Snippets & Stitches

an Adventure in Mixed Media

Lori Siebert

Date: Sept. 26-30, 2021

Name of Event: 

“Snippets and Stitches”…an adventure in mixed media

Medium: Mixed

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open 



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Reserve your Spot with Lori  $1950

When you click the reservation button you will have the option to make a minimum deposit of $650,

to pay 50%

or to save $100 by paying in full


We will be playing with paint, paper and thread to create beautiful paper quilt like collages.

First, we’ll be creating a variety of hand painted, hand stamped collage papers…exploring unique mark making, texture and pattern.

Next, we will take these papers and begin to snip away… creating wonderful nature inspired shapes to incorporate into our textural collages.

Then…for that wonderful finishing touch…we’ll add another layer of texture by stitching directly into our collages.

The Teacher

When asked to define her artistic style, Lori Siebert says that she likes to be a bit of a chameleon. Constantly experimenting with different styles and mediums feeds her insatiable curiosity. She has a very whimsical design sense and loves to play with color to give each collection that she designs its own unique personality. She started taking private art lessons at the young age of 7 and continued to study art throughout high school. This lead to a degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati. She opened her own design firm just 3 years out of college in 1987. Her firm, Olika Studios, has developed branding and design programs for influential clients such as Target, Bath & Body Works, Nickelodeon and Universal Studios.


Lori began the art licensing arm of her business 14 years ago and now works with several top manufactures in the gift and home decor industry. Her client list includes Demdaco, Creative Co-op, Studio M, Lang and many more. Her licensed products have been sold through many key retailers and small gift shops throughout the United States and Canada.

She creates everyday, dividing her time between her home studio in Kentucky…sewing, sculpting, drawing, painting and the Olika Studio office… meeting with clients and developing concepts with her very talented design team. Her husband, Steve, is her business partner and she has two children… Kenzie (who is a designer and works closely with her mom at Olika) and Tanner (who is a mechanical engineer.) She also has two grandchildren who light up her life!!!

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Reserve your Spot with  Lori   $1950

When you click the reservation button you will have the option to make a minimum deposit of $650,

to pay 50%

or to save $100 by paying in full

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Sample   Agenda **


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)


optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
studio work in the morning,sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comraderie, relaxation, re-winding

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears! This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddleboarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$650 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

50% of the remaining balance is due 60 days before your retreat start date

The balance is due 45 days before the start date.

We use Paypal, credit card or Sezzle for payments

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.