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The UN-Serendipitous Retreat


GREAT news for RETREAT enthusiasts!

We have done the math and figured out we can fit FOUR MORE people into our otherwise SOLD OUT weekend retreat of crafty amazingness!! However, having started a "wait list", we will call the two people on that list first! Either way we have at least TWO seats currently available! DON'T delay - they will go FAST!! Our SWAG BAGS/DOOR PRIZES are starting to look pretty impressive!!

Retreat Details:

Where: Oyster Bay Resorts

When: Nov 4-6, 2016

Price: $299

Includes:  dinner Friday night, all meals Saturday and breakfast & lunch Sunday.

Does not include accommodations.

Guest Instructor: Lisa Strahl

We are PROUD and EXCITED to announce our Fall Retreat host Instructor Lisa Strahl! Lisa is an art and stamping instructor, stamp designer, former art director of a major stamp company and author. She has had hundreds of projects published in stamping and art magazines, published online tutorials and is an alumni of the Dirty Dozen Design Team on Splitcoaststampers.

Lisa's passion for teaching is all about the process. Lisa designs her classes with the goal of teaching the “how and why” of art products. She believes that creativity is limitless when combined with in depth product knowledge. After years of teaching thousands of students, her greatest joy is to watch the transformation that can take place through the creative process.

Student Reviews for Lisa’s Classes

  • Very impressed, Lisa is an excellent teacher. Learned a lot and had fun too! Would certainly take herclasses
  • Second class with Lisa, she has taught the best two classes of the show. Can't wait to see what she comes up with for next year. More Lisa Strahl classes! 100%
  • Lisa is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, energetic and patient instructor! Knowing Lisa is teaching a class would bring me back. Best teacher at the show.
  • I could do this all day, these techniques are amazing! Thanks for sharing Lisa!
  • Lisa's class is one of the most enjoyable classes I have ever taken. Her love of her craft really shows and therefore she is inspirational! That you for sharing your gift!
  • Excellent class and teacher. Well organized, calm and easy manner. Thank you!

Class Schedule for the Fall Retreat weekend.  Individual class info can be found by clicking each classes' link.

Friday 6-9 pm -Gelli Journey Part 1

Saturday 9:30am-12pm/1-4:30pm -The Wonderful World of Ranger

Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm -Gelli Journey Part 2


Supplies needed for all classes:

*All Day Ranger Class Kit*
-apron or clothes that can get inky
-rectangle shaped Tim Holtz ink blending tool (if you have it)
-heat tool, I very much prefer the Ranger heat tool as it produces better
results with several techniques
-quality glue stick or narrow Be Creative two-sided tape
-Ranger Jet Black Archival ink (if you have it), Jet Black StazOn as a
second option
-Ranger Distress Embossing ink (if you have it)
-old key card/gift card
-if you want to bring any Ranger ink or paint products, please put your
name on them, all ink and paint is supplied
-a roll of paper towel

*Gelli Plate Class Kit (both classes)*
-Gelli Arts Plate, 8x10 or larger for best results
-craft sheet or something else flat and non porous for the Gelli plate to
rest on
-10 sheets of freezer or wax paper cut to fit between sheets of paper as
they are drying
-please wear an apron and/or old clothes
-small bottle of hand sanitizer
-stencils (please put your name on your stencils with Sharpie marker before
the class), there will be a set of class stencils available for you to use
-if you bring your paint, please put your name on it
-water bottle (not a small mister) to clean your plate
-a piece of muslin or some other cloth that doesn’t leave lint, to clean
your plate, you could also bring baby wipes if you don’t want to use muslin
-brayer, I prefer Ranger, but Speedball is fine
-household textures, ie. bubble wrap, screen, lace, doilies, old combs,
paint combs, anything that won’t scratch your plate and a container or bin
to keep them in during class
-scrap paper to clean your brayer on or better yet, a mixed media journal
(one that can take paint) that you can clean your brayer in

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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