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Mixed Media Soul Mantras

2 day mini retreat

with StencilGirl Mary Beth Shaw

Friday, March 15th

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Saturday, March 16th

10:00 am - 4:30 pm 



up close + personal weekend at the PAC !

Complimentary Fri nigh bites + Sat lunch from local fave

Mockingbirds Cafe 

StencilGirl + Mary Beth art pop up shop on site

connect + create

thank you everyone for joining us for Soul Mantras!

See you April 2020 for a return visit!

During this 1.5 day mini retreat, we will start Friday night as Mary Beth often does, with the making of parts - except this time the parts will explore transparency and opacity with inks and paints on a variety of surfaces. We will use tissue, Duralar and contact paper, sometimes working from both the front and back sides to obtain more depth. We will also focus on mark making. These parts will have a chance to dry overnight on Friday. 

On Saturday, Mary Beth will offer prompts to encourage free writing which will help us each uncover our individual mantra. This mantra will be illustrated in a variety of ways throughout our paintings as we layer collage with our prepared parts. We will finalize our paintings with stamps and stencils and more transparent and opaque layers. 

You may work within your journal or on a separate substrate no larger than 12x12. Mary Beth will be working back and forth between her journal and a couple smaller wood substrates. 

There is a $20 fee payable that day to Mary Beth which covers generous supply of artist grade paints, inks, papers, stencils, stamps, ink pads, embossing powders, markers and other tools we will use.

What to bring:


Basic tool kit of scissors, brayer, water container, metal ruler, pencil, a journal and or small substrate(s). Suggested sizes can be 8X8" or 8X10" surfaces, such as art panels or wood panels.  


Bring brushes for painting & an old brush for gluing. If you have special collage elements you wish to use, feel free to bring them. 



Art Center

Upstairs gallery at the PAC

Pendleton Art Center 

1105 Central Ave

Middletown, OH 45044

the big purple building w/ orange awning downtown

Free parking is behind and on the side of the building. Enter through the Front Door. 

All about downtown Middletown

hotel pdf



  1. scissors

  2. brayer

  3. water container

  4. metal ruler

  5. pencil

  6. a journal and/or

  7. small substrate(s)

  8. Suggested sizes can be 8X8" or 8X10" surfaces, such as art panels or wood panels. 

  9. brushes for painting

  10. an old brush for gluing

  11. If you have special collage elements you wish to use, feel free to bring them. 

12. money to shop at the pop up shoppe to buy stencils + Mary Beth original art 


What to Expect

  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!


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

You are our valued guest! We invite you to circle up, relax and enjoy your experience.

Ticket Refunds

Due to event and instructor’s financial commitments, room reservations and contract obligations, planning, supply purchasing, and logistics that is going to make this an amazing event for you, this is a no refund event.

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

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. 

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.

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