Makerie with Jess Brown + Sasha Duerr | May 2 - 5, 2019 | Mendocino, California

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Makerie with Jess Brown + Sasha Duerr | May 2 - 5, 2019 | Mendocino, California

1,345.00
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Designer and doll maker, Jess Brown, will lead an intimate 3-day workshop group, guiding students through her doll making process. Based on her book, The Making of A Rag Doll, Jess will share her techniques, creative process and unique, approachable deconstructed style. There is a true sense of freedom in creativity that comes along with learning to work without structured rules and it just might be an approach you fall in love with. Each student will complete at least one rag doll, along with an assortment of doll accessories based loosely on patterns from the book.

As a very special added bonus for this retreat, we will have guest artist and extraordinary natural dyeing expert Sasha Duerr leading a plant-based palette workshop. Students will learn the biodiverse color palette of Northern California and the Mendocino Coast ~ experimenting with seasonal dye baths from weeds, foraged ingredients, or compost of garden grown organic produce and a bouquet of spring flowers. Sasha will draw from accessible natural dye recipes, encouraging fresh and inspiring ways of working with natural dyes, foraging for fashion, and designing with local botanical color for an array of beautifully dyed plant-based palettes. Students will be invited to use their dyed textiles in their doll projects, and beyond.

This creative retreat experience will be rooted in the creative exploration of doll making and dyeing, yet also attend to your overall well-being by being part of an intentional, supportive creative community; sharing nourishing meals; hiking beautiful trails; celebrating body movement through yoga; and honoring sustainability and care of the earth at The Stanford Inn. It would be our sincere pleasure to have you join us in May on the California coast.

*please note this retreat is thoughtfully designed with adults & young adults 16+ years in mind

 
 

WORKSHOP

 
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VENUE : THE STANFORD INN

The spectacular setting of The Stanford Inn by the Sea will add a magical element to this experience. This compassionate, sustainable eco-resort tucked into the hillside on the Mendocino, California coast overlooks Mendocino Bay and the inn’s historic organic farm. The beautiful guest rooms and suites of this boutique hotel are paneled in warm pine and redwood, complete with cozy wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light. Inspired by the Stanford’s Certified Organic gardens, their on-site Ravens Restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for gourmet plant-based cuisine. A haven, this resort offers exquisite opportunity to connect creativity, nature, health, joyfulness and each other.

 
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EATS

You are in for a very special dining experience at the Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant on-site showcasing real organic cuisine ~ conscientiously prepared. The award winning restaurant celebrates: Local ~ dishes based on locally harvested products from seaweed to chanterelles; Organic ~ our ingredients are sustainable and organic and most produce is from regional organic growers or the Stanford Inn’s California Certified Organic Farm; Conscious ~ plant-based cuisine – products carefully selected and prepared to support sustainability; Regard for the Land ~ wine list comprised primarily of wines produced from certified organic vineyards, biodynamic vineyards, or those using sustainable, traditional farming practices; Recycling ~ all food wastes are composted and the compost dug back into garden beds. All glass, papers, and cardboard are sent to recycling. Ravens Restaurant is independently owned and lovingly cared for by Stanford Inn owners, Jeff and Joan Stanford. What is not to love about every bit of this!

 
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ACCOMMODATION : THE STANFORD INN

You are invited to stay in one of the beautiful guest rooms of this boutique hotel, paneled in warm pine and redwood, and complete with cozy wood-burning fireplaces for the ultimate in comfort and first-class amenities. Extraordinary views of the grand Pacific Ocean, the impressive Big River and the colorful organic gardens await you, providing a spectacular, natural setting to experience a creative retreat.

 
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LOCAL PACKAGE

$1,345

includes:

3 workshop days

bonus workshop with Sasha

all materials

three lunches

an appetizer evening

two dinners

a guided hike

yoga

a special gift

*pay by check to save
on credit card fees

 

SHARED LODGING PACKAGE

$2,185

includes:

3 nights shared double room

3 workshop days

bonus workshop with Sasha

all materials

three breakfasts

four lunches

an appetizer evening

two dinners

a guided hike

yoga

a special gift

*pay by check to save
on credit card fees

 

PRIVATE LODGING PACKAGE

$2,445

includes:

3 nights private room

3 workshop days

bonus workshop with Sasha

all materials

three breakfasts

four lunches

an appetizer evening

two dinners

a guided hike

yoga

a special gift

*pay by check to save
on credit card fees