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Workshops at the Conference Center, July 2017

Groups marked with an * are open to the public. Contact those groups if you are interested and would like to participate in their program at Wildacres Retreat.


Woman reads outdoors.Wildacres Writing Retreat*
July 2 - 8

A week for serious writers to write. Readings each evening. This week is only for those participating in the next week’s workshop.

website: www.wildacreswriters.com

email: judihill@aol.com


Storytellers' Wild Week*
Storytellers stand outside.July 2 - 8

Through these workshop sessions, participants will examine ways to incorporate folktales into their repertoire. 

Also, lots of time to tell your stories and receive feedback on what works and suggestions to make your telling more effective.

For registration and more information, visit http://dianne79.wix.com/wildweek or email dianne@diannehackworth.com.


Rising Sun Pottery*
PotteryJuly 2 - 8

The "it was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" will convene at Wildacres for their 20th Annual Summer Pottery Retreat. This group of emerging and established clay artists will spend the week learning new throwing techniques using both wheel and hand building to create both functional and artistic pieces. Those attending will fire Raku, sagger and Cone 10 gas reduction during the week. Rising Sun Pottery will provide a guest instructor for this week.

This Retreat is open to all potters. Contact Rising Sun Pottery for information.

website: RisingSunPottery.com

email: Gary Lee at RisingSunPottery@BellSouth.net


Wildacres Writers Workshop*
JULY 8 - 15

Writers perform a skit.Wildacres Writers Workshop is a nationally known writing workshop for serious writers. You do not have to be published but you must be striving to improve your art. This is our 30th year and we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding learning experience combined with the fun and exhalation of being on a beautiful mountain top with other writers. Judi promises this writing workshop week will be the highlight of your year. For more information, please visit the writers website or contact Judi Hill.

website: www.wildacreswriters.com

email: judihill@aol.com


Wildacres Art Week*
JULY 16 - 22

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Wildacres Art Workshop. Below are the classes that will be offered, the teachers, and the tuition.

Collage, with Elena De La Ville, $550 (plus a $25 lab fee payable to the teacher)
Creative Watercolor Techniques, with Billie Shelburn, $550
Plein Air Painting, with Bob Nulf, $550
Studio Painting with Oil and Pastel, with Greg Barnes, $550
Photography, with Michael O'Neill, $550
Pottery, with Annette Sidner and Seth Barendse, $650 (includes $50 lab fee for clay, etc.)
Printmaking, with Patrick Lindhardt, $550

For more information, including complete class descriptions and teacher biographies, please see the following link:
website: Wildacres Art Week


Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies*
July 23 - 29

Jeweler at work.The SFMS sponsors four Gem, Jewelry and Mineral workshops each year. Three of these workshops are held at Wildacres. This is our 41st year of Wildacres workshops. Our classes this year include some traditional classes such as Chain-Maille, Cold Conections, Beading, Metalwork Special Projects, Wirecraft, Silver Casting, Gourd Workshop as well as some new and interesting classes in Gem Trees, Metalsmithing for Juniors, Stone and Woodcarving, Raku Pottery and Meteorite Symposium. Danny Griffin will present his popular Chasing & Repoussé and Casting, our two most popular classes from last year. All instructors are volunteers who are not paid for the highly skilled and professional experience that they bring to the workshops.

Our workshop website SFMSworkshops.com contains schedules, class descriptions, instructor bios, registration forms, and the latest information on class availability.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops this year. They are really a lot of fun and the education opportunities are excellent.

website: SFMS Workshops

e-mail: Rosemary van Wandelen

phone: 386-479-1509


Guided Imagery and Music III A- ASU
July 23 - 29

The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music-centered depth approach to transformational therapy that uses selected sequences of classical music to support the generation of and movement through inner experiences. In GIM, the music serves as a catalyst and container for imagery allowing one to access and explore both the depths and the heights of the human experience. Appalachian State University offers all three levels of training in GIM for music therapists and other qualified mental health professionals. For more information, please visit our web site or contact Dr. Cathy McKinney.

website: music.appstate.edu/academics/special-programs/bonny-method-guided-imagery-and-music

email: mckinnych@appstate.edu


Wildacres Interfaith Institute*
July 31 - August 3

Interfaith attendeesThe Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis (GCAR) sponsors the annual Interfaith Institute at Wildacres, now in its 35th year.

Every year we have up to 100 Christians, Jews, and persons from other faith traditions participating in interfaith dialogue about issues of mutual concern, led by well-known leaders and scholars from our various faith traditions. Generally, our group comprises nearly an equal number of clergy and interested laypersons.

More information about the program and registration can be found at https://gcarwildacres.com/interfaith-institute-2017.

website: http://gcarwildacres.com/

email: gcarwildacres@gmail.com

phone: 919-934-5905


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