July 16-21, 2017REGISTER NOW
36 Possible CPE Hours
ART@MO | An art conference for all ages!
Art + Recreation + Theology = ART@MO
ART@MO is a relaxing and inspiring time to get away and enjoy the beautiful wide-open spaces of the Texas Hill Country! Create art within a community of fellow artists while experiencing fellowship, worship, relaxation and renewal during this week-long art conference.
Mornings are spent in class and afternoons are open for working on projects, learning new skills through mini-workshop courses, or simply time to enjoy beautiful Mo-Ranch.
This is a family-friendly art conference with entertainment for all ages. Childcare is available during morning courses! Make plans to join us in 2017!
Primary workshop art courses will include jewelry for beginners and advanced students, painting, quilting, pottery, artistic welding, digital photography, stained glass, young artist/teen courses and more! Click the schedule and workshop tab for more details on the workshop art offerings.
Mo-Ranch is a wonderful place to “recreate.” Afternoons are open for swimming, walking, canoeing, fishing and riding the slide!
Each day, participants are invited to join together in worship and song, stopping to hear the scriptures along with your fellow ART@Mo friends and family. Worship is structured to welcome everyone from the youngest to the oldest. Everyone will find something to inspire praise and thanksgiving for God. Materials for individual worship will also be available for use during free times.
What Others Are Saying About ART@MO
“It was awesome! This is a great place to come to re-energize both artistically and spiritually. All the family coordinated activities are wonderful.”
“This is an incredible week of art, fun, family, and friends.”
“It is an amazing experience, especially for people with kids. You can spend time enjoying something just for you knowing that your kids are having so much fun that they “run” to class each morning.”
“It is a great opportunity to learn something new and to explore your artistic/creative abilities. Located in a beautiful, peaceful surrounding with wonderful people and staff.”
Register now, space is limited! Primary course options are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
2017 ART@MO Schedule and Workshop Leaders
Click here to download the 2017 ART@MO schedule! Please note, this schedule is subject to change.
Primary Workshop Courses
Each participant will participate in one primary course that will meet daily during the conference from 9 am-12 noon.
You must select and rank your top three primary workshop course preferences during online registration. The primary workshop courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort will be made to place you in your first or second choice for your primary course. Supply fees are not included in registration fees, they are paid to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Primary Workshop Course Options
- Artistic welding with Susan Calkins (workshop location, Milk Barn annex)
- Jewelry design with Jean Cofer (workshop location, Trull 3)
- Painting with TBD (located at Cow Barn 3)
- Digital photography with Brian Loflin (workshop location, Larkin Digital Photo Lab)
- Pottery with Barb Francis (workshop location, Horse Barn)
- Quilting with Connie Watkins (workshop location, Milk Barn Theater)
- Stained glass with Kris Wessale (workshop location, Cow Barn 1)
- Young artists course for children 5-11 years of age (workshop location, Manor House Classroom)
- Teen adventure course for teens 12-15 years of age (workshop location, Westview 1)
Mini Workshop Courses
In the afternoons, “mini-courses” offer a chance to try something different than your primary course. These courses are generally about 2-hours long and offer just a taste of another medium or technique. It is not necessary to sign-up for mini-courses during the conference registration; your mini-course selections are made when you arrive for the conference. Mini-courses often have a supply fee which is paid to the instructor at the time of the class.
Mini-Workshop Course Options
- Photographing your artwork with Brian Loflin (workshop location, Larkin Digital Photo Lab)
- Stained glass with Kris Wessale (workshop location, Cow Barn 1)
- Silk painting with Gladys Swanson (workshop location, Cow Barn 3)
- Tilemaking with Maria Gould or Barb Francis (workshop location, Chicken House 4)
- Etched glass with Heidy Ashton (workshop location, Chicken House 4)
- Needleweaving with Judy Fletcher (workshop location, Cow Barn 2)
- Printmaking with Gladys Swanson and Diana Dworaczyk (workshop location, Chicken House 4)
Costs include all meals, lodging and tuition. Supply fees for primary courses are separate and paid to the instructor at the first course session.
Adult, double occupancy hotel room: $630
Adult, single occupancy hotel room: $900
Adult, commuter: $330 (commuter rate excludes breakfast and lodging, includes lunch, dinner and tuition)
Adult that is not participating in a primary course: $480
Youth (ages 15-17 years) in a primary course: $390
Teen adventure course (ages 12-15 years): $265
Child in a young artist class (5-11 years): $215
Childcare (2-5 years): $60
Child commuter (must be accompanied by parent/guardian): $180
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.
Supply fees cover the actual supply costs for different classes and vary depending on the course you choose. These fees are paid directly to the instructor at the first class session. Please come to the conference prepared to pay those fees with cash or check. 2017 supply fees are coming soon!
What Do I Bring?
Approximately one month before the conference, a confirmation email with a supply list, more specifics for each class, and ropes course release forms will be sent to all participants.
In addition to special equipment and materials for your class, you may want to bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, casual clothing, tennis equipment, swimsuit, water shoes, rain gear, camera, lidded cup or mug, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Conference participants may arrive and check-in beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 and the opening gathering will begin around 7:00 p.m.
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) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.