Artist Retreat at Camp Piankatank

Sponsored by CRVAEA in honor of Maripat Hyatt

Camp Piankatank is back!

Join fellow Central Region art teachers for a relaxing weekend of making art on the Piankatank River. Meet new friends, hang out with old friends and remember our dear friend Maripat who so loved the old retreats on the Piankatank. Try your hand at felting, shibori dying, gelli printing, and raku firing or bring your own art to work on. Use this as a time to rest after Youth Art Month, make new art, work on a piece that got pushed to the side, or fellowship.

*** You do not need to be a member of the CRVAEA to attend. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Central Region Art Teacher Retreat

Friday, April 29th, 5pm to Sunday, May 1st, 12pm

1586 Stampers Bay Road

Hartfield, VA

***Last and Final day to register is Friday, April 22nd! ****

Register and pay here:

Two nights/4 meals (B,L,D,B) $73.00

One night/ 3 meals (B,L,D) $51.75

Day only/pack a lunch $15

In 2010 Camp Piankatank was renovated and now has three new lodges. We will be staying in lodge that accommodates male guests on one side of the lodge and female guests on the others. There is common space in between these two wings. If you are interested in other lodging options visit here to check out the cabins Camp Piankatank has to offer. Families are welcome, but no pets please. There are a couple good restaurants nearby and this is a great area for oysters! Friday night we are planning on eating out.

Important Information:

Please plan on bringing: twin sheet, blankets and/or sleeping bag, towels, pillow, your ART SUPPLIES, fired clay piece if planning on participating in raku.

Meal times: 8-8:30am (B), 12-12:30- (L), 5:30-6 (D)

More information will be emailed out about raku, felting, shibori, and gelli printing on April 24th to people who have registered.

Contact Julz Suder: or Beth Allums: with any questions.

General Agenda for the Weekend:

Friday Night:

8 pm: Dinner Out


8-8:30 am: Breakfast available in the dining hall (for overnight guests)

9 am: Raku (Remember to bring a high fire piece with you!)

10:30 am: Shibori vat will be open for use (Bring cloth, bindings and dye are provided)

12-12:30 pm: Lunch available in the dining hall (for overnight guests)

2 pm: Gelli Printing

5:30-6 pm: Dinner available in the dining hall (for overnight guests)

7 pm: Wet Felting tutorial


8-8:30 am: Breakfast available in the dining hall (for overnight guests)

Art on your own!

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Annelise Mayer will be our Raku Kiln leader. Join us for a great day for firing. Please bring a few pieces about the size of a soup bowl that have been Bisque Fired with 04 clay with grog. You may bring pieces already glazed or work from a few glazes we have on hand. We are asking for a $10 donation if you plan on participating OR better yet- put your piece in the CRVAEA art show in September at ArtSpace and raku for free!