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Artful Gathering 2015 Online Retreat Schedule

Each year, we present to you new artists of all different backgrounds and artistic voices. Our returning faculty enjoy creating new workshops for you every year, and as we invite new presenters to join us we celebrate the diversity of each individual voice.

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 We Love Our Attendees

Each and every year our attendees amaze us all. We love to see your finished class projects and to applaud your progress and your enjoyment. Whatever medium you enjoy working in, there is just so much to learn and do at Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats. Here are just some of the things you’ve said in our most recent surveys.

What do you like best about Artful Gathering Online Events?

“The passion and the kindness which livens up all the actors of AG. High quality of listening and sharing!”

“I loved the perfect communication aspect. This includes ability to contact the instructor, fellow students and also the director. This solidifies the learning process.
I also treasure the friendships, camaraderie and support. May I also add that the class offerings are wide.
So, I had the opportunity to sign up for another class that was totally different.”

“The fellowship and encouragement from fellow artists and teachers.”

“I love the imaginative presentation and the inspiration. It feels such a warm and encouraging place to be.
I feel like an individual student and not just one of a number.”

Is Artful Gathering For Me?

✓ I want to learn from amazing artists but I don’t want the travel expenditure.

✓ I want to learn popular art techniques and processes from working artists and professionals.

✓ I want to learn from the artisan’s perspective and approach rather than a product marketing point of view.

✓ I want more than a few days to complete my artwork so that I am not rushed.

✓ I want the convenience of referring back to a step or process so that I can have some application time before sharing with my instructor and classmates.

✓ I want to be able to ask my instructor questions.

✓ I want to have the opportunity to purchase the DVD version of the workshops I take.

✓ I want the flexibility to step in and out of class to suit my busy schedule.

✓ I want an online art retreat experience that comes from years of experience in online art workshop presentations.


Enjoy browsing through our electronic Event Program Book to see all of the new workshops and presentations we bring to you at this year’s Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat! Our Program contains faculty features, video, class offerings, descriptions, and tuition.


Featured Sneak Peeks Into Artful Gathering 2015

 Artist in the Spotlight

Click the video above to learn more about Michelle Belto

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Joining us for another fabulous year is Encaustic Mixed Media Artist Michelle Belto.  She will be presenting two equally exciting artwork shops with us. In session one, The Magic of Three: Approaches to Encaustic Painting and in session two, Encaustic Photography: The New Darkroom. As an added treat, Michelle is co-presenting a third workshop with Mixed Media ArtistLyn Belisle,in Mask, Robe, Rune: A Personal Exploration of Meaning and Mixed Media. This workshop will be presented in session two!

Michelle Belto is an artist, author and educator living and working in South Texas. She creates her own canvases from hand-made paper and then paints on these amazing forms with layers of molten beeswax. Her contemporary paintings sit on the wall like sculpture. Michelle Belto teaches nationally and internationally and works as a studio artist. She currently lives in the Texas hill country with her husband and a menagerie of furry creatures.

For workshop details, please take a moment or two to browse our Event Program Book, you’ll be glad you did.



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