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Bookbinding & Papermaking Retreat

March 11-13, 2016

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Bring a friend for a long weekend getaway, try something new, relax and create during our Bookbinding and Papermaking Retreat! All materials are included and all skill levels are welcome!

Workshops

Participants will explore new ideas and be encouraged to think outside the box during retreat workshops. Discover the joyful and fun process of bookbinding and papermaking!

Bookbinding & Papermaking

Bookbinding workshops will be led by professional artist, Tammy Gilchrest. Activities will include creating hand sewn books, beautiful papers to cover the books and hand sewn pages. These books can be used for sketchbooks, journals or just a keepsake from your time here!

Papermaking workshops will be led by professional artist, Maria Gould. Activities will include the creation of the beautiful papers for the cover of the books and interior pages that will be bound into the books.

Bookbinding Workshop Leader

Tammy GilchrestTammy has been a professional in the arts for 10 years and believes in the importance of creativity. She believes that art is the food of the soul!

Workshop activities will include learning to create hand sewn books, beautiful papers to cover the books and hand sew our pages. These books can be used for artist’s sketchbooks or journals and are wonderful things to fill up with ideas and images!

 

Papermaking Workshop Leader

Maria GouldMaria is the new Program Director for the Arts at Mo-Ranch. Maria has worked in clay as her primary medium for over 40 years as an artist; and as an Art Educator has taught at all levels from Elementary School through University.

Before coming to Mo-Ranch, Maria sewed canvas work for boats and oil spill booms, raised twins, and most recently taught in Magnolia ISD for 12 years. At the same time, Maria indulged in her love of learning new techniques and mediums, which she then turns around and teaches to others. One of her favorite mediums is paper. Maria loves to make paper, alter paper and make paper into a variety of objects and works of art. In this workshop you will be creating papers which may be bound into the pages of your books!

We look forward to creating with you!
– Tammy and Maria

Friday, March 11

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Participant Registration, Registration Building

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner, King Dining Hall

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Worship at the Chapel

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Bookbinding instructions begin

Saturday, March 12

7:00 a.m.
Coffee, King Dining Hall

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast, King Dining Hall

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Morning Devotions

9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Book and paper making instruction

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch, King Dining Hall

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Studio time

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner, King Dining Hall

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Worship at the Chapel

8:00 p.m.
Studio time

Sunday, March 13

7:00 a.m.
Coffee, Dining Hall

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast, King Dining Hall

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service – Chapel on the Hill

9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Retreat wrap-up and checkout

All participants will be housed in Pheasant Run hotel rooms. Costs of two nights of lodging, meals, tuition, supplies and meeting spaces are all included with retreat pricing.

Hotel (Single Occupancy): $450

Hotel (Double Occupancy): $350

Commuter Rate: $200 (excludes housing on the ranch, includes lunch and dinner each day of the retreat)

Registration/Cancellation

A deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Transportation

Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2 hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.
If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 329-2360 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport (Directions to Mo).

Registration/Cancellation Policy

A deposit must accompany your registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event or upon registration if within 60 days. Full refund less $25 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

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