Wildacres Retreat Wildacres Lodge

Workshops at the Conference Center, May 2019

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.


Discovery place blue ridge outdoor adventure weekend*
MAY 3 - 5

Renowned naturalists and outdoor professionals will lead classes and workshops, hikes and explorations, demonstrating the skills, knowledge and experience you need to make the most of your time in the Appalachian Mountains. Guest speakers, trail hikes, night hikes, star viewing and more.

Call 704- 372-6261 for more information and registration, or visit our website.

website: nature.discoveryplace.org/explore/events/discovery-place-nature-exploration-weekend


Kumandi Drum and Dance Camp*
MAY 6 - 12

Participants drumming and dancing.The spring 2019 event will be our 34th camp. Drummers, dancers, singers and performing groups from communities all over the U.S. come together to experience and learn the high-energy and celebratory music, dance, and culture of West Africa. An optional drum-making workshop (additional cost) can provide you a finished African drum in a fun and fascinating day-and-a-half experience. The teaching staff includes up to fifteen African and American instructors. The 130 participants include men, women and children, both professional musicians and absolute beginners and a full spectrum between. The event includes yoga, massage practitioners, energy healers, and an uplifting spiritual presence. The Friday and Saturday evening performance concerts are open to the public without charge. For more information and registration, please contact Julie Moore at the email below..

website: kumandi.com

email: drumcampregristrar@gmail.com


Sicha Rabbinic Study*
MAY 13 - 15

Details TBA

website: www.sichaconversation.org

email: sichaconversation@gmail.com


Appalachian State University's Annual Expressive Arts Institute*
MAY 13 - 17

In this expressive arts institute, we will engage in individual and community art-making to explore the practice of attending to the creative process in life and in therapy. Studio workshops integrating clay, visual arts, movement, poetry, music, writing, ecotherapy, ritual, and performance invite artistic inquiry and renewal. As we inter-weave expressive arts theories with studio art-making throughout this course, we will examine possibilities for tending our inheritance by claiming our unique creative response/ability.

This intensive institute is offered both as a graduate course in the Department of Human Development & Psychological Counseling and as Continuing Education through the National Board of Certified Counselors (28 Continuing Education Clock Hours available). Additionally, the institute meets the training/education requirements toward the Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator (REACE).

Please contact us to register at asuexa@appstate.edu.


Guided Imagery and Music, Level 1 - ASU
MAY 13 - 17

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: mckinneych@appstate.edu


Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
MAY 20 - 26

The Eastern Federation has enjoyed holding workshops at Wildacres for the past 46 years. During the week-long sessions, we offer participants of member clubs the opportunity to take classes in gem cutting, jewelry making and various other aspects of the earth science hobby. The sessions also feature prominent speakers and field trips as well as other interesting activities.

Contact: Steve Weinberger

email: info@efmls-wildacres.org

website: efmls-wildacres.org/


Creative Sculpture WITH mac mccusker*
MAY 20 - 26

SculptureThis workshop will provide the resources for you to explore and discover how to create the sculpture you have been dreaming about. You will learn to use different materials and techniques to make your clay stronger and achieve things you never thought possible.

This week is about helping you accomplish your goals. Bring your ideas and dreams and be ready to sculpt. Your sculpture can be people, animals or your own inspiration. You will work from photographs, sketches or whatever inspires you. This workshop is designed for all skill levels and each artist will receive individualized instruction specific to their project.

For more information:

email: macart2010@gmail.com

phone: 828.747.9346


Guided Imagery and Music II - ASU
MAY 20 - 26

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


Musician playing bassoon.Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp*
MAY 27 - JUNE 6

Master classes with world-famous bassoonists, in reedmaking, literature and performance.

Open to bassoonists of all ages and ability levels. Under 18 must have parent/guardian in attendance.

web site: bassooncamp.com

email: amber@bassooncamp.com


Guided Imagery and Music III B - ASU
MAY 27 – JUNE 2

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


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