Six nights and five full days dedicated to an artform you love. Could it get better?
A trip to the world famous Shipwreck Beads. A day trip to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Could this get any more indulgent?
We asked Teresa, "What makes the Olympia Bead Retreat different and special?"
"In nearly 20 years as an educator, I’ve found that the magic lies in discovering talents that come from inside you. Tease out your talent, live with it, glimpse its possibilities, and begin a path of exploration that you can take anywhere you like. Nurture your style, whether minimalist/conceptual or abundantly decadent.
Pie-in-the-sky flights of fancy paired with down-to-earth practicality? Yes. I provide down-to-earth, personal instruction centered around sculptural bead-weaving techniques, with in-person demos, fully illustrated step-by-step handouts, and personal guidance. Replicate a piece I’ve done, see another as a jumping-off point; bring home a finished piece or a collection of “starts”. The intentionally small scale of this Retreat gives you this flexibility.
Spending uninterrupted time with kindred spirits who believe in you is the best gift you can give your creative self. All the more fun in an 1880s mansion with a jar of homemade cookies and a garden full of fresh veggies nearby!"