Endorsements

Linda Simpson

“Lori’s events are always rich in both spirit and content. New friendships and old friendships are made as we are all so like-minded and as a result, love connecting and inspiring each other. We play, create and celebrate, never competing with one another. Lori is one of a kind…she shares and loves to see the artful treasures and friendships that emerge from her events.

At Lori’s events you truly live in the moment and self-reflect as you create with abandon for yourself and not for business. One is not anxious to break the magic Lori creates by picking up the cell phone or tablet unless entirely necessary.

You will truly feel rejuvenated and anxious to learn where and when the next event will be!” #creativeretreat #lorisiebert #heartfulescapes

Linda Solovic

“If you have ever thought about going on an art retreat but have not been sure it would
be worth the money, I have a retreat to recommend that will be worth double the
money you will spend. I urge you to sign up for one or both of Lori Siebert’s art
retreats, Heartfelt Escapes, and Art Biz Jam.
Why are Lori’s classes so good? Lori Siebert, of course. Lori is such a warm and
engaging person, full of love and life. She always has a big smile on her face, a bright
spirit about her as well as loads of talent as an artist. She works personally with each
participant on the retreat whether it is giving them advice on how to proceed with their
project or just cheering them on. Lori really knows her way around the art business
also. Lori is one of the top art licensors in the country. She has worked in the industry
for over 20 years. She knows a vast network of fellow licensors, artists and illustrators
as well as the manufacturers, clients, and art representatives in the industry.
As a result, the guest speakers who work with you at the retreat are top notch but
approachable. These guest speakers are well prepared, very professional, and are ready
to work with you to impart their knowledge. They also will happily sit down with you to
hear about your art career and review your portfolio.
Along with all of the above, you will take this retreat with other artists who are fun,
generous, and with whom by the end of the retreat you will have formed great
friendships. There are various levels of experience and knowledge among all the artists
who attend. You do not need to worry that you are not talented enough to come.
I cannot say enough great things about Lori Siebert’s retreats. From the guest speakers
to the lovely accommodations, the comradery you will develop with the other artists,
the knowledge you will gain from the retreat along with the fun you will have. And the
icing on the cake of this experience of meeting, working and making friends with Lori
Siebert.”
Linda Solovic Illustrator, Licensed Artist/Educator Washington University in St. Louis

Jill Metz

“I had the pleasure of attending Lori’s very first HeARTful Escape. I was dealing with some difficult personal issues at the time and as the retreat date approached, I thought it would be better if I didn’t go. A small voice inside prompted me to go and I’m lucky that I listened. The time I spent at the HeARTful Escape was very healing, as I was surrounded with other creative souls, from all different backgrounds and experiences, who lifted one another up. We explored our creativity, laughed, danced, shared and enjoyed the camaraderie of sister friendship. The accommodations and food were equally delish and I left the retreat with a full heart. Thank you Lori for that escape… perfectly timed in my life and I’m so grateful I didn’t miss it.”

Angela Evans

“I attended an art retreat hosted by Lori Siebert and all I have to say is WOW! What an amazing experience! From the moment I received the invite to the first time entering the site where the event was held it was nothing but sheer joy and excitement. Lori thinks of every detail and she works hard to surprise and delight at every turn. Her classes are very inspirational and creative. Lori is a very talented artist, with a “Mary Poppins” like bag of tricks and techniques. She freely shares her knowledge and skills with everyone who is wanting to learn and celebrate the joy of creating! Lori is humble, kind, funny and a bundle of energy! I found myself immersed in the creative energy from everyone in the workshop. It was hard to leave at the end of the week but I took all of that energy and knowledge home with me and use it as a way to stay inspired!”

Cecelia Dodger

“An art retreat with Lori Siebert is invigorating, inspiring, and delivers a shot of creative adrenaline. The exchange of ideas and technique is collegial and educational. But it’s Lori’s signature warmth and ability to encourage growth that really makes her retreats five-star!”

Gina Wilder

“I have attended all 5 ArtBizJam’s and 2 of Lori’s HeARTful Escapes and I can honestly say that these events have been the best money I’ve ever spent on my Art business and career!
As a professional artist/illustrator who works from her home studio and is isolated most of the time, I have gained SO much from these retreats, especially new supportive friendships with kindred spirits, tons of industry and business knowledge, as well as fun and experimentation in art creation. I can’t recommend Lori’s retreats enough!”