Sue Spargo - Toned Down

      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      AR
      Artists Rising
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      14 reviews
      Jun 19 - 23, 2022
      Group size: 4 - 20
      Sue Spargo - Toned Down
      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      Artists Rising
      • Email address verified
      14 reviews

      Jun 19 - 23, 2022
      Group size: 4 - 20

      About this trip

      We will be embracing the beautiful change of season in picturesque Glastonbury, Ct. at The Connecticut River Valley Inn and Artists Rising Creativity Retreats. Join us for 5 days of artful nourishment, chef prepared meals on our beautiful historic property in the historic town of Glastonbury, CT with direct river access.  Guests will have 24/7 access to the studio and the grounds, with opportunities to kayak, bike, paddleboards and add-on excursions. Enjoy unlimited laughter and friendship with kindred spirits while we learn Toned Down from Sue Spargo.

      Toned Down

      The Toned-Down Circle Sampler is a monochromatic study with a modern pop that explores the application of embroidery to achieve textural depth and dimension utilizing Perle Cottons #8, 5, 3, Razzle & Dazzle. Once you're finished stitching, turn your Toned-Down Sampler into a wall hanging, pillow, bag, or whatever your imagination comes up with! 

      About Sue Spargo

      Southern Africa had a considerable influence on my life and creativity. I was born in Zambia and educated in South Africa, where I also trained to be a nurse. I soon moved to England. This shift between two very different environments and cultures has inspired many of my designs. The stark contrasts between the arid beige and browns of the African bushveld and the lush greens of the rolling hills of Southern England have continued to be a rich source of ideas. I am influenced especially by the energy and color of traditional African designs. All of these early experiences combined to stir my love of “primitive” arts and crafts and grew into my focus on contemporary folk-art. Throughout my early life, the United States beckoned and in 1989 that dream was fulfilled when I moved to Connecticut and subsequently to Tennessee, Utah and finally settling in Ohio. Each new State presented sharp contrasts and stirred new ideas. With each move I met many new and wonderful quilt enthusiasts and through them added abundantly to my knowledge and creativity. Quilt makers are special people and I thank them for their warmth and companionship.

      What’s included

      • Workshop Tuition
      • Guest Rooms
        Guest room ammenities include Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hair dryers, in room coffeemaker, mini fridge, t.v., internet, lap desks, yoga mats
      • Welcome Reception
        Light appetizers and refreshments
      • All Meals and Snacks
        Includes 4 nights of dinner, lunch and breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer
      • Art Supplies
        If art supplies are included in the price of the retreat, it will show in the description.

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Taxis and rental cars available at airport
      • Optional Excusions
        See below for fun and inspiring add-on excursions
      • Art Supplies
        Your instructor will reach out with details on needed materials and supplies. if they are NOT included in the retreat price (under room pricing)
      • Travel Insurance

      Available Packages

      Single Room

      A room all to myself! Your room may include a shared bathroom and you may be assigned to a room in our Main property or at our Sister Farmhouse. 


      This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee              $2295

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $253

      Supplies fee 

      (this goes directly to instructor)   $100

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                               $2648


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $2,648
      Deposit: $450
      Double Room (Artist)

      Price is per person. Double Occupancy. Our rooms are @325sf, you each have your own "sleeping nook" with fun and cozy privacy curtains and your own closet for personal items. 


      We assign all students  to rooms based on giving everyone a great space. You may be assigned to a room in our Main property or at our Sister Farmhouse. Our sister Farmhouse has 3 private rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen/living/dining area.


      This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee                    $1950

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%          $215

      Supplies fee 

      (this goes directly to instructor)        $100 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $2265


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $2,265
      Deposit: $450
      Day Student

      For participants who don't need overnight lodging. Price is per person and includes lunch only. Doesn't include 24/7 after hours studio use after end of workshop.


      This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 6.45%. 

      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee                     $895

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%           $58

      Supplies fee

      (this goes directly to instructor)         $100 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                       $1053


      There are no prepay discounts for the Day Student rate

      $1,053
      Deposit: $450
      Double Room (Non-Artist)

      Do you have a loved one who you want to join you but WILL NOT be taking any classes? Use this add-on. This fee includes everything that the full rate includes EXCEPT for the classroom time.


