I regret to announce that ADAA 2015 is cancelled. ADAA is near and dear to me, and I sincerely want to make it successful. Unfortunately, the Art Doll world is changing. There are more opportunities to learn online. Teachers and students make choices on where and how to engage and a three-day in person event is much less popular than it has been in the past. The demographics for doll retreats are not encouraging either. Fewer and fewer young people (and I count myself in that camp) are drawn to a retreat.
I will think hard on where to take ADAA next over the summer. I hope to hear ideas from the Art Doll community. What is it that you want and need as a Doll Artist? Do you want variety? Do you want intensive, immersive instruction? I want to hear your thoughts.
Finally, I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for all of the teachers and students who have blessed me by attending ADAA over the last 4 1/2 years. I have made wonderful friends, met the friendliest and most creative people and have learned so very much from all of you. There will be a new beginning and I’ll be sure to include all of you in the journey.