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Hollis Chatelain Workshop / Retreat (Florida Members) -  Dayspring Retreat Center   •   Parrish, Florida
November 15, 2019 - November 19, 2019

Florida Retreat

Coming this Fall: a Florida SAQA event like no other. This event has an a la carte menu which allows you to pick and choose to fit your interests and your wallet.  Options include a retreat, a lecture, and a workshop. 

The Menu:

Settle back and review the menu details that follow.  They are sure to whet your appetite.

Note: Workshop and Retreat will require separate registrations. See details below 

Please contact registrar Ellen Nepustil if you have any questions.

Join your Florida SAQA buddies for two days and two nights of fun.  Bring your works in progress, supplies, sewing machines, and show and share. Plan to attend some intriguing demos and to have great fun with your fellow Florida artists. 

Dates: November 15-17, 2019
Arrive at 4PM on the 15th, in time for dinner together, and set up. Enjoy the group camaraderie through 4PM on the 17th.

Cost:  $170 for a shared room with private bath, $235 for a single room with private bath inclusive. 

This includes the retreat, 2 nights of housing (November 15 and 16) and 2 days of meals.  An exceptional value!  (Florida SAQA is subsidizing the cost.)

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Tentative Schedule

Friday, November 15
4-5:30 arrival and unpacking
6:00 dinner, Icebreaker activity

Saturday, November 16
8:00 Breakfast
9-12 retreat activities and demos
12:15 lunch
2-5 retreat activities and demos
6:00 dinner

Sunday, November 17
8:00 Breakfast
Check out by 9 AM
9-12 retreat activities and demos
12:15 lunch
2-4 retreat activities and demos.

Retreat ends at 4 PM. Sunday dinner is not included (but can be purchased separately if staying for lecture).

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Dates:  November 17-19, 2019.
Arrive at 5:30 PM on the 17th, in time for dinner at 6 PM and lecture at 7PM.

Cost:  $320 for a single room with private bath, inclusive. 

Want to attend class as a commuter?  You can do so for $135, which includes your lunch both class days.

*** Workshop is Full

Please contact registrar Ellen Nepustil to be added to waiting list.



About the Instructor

Hollis Chatelain is an internationally recognized and award-winning artist specialized in textile painting. Through her work that addresses challenging social and environmental themes, Hollis reflects 12 years of experience living in West Africa and working with humanitarian organizations.

Using a distinctive style characterized by a dream-like use of color and imagery, her dye-painted scenes of multi-cultural life convey the untold stories of women, children, families, and the earth, and have been described as "easy to gaze at, but hard to forget."

With an educational background in design and photography, and over 35 years experience as a professional artist, Hollis' work can be found in public and private collections throughout the world. In addition to creating her art, Hollis holds lectures and workshops in the United States and abroad, instructing students in subjects including color, drawing, design, dye-painting, and quilting technique.

Workshop: "Painting Images with Dyes"
This workshop is designed to teach students how to paint with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, we will cover blending, layering, special effects and painting without bleeding, while using no resists.

All of these techniques can be used to create images as complex as portraits or as simple as a line on a scarf. Each student is asked to bring two or three 18"x 20" designs or drawings that they will transfer onto cloth and then paint. These drawings can be as simple as drawings from a coloring book because we will mainly be concentrating on how to apply the dyes. Students will leave with a painted piece that could be worked into a vest, quilt or pillow top.

Students are asked to bring:


Tentative Schedule

Sunday, November 17
Workshop participants arrive at 5:30 or later.
6:00 dinner. Included for workshop participants. Others may purchase.
7:00 Lecture from Hollis Chatelain

Monday, November 18
8:00 Breakfast
9-12 class
12:15 lunch
2-5 class

Tuesday, November 19
8:00 Breakfast
Check out by 9 AM
9-12 class
12:15 lunch
2-5 class


Lecture by hollis chatelain

LectureDate:  November 17th at 7 PM

Cost: Free to all Florida SAQA members. Guests may attend at a cost of $15 cash at the door. 

An Artist’s Journey
The journey of an artist is full of twists and turns. Techniques and styles change through inspiration, influence, and experience. Hollis will be speaking about this process, showing images portraying the evolution of various well known artists, and explaining how and why their art has changed and evolved over the years.




How to sign up

There will be two separate sign-up schedules for this event. The first will be for the workshop and the second will be for the retreat.

There will be 20 spots for the workshop, so you’ll want to be ready to sign up as soon as registration opens on Monday, August 5th (email will be sent that morning with a registration link). 

Retreat registration will open on August 19th, at 10 AM. There will be 40 spots open for the retreat, so everyone who wants to attend should be able to. 

Note about Sunday Dinner
Workshop participants are already registered for Sunday dinner as part of their fee. Retreat participants and other SAQA members are welcome to attend the dinner but pre-registration and payment is required.

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Purchase options:
Retreat-double: with lodging and meals, shared room = $170
Retreat-single:  with lodging and meals, private room = $235

Class-single: Class, with lodging and meals, private room = $320
Commuter class: Class, no lodging, lunch both days = $135
Sunday dinner: (Already included for class participants.)  Others = $15

All fees are due at registration and are non-refundable. 

If you are unable to attend, you will need to contact the registrar to see if there are members on a wait list you may contact so they may attend in your place.


Please contact registrar Ellen Nepustil if you have any questions.

Venue Info:
Dayspring Retreat Center
8411 25th Street East
Parrish, Florida 34219