Join us at The Macoupin Art Collective for a day of fun, food, and fellowship on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00am to 6:00pm in this special edition of the Wild Succulent Women of the Woods Retreat!
The day will begin with introductions by the organizers and a potluck breakfast, and continues with a day full of art and craft workshops with a break for a potluck lunch.
Attendees should bring their own food and dishes for breakfast and/or lunch with a mind toward sharing with their fellow Wild Women.
The cost of attendance is $10 plus another $5-$10 per workshop. You can sign up for workshops in all seven slots or pick and choose one or more a la carte. All proceeds benefit The MAC, a nonprofit arts education organization benefitting students of all ages, skill levels, and income levels.

  • Welcome and Breakfast – 9:00-9:30

  • Workshop 1: Clay Cups and Owls – 9:30-11:00 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Brandy and explore some ceramics techniques, both functional and sculptural! Create a coffee cup or a tumbler from slabs of clay, then make a tiny owl sculpture to adorn your mantle or desk. Pieces will be picked up at a later date, after being fired in the kiln.

  • Workshop 2: “P.S. I love you”.. Love Letters – 11:00-Noon ($5)

    • Create a lovely greeting card with a message of love or inspiration to mail to yourself or someone else who needs a little TLC. So much better than juust getting bills in the mail!

  • LUNCH/BELLY DANCE – Noon-1:00

  • Workshop 3: Recycled Owls – 1:00-2:00 ($5)

    • Join Ms. Brandy to play with hammer and nails to create a unique owl sculpture out of up-cycled materials!

  • Workshop 4: Play on Wheels – 2:00-3:00 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Brandy and get your hands dirty on the potter’s wheel! The goal here is just to have fun and explore this technique for creating ceramic wares. If you end up with a piece you want to keep, you’ll have to make time at the end of the day to glaze it, and return at a later date to pick it up after it’s been fired in the kiln.

  • Workshop 5: Succulent Garden – 3:00-4:00 ($5)

    • Join Ms. Karen to create a super cute up-cycled glass container garden, complete with wild succulents!

  • Workshop 6: Stained Glass – 4:00-5:30 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Sarah to create a small stained glass container for a succulent garden!

  • Workshop 7: Fused Glass – 5:00-6:00 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Brandy and stack some glass to melt in the kiln! You can make a tiny tray, a piece of jewelry, or come up with an idea of your own.

  • Welcome and Breakfast – 9:00-9:30

  • Workshop 1: Watercolor – 9:30-10:30 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Sarah and learn some beginner’s watercolor techniques. Bring in a favorite picture for inspiration, and Sarah will help you turn it into a painting!

  • Workshop 2: Screen Printing Free for All - 10:30-11:30 ($5)

    • Sneak into Ms. Laura’s stash of screens and create some screen-printed masterpieces! Bring your own 100% cotton t-shirt, tote, or other article to print on!

  • Workshop 2.1: Belly Dancing – 11:30-Noon ($5)

    • Join Ms. Kate to learn a few new moves.

  • LUNCH/BELLY DANCE – Noon-1:00

  • Workshop 3: Painting – 1:00-2:00 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Ruthie to learn a little something about acrylics, and walk away with a painting of a goddess.

  • Workshop 4: Creative Writing – 2:00-3:00 ($5)

    • Join Ms. Christy to be super creative and write things! LOL… I’m terrible at writing descriptions. Maybe I need to take this workshop!

  • Workshop 5: Essential Oils – 3:00-4:00 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Kendra for a discussion about essential oils, and then make two sweet-smelling projects. Create a pumpkin or apple-shaped oil diffuser, and then a yummy-smelling air freshener spray.

  • Workshop 6: Yarn Dyeing – 4:00-5:30 ($10)

    • Join Ms. Kate to create some dyed yarns for your next knitting project!

Use the form below to register for the retreat and reserve your spot for specific workshops. Each workshop has limited attendance, so sign up early.
You will make your payment by cash, check, or credit/debit card when you arrive at the retreat, so bring your pocketbook!

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If you have any questions or concerns, or need any sort of special accommodations, please don't hesitate to write us a message here.
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