Learn. Connect. Get Inspired. Make.
The Crafter’s Retreat is an in-person event that gives makers of all levels the opportunity to disconnect from daily life, dive into the art of slow crafting, and handcraft beautiful projects from start to finish.
Over 300 crafters will meet, mingle with, and learn from 14 talented artists in various mediums. Workshops range from fiber art to glass lampworking to hat making—there is something new for everyone.
EARLY BIRD RATE: $1600 (4/24/23 - 5/31/23)
REGULAR RATE: $1800 (6/1/23 - 10/31/23)
Early bird registrants will have first choice in securing their retreat workshops on June 1st and 2nd. Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you register for The Crafter’s Retreat, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to choose your workshops.
Included in your ticket:
Join us for a weekend full of slow crafting, reconnecting with your creative spirit, and making memories. Expert makers and instructors will lead attendees in artisan-level craft workshops, and you'll take home four beautiful, premium, and fully complete projects. These workshops are subject to change. More details to follow.
Punch Needle Slippers
Hat Tattooing & Embellishing
Stained Glass Suncatchers & Flowers
Wild Basket Weaving
Kumiko Wooden Tea Box
Jewelry Making: Stone Setting
Hand-Crafted Watercolor Paints from Natural Pigments
During your down time, break away for even more craft projects. These projects should take less than one hour to complete and are included in your retreat ticket price. All the tools and materials you need to complete the projects from start to finish will be provided. These sessions are subject to change. More details to follow.
Block Printed Furoshiki
Pin Loom Weaving: Bookmarks
The following tentative schedule is subject to change:
|Friday, 11/3||Saturday, 11/4||Sunday, 11/5|
|8:00 AM||Check-in & Registration||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|9:00 AM||Welcome Intro, Keynote Speaker, Ice Breakers||Make & Take Session (Optional)||Closing Remarks|
Premium Workshop Session #1
Premium Workshop Session #3
Premium Workshop Session #5
|1:00 PM||Lunch Break||Lunch Break||END|
|2:00 PM||Make & Take Session (Optional)||Make & Take Session (Optional)||Make & Take Session (Optional)|
Premium Workshop Session #2
Premium Workshop Session #4
Please use a desktop/computer to view the tentative schedule.
The Crafter’s Retreat 2023 will take place in downtown San Diego, California overlooking the water. Workshops will be split between The Lane and SpringHill Suites by Marriott. These two buildings are connected, making it simple and easy to get from one workshop to the next.
Room Reservations: We have a room block at SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront at a discounted room rate of $249 per night + tax for two nights from Friday, 11/3 - Sunday, 11/5.
Please book directly with Marriott reservations at 1-888-287-9400 or 619-831-0224 before the cut-off date of Friday, October 13th. When booking, mention that you're part of "The Crafter's Box" room block for the room rate. An extra person fee of $20 per person per night applies for triple and quadruple occupancy.
|King Suite (Single)||$249.00|
|Double Queen Suite (Single)||$269.00|
Address: 900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, California, 92101
Parking: Hotel valet is $60/day and self-parking is $40/day. Parking rates subject to change.
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