Saturday, November 7, 2009

whatcha doin in August?

This summer i have been invited to Charleston, Maine to teach at Art-in-the-Rough. "Art in the rough" is the brainchild of my friend, Taryn Reece, of Naval Jelly Studios. It is 2 days of classes. The retreat is held on their property and is a camping retreat. Do not fear, though, you will be provided unique & elegant amenities. It's successful debut last year earned a new nickname of "glamping" (glamour camping!) here's what to expect:

"imagine bunking in a large tent house, snuggling into an oversized, comfy cot with crisp linens and warm blankets. You will be surrounded by special, luxurious touches including a
complimentary welcome basket brimming with goodies, fresh towels & sundries" - I'm sold!

the minute i read about this retreat, i wanted to go. it reminded me of my sweet childhood memories of girl scout camp. I was so lucky to be a girl scout when i lived in Guam (yes, Guam!) and have the fondest memories of camping out with girlfriends and wonderful women full of encouragement and leadership. here is the other reasons i want to go:
facilities: private hot water outdoor showers, wash up stations, changing areas and bathrooms, accented with cool decorative touches & funky- junk! surrounded by picturesque gardens and breathtaking views of the mountains woods & fields. Be prepared for the treat of taking at shower outdoors! you can go on a nature walk or lounge by the pool. there is an art barn open 24 hours and campfire, twinkling lights and lanterns complete the magical setting.

go check out this page to see the fun lineup of how we will be spending our time. seriously, i just can't wait!

here is where you can see the workshop line up. it 'll be me, Taryn and Robin Betterley. Now i have just have to figure out how to be in 3 places at one time, since i really want to take both Taryn and Robin's classes! the dates are August 13- 16th. seating is limited, so be sure and register early! feel free to email me at or taryn at if you have any questions. hope to see you there!


  1. Kecia, this does sound like fun! wish I could bop around going to all these art retreats! This one seems to be a little more unique then the others!
    happy sunday!

  2. we are so excited that you are an instructor at our 2010 event - your workshops are fabulous!
    AitR is a labor of love and we are pleased that so many are interested in exploring art-making in a unique way - no stuffy, boring hotel conference rooms - just fresh air, beautiful views and lots of artsy goodies & cool junk :)


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