Template for All Retreats

Glastonbury, CT, USA

AR
Apr 25 - 29, 2022
Group size: 4 - 14
Template for All Retreats
Glastonbury, CT, USA


$NaN
Apr 25 - 29, 2022
Group size: 4 - 14

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 Perfect Partners: Encaustic Painting & Collage from Leslie Giuliani.

About This Retreat (Put in Retreat NAme)

For this retreat you will learn the basics of working with Encaustic (heated Beeswax-based paint) on wooden panels.  We will create prints and drawings and then add in fabrics and other collage materials to assemble complexly layered pieces of artwork. We may even do some stitching, some stenciling, some hammering and some stamping, too!! Playing and exploring is what this retreat is about. No previous experience with Encaustic painting is required. All tools and materials will be provided.

About (Artist Name)

I love teaching, especially Encaustic painting because it is so versatile. There is something for everyone. It acts as both an adhesive and a preservative, it can be colored or transparent. It can be combined with oil paint, watercolor and ink.  You can draw directly on it. Objects can be embedded in it and images can be transferred using simple burnishing techniques. Whatever your skill level with materials, you can build a personal and nuanced artwork. 


I have always enjoyed trying new materials and have worked with many beyond traditional painting and drawing media including, non-silver photography, gilding, rug hooking, digital embroidery, Byzantine icon painting, quilting and fresco, to name a few. I like to think my experience in multiple artforms helps me teach students of varied interests. After familiarizing students with the Encaustic Collage process, I try to bring out the unique artistic voice in each student, especially those new to creating their own work. I show students how to work the basics of a material and then encourage them to find their individual path. 


I encourage you to look at my “Leslie Giuliani” YouTube channel to see demos of various Encaustic process, including collage, and get to know me and my favorite medium.


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.
  • 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
4 left

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)
Available until March 26, 20225 left

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
10 left

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)
5 left

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
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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

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


Room check ins begin at 3pm

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


AR
Artists Rising
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