      This fee INCLUDES State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 

      Here is the breakdown:

      Extra Guest                                           $1200

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%         $132

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $1332


      There are no pre-pay discounts for this choice

      $1,332
      Deposit: $450

      Available options

      Pre-Retreat Room Night $200 plus $22 Tax
      $222
      Post-Retreat Room Night$200 plus $22 Tax
      $222
      Extra Dinner $50 plus $3.22 Tax
      $53


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival

      5pm Welcome Reception - meet your fellow students reception with appetizers and refreshments.


      Room check ins begin at 3pm

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      Artists Rising
      14 reviews
      I've always loved art I've always liked to create I've always liked the hosptality industry I've always loved the water I've always liked to transform spaces I've always loved gardens and gardening I am a die-hard New Englander So we bought a beautiful historic property in the center of a very historic town, Glastonbury with direct river access... Spent years rennovating... Transformed this tired property into a showpiece of Art, design and gardens... Made a home and business reflecting my design style... Have been operatin

      Reviews

      The artist retreat at Connecticut River Valley Inn was fabulous from beginning to end! It was in a beautiful setting filled with gorgeous landscaping everywhere you looked. The owner, Pat Brubaker, is an artist and that was evident from her attention to detail from the accommodations, table settings, fresh homemade meals, and the actual art studio. All of this was beyond my expectations, even though the website is very accurate! Our instructor, David Daniels, is a master teacher and extraordinary artist with decades of experience painting and teaching. I highly recommend taking a class with him. His style is casual, hands-on, and filled with ideas that you can put to use regardless of your level of experience. This artist retreat had a very positive impact on me personally and as an artist, so I'm very grateful for this wonderful experience!
      By Kathleen W for David Daniels 2024 on Jun 18, 2024
      I enjoyed my watercolor workshop week with David R Daniels. It was a really nice group of people to paint with and discuss ideas with. David's classes are relaxing and informative. The accommodation was cozy! Everyday we had three delicious meals and wine and dessert.The hosts Pat and Terry and Wayne were friendly and accommodating. I am planning another painting workshop for 2025 here.
      By Lorraine M for David Daniels 2024 on Jun 13, 2024
      I have attended several of David Daniels workshops but this was my 1st time at Artists Rising Retreats in Glastonbury CT. Although I didn't have the experience of staying in one of the Inn's beautiful guest rooms I was treated like family during the entire week I was attending a workshop on premise. Each day began with the delightful experience of enjoying breakfast outside on the covered patio surrounded by blooming flowers. This is also where lunch & dinner was served, unless the weather forced us to dine in the lovely dinning room inside. Every meals was delicious, prepared by the host who carefully acknowledged each guest dietary needs. Throughout the day we were welcome to grab a drink or snack if needed. The pathway to the studio was overflowing with gardens and private nooks for us to sit and sketch, read, sip our coffee or just relax in either the shade or the sun. The studio was a terrific space to paint in! The 3 walls of sliding glass doors filled the room with natural light and warmth. We were given access to the studio both day and night. David Daniels guided us through his process of painting from conception to completion in his friendly & knowledgeable style. He is a true master of painting with watercolor and he shares every bit of his many years of experience with his students. My painting skills have grown and improved because of his guidance. I look forward to attending another workshop at this outstanding artist retreat and inn. Many thanks to Pat, Wayne & Terri for making me feel more like family and less like a stranger during my stay. See you again soon!
      By Lorraine R for David Daniels 2024 on Jun 11, 2024
      JM
      I feel so grateful to attend this beautiful Art retreat with Joan Fullerton! She is an amazing teacher, so inspiring, so liberating. I have learned so much and met really wonderful people. The Inn is a lovely, cozy and comfortable place and the meals were all fabulous! Excellent experience all around. Thank you!
      By Janna M for Joan Fullerton 2024 on Apr 29, 2024
      It was a fantastic workshop. The setting was beautiful and the studio was great. It was a lovely group of people to share the experience with. The innkeeper was accommodating and hospitable. I would love to do it all over again next year!
      By Ann O for Joan Fullerton 2024 on Apr 28, 2024
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