The Retreat

Journal Fodder Junkies: The Retreat
Thursday, June 26 - Sunday, June 29, 2014

You are invited to share a four day journey into the depths of the visual journal with David and Eric, The Journal Fodder Junkies. Not only will you learn the basics of getting started and using some simple art materials, but you will also explore yourself, your creativity, your hopes and your dreams. Even if you don’t feel like an artist or writer, David and Eric will show you how easy it is to combine words and images into your own, unique vision. Pulling from both of their bestselling books on the visual journal, the JFJ will help you express what you’ve been longing to express and discover the potential and creativity you have inside. We hope that you can join us for these four days of self-discovery.

We begin Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm with introductions and an opening activity, and then we kick into full gear on Friday and Saturday with a Morning Session from 9am to noon and an Afternoon Session from 1:30pm to 4:30pm each day. We close out the retreat from 9am to noon on Sunday with a wrap up and a sharing session.

David R. Modler and Eric M. Scott are the Journal Fodder Junkies. This dynamic duo are artists, researchers, educators, authors, and internationally recognized experts on the visual journal. They have presented at state, national, and international conferences and conventions, and they have provided workshops at artist retreats and other venues across North America.

In 2010 their first book, The Journal Junkies Workshop, was released by North Light Books, and quickly became a bestseller in the mixed media community. Feeling like they had not exhausted their ideas on the visual journal, they wrote a follow up, Journal Fodder 365. Released at the end of July 2012, Journal Fodder 365 has quickly become a bestseller as well.

Eric M. Scott lives in Purcellville with wife Joanne and their numerous animals. He teaches art at Tolbert Elementary School in Leesburg.

David R. Modler lives in Shepherdstown, WV where he is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Shepherd University.

We will create our journey together at the Embassy Suites Dulles - North/Loudoun at44610 Waxpool RoadDullesVirginia20147. Just 5 miles from Dulles International Airport, The Embassy Suites offers many highlights such as a business center, complimentary internet access in the Lobby, a complimentary shuttle within a 5-mile radius, a fitness center, indoor pool, a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and Manager’s Reception, and L’Attitude Restaurant. Their two-room suites offer many amenities and include sofa bed, a work/dining table, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and more. Located in Ashburn, VA, there is access to shopping, dining, and other local attractions, and close proximity to Washington, DC.

Tuition includes only the workshop, and does not cover lodging and food. Participants are responsible for making arrangements for their own lodging and food. The regular price for this retreat is $450, but there are several Artistic Accomplices Discounts depending on the number of people registering. The Artistic Accomplices Discounts can significantly knock the regular rate down. Visit the registration page for more detailed info on registration and discounts. Full payment is due at the time of registration through Paypal in order to secure your space and discounts.

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The closest airport is Dulles International Airport (IAD), and is only 5 miles from the hotel. Other nearby hotels include Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is about 35 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is about 61 miles away.

A complimentary shuttle is available to and from Dulles International Airport.

We understand that things come up, so if you should have to cancel, we understand. If you cancel over 30 days prior to the retreat, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel between 1-30 days prior to the retreat, you will forfeit all fees if the space cannot be filled. If the space is filled by another participant, you will receive a full refund minus a $75 administrative fee.

In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, David and Eric reserve the right to reschedule Journal Fodder Junkies: The Retreat.