HollyDeanArtist: Often Medieval in Mood: Muse Journal Mania.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Muse Journal Mania.

These days it's all about Muse Journals. Making Muse Journals, selling Muse Journals and now a fabulous Muse Journal Workshop Retreat at Wintergreen Studios!

mixed media painter, calligrapher & book artist

JULY 12 to 14, 2013

Friday lunch to Sunday afternoon, July 12 to 14, 2013.
Spend the weekend creating your journal, enjoying splendid meals in one another’s company, and generally being pampered and nourished.

Our wilderness retreat centre is located at 9780 Canoe Lake Road, in the Township of South Frontenac, in Southeastern Ontario, fifty minutes north of Kingston and about 2 hours from Ottawa.


Calligraphic and mixed media artist Holly Dean will lead you through the delightful experience of creating a handmade muse journal. A rare book of your own where you can spill your thoughts and ideas, hopes and fears, dreams and desires. Write, sketch, doodle and paint…

Mixed media art on canvas panels will become the front and back covers. Each signature will be wrapped with decorative paper. A sturdy Coptic binding allows the journal to lie flat when open. Learn techniques and develop your artist’s eye to enhance your own work. For the artistically experienced or the curious beginner.

Supplies to bring: acrylic paints & mediums you have on hand, brushes, palette knife or old credit card, Olfa or X-Acto knife; imagery, text, decorative papers. Other materials supplied.

Follow Your Muse!

Holly Dean is a gifted artist and calligrapher who creates art rich in mood and mystery. Through Holly’s inventive mixed-media techniques, past, present, and future merge in dramatic layers of text, imagery, and paint. Her works are for sale through The Grotto Artworks, Studio22 Open Gallery, her Merrickville studio and her website.


Pricing includes tuition, meals (7 meals), art materials, and accommodation (2 nights).

Off-site – $475; Tenting – $550; Shared room with twin beds - $625; Woodland cabins – $675; Private room – $750. HST extra.

Out of town participants wishing to arrive Thursday, July 11 (the night before the workshop begins) should add $95 for the extra night, dinner, and breakfast. HST extra.

Workshop registration closes June 30, 2013.


  1. Best of Luck Holly - your journals are gorgeous - I am tempted to book a ticket from Oz and join you there - let us see the end results - I am green with envy!! Cheers!!

    1. Wouldn't that be awesome to have you there! I will definitely post pics of the end results. Eventually I will offer this workshop online!

  2. I'm with Wyn! It would be fabulous to be there for the course. Your journals are really lovely.

    1. It would be so fabulous to have you there, Carol! Thank you so much for your wonderful words :)



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