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Soul Food Class



** Although Soul Food 2014 registration is now closed, we are now offering 17 lessons from the three "Head Chefs" (Mystele, Jeanette House, and Me) in our class, Slimline Soul Food 2014. You can learn more about that HERE. **






Come join Community Thrive - it's free!

Wondering what kind of projects will be in our new Soul Food online class? Our Sous-Chefs (36 artists!) are still putting their lesson plans together but what you can expect to see is a mix of art and craft projects as diverse as the different personal styles of our instructors: cool mixed media techniques, art dolls and other sewing projects, jewelry making, handmade journals, abstract art, portraits, sculpting, works on canvas and in journals... The presentation is really market-fresh; the giveaways will be awesome, and the diversity of the instructors is very exciting!

Have a question - check out the FAQ's!






Soul Food participants can enter monthly giveaways with prizes from each of our fabulous sponsors:




*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***

PRICE: $125 USD (Approx £84 GBP)



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You may choose to stash away your Soul Food money in 2 "investments" of $62.50 each. For each payment you will use the "schedule" (dropdown menu). Choose the corresponding item (1 or 2). Then, click on the paypal button to complete your payment. When your final payment is received, you'll be sent an email with the keys to the classroom. *Payments are non-refundable.


Schedule

*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***

*************************************

You may choose to stash away your Soul Food money in 4 "investments"- 3 payments of $30 each and 1 payment of $35. For each payment you will use the "schedule" (dropdown menu). Choose the corresponding item (1, 2, 3, or 4). Then, click on the paypal button to complete your payment. When your final payment is received, you'll be sent an email with the keys to the classroom. *Payments are non-refundable.


Schedule

*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***

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Gift Certificates: Give the gift of SOUL FOOD to a friend or loved one OR "gift" anonymously!


 Certificate value: $125 USD (Approx £84 GBP)  
(for gift certificate only) 


*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***




Head Chef Bios and Links

Mystele Kirkeeng
Hi! I grew up in Texas but now live (and paint) in Illinois with my three leading men.  Just in case you were wondering, my Mom named me after a “French” anti-perspirant (Mistelle)...yep.
Mystele's Website

Jeanette House
Hello! I was raised in the Caribbean, and have lived in Newfoundland, France, and for a short period, in Pakistan; though I’m now happily settled with my beloved cats in the English countryside. My childhood and time overseas experiencing different cultures have really influenced my love of colour and diversity in art and life; and given me very eclectic taste - in art and in the kitchen! 
Jeanette's Website

Heather Santos 
I am a mixed-media artist from Illinois where I live with my husband and 3 dogs. For the past 2 years, I have enjoyed spending my free time painting and learning and growing.
Heather's Blog



Sous-Chef Bios and Links

Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. She is a full-time artist who has sold her soul to portraiture--she is that devoted to the genre.
Gwenn's Website


Shonna Bucaroff
My name is Shonna Bucaroff (of Twisted Figures) and I am a Mixed Media Artist living in the San Diego, Ca. area. When I get really nervous I blow big bubbles off of my tongue using my own saliva (I know, it’s pretty gross).
Twisted Figures Facebook


Lisa Patencio
Lisa Patencio is a mixed media artist newly residing in Rancho Mirage. She speaks in half sentences with mispronounced words, it's a Mommy language.
Lisa's Website


Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal
I’m a full time Mandala and Mixed Media artist from Argentina. I believe Art is about your Unique way of seeing Life.
Guada's Circle 


Joyce van der Lely
Joyce van der Lely is a Dutch-born mixed media artist and tutor who lives in beautiful New Zealand. She has a quaint gallery / art studio space in the Historic Village in Tauranga from where she also teaches live classes.
Joyce's Blog 


Jodi Ohl
I'm a mixed media artist  who lives in Aberdeen, NC.   My signature trademarks are gesso in my hair and rainbow paint stained hands, I believe everyone should live and dream in color.
Sweet Repeats Blog


Alisa Steady
Alisa Steady is a professional mixed media artist who lives with one husband and three cats in Antioch, Illinois. She is currently collaborating with NASA scientists with the development of an Anti-Feline Dive-Bombing Mechanism (or AFDBM) for fellow artists with cats that enjoy dive bombing and landing on current works in progress.
Alisa's Website 


