How We Started Live Workshops | The Art of Gathering

This post was originally shared on May 29, 2013.

I never want you to look at where we are now with our business, art or live workshop etc. and not see where we started.

I am the biggest believer in starting where we are with what we have! I KNOW that has been the “secret” to growing my gifts, art, and business and it the “secret” to growing yours!

 

 

This post was originally shared on May 29, 2013.

I still can’t believe that it was a little over a week ago when I had so many incredible women in my house making art.

Katie Kendrick was in town to see her beautiful daughter and family and took a day to do a class.

Kelly and I moved out all of our furniture out of our living room and kitchen and made room for the class.

This idea always seems a little easier in my head than in reality.

Kelly really loves me to support all of my crazy ideas:-)!

 

I had originally planned on taking the class too but as the class grew I knew I would have fun serving these creative ladies.

 

We started off our day with mimosas, coffee, tea and a light snack.

 

It is always such a joy to watch another creative person working through their creative process.

 

 

Katie just exudes kindness, creativity and calm.

 

 

 

 

 

All of the girls created for a few hours and then they met me on the back patio for lunch.

 

 

We had just gotten our last snow about 2 weeks before the class so I felt so fortunate to be able to host the lunch outside.

 

 

I just wish they could all come back now that the yard is getting green and much more lush.

I guess that means that Katie needs to come back again next summer:-)

 

 

 

 

After lunch all of the girls headed back to creating and I have to tell you that this group of women created the most gorgeous art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t have much time to sit and watch them create but I was blown away looking at their creativity.

 

 

It was so fun to see how they took Katie’s techniques and incorporated into their own work.

Even their palettes were gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

The day ended with some of the girls heading to dinner at Augustine Grill here in town and then antiquing the next day.

 

I had a wonderful time  hosting the art day and I had the extra bonus of spending all weekend with my friends Jennifer Rizzo and Danielle Donaldson.

 

 

Long after the house was put back together I was able to spends lots of time with both of these women talking, laughing and brainstorming.

I really encourage you to open up your home for whatever creativity connects with you.

Hosting a small class in your home is intimate and encourages connections among the girls that come together.

Don’t feel like you need to make lunch and make it pretty….just open your home.

The girls would have had as much fun if I would have ordered sandwiches and we gathered on the lawn with blankets.

I can’t wait to do this again!

 

 

Over the past 13 + years we have gathered others through live workshops here in the United States and abroad. Whether we have been leading a group making art along the Seine, taking a bike ride through the vineyards of Austria, baking croissants in Paris or opening the doors to our own home, land and studio…gathering has been at the heart of our business and life.

We started workshops very simply in local shops and by moving furniture around in our last home. We didn’t have all the things and we definitely didn’t have a dedicated space for events but by starting where we were with what we had we started to see the impact of gathering. We have since led over 1,000 creatives on art, history and cultural trips around the world, hosted art, home and business workshops at our home, land and studio and have led workshops at special venues around the US.

I started to see how using the gifts in me that treasured details, beauty and intention was not only bringing me joy but also blessing others. Seeing beauty everywhere and wanting to connect with that beauty became the heartbeat of The Living Studio workshops and transformed our business.

Early Registration is open for The Art of Gathering | Creating Live Workshops with Jeanne Oliver. Early Registration is $198 and will go to the full registration price of $298 on May 14, 2021 @ 11:59 pm MST.  The course will go live on June 11th @ 6am MT. The course is 4+ hours of content. Come and read all about it.

 

 

We live in a time where we may have taken gathering for granted in the past but I don’t think that will ever happen again. I also know now more than ever that, as the world gets ready to gather again that there are dreams in you that are ready to be born. I know so many that had put these dreams of gathering on a shelf but are hearing again those dreams come back to life and want to know how to walk out these ideas.

Our workshops are experiences that allow us to follow beauty all over the world and to see it the most right here at home. How will you impact your world through gathering?

In this course I will take away the mystery of creating beautiful, intentional and profitable workshops. The world is getting ready to gather again and it is waiting for your invitation.

 

 

 

Information Taught in this Course

  • How to decide what kind of workshop to offer and
  • Working within your gifts and knowing what and when to delegate
  • How to peek interest in your workshop before you open registration
  • How to grow your events through collaborations
  • Pricing your event
  • Creating one of a kind retreats
  • How to create a beautiful event and make a profit
  • Creating processes and checklists to guarantee repeatable events
  • Collaborations with teachers, speakers or venues and creating contracts
  • What to pay teachers, speakers, and other venues.
  • Creating a timeline so your event runs smoothly
  • How many days to offer a workshop
  • How to handle allergies and create menus
  • How to market your event and create an impactful sales page
  • How to create collaborate with other businesses to create events abroad
  • Refunds, cancelations and insurance
  • The supplies we use and sources
  • How to offer thoughtful live workshops in the time of Covid
  • Live event do’s and don’ts list
  • Recorded interviews with other experts in teaching, retreats in Europe and hosting here in the United States.
  • Four live Q+As with Jeanne Oliver
  • A downloadable workbook that will include workshop planner, checklists, and sample event timelines.

Early Registration is open for The Art of Gathering | Creating Live Workshops with Jeanne Oliver. Early Registration is $198 and will go to the full registration price of $298 on May 14, 2021 @ 11:59 pm MST.  The course will go live on June 11th @ 6am MT. The course is 4+ hours of content. Come and read all about it.

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Early Registration is open for The Art of Gathering | Creating Live Workshops with Jeanne Oliver. Early Registration is $198 and will go to the full registration price of $298 on May 14, 2021 @ 11:59 pm MST.  The course will go live on June 11th @ 6am MT. The course is 4+ hours of content. Come and read all about it.

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