the Makerie ~ Thursday, April 11th - Sunday, April 14nd, 2013
the Makerie Sewing ~ Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
the Makeire Summer Series, on the farm ~ Sunday, June 2, 2013
the Makerie Summer Series, for a gathering ~ Sunday, July 7, 2013
the Makerie Summer Series, in the home ~ Sunday, August 4, 2013
*Although Colorado is known for beautiful sunny days, a lovely snow is definitely possible!
|Average low|| 62ºF
Denver International Airport (DIA) or official airport code DEN about 50 minutes to Boulder
TRANSPORTATION FROM DIA TO/FROM BOULDER:
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between the Makerie and the Makerie Sewing?
The Makerie (our original vision) is a retreat focused on all things creative including letterpress, painting, photography, block printing and more. The Makerie classes are full-day courses with participants taking two courses over the weekend. The Makerie Sewing is a brand new retreat offered for the first time in 2013 that is focused on sewing and textiles. The Makerie Sewing offers a different format than the Makerie where participants take four, 4-hour courses over two days. Additionally, the Makerie Sewing has a limited, more intimate amount of participants than the Makerie. Both retreats offer morning yoga, special evening events, Sunday hiking, all meals & lodging (for full packages) and the same loving, creative, inspiring atmosphere.
Can you arrange special payment plans?
Absolutley! Please email us directly at email@example.com and we will glaldy work together on a plan that feels comfortable to you.
Can I change my classes after I've registered?
We will accept class changes in writing through March 1, 2013. After March 1 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 has 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!
Are the material fees included in the overall retreat prices?
Material fees, where applicable, are separate and will be paid directly to each teacher when you arrive at class.
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 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 absolutely consider it.
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'd be so flattered! Secondly, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 after March 1, 2013. No exceptions. We will accept refund requests in writing before March 1, 2013 and a $75 administration fee will be incurred. Transfers are acceptable, but we must be notified in writing of any changes.
What does Chautauqua mean?
Chauatauqua (pronounced "sha- TAW- kwa") was an adult education movement in the U.S. highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua means many things ~ a place, an annual gathering, and a worldwide community open to all. Chautauquans come together to learn, play, talk, be entertained, and challenged through a consistent mission... a common ground for all. It provides an atmosphere in which people can explore, exchange, and grow ~ all unencumbered by the divisiveness found elsewhere and encouraged by the acceptance and welcome we offer one another. The Chautauqua Institution is a world revered cultural community in only a few remaining places in America, and we are so proud to continue this tradition. Boulder's is the only year-round chautauqua, and the only one whose grounds are free and open to the public. If you are interested, you can read a bit more about the history of the chautauqua movement here.