current retreats

in the city


Sweet Paul Makerie
Studio 450
New York City
March 15 & 16, 2014

nestled in the mountains


the Makerie
the Colorado Chautauqua
Boulder, CO
April 10 – 13, 2014

on the farm


the Makerie Summer on the Farm
the Lyons Farmette
Lyons, CO
Sunday, July 13, 2014



March (New York)
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April (Colorado)
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July (Colorado)
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closest airport ~ LaGuardia (LGA)
airport transportation into Manhattan ~ taxi cab or car service
For a list of hotel recommendations, please click here.

closest airport ~ Denver International Airport (DIA)
airport transportation into Boulder ~ Green Ride Boulder *they will be providing a special discount for Makerie participants

closest airport ~ Denver International Airport (DIA)
airport transportation into Boulder ~ Green Ride Boulder *they will be providing a special discount for Makerie participants
accommodation recommendations ~ the Colorado Chautauqua cozy cottages (reserve early!)

frequently asked questions

can I change my classes after I’ve registered?

We will accept class changes in writing six weeks before each event. After that, there will be no class changes accepted for teacher planning purposes.

do I need to bring any materials to class?

In most cases, yes! Each workshop will have a list of the materials you will need prior to the retreat. If you have any questions about anything on your supply list, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your teachers directly. Their contact information is at the bottom of each workshop description.

are the material fees included in the overall retreat prices?

For the Makerie & Makerie Summertime retreats, material fees, where applicable, are separate and will be paid directly to each teacher either prior to or at the retreat. The Sweet Paul Makerie retreat price includes all of the material fees.

can special dietary needs or preferences be accommodated? how do I communicate this?

Absolutely! You will be asked that very question when you register so please tell us your needs.

will you be offering day packages?

At this time, we are only offering the Full & Local Packages. One of the most magical parts about a retreat like this is the community that is created during the weekend. If we have spots available in any of our classes as we get closer to the event, we will consider adding a Day Package option.

what is the Makerie etsy team and how do I join?

We are excited to share that we now have a Makerie Etsy Team and we’d love for you to join in! The team is designed for former and current participants, teachers and volunteers, and you need to be an Etsy member (either a buyer or seller) to participate. We will be using this platform to share ideas and our favorite Etsy handmade goods, as well as a place for participants to coordinate retreat travel or perhaps even coordinate local gatherings.

is there a way to connect with other participants prior to the Makerie to coordinate travel?

Yes! We will be using our Makerie Etsy Team forums as a place for participants to coordinate retreat travel.

I am interested in teaching. what should I do?

Well first of all, we’re so flattered! Second, please email us at Each year will always be a mix of new and returning teachers and we’d love to hear your workshop ideas!

what is your refund policy?

There will be no refunds within a six week period prior to each retreat. No exceptions. We will accept refund requests in writing before the six week period and a $75 administration fee will be incurred. Transfers are acceptable, but we must be notified in writing of any changes.

can you arrange special payment plans?

Absolutley! We now use Paypal’s ‘Bill me Later’ and this will be an option you can choose through Paypal upon your registration.