November 8, 2014

Jolly Holiday Making, Baking, Exploring Berlin Xmas Markets + Invite a Friend for Free!


Wouldn't you like to spend the remaining weeks of 2014 ...
  • relaxing with friends
  • creating delicious holiday treats to eat and drink
  • making fun diy projects
  • reading your favorite books
  • exploring Berlin's Xmas markets
  • getting inspired by lovely guest artist interviews
  • + making joyful, exciting plans for 2015?
Oh yes? Well then, I have great news for you :)

On Monday we'll be starting a new session full of celebratory holiday recipes, creative projects, photo walks from around the world, inspiring guest interviews + I'll even take you on a tour of Berlin's coolest Xmas markets, yoohoo!

Since this is the final session of the year - I'd like to offer you a very special one time bonus - you can invite a friend to join us for FREE.

Several participants have already invited their moms, daughters, sisters, cousins, best friends and neighbors to take part in this one of a kind, international, multi-cultural celebration.


Regardless of your nationality or religion, there will be something for everyone in this session as we gather together to make this the merriest, jolliest holiday season ever.


"I am thoroughly enjoying the Creative Courageous Year course! Stephanie is full of fabulous and inspiring ideas for walks, crafts, recipes, journaling and reading to keep our creative juices flowing. Connecting with the worldwide community of wonderful and like-minded women is so delightful. This is exactly the gift I needed to give myself right now." Jobina, Germany/Canada




As we make yummy food and fun, crafty projects together, you'll relax and enjoy the remaining weeks of 2014 all the more. You can also share our DIY projects + recipes with your children, your mom, your sister, or a group of creative friends.

We'll also enjoy a wide variety of weekly guest artist interviews.

I'm honored to announce that the following artists and creative international ladies will be joining us for this unique Holiday Session:

Chelsea Fuss - stylist, photographer, floral designer, and creator of the fabulous Frolic blog

Jennifer Orkin Lewis - talented artist, illustrator, and art journaller extraordinaire aka August Wren

Susie Lubell - whimsical watercolor artist/illustrator + creator of exclusive Ketubah designs

Heather Braun-Dahl - inspiring ceramic artist and painter from beautiful Vancouver, Canada

Lori Portka - creator of art, illustrations, prayer flags, cards, and gratitude kits based on love and joy

Cathy Nichols - unique, poetic mixed media artist and encaustic painter

Rachel Faucett - author, designer, mother of 5, and creator of the lovely Handmade Charlotte blog

Natascha Rosenberg - internationally-known illustrator and artist from Madrid, Spain

These wonderful ladies from around the world will be sharing their artwork, personal thoughts and tips on creativity, as well as their family holiday traditions with us - what a treat.


As an extra bonus I'll be taking you on a tour of Berlin's coolest + most charming Christmas markets during our Holiday session.



We'll bake cookies, sip on yummy drinks, make easy, fun decorations and cards, and celebrate our multi-cultural holiday traditions together.

"This is such a lovely place: make yourself comfortable, treat yourself to a delicious cup of tea or coffee and breathe in all the beauty and inspiration at your own pace... Just one little note: Stephanie's courses are addictive and so is this feast for the eyes and the (other) senses!" - Elke, Belgium


Creative Courageous Holiday is the final session of a year of making our creative dreams real. 

Preparing this course is a true labor of love and it's a treat to share all of this heartfelt creativity with you.

This session will be a particularly rich + warm gathering of lovely, kind friends as we celebrate the remaining weeks of 2014 together - and make glorious, fresh plans for the upcoming year.

We'll take time to share what we loved during the past year, what we want to improve, and how we can best prepare ourselves to flourish and expand during 2015.

Remember, you are most welcome to invite a friend or relative to join you this session for FREE, if you'd like. That way, both of you can take part in our special session of international holiday fun.

Get all of the details about Creative Courageous Holiday HERE.

Warm greetings from Berlin + I look forward to seeing you in class on Monday,

xoxo

Stephanie

November 7, 2014

Baltic Sea Dreaming



A couple of weeks ago, my family visited from the States and we took a trip up to the Baltic Sea for an autumn break.

The sea is only 3 hours away from Berlin, and it always inspires and refreshes me.




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The girls were already excited by our train ride and watched the passing scenery, commenting on every cow, sheep, horse, and deer they saw.


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Once we arrived, it was time to go for a walk and look for sea shells and other treasures on the beach.


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My mom taught the girls how to fly a kite

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and we went on countless walks along the beach, regardless of the weather.

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We also took a boat ride to see the island cliffs

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sampled lots of German cakes

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visited a historic castle

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had fun at a playground

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and admired the stormy sea and evening clouds.

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I mostly enjoyed the salty fresh air and water

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the misty morning atmosphere

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and I even squeezed in a bit of time to dream and sketch for my upcoming e-courses :)

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On the lovely ride home, our train passed through lush green fields and vast open spaces, under painterly skies.

It's always good to provide our eyes and spirit with a new landscape, and now I'm full of ideas and plans for the upcoming months.

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What are your dreaming about today?

Hugs from November Berlin,

xoxo

Stephanie

October 20, 2014

A Berlin Autumn Walk



One of the many things I love about Berlin is the changing of the seasons, and autumn is a true explosion of color here.

Today you're invited for an autumn walk through my Berlin neighborhood, come along with me...
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I hope you liked this autumnal stroll!

If you'd like to visit gorgeous Berlin and see more of this incredible city, join us for a Wild Art Weekend next June :)

Today is the last day of Early Bird registration for my next Berlin Art Workshop - and 1/2 of the spaces have already been snapped up - so get all the info and grab your spot here.

Sunny greetings from Berlin,

xoxo

Stephanie

p.s. - Lovely Claudia made us a super cute, fun "Bollywood" style video - have a peek + smile with us here.

