Founded in 2011 by Artist, Instructor, and Online Entrepreneur
Cristina Zinnia Gallilher
Perfecting the concept of presenting an online version of a physical art retreat experience, Artful Gathering has brought it’s brand of online interactive workshop classrooms to thousands of attendees throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Greece, and virtually any location equipped with computer and high speed internet access. Artful Gathering’s approach to learning has revolutionized the way attendees network and assemble, opening doors to a world wide audience that might otherwise be prohibited due to travel expenses, time restrictions, and overall attendance costs.
Beginning with the establishment of Roses On My Table, an online art community, the fan base took root in the collective online network of artist trades, art challenges, and classes. As thousands of artwork pieces were circulating around the globe, Roses On My Table connected enthusiasts to the global community forging friendships and artistic camaraderie that is enduring and serves to close the gap between countries and continents and the barriers of common access. Between 2009 and 2014, Roses On My Table and Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats has blazed the trail as a leader in bringing fans together world-wide for the purpose of sharing their passions and interests in a supportive and nurturing learning environment.
With a significant focus on professional marketing and event management Artful Gathering has presented workshops by nearly 100 art instructors who demonstrate a plethora of skills in different art genres, including mixed media, textile art, sculpture, watercolor, digital art, journaling, jewelry and metal work, assemblage, encaustic, primitives, and more. Unlike most art retreats, Artful Gathering’s global appeal has united art instructors from the US, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, bringing extraordinary perspectives into our classrooms where the key focus is on learning. Without the hype of commercialized products and supplies, Artful Gathering has cleared the decks for authentic exploration in techniques and skill.
Artful Gathering’s experience in video production and creative direction combines with the authentic intimacy of self filming artists, enhancing the visual apprenticeship where all traditional learning begins. Years of collective knowledge, practice and skill represent the embodiment of the Artful Gathering DVD library, which adds an additional level for ongoing reference and study.
The Artful Gathering revolution will continue to merge traditional art study with the latest technology.
Art Credits: Kecia Deveney, Mary Jane Chadbourne, Debby Anderson, Riki Schumacher