This July join us on the glorious Gold Coast for Australia’s Tinker Tailor Artist Maker: The Creative Collective.   Straight from the USA and Canada, you will meet and create with leading artists who are Masters in their field.  

The Art is You Movement has been changing the lives of artists since 2005 and we are excited to bring this special event to Australia.  

“The transcendent power of art, and creativity, is nothing new to me. I find few things as cathartic as emptying my emotions onto the page through writing. And few things as inspiring as witnessing an artist commit to their art with rawness and truth. Wild creativity lives within us all. Whether or not we play with it, whether or not we use our creative gifts to make art, only requires choosing to do so.” – International Author and Speaker: Scott Stabile.

Your exclusive and carefully curated experience has been designed by Creator and Designer, Sallianne McClelland in close consultation with the artists.  This experience invites beginners through to more experienced tinkers, tailors, artists and makers to truly immerse themselves into an environment that is open, accepting and inspiring.

“There is simply no other event like it” – Alumni

Mantra Legends Hotel

25 Laycock Street
Surfers ParadiseQLD  4217

Dates: July 17 – 21, 2019

Commencing: 9:30am on Wednesday 17 July, 2019
Concluding: 6:00pm on Sunday July 21, 2019

Your Experience:

This is a full immersion experience with 6 International elite artists.

  • Start your mornings with Inspirational, self-help writer, and speaker – Scott Stabile.
  • Dive deep daily into six inspiring hours of Studio Session with your artist of choice.
  • Relax and delight in delicious, bountiful and nutritious luncheons with your creative collective.
  • Be spoiled with spontaneous snack attack moments each day.
  • Engage in exclusive Eat Cake Creator Evenings.*
  • Relax in our Private lounge area.
  • Exclusive access to onsite artist store.
  • Community Art Project.
  • Daily art giveaways.
  • Event Bag and handmade Tag.

Take a Breath:

  • Stay  in the luxuriously appointed guest rooms or a suite with views across the ocean, hinterland or night lights of Surfers Paradise.
  • Relax poolside with a refreshing drink at Tales Bar.
  • Enjoy a workout in the gym or a walk along the beach, then hit the steam room or sauna for a little relaxation and rejuvenation.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional artist, it is always inspiring to have a mix of skills and people who are passionate about various mediums for creating along with those who want to try their hand at something new. 

Experience: $195.00 per day*

All payments will be made online through our Event Store. You will be invited to set up an account so you may add additional days or events at leisure.  Payment plans will be available for those artists wishing to attend for three or more days. 

*Fee does not include Eat Cake Creator Evening Ticket and Studio Session Kit Fee, airfares, ground transfers, accommodation, travel insurance. Please review cancellation policy below and consider taking out travel insurance. 

Leading international artists Michael deMeng (Vancouver, Canada), Kecia Deveney (New Jersey, USA), Seth Apter (New York, USA), Andrea Matus deMeng (Vancouver, Canada) are once again returning and bringing with them the vibrant and talented Sharon Payne Bolton (Idaho, USA) and our Ambassador of Love – Scott Stabile (Michigan, USA).

Not only will you enjoy exclusive Eat Cake Creator Evenings led by Sallianne McClelland, Vicky Phelps, Linda Lucas and guests, but we will have a live and inspiring video chat with Kim Geiser (Wisconsin, USA).

Mantra Legends Hotel unlocks sun, surf, sand and the very best the Gold Coast has to offer. Located just 100m from the beach, your Surfers Paradise accommodation is just a short walk to the bustling shopping hub and the famous nightlife of the Gold Coast. You’ll also be just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, 90 minutes from Brisbane and 200 metres from the Surfers Paradise Transit Centre.

Attendees must secure their own accommodation using the Downloadable Form or call direct.

Event Rate: 
Available from Monday 15 – Sunday 21 July 2019. 

Rates starting at AUD115
Phone: 07 5588 7888

Facilities include:

  • Room Service
  • Restaurants and Bar
  • Child minding (fee applies)
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-out
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lagoon style pool
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Secure undercover car parking (fee applies)


The Gold Coast Airport is located at the south end of the Gold Coast and located approximately 20kms from Surfers Paradise.

If you would like any support or advice about your air travel, contact our preferred agent: Emily Soutter via email.  While Emily is based in Sydney, she has vast experience with travel to Gold Coast and is able to assist no matter where you live.

We also recommend you take out travel insurance. You can purchase Travel insurance through Flight Centre at the time of booking your flight or through suppliers such as Australia Post.

Taxis: Fares start at $2.17/km For more information visit Surfside Buslines or Gold Coast Cabs .

The G:Link means you are able to take a tram to your favourite destination along the coast easily. $10 per card, $3.38 per ride.

If you wish to use public transport from the airport: 
Take the Translink 777 Coach to Broadbeach South
Take the G link to Surfers Paradise Station (4th stop)  
Walk to Mantra is one block down from Tram.
Download the TRANSlink App

Car Rentals: If you’d like to rent a car, large car rental agencies have offices at the airport. You may also like to try a service like Car Rental Buddy to compare prices.

Lorna Blue:

We welcome Helen Ross and Lorna Blue Studio to our Tinker Tailor Artist Maker experience.

If you’re a creative person looking for stamping / art journaling / scrapbooking / card making / mixed media supplies or someone who wants gorgeous gifts then this is the store for you.

Lorna Blue’s ever expanding product range include unmounted stamps (both clear and cling), Stencils, Mixed Media supplies, EZ Mount, Archival Ink Pads, Perfect Pearls, brads, flowers and much, much more. Not to forget Darkroom Door stamps & stencils, Ranger Archival ink pads, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Carabelle stamps, Rubber Moon stamps, Penny Black stamps & Prima.

The Lorna Blue Studio Onsite store will have a variety of products and tools for your perusal and purchase.

If there is something specific you would like to see at the store in July, please contact Helen

Cancellation Policy:

We know that situations can sometimes arise causing a change to your plans. It is not possible for us  to favour an individual situation or circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard business policy for all and with no exceptions.

45 Days or More prior: Full refund of what has been paid, less AUD195.

45 Days or less: There are no full refunds unless your spot can be filled. AUD100 cancellation administration fee will apply if we are able to fill your spot.