Southern Sampler Artists Colony 2016!

Southern Sampler Artists Colony RoomSouthern Sampler Artists Colony presents:

The Heart in Art, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina

April 20 – 27, 2016

Words . . . Images . . . Music

Inspiring ties and friendly tides of the South Carolina Lowcountry

Want to experience the real Charleston, celebrate belonging with new and old friends, discover the Gullah culture, bask in creative renewal, and feel the sand between your toes? Join us!

Heartfelt Workshop Experiences:

Writers Workshops
Workshops are taught by award-winning author, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, as well as individual consults on your literary and creative projects.

McLeod Plantation
Gain a fresh historical perspective of the Lowcountry, from the cultivation of indigo to sea island cotton and lives of freed slaves. We’ll also tie-dye with indigo, plantation style, and invent our own fifty shades of blue!

Threads that Bind
Create a SSAC indigo quilt with Sharon Cooper-Murray, aka The Gullah Lady. Yes, we’ll use the fabric dyed at McLeod Plantation! The quilt will be dedicated to the spirit of the twelve people who gathered at Emanuel AME Church to study the scripture and whose congregation led the world in forgiveness.

Music Café Evening
We’ll clap; sway and feel the spirit moving. Praise Be to a celebration of music, food, wine, and most of all company, in the historic home of Charleston friends.

SSAC Anthology Launch Gala
Raise a glass to Charleston & the South, A Sampler of Stories . . . Poetry . . . Recipes & Art, and get ready to dance. In addition to classic swing tunes, Mary Edna Fraser/ The Lime and the Coconuts will offer a Sampling of Southern Music, dating to the Civil War through 1940.

Sunset Sail on the Stono River
Anchors aweigh! Captain Anton DuMars will guide us on a magical tidal channel adventure. Marvel at the frolicking dolphins, discover a rookery, and catch the sunset on the Stono River.

Cost of Workshop: (Ocean front, Folly Beach Accommodations)
Private room: $1,975 ($2,125 if paid after November 15, 2015)
Shared room: $1,775 ($1,925 if paid after November 15, 2015
The choice of private and separate rooms depends ?upon availability at time of registration. In order to assure workshop placement please send a $500 check deposit (fully refundable before October 15) made out to SSAC with private or shared room preference to: Mary Brent Cantarutti, 233 Santa Margarita Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901. Final payments are due November 15 (for discount); all other payments are due February 1. Limited workshop enrollment; placement will be finalized in order of receipt of deposits.