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Spring Retreat 2013

NE ATC+ Members,

We have discussed a Spring retreat for a couple years now and I am happy to announce one! Here are the basic details:

1. This retreat is not like the Fall retreat; there are no workshops, it is just some time to get away from your hectic life and work on your art projects with friends. Think of it as a really long open studio! We can discuss the option of working on a group project (chunky book, atcs, etc.) but it is not what this weekend is intended for.

2. We will have the Art Center at Cape Cod Sea Camps (like for the Fall retreat) but some of the private cabins are not available.

3. Based on the results of a group vote, will be providing our own food and/or going out for meals. See the discussion thread on the Message Board for details and to comment.

4. If 10 people sign up, estimated cost: $40/lodging, $12/art center rental, $13/group insurance, $10/shared supplies = $75 per person (not including meals).

Please email Jen H. at [masked] with questions.

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  • Patty M.

    Loved this retreat! I could not have asked for more. The location is outstanding, the weather was perfect. Productivity wàs high and mostly loved talking and collaborating with all of the great artists/friends who attended. I would definitely do this again.

    April 30, 2013

  • Jessica D.

    I had an amazing time. It was a great way to get introduced to the retreats for this group :)

    April 29, 2013

  • emelengy

    Amazing retreat; I'd love to do this again!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Fabulous retreat! I had time to complete projects I brought for that purpose, to catch up with friends and get better acquainted w/ artists I don't see as often. I loved just having stations to work with versus activities for this retreat and think one structured and one unstructured retreat each year is a great idea. I know some people wanted a more time-based structure for some instruction/learning and I think that we could possibly have one tutorial per day, a short one, like the Meetup demos, just with a time, and then a station set up for use later. Even if it remained entirely unstructured, I'd return as I feel like I got time to just "do whatever," which I really wanted, needed and enjoyed!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Zippy

    Great event! Lets hope it is held annually!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Greetings Everyone!
    I know I missed saying "Good-bye!" this morning, as did Claudia. We both had a lovely time and look forward to Meetups, studio days and the fall retreat. Thanks for a wonderful, creative, fun-filled weekend!

    2 · April 28, 2013

  • Gaby

    Hello Everyone, Sorry for the late notice. I will bring a lasagna tonight. It's a good size, certainly enough for all of us for dinner, but if there is left over after tonight it will be good for lunch tomorrow. Perhaps a green salad to go with it?

    April 26, 2013

    • Zippy

      I am bringing a spring mix, cucumber and vinegret (sp?) dressing! I will not arrive until 6:00 though....

      April 26, 2013

  • Jinnie

    Wish I was going too but I know you'll have a fantastic, creative, fun time. Miss you.

    April 25, 2013

    • Zippy

      We will miss you Jinnie!

      April 26, 2013

  • Merideth

    Sorry you cannot make it Jinnie! :-(

    April 26, 2013

  • Merideth

    Bets - if you don't have enough bedding I can always bring something down from my place. I will be going home to sleep each night.

    April 25, 2013

  • Gaby

    Betsi, I have a sleeping bag I could bring along for you (pillow and extra blanket too). Gaby de Grace

    April 22, 2013

    • Betsi

      Gaby, you're my hero!!! Thank you so much.

      April 22, 2013

  • Betsi

    I'm so sorry to leave this so late but does anyone have a sleeping bag I can borrow for the weekend? I am flying up from NC and will be unable to bring mine. Drop me email at b goutal (@) gmail . com if you have a spare to offer.

    April 22, 2013

  • Jen H

    Look here for more information regarding our retreat: http://files.meetup.com/236124/spring_retreat_details_2013.pdf

    April 20, 2013

  • Kate R.

    I just want to say I excitedly anticipate this weekend and it is my motivation as I work hard this month of April to get school work done so I can enjoy this retreat! I have missed everyone at meetups while school happens this semester! I look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying an amazing weekend of art, friendship and fun!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Susan M.

    are there still spots available?

    March 22, 2013

    • Jen H

      Yes there are. Email me of you'd like to go.

      March 22, 2013

  • Jinnie

    Caitlin's going to her first prom Friday night, so I can't go. WIll miss you all and all the creative energy.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Merideth

    is the retreat open for another possible sign up?

    March 9, 2013

    • Jen H

      Yes it is. Who wants to join us?

      March 9, 2013

  • Merideth

    Please see the message board to contribute to the discussion about food arrangements.

    March 6, 2013

  • Merideth

    if anyone would prefer to stay at my place and commute down with me (1/2 hour-ish) please let me know.

    February 23, 2013

  • Zippy

    I am SO excited!!

    February 22, 2013

  • Merideth

    is it too late to sign up for this?? I expressed interest from the get go but am just seeing this on the site now.

    February 15, 2013

    • Jen H

      Nope, just sent you an email with the payment details.

      February 15, 2013

  • Kate R.

    Just a thought for a possible "loose activity" at the retreat. Since this is a "do your own thing" weekend, I wonder whether we might have some kind of brainstorm session and/or swap of supplies. If people bring stuff they "hardly use," we could take a few minutes to inspire one another about what to do with this stuff. Then, if we have things that still don't inspire us, we could have swap/free/sale table(s) where we can let go of these one-time must-haves that have just not become "must-dos." I think about a leafing set I bought: the fixative, the sheets of leafing, a glue stamp pad -- all of which remains in the original packaging! I'd like to know if that fixative might work on pencil or non-permanent marker to "fix" it, or have a better clue how to waste less when doing leafing projects, or what else I can "glue" using the glue stamp pad. Then, if I still find it daunting or otherwise "not" something I think I'll use, leave it for trade/sale/free.

    Thoughts on this?

    1 · January 1, 2013

    • Jen H

      I have some leafing materials as well and have played with it some. I can bring mine and we can explore together!

      February 8, 2013

  • Kate R.

    (long story short: Claudia will be joining me)

    2 · January 25, 2013

    • Jen H

      Glad to have her!

      February 8, 2013

  • Jen H

    Payments are due to Jen H. by 2/16. Please email if this is a problem or if it was late getting into the mail. Those attending have received an email with instructions. If you'd like to attend, you can still join -- just email Jen H. to be added to the reservation.

    February 8, 2013

  • Betsi

    Ack, time flies when packing all your belongings... meant to RSVP yes to this but I seem to have missed the cut off. Is there any way to still come to this?

    February 8, 2013

  • Shara O.

    I may have a conflict on those dates. Don't take me off the list yet, but, I will let you know as soon as I can.

    January 9, 2013

  • Jinnie

    I really want to go but can't commit to it yet. Keep your fingers crossed or any other luck-attracting practices you might know.

    2 · January 8, 2013

  • Shara O.

    I really hope that we get 10 people. I am in!

    December 28, 2012

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