Minneapolis Workshop Schedule


The 2017 Minneapolis program will present over 50 workshops during four fabulous art-infused days.  We have selected 14 exceptional and talented artists to present these workshops.  A series of special guests, a vibrant Art Trunk, side trips to Junk Bonanza and the Minneapolis Centre for Book Arts ensures this retreat will be one not to be missed.

    • Retreat Registration $70.00 (Early Bird $50.00) – a non refundable fee for all registrations for workshop attendees.BOOK NOW IMAGE
    • Daily Workshop: $169.00 – includes a full sit down buffet lunch, daily treats, retreat tag and bag, some special events and daily morning motivators.
    • Three Hour Evening Workshop: $65.00 (registered attendees) $85.00 (evening only attendees)
    • Payment options detailed below schedule.


Wednesday 19 April
5:00pmRegistration Desk Opens
6:00pmEat Cake Create Welcome: Martinis, Meanderings and Autograph Book with TJ Goerlitz
Thursday 20 April
6:00 - 10:00 amJunk Bonanza (Optional)
10:30 am - 5:30 pmDaily Workshops
Andrea Matus deMengTin Type Tarot
John Creighton Petersen The Creative Assemblage: Day 1 of 2
Kim GeiserSilly Circus
Michael deMengMatchbox Vignettes
Mindy LacefieldPaint My Own Magic
Sharon Payne BoltonNestled Behind the Double Doors: Day 1 of 2
Susan Lenart KazmerLayering transparent plus Resin Relics and Ancient Artifacts
1:00 - 2:00pmLunch
7:00 - 10:00pmEvening Workshops
John Creighton PetersenTchotchke Talisman Transformation
Kellie May-KrenzStitching Sacred Necklaces & Bits
Kim GeiserHappy Dancing Pendant
Mindy LacefieldInnerChild
Friday 21 April
8:15 amMorning Motivator - Let Your Imagination Get the Better of You
9:00 am - 4:00 pmDaily Workshops
Andrea Matus deMengLiterary Illusions
John Creighton Petersen The Creative Assemblage: Day 2 of 2
Kellie May-KrenzPainting in Layers: Finding Warrior Spirits
Michael deMengShoe Shrine
Mindy LacefieldMagical Mermie
Sharon Payne BoltonNestled Behind the Double Doors: Day 2 of 2
Susan Lenart KazmerWire-Caging Common Objects+Neck Form
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
6:00pmMinnesota Centre for Book Arts Workshop
Saturday 22 April
8:15 amMorning Motivator - Amazing Aves
9:00 am - 4:00 pmDaily Workshops
Andrea Matus deMengDreamscapes Day 1 of 2
FinnabairRust Affection
Jodi OhlAbstracts on Yupo
Kellie May-KrenzJournaling your world in layers
Lori FranklinSpaghetti Confetti Collage – Super Charged!
Michael deMengApocalypto Shrines: Day 1 of 2
Sunny CarvalhoTiny Dollandia Kids
Susan Lenart KazmerMaking Connections – Riveting II step in Talismans
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
6:00 - 9:00pmEvening Workshops
Jodi OhlFacial Features Primer
John Creighton PetersenRelic Reliquaries
Kim GeiserLaughter and Lettering
Vanessa Kiki JohanningEverything’s coming up roses
Sunday 23 April
8:15 amMorning Motivator - Rachel Awes
9:00 am - 4:00 pmDaily Workshops
Andrea Matus deMengDreamscapes Day 2 of 2
FinnabairThe Ultimate ARTifact
Jodi OhlThe Collective Art of Zen Painting
Lori FranklinHeart Shaped Universe
Michael deMengApocalypto Shrines: Day 2 of 2
Sunny CarvalhoWhat a Character
Susan Lenart KazmerMaking Connections – Riveting II step in Talismans
Vanessa Kiki JohanningGypsy Boho Fabric Lanterns
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch


Payment Options for 2017:

1. Credit Card and Paypal

  • Onsite payments will not be accepted unless adding a workshop while onsite.
  • Checks will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • No registration can be accepted without payment.
    You may log into your account to modify your registration at anytime to add workshops and make additional payment.
  • Credit Card Payment Plans (50% upfront and 50% by March 1, 2017) –  available until December 31st, 2016 with all payments to be finalised by March 1, 2017.

We know that situations can sometimes arise causing a change to your plans. It is not possible for Visually Speaking LLC to favor an individual situation or circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard business policy for all and with no exceptions. It is understood that you have read and agree to our Policies / Waivers and Release Information.

Travel Insurance
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