We are so pleased to present this year’s retreat- VIRTUALLY!
Join us Friday evening, October 9th through Saturday evening, October 10th, 2020. We will spend time together engaging in conversation, participating in dynamic workshops, while also finding rest and solitude in scheduled moments of quiet and meditation.
We will hear from leaders in our community as they guide us in conversations, material based activities and workshops to inspire us to new places in our work. We will discuss everything from art to parenting, opening ourselves up to be both challenged and renewed. We will share in conversation about our art practices, learning from each other what works well and discussing areas where we are struggling.
We envision you scheduling this time for yourself to be set apart, just as it would be if we were gathering for an in-person retreat. Consider asking your partner to take over childcare for the duration of the retreat, finding a place of solitude (your bedroom, a hotel or cozy airbnb?) where you can plug into the retreat alone. Or gather with a few friends (safely) at one of your homes or a cozy space and take in the goodness of the retreat programming together! I imagine so many of us around the world connected by holding this space together October 9th + 10th, even if we can’t be together in person.
This retreat is meant to inspire you to new places with your work, connect you with your body in ways that are restorative, provide you space to engage in thoughtful conversations about art and parenting, and uplift you with hours of encouragement from a loving community.
Purchase your ticket HERE!
Sample Schedule (set in Eastern Standard Time Zone):
*Subject to change*
7:00pm – 7:35pm: Gathering and welcome with Kaylan & Robin
7:45pm – 8:20pm: Artist Talk with Joey Fauerso
8:30pm – 9:15pm: Empowerment, Equality and Self Care with Liezel Strauss of ArtGirl Rising
9:20pm – 10:00pm: Meet & Greet Zoom Rooms
10:30am – 11:00am: Gathering and Grounding with Kaylan & Robin
11:00am -12:30pm: Nostalgic Soft Sculpture Workshop with Mindy Wittock
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break Zoom Rooms
1:45pm – 2:30pm: Artist Talk with LaToya Hobbs
2:45pm – 4:15pm: Artwives: A Mama and Godmama Talk About Support Structures, Creating Visibility, and Strategies for Challenging Patriarchal Oppression with Jasmine Wahi & Rebecca Jampool
4:15pm – 5:00pm: Break time! Stretch, nap, take a walk, etc.
5:00pm – 5:45pm: So You’re Interested in Writing or Creating a Book? with Marissa Huber and Heather Kirtland
5:45pm – 6:45pm: Dinner Break Zoom Rooms
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Honoring Failure and its Essential Relationship to Ourselves and Our Creativity with Isadora Stowe
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Closing with Kaylan and Robin
Scholarships available for:
-womxn of color
-Chronically ill or disabled
-under 50k combined household income
If you qualify for our scholarship price, simply email us to receive your discount code before purchasing your retreat ticket! firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Purchase your ticket before September 1 and receive an Artist/Mother t-shirt in the mail by October 9th! We will email you to collect your size and color preference. Ticket purchases made after Sept 1st will not include a t-shirt.
A large amount of planning and investment goes into making this retreat possible. In the event that you are not able to attend the retreat after booking, a 50% refund of your ticket amount will be available until October 1st. After that time, no refund will be available though you will be able to transfer your ticket to a friend if you know someone who would like to attend in your place.
For those of you in a time zone that is not compatible for this schedule, we do *hope* to record all sessions and have a playback purchase available. We are not fully committing to this option right now as we want to ensure we will be capable of recording all sessions and getting them online for you.