Dana Christiansen
I am a lifetime student of art with a deep passion for mixed media and watercolors living in the midwest USA.  The first thing I hear when people meet me in person is usually one of two things "Boy, you sure are tall" or "Wow, your hair is curly" and whichever one they lead off is shortly followed by the other.
Dana's Inspirations Blog


Patti Ballard
I am a self-taught mixed media artist from Orlando, FL where I live with my husband and 3 children. I love to laugh and have fun and enjoy life.
PBS Art Studio Website 


Susana Tavares
Hi I am Susana Tavares mixed media artist, I live in the sunny Lisbon, Portugal. If I pick 3 words to describe my art they would be: feminine, spiritual, whimsical …with a bit of magic dust. :)
Susana's Blog 


Melanie Underwood
I am a mixed media artist that concentrates on the whimsical aspects of life. I am shy to talk in front of a big group but I can dance in front of anyone!
Sunshine Girl Designs Shop 


Dina Wakley
Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist / author living in Glendale, AZ with her husband and three fellas. Dina is fluent in Lego, Star Wars, and usually has paint on her hands and ink in her hair.
Dina's Website 


Micki Wilde
I am Micki Wilde otherwise known as ‘The Secret Hermit’ I am a whimsical, mixed media artist from Leicestershire UK. Just like the fun characters I love to paint, in my 37 years on planet earth my hair has been every colour of the rainbow too.
The Secret Hermit Blog


Erin Bassett
SoCal native Erin Bassett is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books. She loves peanut butter more than chocolate.
Erin's Website


Mika Diaz
My life is an exciting creative journey as a mixed media artist, led by God and filled with as much laughter as two kids and a husband can bring. I am a dedicated day dreamer, and citizen of La-la Land, who wanders the world with a right brain dominant perspective of a lost flower child and Motley Soul.
Mika's Website 


Kristina Oppegard
Kristina Oppegard or "Kitty O" is a self taught mixed media artist who lives on the Central Coast of California. Addicted to 2nd hand stores, The 80's and Gesso, Kitty is passionate about ACCEPTING the art of You... as is, and aspires to reflect that in her art and her art teachings.
Hand Over Heart Studios Blog


Regina Lord
Hi, my name is Regina and I live in sunny, warm southern Arizona with my hubby, two boys and a fun loving tortoise. When I was little I wanted to be a painting ballerina so I could dance around and paint the world. 
Creative Kismet Website 


Pascale Richel Hutt
Pascale [also known as Glycerine] is a mixed media artist from France who has been painting and drawing since she was a little girl, and discovered a passion for mixed media over 10 years ago. “I have 6 children (3 are mine and 3 are my husband’s kids), 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 hamsters, and a lot of little fish; perhaps I should build a boat called “Glycerine’s Ark” and invite you all aboard?!”
Glycerine's Blog 


Roberta Laliberte
A mixed media artist from Manitoba, Canada; a bit of a hoarder and willing to use anything I can lay my hands on; a daydreamer extraordinaire, who’s always looking in places that others dismiss. The most common question I get from people is: "Is there anything you can't do?" to which I humbly reply, "Keep my house clean!" but who wants their headstone to read "Dang, that chick had a clean house!"?!
Prairie Fairy Designs Website 


Conny Witzel (Piarom)
I am a self taught artist living in the middle of Germany and I love to mix collages with face painting. I am addicted to glue (a genetic influence from lovely dad), matte medium and hand pulled art.
Piarom's Blog  


Aimée Wheaton
Stay-At-Home-Mom / Mixed Media / Digital artist from Sunny FL and I love what I do! I screw up cliché's all the time and one of my many nicknames is cliché Aimée, "Cliché Aimée STRIKES AGAIN!".
Aimée's Website


Grace Howes
Grace Howes grew up in the Bahamas - a place of tranquil waters and bright warming sunshine; a place where her love of creativity and her insatiable need to surround herself with vibrant over-the-top colour in her home, her life and most importantly, in her art, began and most probably as well, where her complete, utter and giddy obsession with paper took hold! Making books, albums and journals then was a natural progression for her - to create spaces for others to unfurl through art journaling, drawing, writing or doodling: these empty and colourful journals being the repository for all manner of potential for self discovery.  
Red Barn Studios Website 

Michelle Sylvia
I am a mixed media doll artist / candle maker who lives in the Midwest with my husband and two beautiful children. I have a sensitive spirit, I believe in Angels, and can't stand my food to touch on my plate.
The Blackberry Briar Blog 


