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 2018!
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.”
2018 ART@MO Schedule and Workshop Leaders
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 Courses:
- Artistic welding – Susan Calkins
- Jewelry design – led by Jean Cofer
- Painting – led by Charlie Becker
- Digital photography – led by Brian Loflin
- Pottery – led by Barb Francis
- Quilting – led by Connie Watkins
- Stained glass – led by Kris Wessale
- Young artists course
- Teen adventure course
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 Examples
- Silk scarf painting – led by Gladys Swanson
- Art Note Cards – Judy Fletcher
- Paper Engineering – led by Kendra Persohn
- Pottery Tiles – led by Maria Gould
- Etched glass – led by Heidy Ashton
- Hand lettering/calligraphy – led by Kris Wessale
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 $660||Youth in adult class $420|
|Adult Single $930||Teen Adventure (grades 6-12) $290|
|Adult Commuter $350||Child Young Artist (grade K-6) $245|
|Adult Double non-participant $495||Childcare (2 yrs-entering K) $60|
|Child Commuter $205|
A $75.00 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 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.
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. 2018 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 15. 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.