Art Retreat

An Amazing Summer Leadership Retreat you won’t want to miss!

“Business and pleasure wrapped in an artistic package”

Save the Date: August 8-10, 2017, Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA

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!

Register NOW! :

2017 Summer Leadership Retreat Flyer

Event Starts:
Tuesday August 8, 2017
@ 4:00pm

Event Ends:
Thursday August 10, 2017
@ 2:00pm

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, how to access Google Docs, and other board benefits and resources. As a team, we will also write the new five-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 Workshop with Barbara De Pirro : Mixed Media

A 2 hour workshop/lecture for all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all!  This presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about GOLDEN Acrylic 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 (200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368)

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 Look for registration information this spring.
Fort Worden is the kind of destination that stays with you for a lifetime. Amidst the magnificent natural setting and the influence of its military past, Fort Worden is home to inspiration, education and personal transformation.

Originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, Fort Worden evolved into an iconic and cherished state park. The fort – featuring 100 historic structures – spans two miles of saltwater shoreline with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands. The fort offers exceptional meeting space, comfortable accommodations and delectable dining options, all within a campus-like setting. Located within a couple of miles from historic downtown Port Townsend, shopping and sightseeing opportunities are just minutes away.