Online Resources: *Virtual* Creative Journey Art Retreat- Spring 2022
The Creative Journey Art Retreat is an event I have been hosting in-person for a number of years and is now online as well. This event is very popular, sells out quickly, and I got many requests to have access to the video tutorials, and class handouts after the LIVE virtual event.
Included in your retreat fee:
- 10+ hours of instruction, and craft time
- 12 handmade cards were created. The cards include some of the latest products from many companies including Lawn Fawn, Newton’s Nook, Hero Arts, Honey Bee Stamps, Ranger Ink, Purple Onion Designs, Colorado Craft Company, Trinity Stamps, Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamps, Pink & Main and more.
- Access to the exclusive retreat resource page. Here you will be able to access all the supply lists, download the handout, and follow links to the video tutorials.
- A 20+ page instruction handout. This handout includes images of all the cards, including a detail shot, and supplies listed per card as well as some assembly information. This handout also includes Copic coloring guides. (If you do not have Copic markers you can choose to color with a different medium and you will still find the coloring guides helpful).
- Access to the exclusive Facebook group, and the ability to ask Jenn questions within the group and chat with other attendees.
Kits are not shipped for this. Within the class resource page, all supplies that are used will be listed and linked. There are a few basic supplies you will need.
- Due to the nature of this event, there are no refunds. Once you register and pay you are given access to the private Facebook group and the retreat resource page. You are provided the website and password so there are no refunds. If you are unable to attend the event LIVE you will be able to watch the replays.
- The event resource page and event videos are exclusive to event attendees it goes without saying this should not be shared with others. When the event sells out, crafty friends can still sign up for the event resources at a discounted rate and will then have access to these resources as well. I keep events and class fees affordable, I would hope you support me in not sharing this information. Thank you!
Monique Jorgensen –
This was a perfectly paced online class where we sailed through making some adorable cards. Jenn makes it easy with great tips and tricks and awesome techniques. I’m a seasoned card maker and Jenn makes this accessible for ALL levels of card makers, using her wit and humor to ease us through the tough parts. It was fun and I’m looking forward to the next one! Thank you, Jenn!
Kathy Barrett –
The Creative Journey Retreat was the best card making event I have ever attended! Jenn is an awesome teacher & the class resource materials she created were the best especially loved the Copic coloring guides. I learned so much & had so much fun! The pace of the classes was just right so you can make the cards at the same time Jenn is making hers.The cards we made were so colorful & pretty! I highly recommend this course!
Rachel Groner –
You simply cannot go wrong with any of Jenn’s classes! Whether you are a total novice or 20yr+ veteran, hone your existing skills or learn something new, step by step directions or prepared launchpad for your own creativity, enjoy or favorite brands or be introduced to new ones or simply have a ready made excuse for hours of “me” time crafting…I guarantee there is something for you!
Melissa Miller –
This wasn’t my first class from Jenn, but it was my first retreat event. It was AMAZING! Even though I’ve been stamping for over 20 years and have been on many design teams over the years, I still always learn something new when I take one of Jenn’s classes. She has such an incredible wealth of knowledge and loves sharing that knowledge with her students.
Everything great about this class has already been said in previous reviews, but I just want to add one more time how great Jenn is! She’s so thorough and SO patient!! Her classes are packed FULL of training and information, but she still has a way of doing her best to help everyone stay caught up! Can’t wait for the next class I can join!!
Linda Wooldridge –
Jenn’s classes are always action packed and fun! I’m already signed up for my next one. I learn at least one new tip at each class, beyond the techniques taught; and I have 12 beautiful cards to use!
Denise Byrnes –
Jenn has an incredible manner in teaching a class that makes you feel like you are having a great time, while learning something. Not many instructors have that ability. Plus I have never completed all the cards within the time cycle of the instruction and I did this time. Yahoo! Didn’t feel rushed, but felt inspired. Just loved all the rainbows. I also got a high five from above at 3:30 pm here in Denver, with a glorious double rainbow in the sky. It had to be my late husband telling me this class was a hit!! Looking forward to more classes with Jenn!
My first Creative Journey experience. I knew it would be great because I had taken classes with Jenn before. However, it blew my expectations out of the water. So many wonderful tips, amazing coloring methods, great card designs…I could go on for a long time. Jenn is a great instructor. She explains everything clearly and demonstrates at least once, often twice for more complex steps. The cards are beautiful and useable. I will definitely attend this program again. Going to look into other Jenn classes.
