WAEA Summer Leadership Retreat

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August 8-10, 2017

WAEA Summer Leadership Retreat

Business and pleasure wrapped in an artistic package!

Event Starts: Tuesday August 8, 2017 @ 4:00pm
Event Ends: Thursday August 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm

Please Register by June 5th, 2017

Up to 10 clock hours available (FREE)


All WAEA board members, committee chairs, ESD and division reps… plus anyone interested in serving in a leadership role in WAEA is invited to this summertime business and pleasure retreat. Last summer’s retreat was a great event with lots of business, bonding and playing!

Business activities will include new leadership training/ orientation for any new members to the advisory board. This will include a review of policies and procedures for your role and how to access Google Docs and other board benefits and resources. As a team we will also write the new 2018-2022 5 year strategic plan and update WAEA policies/procedures and the annual WAEA budget. ESD and Division reps will brainstorm outreach ideas. The Co-Presidents will share out info from our Pacific Region Leadership Conference.

Pleasure activities will include art making workshop, sight-seeing trips,  ghost-hunting, wine-tasting and karaoke!

GOLDEN Paint workshop with Barbara De Pirro : Mixed Media

An hour workshop/lecture all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about paints and mediums, including Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and paints for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.

Fort Worden

Port Townsend, WA

Accommodations are dorm rooms with twin sized bed. Dorms have shared hallway bathrooms. Event will include all meals at the cafeteria dining complex.

Registration fee includes all food, room and activities.

$150 for single dorm room

$100 for shared dorm room


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