8/8 – 8/12
Re•Treat Summer Series
Hollie Chastain
Elevating the Mixed Media Surface


Thursday – Sunday 8/8 – 8/11/24
10:00 – 4:00

Monday 8/12/24
Optional Open Studio Day/Critique Day determined by the class

Curiosity Shop


In this workshop, students will use paper and small objects to elevate the surface of their work, utilizing Painting, Mixed Media and Printmaking, bringing in the fun of light, shadow, and three-dimensionality. You will spend the beginning of class making materials through methods of paper weaving, paper scales, folding, and more. Then, participants will use a penetrable but supportive substrate to evolve their piece, blending collage techniques and assemblage. Open to all skill levels.

Please review the required materials list. Class is limited to 10 students.

Cancellations received 45 or more days prior to the first day of class are eligible for a full refund less a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds (or credit) for cancellations received 44 or fewer days prior to the first day of class.


About the Artist

Hollie Chastain is a mixed media artist and illustrator working in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Coming from both a graphic design and studio art background, her aesthetic has a story-telling quality, mixing found material, strong graphic elements and modern palettes that she has applied to a wide range of illustration and editorial work. As well as teaching workshops across the country, she maintains a home studio producing both client commissions and internationally collected personal pieces. 

Select Clients : Warner/Atlantic Records, Smithsonian Magazine, Pantheon, The Baffler, Spirituality and Health, The Oxford American, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Pantheon, AQUILA, Quarto Publishing, IO Donna, Resurgence & Ecologist, Omni Hotel, Rizzoli Publishing, Wellcome Collection, Gestalten Books, CreativeMorning


About Re•Treat


A transformative series of six unique, curated workshops, each dedicated to providing a rich exchange of ideas and skill enhancement. Workshops take place in the Ah Haa School for the Arts state-of-the-art Silver Jack building, a 10,000 square-foot, purpose-built arts center with enhanced studios and thoughtfully designed classrooms. Each workshop will run Thursday – Monday, with the final day (Monday) dedicated to open studio and critique time for the class to finish their work independently. In addition to an intimate learning experience and one-on-one focused time with our visiting artists, students will enjoy a seasonal supper with a local chef, the opportunity to take a private historic walking tour of beautiful Telluride, and discounted lodging at the Madeline Hotel Resort & Spa.


Re•treat gives the modern traveler a chance to reimagine, reengage, refocus and reinvigorate their art making practice along side renowned artists in an intimate classroom setting, surrounded by the stunning San Juan Mountains.


30% off with our lodging partner (provided at time of registration)

Seasonal Supper with a local chef in Ah Haa’s Culinary Classroom

Optional private historic walking tour