an inspiring Creative retreat
Join us for our 2nd annual Creative Workshop Retreat. We're escaping to the beautiful Lake Burton in north Georgia for a long weekend of creativity, inspiration and relaxation. Morgan Williamson, artist and owner of Handmade Studio TN and floral designer Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals are teaming up for a 3 day retreat including clay workshops and floral design in a drool-worthy setting. You'll be foraging for greenery, creating functional ceramics from mud and enjoying chef-prepared meals overlooking the lake. You'll discover newfound skills in clay and floral design and personal inspiration and renewal. Expect to establish new friendships with like-minded creatives who also appreciate art, travel and community. We hope you can join us!
-Morgan + Melissa + the Handmade team
WHERE WE'RE STAYING...
THE CLAY WORKSHOPS:
Morgan Williamson, creator of Handmade Studio TN will lead us through 2 clay workshops during our time together. You'll discover the therapeutic nature of working with clay and have the chance to create your own heirloom worthy ceramics. These sessions are perfect for beginners or those wishing to further their skills in ceramics. All materials will be provided for you, and you'll get to choose from the signature Handmade Studio TN color palette to finish your pieces. Your pieces will be fired and glazed for you by the Handmade team and wrapped and mailed to you a few weeks after the workshop.
THE FLORAL WORKSHOP:
Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals will take us on a lake-side walk where we'll forage for fresh greenery. Then, we'll create our own center piece arrangement with a stunning array of seasonal blooms. The workshop is geared to all levels; whether you're a floral designer or just love fresh flowers, you will leave feeling confident to create your own arrangements. Melissa will guide us through floral design in her signature romantic style while also teaching about flower selection, preparation, and care. Our on-site photographer will also capture your floral centerpiece and you'll receive photos to share after the completion of the workshop.
We'll call Lake Burton home for the workshop retreat weekend. It is a place of refreshment, inspiration, natural beauty, and 2 GORGEOUS lakeside homes. Each suite is a beautifully designed escape for the weekend. We hope you feel the freedom to join for all workshops and yoga sessions, but everything is optional. You are more than welcome to sit by the lake and take a few moments to yourself instead of joining for a session.
Chef Charles of The Salted Table will be joining us for the weekend and crafting southern inspired gourmet meals for us to enjoy around the table. He is a favorite in the Nashville area, and we are thrilled that he will be partnering with us for the retreat. We'll take all dietary restrictions into consideration to ensure that everyone can enjoy his creative & delicious cooking.
* itinerary subject to change
DAY 1: Friday
Meet + greet
Wine + cheese + charcuterie + light dinner
Clay Workshop #1
Campfire + Conversation
DAY 2: Saturday
Coffee + Tea + Breakfast
Morning Yoga overlooking the lake
Forage for greenery for Floral Workshop
Floral Workshop overlooking the lake
Lunch + Rest
Clay Workshop #2
Wine + Cheese + Cocktails
Candlelight dinner served by a local chef
DAY 3: sunday
Breakfast + coffee on the dock
Morning Walk or Yoga
Photo session with your flower arrangements
Hugs + Goodbyes
September 28-30th 2018 We will gather later afternoon on Friday Sept 28th and depart Sunday the 30th around lunchtime.
Lake Burton in Clayton GA (exact address given upon registration). This is a picturesque lake tucked in the mountains of north Georgia. It's an easy 2 hr drive from the Atlanta airport or a beautiful road trip from Nashville and surrounding cities. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding transportation!
- This is an all-inclusive weekend! Your two nights stay at a gorgeous lakeside home in the suite of your choice is included!
- All Meals, Snacks & Drinks. We're so excited to bring a local chef along with us!
- 2 Clay Workshops: including all tools + materials + instruction
- Firing, glazing and gift wrapped delivery of your pieces by the Handmade Team
- Floral Design Workshop: fresh seasonal flowers, tools, instruction & printed tips + tricks
- Optional Yoga Sessions
- Welcome Gift: An exclusive Handmade Studio TN ceramic piece and a curated gift bag.
- Photography to see and share
- Exclusive discount to the Handmade Studio TN online shop
- Travel to and from Lake Burton. (Lake Burton is a 2hr drive from the Atlanta airport. ) Please give us a call or email if you need any assistance coordinating travel!
- Travel insurance
The cost varies depending on the room type you select. You can choose from a private room with an en suite bathroom, a shared room with your significant other or friend, and more.
Due to the logistics involved in hosting this type of event, we are not able to offer refunds. You may, however, find someone to take your place if you find you cannot attend the retreat. We will also try to find a replacement if possible. Please be sure you can make it before booking.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions! You may email us HERE or reach Morgan at 615-415-8842
We're so excited to see you there!