Women’s Fall Art Retreat

Saturday, September 15 at 11am through
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12pm

Meet at the Bechtel House
$150 per participant ($130 for members)
Ages 18 and up welcome

Explore Pepperwood through Art and Nature Immersion

At this two-day retreat, you’ll explore the landscapes of Pepperwood through an artist’s perspective at our beautiful hilltop facility, the Dwight Center for Conservation Science, and at our Bechtel House retreat cabin. The weekend starts Saturday morning, and concludes Sunday afternoon, with an optional additional overnight on Friday for those who wish to attend the Discover Nature Lecture on September 14 at 7pm.

We will begin the day with Bay Area artist Monique Risch-Meade learning how to create beautiful silk scarves from local plant dyes using a technique called eco-printing, or Shibori. After a brief introduction, we will head outside to collect materials from Pepperwood  as ingredients for making our silk dyes. After the Shibori workshop, we’ll head outside on a natural history hike with Margaret Boeger, a staff naturalist. Along the hike we’ll observe the various flora and fauna that call Pepperwood home, and enjoy a lunch break overlooking the Geysers at Three Tree Hill.

We’ll spend the late afternoon relaxing on the wraparound deck of the Bechtel House, enjoying stunning views and inspecting our silk scarves, which will be finished after processing for several hours.  The day concludes with a catered dinner and campfire. The next morning you’ll enjoy a rejuvenating yoga class with stunning views, taught by Pepperwood’s own Sloane Shinn, a certified yoga instructor.  A delicious brunch (provided) concludes this retreat. Some of the weekend’s activities will be held in the field and will include hiking 1-3 miles at a slow pace. Bring a tent to sleep under the stars or sleep in the Bechtel House.  Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch are included.

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

Now you can sign up for classes directly on the Pepperwood website! We hope this new system makes registration easier for you—but should you experience any issues while purchasing tickets using this form, or if you’d like to provide feedback on the new process please contact Tom Greco, Communications Manager, at (707) 591-9310 x 204 or tgreco@pepperwoodpreserve.org.

For all other questions about this event, please contact Margaret Boeger, Education Director, at (707) 591-9310 x 121 or mboeger@pepperwoodpreserve.org.

Early bird registration for Pepperwood members begins at 9am on Monday, July 2, 2018. Enter the code you received when you became a member to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133.

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, July 9, 2018.