Mosaic Retreats

Amy Marks Mosaics hosts mosaic retreats in resort areas combining mosaic workshops, tours of mosaic installations and area attractions. Workshops are usually two days with additional days set for relaxing or touring. 

 Create a Mosaic Carpet in the Mosaic Tapestry Workshop 

Create a Mosaic Carpet in the Mosaic Tapestry Workshop 

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Mosaic Retreat in the Berkshires
July 20-24, 2018

Oak & Spruce Resort, Lee, MA
Workshop: Mosaic Tapestry | July 21-22 | $260 includes materials
Accommodations: $75/night, 2 night minimum
Minimum 3/Maximum 6 registrants
 
Register at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaba623a7fc1-mosaic1

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to combine simple and complex patterns to create a mosaic tapestry or carpet. You will make a 5 x 10 inch woven tapestry by creating intricate designs using millefiori, glass, jewelry, fabric and beads. Design templates will be provided. No grouting required. Open to students at all levels.

When you're not working on your mosaic, you can enjoy the culture and natural beauty of Berkshire mountains in the summer. The choice is endless. You can listen to classical music at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Museums abound including the Sterling and Francine Clark Art and the Norman Rockwell Museum. You can choose to see dance or theater, or simply sit at the pool.  The area is also known for its outdoor activities and offers great hiking and kayaking. 

Accommodations:

I've reserved two units. Each is equipped with two bedrooms and two baths. One room has a king bed, the other a queen bed. There is a queen-sized pull out couch in the living room. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, living room and deck.  

What’s Not Included:

Food, tours, entrance fees, and transportation are not covered. I encourage everyone to bring food we can pool for breakfasts, lunches and snacks to minimize costs.

How to Reserve a Space at the Workshop and Accommodations at Oak & Spruce

You can pay your $100 deposit online with a credit card or you can send me a check for $100 made out to Amy Marks. Mail check to: Amy Marks, 111 Riverview Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. I will collect the rest of the registration fee and housing fees on Saturday morning. The fees can be paid via cash, check or credit card.

To reserve your space at the workshop, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaba623a7fc1-mosaic1 

Cancellation:  If we do not get 4 registrants for the workshop, the workshop will be canceled and you will get a 100% refund. If you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, you will be charged a $20 administrative fee, which will be taken from your deposit.

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, July 20, 2018
Check-in. Then pack or pick up a picnic dinner to take to Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. Sit on the lawn and listen to a classical concert performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  The concert will feature pianist Emanuel Ax playing an all-Mozart Program including Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453 and Symphony No. 41, Jupiter. Seats are approximately $20. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wake up early and take a walk, swim or workout. The workshop begins at 9:00 am. We'll work till about 4:30, then head out to Jacob's Pillow in Becket for a free outdoor dance concert that begins at 6:00 pm. We'll dine at 8:00 pm in Lenox in one of the Berkshire's best restaurants, Alta. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The workshop continues on Sunday. We'll start at 9:30 am and stop at 4:00 to do a show and tell session to discuss what you've done and learned. Sunday evening is free.

Monday, July 23, 2018

It's play day and time to enjoy the culture and natural beauty of the Berkshires. The choice is endless. I am happy to help you plan a custom itinerary based on your interests. 

Visit a museum, go shopping or antiquing, kayak on the Housatonic river or drive up to the top of Mount Greylock, take a hike, visit an historic home, enjoy theater, or simply sit at the indoor or outdoor pool.  The resort also has a well-equipped fitness center. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Check out is at 10:00 am. However, you can use the amenities at the resort during the day. 

For more information about accommodations, click the contact button.


 Cape Cod Retreat at the House on Koi Pond, Brewster, MA

Cape Cod Retreat at the House on Koi Pond, Brewster, MA

 

Mosaic Retreat on Cape Cod

Retreat: September 21-24, 2018
Workshop: Mosaic Tapestry | September 22-23, 2018
Location: The House on Koi Pond, Brewster, MA | Check in is 4:00 pm
Workshop Cost: $260 includes materials (A deposit of $100 is required to hold a space.)
Housing Costs: $60/night

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to combine simple and complex patterns to create a mosaic tapestry or carpet. You will make a 5” X 10” woven tapestry by creating intricate designs using millefiori, glass, jewelry, fabric and beads. Design templates will be provided. No grouting required. Open to students at all levels.

For More Information and to register, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaba623a7fc1-mosaic 

Accommodations:

Two bedrooms with queen beds, one with 2 twin beds and second floor bedroom with small bed. The house has 2.5 bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, dining area and living room. There is an all-season enclosed deck overlooking 1.5 beautifully landscaped acres. The house is near Nauset Light Beach, part of the Cape Cod National sea shore, is a stone's throw to Nickerson State Park on the bay and is located right on the Cape Cod Bike Trail which goes all the way to Provincetown. Other accommodations are available nearby through VRBO or AirBnB.

What's Not Included:

Food, tours, entrance fees and transportation are not covered. I encourage everyone to bring food we can pool for breakfasts, lunches and snacks. That way we can enjoy our surroundings and keep costs to a minimum.

How to Reserve a Space at the Workshop and at the House on Koi Pond

You can pay your $100 deposit online with a credit card. I will collect the rest of the registration fee and housing fees on Saturday morning, September 22. The fees can be paid via cash, check or credit card. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaba623a7fc1-mosaic 

Please note: If we do not get 4 registrants for the workshop, the workshop will be canceled and you will get a 100% refund. If you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, you will be charged a $20 administrative fee, which will be taken from your deposit.

Agenda:

Friday, September 21, 2018  (Tour Day)

We'll meet at 2:30 at the The Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans to view Byzantine-style mosaics made in the studio of Alessandra Caprara in Ravenna, Italy. Then we'll check into the House on Koi Pod and end the day with Welcome Dinner at one of the Cape’s wonderful seafood restaurants.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

We’re two steps from the Cape Code Bike Trail. Start the day with a bike ride or walk on the trail followed by breakfast. The workshop begins at 9 and ends at 4:30 with Happy Hour on the deck. There is an hour for lunch (or you can keep working!) when you can enjoy the beautifully yard, take a walk, relax by Koi Pond, listen to a waterfall or get to know other mosaic artists. We can all go out to dinner or you can have dinner in and continue working on your project during open studio time.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

We’ll follow the same schedule as Saturday, but will break around 4:00 pm for a “Show and Tell” where workshop participants will show others what they’ve done and share what they’ve learned. For those staying on Sunday evening, we can go out to dinner and if you want, you can continue working on your mosaic.

Monday, September 24, 2018

We say good-bye to the each other and the House on Koi Pond, but not before a final bike ride or walk on the Cape Cod Bike Trail. On your way home, take a leisurely trip back along scenic route 6A with stops at galleries or visit the great shops in Orleans and Chatham. In Sandwich, visit the Sandwich Glass Museum,  see a live demo of glass making and view samples of glass dating from the 1800s to today.