2016 Creative + Reading Retreat

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Save the date! September 30-October 1, 2016

Please join us in hands-on, family-style workshops: from student to hobbyist to career artists to retiree. Sessions are open to the public, facilitated by local women & hosted by The 400 in RVA. Sign up HERE! Workshops are free this go-around, so sign up to join the sessions that interest you most. (All skill levels welcome.)

We’ll put the kettle on at 7 – 7.30 pm Friday night (Sept 30th) with a brief intro & chance to catch our breath after the work week. This is where we hunt through Scripture & gather to make sense of God’s work in our lives, together. Having taken in some coffee & tea, we’ll break into workshops Friday night and again on Saturday morning, where we get down with techniques & refresh skills that have laid dormant. For a complete list of the workshops being offered, keep reading.

You can register for the Hunt.Gather Fall Creative Retreat by clicking HERE! In addition to the workshops, we will also be hosting a catered lunch on Saturday for all participants. The lunch will be $5, and you can pay in advance using the registration form. Also feel free to bring your own lunch, stay and chat after workshops!

Since inspiring content is what makes this retreat worth hosting… here are the details from each instructor, in 50 words or fewer.
FRIDAY NIGHT (7.30-10p):
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” -Oscar Wilde
Reading as Sabbath (Megan Clinch & Christine Lu)
Join us for a sampling of poetry, prose & short stories with time to respond to each reading both in discussion & by writing. If you have an ongoing journal, a favorite writing utensil, bring it! Kindly note: This will be an unplugged, devices-on-silent session, pens & paper session.


Open Studio & Idea Swap (cancelled)

Please forgive the last minute notice.

SATURDAY MORN (9-11.30p):
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” -John Muir


Writing as Repentance (Megan Clinch & Alyssa Jiménez)

Let’s move outdoors & around the question, What does it mean to have a redeemed voice? If you have an ongoing journal, a favorite writing utensil, bring it! Kindly note: This will be an unplugged, devices-on-silent session, pens & paper session. If the skies permit, we will be outside.


Blue_StubblefieldOpen Studio & Idea Swap 
(Blue Stubblefield)

Have an on-going project that needs some extra time, space or fresh eyes to finish? Join us to collaborate, encourage & critique. All skill levels in any medium are welcome, whether written or craft or fine art. Some materials provided: paint, pens, glue, brushes, stamping supplies. Feel free to bring personal materials that interest you: photos, fabric remnant, textured paper, an old book.

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