Monday, February 25, 2013
i'm so so disappointed in what has become of a once-thriving art workshop scene...just a few years ago, the hardest thing was to pick one! the offerings were coast-to-coast, with venues in the woods, on a beach, beside the ocean, in a huge canvas tent...any way you wanted it. and the teachers and classes - ooo la la! so hard to pick. the past few years, though, have seen organizers get lazy. they seem to be riding on their reputation, or the rep that the event has gotten. classes are thin, prices are higher, offerings are fewer. some organizers have closed their camps after many many years. Teesha Moore was the Organizer Extraordinaire - actually, i think the first to gather women and art and let the magic happen. others came, and went. and then the rage was all about online classes. they were cheaper - no travel - and more convenient. but it's the gathering together that creates the magic. but - women are not going to throw down $1000-$1500 plus travel, PLUS supplies to just to gather. more than anyone, we know the value of a dollar and how far it has to stretch and how we want a value for it. so i would ask anyone out there who is thinking of planning a retreat for women - do it right. put your soul into it, not just make it a semi-obvious money grab. we women need to gather. it's how we're wired. that's all i have to say right now, but will be back on this topic later tonight after work.
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