The Makerie is a creative retreat for anyone, nestled at the base of the Flatiron Mountains in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Whether you are a skilled crafter or have never picked up a paintbrush, we offer something for everyone. We hold a deep belief that each person is creative and our cozy mountain retreat is designed to nurture and encourage your creativity in thoughtful and loving ways. The retreat format provides the opportunity to take four different classes throughout the weekend (16 hours of outstanding instruction) to experience a wonderful variety of projects and techniques taught by sensational teachers from around the country. We can’t wait for you to see the sensational offerings below!

In addition to the workshops, we provide wake-up yoga and hiking; healthy, local, organic (where possible), delicious meals shared in community; and special evening events as part of the weekend to create an all-around nurturing experience. Given our core values and the pristine natural setting where we hold the retreat, we make special efforts to be gentle on the earth, as we strive to make thoughtful choices in the event planning process and throughout the event itself. Being at the Makerie is truly like being back at camp (with a bit more pampering) and at the end of the day, don’t we all want to feel like a kid again?

workshops

schedule

Friday, April 11

morning classes

  • Again Again! – Helen Dardik
  • Be Kid Creative – Jennifer Mercede
  • Color Wheel Sampler – Rebecca Ringquist
  • Design Your Own Clothes – Cal Patch
  • Pajaki Paper Chandeliers – Mia Semingson

afternoon classes

  • Again Again! – Helen Dardik
  • Color Wheel Sampler – Rebecca Ringquist
  • Doodle Flow – Jennifer Mercede
  • Little Picasso – Kristin FitzGerrell
  • Pajaki Paper Chandeliers – Mia Semingson

Saturday, April 12

morning classes

  • Again Again! – Helen Dardik
  • Giant Floor Pillow – Rachel Faucett
  • Kawaii Crochet Jewelry – Cal Patch
  • Little Picasso – Kristin FitzGerrell
  • Pajaki Paper Chandeliers – Mia Semingson

afternoon classes

  • Giant Floor Pillow – Rachel Faucett
  • Little Picasso – Kristin FitzGerrell
  • Modern Monogram Patches – Rebecca Ringquist
  • On the Edge – Cal Patch
  • Your Art Voice – Jennifer Mercede

 

venue

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nestled in the mountains

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the Makerie
the Colorado Chautauqua
April 10-13, 2014

colorado chautauqua

The Colorado Chautauqua, nestled at the base of the Flatiron Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, is a National Historic Landmark complete with abundant hiking trails, cozy cottages, contemplative spaces, community gathering areas, and a beautifully renovated dining hall.

The Chautauqua mission is to cultivate experiences based on lifelong learning, love of nature, voluntary simplicity, and the arts ~ perfectly aligned with the Makerie’s mission too. It’s hard to capture the beauty of Chautauqua with only words so you’ll just have to come see for yourself what a truly magical place it is.

eats

Our meals for the weekend will feature local, healthy and organic choices (where possible), along with homemade goodies. Mealtimes will range from family style gatherings to gourmet boxed lunches served picnic style, and are a wonderful time to connect with your fellow campmates. We can accommodate any special dietary needs. Just say the word!

accommodations

You will stay in one Chautauqua’s cozy cottages, each with a unique history and charm. Greeted by meadows and mountains outside your front door, the cottages range in size from 1-3 bedrooms, and have a fully equipped kitchen and screened-in front porch. There are several efficiency cabins and single rooms available for an additional cost if you are interested in having a space all to yourself. Just contact us for more information and pricing. Handmade quilts in every room invite a cozy night’s sleep, with sleeping arrangements ranging from queen or single beds to pull-out couches. If you have any special requests, please let us know in writing when you regsiter and we will do our very best to accommodate you. If you have a roommate or bed-sharing request, please provide that information in writing as well, and submit your registrations together. Cottages will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

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pricing

Full Package

$1,225

Includes:

  • 3 nights of cottage lodging at Chautauqua
  • all workshops
  • all meals
    (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches,
    3 dinners)
  • all other extracurriculars
    (yoga)
  • all morning & evening events


Local Package

$895

Includes:

  • all workshops
  • all meals
    (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches,
    3 dinners)
  • all other extracurriculars
    (yoga)
  • all morning & evening events

Day Package

$289

Includes:

  • two (4-hour) workshops
  • 1 lunch
  • invitation to opening night
  • goodie bag
  • *optional add on dinner for $36