Eileen Glancy –
I have taken every one of Jenn’s classes and I learn something new each time, whether it is a technique or tip on how to use a product differently. This was my first time with the Creative Art Journey Retreat and it was worth every cent! I never would have used some of these products because I did not have familiarity with them and it was so generous of the companies to donate for this event. It is a great opportunity to market themselves to those of us that were not familiar with the designs. True confession here, I did not finish and have to go back to some of the sections in the videos but that is what is so valuable about having this event available to us at whatever time works for us. Jenn is a fabulous designer and instructor and is extremely patient. She answers questions and is genuinely interested in how all of her participants are doing. I have in the past gotten stressed in a class (not hers!) and she tells you to just stop and watch and that is what I do. All of these cards are so cute and there are so many different options we can do with the goodies provided in the box! I also love how supportive people are in this group with each other and that comes from Jenn! What more can I say? I loved it and the cards, but it is going to be special people that receive these!!!!
Beth Lyons –
I love taking Jenn’s Creative Journey Art Retreats. She has a variety of techniques that she teaches and the cards are so beautiful. Jenn sets a good pace during class but you also have her very detailed handout and the recorded video to refer back to if you need to go back and catch-up. Jenn is available if you have questions and very quick about answering emails. I highly recommend all her classes!!
Jenn’s classes are simply perfect in every way. The speed, the knowledge, the creativity. choice of projects, and of course expertise is bar none.I love the way she balances professionalism as a teacher, and fun as a friend. I learn so much from her- no pressure- just happy learning and fun!
Cynthia C. –
Glitter and rainbow all the things!! This was a fantastic event (of course) and the card layouts, awesome techniques, and tips/tricks would easily translate to other products if you don’t happen to have the exact same things. Indeed, I switched mine out here and there from the event to fit with specific cards I needed. I feel like I have my own thing I do, and seeing and trying all sorts of different things that I don’t usually do (and practicing and talking about things I do on my own) really stretches my creativity. Highly recommend!!
Janet Wright –
This was the first time I have been in any kind of class with Jenn and it was so great. So many goodies, so much value in the tips and tricks, and I tried many things I really hadn’t tried before. This was well worth the time invested. Thanks to all the amazing sponsors for making the weekend even better!
Denise M Eddings –
Jenn’s retreat had just as much fun and creativity involved as in all her classes. This was my first retreat and I plan on more in the future. So much fun!!
Monique Jorgensen –
This was a fantastic, jam packed class but paced so well we could finish all 12 cards in 2 days. I never felt rushed, or trying to catch up and Jenn explains everything in such a conversational way that very experienced stampers/crafters as well as beginners are equally entertained. I will keep exploring the ways of glitter with Jenn in the future. Thank you for such an excellent experience and AMAZING resource/coloring guides!
Rachel Boe –
I have taken several of Jenn’s classes but this was the first full retreat! I can’t recommend it enough. I have been paper crafting for many years and I always learn something new in Jenn’s classes. She is a patient and fun teacher.
Mary Clemens –
This was my first time attending Jenn’s Creative Art Journey and I LOVED IT! The tips and tricks picked up throughout the class are so helpful and to finish the weekend with 12 completed cards is amazing. I am a huge fan of the coloring guides Jenn creates for her classes. Even if you don’t have the same stamp set, they are a great resource. Techniques used in this class included COPIC coloring, stenciling, embossing, watercoloring, ink blending, Distress wet techniques – and of course – glittering all the things. Highly recommend!
Tami Cline –
Fabulous event! Water coloring has always intimidated me, but this class helped me overcome my fears and gave me easy techniques to be able recreate with water coloring. I especially enjoyed having 12 cards with different looks and using different methods. Jenn always has a smooth and steady pace to her classes which makes it easy to follow along.
This was my first virtual weekend with Jenn and our was fantastic! I learned copics, got over my fear of watercolor, and glittered all the things!!! I highly recommend any course Jenn is part of!!
What an amazing art retreat! We played hard! Jenn’s class is chock full of tips, learning, and fun cards! Fast paced, but not too fast to keep up. I can’t wait for the next one!
Debbie Bonczek –
One of my favorite things about the Creative Art Journey Retreat is the mix of creations and the ability to take that knowledge and create other designs with similar stamps and supplies. Jenn passes on so much knowledge, and that knowledge sticks (just like the glitter when we glitter all the things).
Chellie Beaudot –
Jenn is that rare gem of an instructor who brings all of her talent, experience, creativity, and humor to her classes. She packs her classes with tips, tricks, and materials so there is something for everyone. Jenn has so much patience with her students and encourages everyone. This weekend retreat was exceptional for all the reasons I’ve stated. The bonus was having completed 12 really great cards that I can’t wait to share! Get the resource guide this time. Take the class next time. You’ll be so glad you did!
Danielle Dunlop –
I love this event so much!! Every card design is amazing and I love how I get pushed out of my comfort zone: using stamp sets I wouldn’t pick myself, doing techniques I forgot about and always learning something new! Jenn is an amazing teacher and none of her classes ever disappointed me, and I’ve done a lot of them… 🙂
BreAnn Loveland –
This event was so much fun!! The cards we made were all so cute and could easily be made into different occasions. And Jenn offers so much knowledge throughout the event.