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March 2017
$575

REC Creative Arts Weekend Retreat

March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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birdhouses on fence

  Check it out!  It is a rare opportunity to investigate equipment and methods without investing in them. Before buying that home-kiln, make sure you really enjoyed working with precious metal clay!  REC participants will focus on a large, featured project during the day on Saturday. Throughout the weekend, additional projects will be introduced so you can pursue those of particular interest to you. Or try them all! The studio is open for the entire weekend for you to fine-tune your new skills. REC provides projects and…

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February 2017
$38

Cookie “flooding” workshop

February 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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gift wrapped cookies

Sometimes me think, 'What is friend?' and then me say, 'Friend is someone to share last cookie with.'  - Cookie Monster     Fortunately for you and your friend, you will not have to share your last cookie. By the end of this workshop, you will have 13 beautifully decorated and wrapped cookies to share. Learn the "outline" and "flood" techniques to ice cutout cookies. Discover shortcuts, gather tips and take home recipes. Create personalized, bakery-style cookies and wrap them…

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$75

Handmade Paper Workshop

February 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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  Slurry. Moulds. Deckles. Beating. Couching. Learn to make paper and expand your vocabulary and at the same time! This hands-on workshop is for first-time papermakers.  REC Retreats will introduce you to the equipment and the basic process, and you will spend most of the workshop experimenting and making your own handmade paper. You will have the freedom (and encouragement) to play with different ingredients: What will your paper look like if you add coffee grounds? Do you prefer the look of…

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$175

Creative Writing Workshop

February 4, 2017 at 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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    Inspiration is all around us, if one would only stop, look and listen. How does a writer create? Internationally-known multi-genre fiction author and anthology editor, Mitzi Szereto, will lay the groundwork for writers and aspiring writers to unlock their creativity. She will provide a hands-on approach to finding inspiration and help participants channel that inspiration into structured pieces of writing. Open to all levels of writers and conducted in a supportive workshop environment, you’ll be given a…

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January 2017
$625

Quilting Weekend Retreat

January 20, 2017 - January 22, 2017
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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Whether you "know" Lummi Island, or are here for the first time, you will surely recognize an island icon when you see, no, sew one.    Lummi Island is the little white church. Salmon. Madrona trees. Reef net boats. Driftwood. Orcas. Sunsets. Fishing shacks. Beaches. Herons. Fir trees. Mount Baker. The L.I. population sign. Tree frogs.   Quilters from Lummi Island have designed original quilt blocks specifically for this weekend retreat (each block depicts a Lummi Island icon).  Who knows the island any better…

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December 2016

Gift certificate designs offered in December

December 1, 2016 - December 24, 2016
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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Easy. Meaningful. Appreciated. REC Retreats gift certificates Purchase a workshop gift certificate for $60 redeemable for any workshop up to $100! Purchase a weekend retreat gift certificate for $475 redeemable for any retreat up to $600! Select from multiple snazzy designs (back of gift certificate includes terms and conditions and contact info.) For additional information contact moc.s1490590018taert1490590018erCER1490590018@nits1490590018rejK1490590018 Terms and conditions: Redeem by December 31, 2017. This certificate is not replaceable if lost or stolen and has no cash value. WORKSHOPS Redeemable for workshops up to $100. If workshop price exceeds $100, the difference shall be due upon registration. If workshop price is less than $100, no change shall be given. WEEKEND RETREATS Redeemable for retreats up to $600. If workshop price exceeds $600, the difference shall be due upon registration. If workshop price is less than $600, no change shall be given. No refunds will be issued. Regular REC Retreats cancellation policy applies.

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November 2016
$575

REC Creative Arts Weekend Retreat

November 4, 2016 - November 6, 2016
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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  Immerse yourself in art! This weekend is ALL about experimenting with unfamiliar materials, learning new methods and testing unusual equipment!  Gild a crab shell with gold leaf!  Fire precious metal clay pendants with the on-site kiln! Expert instructors will guide REC participants through featured projects on Saturday. Throughout the weekend, additional projects will be introduced so you can pursue those of particular interest to you. Or try them all! The studio is open for the entire weekend for you to fine-tune your…

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October 2016

“Mining for Gold” Weekend Retreat

October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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  "Mining for Gold" describes the alchemical process of looking into the Shadow of the unconscious and bringing up forgotten or disconnected parts of the Self. This weekend retreat focuses on establishing groundedness in the body and shifting into our emerging aspects of Self. It will be an inner-journey of Self Discovery with guidance of nature, art and yoga. Using Active Imagination, instructors create a safe environment for participants to discover where they "are stuck" and embody what emerges.  Yoga and…

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$575

Traditional Heritage Skills Weekend Retreat

October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
REC Retreats,
3854 Centerview Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262 United States
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Traditional Heritage Skills Weekend Retreat

  Homestead for a weekend. Play Pioneer! This retreat isn’t intended to train you for a life of self-sufficiency, but you will learn a variety of skills that were necessary for survival generations ago. While activities will vary, a balance of arts & crafts, cooking, animal care and outdoor skills will be offered. There are so many options for activities during this retreat that we will run out of time! As with any retreat, you may choose to  join in…

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September 2016
$750

Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Weekend Retreat

September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Galbraith Mountain,
1210 Lakeview Street
Bellingham and Sudden Valley, 98229 United States
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  No chundering, clooning or clotheslining! "Chunder", "cloon" and "clothesline" are all verbs meaning to dismount involuntarily (crash). This is the only REC Retreat that is not completely based on Lummi Island. We will be taking advantage of nearby Galbraith mountain just outside of Bellingham on Friday and Saturday. Galbraith is the largest mountain bike trail system in Northwest Washington. There are trails for any type of rider, but this retreat is specifically for the advanced beginner - intermediate rider. The former…

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