October 16, 2014

Early Bird Registration for June 2015 Berlin Art Workshop Now Open



When I first had the idea about offering a live Art Workshop in Berlin last year, I was a little bit nervous. I'd never done anything like this before and I had lots of normal worries: Will anyone sign up? Where should I rent a studio? What kind of art projects will will do? What will we do about meals? And so on and so on!

Yes, organizing and leading a live art workshop is a lot of work. A lot of work. There are many steps involved and a good bit of logistics to think about.

But offering my Berlin Art Workshops was one of the most rewarding things I did in 2014. I adore teaching online classes, but there is nothing that can take the place of meeting real people in person, talking, laughing, eating yummy food, and making art together! 

Creative ladies came to our Berlin Art Workshop from Australia, Argentina, South Africa, Canada, the US, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and several cities in Germany.

It was an amazing experience gathering together with these lovely women from all over the globe.
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Now I'm ready to host another art workshop in 2015 + I'd LOVE for you to join us in Berlin next June.

In our Berlin Art Workshop, you'll have fun making experimental artwork, get inspired by your new creative friends, enjoy tasty fresh foods - and I know that you'll fall in love with my true soul city too - vibrant, lively, unique Berlin!

If you've ever wanted create mixed media art, while soaking up European culture with a group of new international friends - my Berlin Art Workshop is the perfect opportunity for you.

Our next Berlin Art Workshop will take place June 19th - 21st, 2015, and I can't wait.

Peek behind the scenes at our 2014 workshops here and here + read my FAQ below to find out more.
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Do I need to be an artist or have previous experience to take part in your workshop?

No experience is necessary for my workshops and all levels are welcome. 

I believe that everyone is creative and that you are an artist too!

Our historic, light filled studio will provide you with a beautiful, supportive, encouraging, relaxed atmosphere to learn, work, and dream creatively. 

It's a lovely space where you'll discover new techniques and have the chance to play with color, paint, collage, mixed media, stamps, stencils, and more.
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What's our schedule for the 2015 Berlin Art Workshop?

We'll begin our wild art weekend on Friday, June 19th, 2015 with a welcome drink at one of my favorite cafes. You'll receive a special "made in Berlin" goody bag and have a chance to meet and say hello to other participants in a relaxed atmosphere.

On June 20th and 21st, 2015 our Berlin Art Workshop days together will be filled with plenty of creative studio time and more new + unusual art materials than you can imagine!

You'll find out about the most interesting museum and gallery exhibitions in Berlin, and I'll tell you all the insider tips about Berlin I know. June is a great time of year to visit Berlin, and there are many outdoor activities to enjoy too.

I'm a huge fan of Berlin, and I'm excited to share my love of this city with you!
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Do I need to bring my own art materials?

All of your art materials are included in the workshop! 

Our Berlin Art Workshop is focused on experimentation, play, trying out new techniques, mixed media, and collage. This session, we'll be working with some larger formats too - but we'll do it on paper so that your works are still easy to transport home :)

The only thing you need to bring is yourself, an open mind, and the desire for a creative adventure.
Read more about our detailed Berlin Art Workshop Itinerary for June 19th - 21st, 2015 here.
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All participants will receive my specially prepared, 26 page Berlin guide to download in advance, which includes tons of interesting Berlin tips for cafes, restaurants, shopping, galleries, museums, day spas, travel tips and the best blogs and websites for Berlin, plus airport transfer info, and more.

We also have private Facebook group set up for workshop participants, so that you can say hello and connect with others in the group before you arrive in Berlin - and stay in touch afterwards if you'd like!
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Where should I stay while visiting Berlin?

Berlin is a very affordable, relaxed city, and there is a great variety available for everyone's budget and taste.

Here are a few of my personal recommendations for lodging in Berlin, including a range of artsy bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and spacious apartments: http://www.stephanielevy.com/berlin-accommodation

Many participants in the past have also found comfortable private rooms and apartments through airbnb.com.

To give you the most freedom and flexibility during your stay in Berlinaccommodations are not included in the workshop. 
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What about our daily meals?

During our weekend workshop days, we'll enjoy healthy snacks + delicious catered lunches. We'll provide vegetarian and vegan alternatives for everyone, and we're happy to take care of any special needs you have due to food allergies.

Berlin is truly a foodie paradise with many talented young chefs who'll delight us with their colorful imaginative lunchtime offerings! 

Dinner is not included as part of the workshop, but on Friday and Saturday nights I'll be reserving a table at a casual local restaurant to meet with anyone who'd like to come. Our groups had a great time during evening meals in our past workshops - but if you prefer to relax or go have some Berlin adventures of your own, that's perfectly fine too! 
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Are you worried about language difficulties in Germany? Don't be :)

Berlin is a very international place these days and just about everyone speaks English. I speak fluent German as well, so we won't have any communications problems on that end either. Designer Christine Gerlach of the Rosenrot Berlin label is our talented studio assistant, and she speaks fluent German and English too.

Any other questions about my Berlin Art + Adventure Workshops?

Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions at stephanielevy@web.de
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I invite you to jump into this unique European adventure + come experience the lovely city of Berlin.

You'll make new friends from around the world and give your creative ideas time and space to flourish. 
Join us for the next Berlin Art Workshop June 19th-21st, 2015.

Right now, I'm offering a special Early Bird Discount Registration price of only $595 through October 19th, 2014. (The workshop fee will increase to $695 afterwards.)

To sign up for the June 2015 Berlin Art Workshop, please click on the "Add to Cart" button below, and you'll be redirected to PayPal where you can complete your payment and registration. 
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I look forward to meeting you, making art, and having a great time together in Berlin!

xoxo

Stephanie

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