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Painted & Bound: a handmade journal 

two day retreat with

Mary Beth Shaw

rescheduled to FRI, July 31and SAT, August, 2020
9:30A - 4:30P

Pendleton Art Center

Upstairs Gallery

1105 Central Ave

Middletown, OH 45044


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Video spotlight from 2019 Mary Beth's Mixed Media Soul Mantras 


You asked for it -- Mary Beth returns to the Pendleton for *two full days*

devoted to mixed media, stencils + handmade journaling!

- welcome to the hullabaloo with Mary Beth Shaw -

2 days of mixed media art, two scratch made lunches

shop local goodies + hullabaloo surprises included

Highlights of Painted & Bound: a handmade journal

- Work with spontaneity, painting and making marks both large and small.

- Expect to use a variety of media including paper and fabric.

- Learn skills in surface design, bookmaking, and mixed media collage.

- Explore an art bar of paints, mediums + StencilGirl stencils​​

The culmination of your work will be a 4" x 6" hand bound painted journal that is

a stand-alone piece of art or ripe for embellishment.


- Includes 2 full days of mini retreating in a spacious gallery at the Pendleton Art Center

- Includes two nourishing lunches, snacks, beverages + chocolate

- Includes large work tables with plenty of room to spread out

- Includes a "come as you are space" - create in your tiara, slippers or sweat pants if you wanna!

- Includes a 'give away table" for sharing of ephemera

- Includes welcoming space for inspiration + flow for connecting with like-hearted others

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mark your calendar + save the date - you're coming to Painted + Bound with Mary Beth Shaw

April 17 and 18 2020!

2 days


Mary Beth


- - all inclusive - - 

lunches, snacks + beverages

up close + personal journaling with Mary Beth

art bar with stencils + mixed media treasures

deep dive journal time with kindreds

creative immersion + connection

+ + hullabaloo vibe with Glenda

Save My Seat Deposit is a deposit that is applied to your registration fee but is not refundable if you cancel at any time. 


Your final payment of $180.00 is due by JAN 18, 2020.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

William Wordsworth

What to bring

A kit fee has been built into your ticket price and includes generous supplies from Mary Beth.

You will supplement your creative process by bringing the following items easily found at home, hobby stores or online. 

Click below for Supply List


All other speciality supplies needed for this workshop are being generously provided by Mary Beth.

Mary Beth will also have an art and StencilGirl Pop up Shoppe on site. 


Art Center

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Pendleton Art Center

Upstairs Galery 

1105 Central Ave

Middletown, Ohio 450441


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

CVG Airport 36 miles away

Ground Transportation options

steps away from the Pendleton Art Center - Urban Comfort of the boutique hotel

Indigo Pass 

Journal article feature

Book a room at Indigo Pass

 - OR -

3 walkable blocks away from the Pendleton The Cornerstone Manor

Book as a group on Airbnb

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middletown Lodging 


The heart of the matter is creative immersion. Process vs Product. Experience vs Event. Deep Dive vs. Surface Skimming.

What does all this mean? You are considered a valued guest; one who is interested in expanding and strengthening talents, skills and interests with others. By making and creating you get to express feelings and explore new ways of being. In a collaborative circle of belonging, the artist instructor is also giving their expertise, inspiration and guidance. All of this is happening in a secluded nurturing environment where we can all learn, share and enrich the other.


  1. JUST BE YOU:  This is a judgment free, non-competitive, just have a darn good time experience. You are perfect just the way you are. 

  2. COMFORT ZONE NUDGES: Allow yourself to expand your craft and welcome the beauty of imperfection. 

  3. DRESS 4 MESS: Bring an apron [or gloves if you’re worried about your hands] because we'll be making beautiful messes!

ticket policy

It is understandable that “life happens” and unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from attending a ticketed event. In the case where you cannot participate, please notify me as soon as possible. Due to the high demand of this event that a purchased Save My Seat Tickets deposit is applied to your registration fee but is not refundable if you cancel at any time. Due to the events financial commitments, reservations and contract obligations full refunds of all tickets are only available on or up to 90 days prior to the event on on

Saturday, JANUARY 18, 2019 


What if you can't come after you have purchased your ticket? 

If there is a waiting list, I will put you in contact with the first person on the list to coordinate possible arrangements for the sale of your ticket. If a transaction is mutually agreed upon and completed, your spot in the event will be transferred to the other person.


In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, instructor cancellation or unpredictable circumstances notification will be made as soon as possible via text message, email and provided contact emergency information. Refunds will be given within 5 days of the date of the unexpected cancellations.

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