You are invited to join us for a unique artistic retreat
which happens only once a year!
Share with your friends on Facebook

What does it mean to be an artist?

We are a group of professionals who have worked in depth, each in our own field. Some are teachers, all of us explorers. We all have questions: How to approach the blank page, the lump of clay, the human body, the human voice, the delicate silk, the pliable reed, the empty space? What are we trying? How might we live our professional lives more fully every day? What are the distinctions between art and craft?

  • silk
  • P1010232
  • IMGP4419
  • 79
  • 39
  • 54
  • 78
  • 16
  • 13
  • 12
  • 63
  • 60
  • P1010244
  • IMGP4420
  • IMGP4402
  • 57
  • 56
  • 59
  • 55
  • 52
  • 19
  • 14
  • IMGP4390
  • 11
  • 44
  • 28
  • 40
  • 38
  • 37

To expand our investigation in a practical way, for over 10 years we have offered unique, weekend summer workshops at the Lake Conference Center (See Map), a quiet retreat in a beautiful setting where students of all levels can explore art and craft. Beginners and experienced artists alike can share in this search for the underlying source of the artistic process. As we use the human body, mind and feelings to transform material, we discover a new potential, a new freedom and a new joy.

We look forward to exploring with you in action and discussion.

This year Artsweekend is June 26-June 30, 2015 Registration is Friday, June 26,
see schedule (coming soon)


Please use the registration form: one workshop per person. Each workshop includes: an introductory session Friday, with 7 three hour workshop sessions, an optional morning Qigong class, wonderful gourmet meals, and special evening activities 'or studio time. Cost of each workshop: $500 plus applicable material fees. There are a limited number of Work-Study positions available. Upon receipt of your registration form a packet will be sent with details about transportation and other specifics for your weekend retreat.

Early registration discount of $25 if paid in full by May 31.

For special requests and questions, call the registrar: 845-794-0241


Some half day classes available for mix and match, contact registrar for information.

Links below for class descriptions (New classes coming)