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Workshops at the Conference Center, July 2018

Groups marked with an * are open to the public. Contact those groups if you are interested and would like to participate in their program at Wildacres Retreat.


Woman reads outdoors.Wildacres Writing Retreat*
July 1 - 7

A week for serious writers to write. Readings each evening. This week is only for those participating in the next week’s workshop.

website: www.wildacreswriters.com

email: judihill@aol.com


Storytellers' Wild Week*
Storytellers stand outside.July 1 - 7

Through these workshop sessions, participants will examine ways to incorporate folktales into their repertoire. 

Also, lots of time to tell your stories and receive feedback on what works and suggestions to make your telling more effective.

For registration and more information, visit http://dianne79.wix.com/wildweek or email dianne@diannehackworth.com.


Rising Sun Pottery*
PotteryJuly 1 - 7

The "it was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" will convene at Wildacres for their 21st Annual Summer Pottery Retreat. This group of emerging and established clay artists will spend the week learning new throwing techniques using both wheel and hand building to create both functional and artistic pieces. Those attending will fire Raku, sagger and Cone 10 gas reduction during the week. Rising Sun Pottery will provide a guest instructor for this week.

This Retreat is open to all potters. Contact Rising Sun Pottery for information.

website: RisingSunPottery.com

email: Gary Lee at RisingSunPottery@BellSouth.net


Guided Imagery and Music III - ASU
July 1 - 7

The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music-centered depth approach to transformational therapy that uses selected sequences of classical music to support the generation of and movement through inner experiences. In GIM, the music serves as a catalyst and container for imagery allowing one to access and explore both the depths and the heights of the human experience. Appalachian State University offers all three levels of training in GIM for music therapists and other qualified mental health professionals. For more information, please visit our web site or contact Dr. Cathy McKinney.

website: music.appstate.edu/academics/special-programs/bonny-method-guided-imagery-and-music

email: mckinnych@appstate.edu


Wildacres Writers Workshop*
JULY 7 - 14

Writers perform a skit.Wildacres Writers Workshop is a nationally known writing workshop for serious writers. You do not have to be published but you must be striving to improve your art. This is our 31st year and we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding learning experience combined with the fun and exhalation of being on a beautiful mountain top with other writers. Judi promises this writing workshop week will be the highlight of your year. For more information, please visit the writers website or contact Judi Hill.

website: www.wildacreswriters.com

email: judihill@aol.com


Wildacres Art Week*
JULY 15 - 21, JULY 22 - 28

Announcing the Wildacres Art Workshops for 2018. Below are the classes that will be offered, the teachers, and the tuition.

WEEK I: July 15-21, 2018

WEEK II: July 22-28, 2018

* Denotes new classes

Check-in will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 15 and Sunday, July 22 with checkout after breakfast on the final day. Tuition includes all classes and room and board, (6 nights and 17 meals), based upon 2 people per room. Single rooms, if available, will have an additional fee of $250. Classes will be held each morning from 9:15-12:15, with teachers being available as needed throughout the day. Studios are open and available all day, every day. Meals are served at 8 am, 12:30 pm, and 6 pm. (Dinner on the opening night will be at 6:30 pm.)

For complete class descriptions and teacher biographies, please see the following link:
website: Wildacres Art Week

Supply lists for each class will be provided by the teachers after registration. All classes are available on a first-come basis. To register, please complete the registration form and send with a deposit check of $300 made payable to Amy Rice Blumenthal. Deposits are refundable until June 15, 2018 for Weeks I and II. Mail to Amy Blumenthal (WAW), at 4015 Foxcroft Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Final payments will be due no later than June 15, 2018 for the July classes.

We are all quite excited for these classes, and I look forward to seeing you all next year! ---Amy Blumenthal (amyblum52@gmail.com)


Wildacres Interfaith Institute*
July 30 - August 2

Interfaith attendeesThe Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis (GCAR) sponsors the annual Interfaith Institute at Wildacres, now in its 36th year.

Every year we have up to 100 Christians, Jews, and persons from other faith traditions participating in interfaith dialogue about issues of mutual concern, led by well-known leaders and scholars from our various faith traditions. Generally, our group comprises nearly an equal number of clergy and interested laypersons.

More information about the program and registration can be found at https://gcarwildacres.com/interfaith-institute-2018.

website: http://gcarwildacres.com/

email: gcarwildacres@gmail.com

phone: 919-934-5905


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