: September 20-23, 2017 - $575.00
    Wednesday, September 20:  Group dinner (included) 6:30pm-9:00pm
    Thursday, September 21:   Art Classes 9:00am-5:00pm
    Friday, September 22:  Art Classes 9:00am – 4:00pm / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday:  September 23:  Art Classes 9:00am – 5:00pm
    $200 DEPOSIT GUARANTEES YOUR SEAT IN SESSION TWO 
    CLICK ON THE PAYPAL CHECKOUT BUTTON BELOW



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    MAKING YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS 
    AND GENERAL INFORMATION

    The group special room rate is valid for stays September 13, 2017 to September 26, 2017 to allow you to come early or stay longer to enjoy the local area!


    Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

    1550 North Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 32931-3268, USA
    TEL: +1-321-799-0003


    SESSION ONE Valid for travel September 13 – September 23Our Awesome Group Rate: $134.00 per night City View / $154.00 per night Coastal View.
    Hotel Tax: 12%
    SESSION ONE Hotel Reservations via website click the link to make your reservation:  
    SESSION ONE HOTEL RESERVATIONS

    SESSION ONE Valid for travel September 17 – September 27Our Awesome Group Rate: $134.00 per night City View / $154.00 per night Coastal View.
    Hotel Tax: 12%
    SESSION TWO Hotel Reservations via website click the link to make your reservation:  
    SESSION TWO HOTEL RESERVATIONS


    Hotel Reservations BY PHONE 321-799-0003
    Ask for Group Code: WWB for SESSION 1 / WWB2 for SESSION 2

    NOTE: If you are going to stay for both retreats, you will need to call the hotel directly
    Hotel reservations must be made by July 18 to receive the group rate. Reservations after August 1 will be subject to availability at time of reservation request. It is each participant’s responsibility to book their own hotel reservation for the retreat(s). Room rate includes complimentary self-parking and complimentary in-room WIFI access.


    HOTEL INFORMATION
    We love this place!  You will enjoy a contemporary hotel where a beautiful sandy beach is a few steps away. The Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront hotel offers 295 spacious guest rooms and suites.

    The hotel features the following dining options: Take in oceanfront views at Salt Restaurant, featuring modern American cuisine, or unwind at Salt Lounge with a range of cocktails options. Kick back poolside at the covered tiki bar – LongBoards Tiki Beach Grille – for a casual and diverse menu. “Cool Beans” serves Starbucks® coffee and is open 24 hours


    TRANSPORTATION
    Transportation to/from Orlando International Airport
    Smart-Two shuttle service is available at the hotel for transportation to and from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the hotel. The cost each way is $99.00 and that is a flat rate for 1-2 people. There are set times for departures from the airport and the hotel, but you can get the times from the shuttle directly. Rental cars are readily accessible from the airport as well and it is approximately a 45 minute drive to Cocoa Beach from Orlando International Airport.
    Shuttle Contact:  https://smart-two.com Phone: 1-855-200-7678


    DEPOSITS, FINAL PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

    · To reserve your spot, a $200.00 deposit is required. This deposit is refundable until 90 days prior to the first date of your chosen retreat.

    · Final retreat payment of $375 is due July 1, 2017 for your session.  You will receive and invoice for payment.  Once final payment is received, there are no refunds for the art retreat.

    · Hotel guarantees and cancellations are separate and it is the responsibility of the participant to reserve and/or cancel their own hotel reservations.

    · Travel and/or trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. You can look for policies online or contact your travel agent or AAA office.


    NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
    Have a question? Please feel free to contact Joanne Sharpe, Host (jzsharpe@yahoo.com) or Teresa Kramer,event organizer (tkramer@dhmhotels.com)



    CHOOSE FROM TWO SESSIONS (or both!) 
    The projects are different for each session.  Supply list provided with registration deposit.

    SESSION ONE: September 16-19, 2017 
    “Color Yourself Lilly”
    (5 Art and Lettering classes inspired by the style of Florida icon Lilly Pulitzer)
    ·       JOURNALING: “Awesome Art Journaling – Fill your Moleskine journal with reflections, new ideas and fun fodder to reflect your colorful everyday life.  
    ·       LETTERING: “Happy Hand Lettering”- Master 5 exclusive “Lilly” lettering styles and hand drawn alphabets to use in your art and journaling.
    ·       PAINTING: “Paint Yourself Lilly”- explore watercolor and acrylic painting patterns, designing in the style of Lilly Pulitzer to create a chunky art book.
    ·       DRAWING: “Lilly Blooms” Learn simple sketching and whimsical drawing techniques to illustrate floral and fauna.
    ·       WOOL FELTING: “Lilly Blooms Pouch”: Try your hand at hand simple needle felting with colorful threads and wool roving with this really relaxing activity to create a small functional art pouch. 


    SESSION TWO: September 20-23, 2017
    “Creative, Color Lovin’ Lettered Life”
    Making art with the ocean outside our door! 5 Art and Lettering Classes with a beachy vibe
    infused with paint, pens, papers and words to illustrate a whimsical life.

    CREATE! An artful adventure every day in 5 BIG ART CLASSES with Joanne all included with 
exclusive ideas to create themed projects for:
    ·       JOURNALING- “Living Color“ Fill an entire small Moleskine journal with painting, drawings words and art ideas exploring some new.
    ·       LETTERING- “Luscious Letters” Introducing FIVE new alphabets and writing styles for your journals and art making.
    ·       PAINTING: “My Color Lovin’ Life- Learn luscious color stories and creative painting techniques with watercolor and acrylics to make a commemorative art book filled with your favorite mantras.
    ·       DRAWING: “Fabulous Faces”- Explore drawing, collage and design ideas to create stylized, expressive images with a whimsical face theme to include in your art book.
    ·       WOOL NEEDLE FELTING- “Sun, Sand and Seascapes” dive into colorful fibers and threads (provided) to make a fabulous, functional art pouch with a tropical theme.