This summertime classic runs nearly a week (Tue.-Sat.) and is designed to emphasize the arts and crafts. Each day will begin with a morning meditation with Murray Watts followed by a day of creating. Guests will select from multiple workshops including ceramics, painting, woodworking, printmaking, acting, and jewelry-making. We may even make lanyards! The evening program will vary from day to day and will include classical performances from our very own house quartet.
Absolutely no sort of artist credentials needed! The retreat is intended to serve people of all levels and abilities (even self-professed “non-artists”).
Here is a complete list of the artists and activities confirmed for this year’s retreat:
Katherine McAlister | Ceramics | web
Casey Johnson | Woodworking | web
Andy Gullahorn | Songwriting | web
Virginia Sitzes | Printmaking | web
Jim Morris | Jewelry-making | web
Sally Lloyd Jones | Readings, Writing & Mischief | web
Andy Harrison | Theatre | web
Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, first register for a retreat to secure a space. Then apply for a scholarship after paying the $100 deposit. In the event of a full scholarship, your deposit will be refunded.
Plan to arrive at Laity Lodge anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. The retreat will officially commence with a 6:00 p.m. reception at the Great Hall and will conclude Saturday, July 13, following an 11:00 a.m. brunch. Click here for directions and more info on how to prepare for your visit.