Sun, May 14|
Folklore & Fairytales, an Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat
During this creative adventure each participant will create a Soul Sister art doll and an accompanying fine silver Talisman that will uniquely reflect the creators’ personality through color, embellishment, and creative story.
Time & Location
May 14, 2023, 4:00 PM CDT – May 19, 2023, 9:00 AM CDT
Hotel Provincial, 1024 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
About the Event
Join us May 14 – 19, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Folklore & Fairytales, an Art, Culture, Adventure Retreat, hosted by Tracy Buechler of Be Brave Studio and Theresa Ratcliff of Blue Tulip Designs.
During this creative adventure each participant will create a Soul Sister art doll and an accompanying fine silver Talisman that will uniquely reflect the creators’ personality through color, embellishment, and creative story. Participants will also be treated to a bit of folklore and fairytale by way of a guided city tour, a walking ghost tour, and a riverboat dinner cruise.
The Soul Sister art dolls will be constructed and sculpted under the tutelage of Artist Tracy Buechler of Be Brave Studio. Tracy will guide each participant through the assembly process using Styrofoam forms, plaster cloth, and paper clay. Each artist will then use provided paint, ribbon, jewels, sequins, and many other decorative items to adorn and give unique character to their creative art doll.
The Talisman will be constructed and refined under the tutelage of Artist Theresa Ratcliff of Blue Tulip Designs. Theresa will guide each artist in shaping and marking a fine silver talisman (charm) for both their Soul Sister and themselves using PMC (Precious Metal Clay) Silver. Each artist will individualize their personal talisman using provided tools, stamps, and cutters, to create a unique charm that can be added to a bracelet or worn on a chain as a necklace.
At the end of the retreat, artists will be led in a creative writing session in which they will name and create a fun, original back story for their Soul Sister and how she came to be a part of Folklore & Fairytales.
The guided city and ghost tours will be private events that will both entertain and enlighten participants to some of the Folklore & Fairytales that make up the rich history and culture that is found nowhere else in the world but New Orleans. To finish up this unique, creative experience, artists’ will be treated to a Jazz Dinner Cruise on board the Creole Queen paddle boat along the Mississippi River.
This art adventure will be held at the Hotel Provincial in the French Quarter. The Hotel Provincial is a boutique hotel located in the quiet 1000 block of historic Rue Chartres, just steps from the famous Ursuline Convent, a 4-minute stroll from Jackson Square and a block away from the French Market.
Questions can be directed to TheresaRatcliff@gmail.com.