Chris Cozen
I am an Acrylic Mixed Media artist, author and teacher who lives and works in sunny (most of the time) Pasadena, CA. My first career was as an Early Childhood Specialist where I learned to play and to celebrate every milestone no matter how small.
Chris' Website 


Jacqui Fehl
I make mixed media art with just about anything I can get my hands on as I don't like to be limited in palette, materials, or genre. Influenced by music, lyrics, stories, and other artists, my art is as unpredictable as my ever changing hair! 
Jacqui's Website

Sarah Hand
Sarah Hand is a paper mache and mixed media artist and teacher who lives in Richmond, VA, with her sweet husband and three cats. When she was a kid, she would wear kleenex boxes on her feet and pretend they were ballet toe shoes - her family still teases her to this day!
Hearts and Needles Blog 


AyalaArt
I have a fascination for color and textures. I enjoy many painting media, making tutorials and challenges.
AyalaArt's Facebook 


Cathy Bluteau
I am a full time, self-taught, mixed media artist living in Montreal, Canada. I love making art and sharing my techniques through online classes and my personal blog. I am currently obsessed with bold colors, whimsical style and unusual found objects.
Cathy's Blog 


Carissa Paige
Carissa Paige is an Intuitive Voyager, Artist, and Writer living and working in Central Florida. She has a massive addiction to vintage slips, suitcases, children's books, and can often be found sniffing typewriters.
Carissa's Website 


Zorana
I am a mixed media artist, living in Northern California. I love painting so much that I often paint in my dreams.
Zorana's Blog 




Jennifer DeDonato
Hi, my name is Jennifer DeDonato. I live in Houston, Texas, and I am a mixed media artist. Silly fact about me: I can make the best cinnamon toast ever!
Colorfly Studio Website 




Mitsi
Hi, I am Michelle Kral / Mitsi, an artist from sunny Worthing in Sussex, UK. I often forget I’m not actually a rabbit!
Mitsi's Website 

Kristen Powers
Kristen Powers (who uses the pen name, Kae Pea, pronounced ‘K.P.’ which are her initials spelled out) is a painter, illustrator and seeker of all things creative. She lives and runs Rubbermoon Art Stamp Co.  in a historic little river town outside of St. Louis, Missouri.
Kristen's Website

Stephanie Ackerman
I am a girl that gets to do what she loves, for a living, creating & teaching mixed media art with a purpose. I am refer to myself as a “Trailer Park Martha” because I LOVE to create from the things I find lying around and can not only make them as fun, fancy or pretty as Martha, but then teach you!
Stephanie's Website

Mary Beth Shaw
Mary Beth Shaw - aka StencilGirl - is an artist, author, workshop instructor, but most of all, a seeker. She has a shooting star tattoo on her shoulder.
Mary Beth's Website

Nolwenn Petitbois
Passionate.Gratitude Warrior.Truth Advocate.Words Collector.Mixed Media Artist. Art Journaler.Story Teller.Lover.Mom of 2 Witchlets.Quirky Weirdo.Spiritual Soul. I'm currently putting myself in Nutella Detox: I need to stop eating it by the spoon (oops !).
Nolwenn's Website







PRICE: $125 USD (Approx £84 GBP)

*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***
*************************************

You may choose to stash away your Soul Food money in 2 "investments" of $62.50 each. For each payment you will use the "schedule" (dropdown menu). Choose the corresponding item (1 or 2). Then, click on the paypal button to complete your payment. When your final payment is received, you'll be sent an email with the keys to the classroom. *Payments are non-refundable.


Schedule

*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***

*************************************

You may choose to stash away your Soul Food money in 4 "investments"- 3 payments of $30 each and 1 payment of $35. For each payment you will use the "schedule" (dropdown menu). Choose the corresponding item (1, 2, 3, or 4). Then, click on the paypal button to complete your payment. When your final payment is received, you'll be sent an email with the keys to the classroom. *Payments are non-refundable.


Schedule

*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***

*************************************

Gift Certificates: Give the gift of SOUL FOOD to a friend or loved one OR "gift" anonymously!


 Certificate value: $125 USD (Approx £84 GBP)  
(for gift certificate only) 


*** Registration for Soul Food 2014 has closed. ***