February 25—February 29, 2016

Registration is now closed


Join us for the 2016 Winter Retreat, featuring workshops with Orly Avineri, Stephanie Lee, Leighanna Light, Katie Kendrick, and Mystele Kirkeeng. You’ll choose one instructor for a 3-day class and immerse yourself in art, fellowship and creativity. The price is all-inclusive, covering 4 nights of lodging, 3 full days of workshops, all meals, evening gatherings and other treats. The Presentation Center is a tranquil spot, nestled in the mountains—only minutes from town, but worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You’ll enjoy a small, intimate gathering, with limited class sizes, in order to give you the optimal learning experience. To fully partake of all the activities and the fellowship, we encourage you to treat yourself and stay onsite.

We’ll check in on Thursday afternoon, February 25 and begin the event with dinner and an evening kick-off, where you’ll meet the instructors and gather with fellow attendees.

Workshops take place on Fri/Sat/Sun from 9am-4pm, with a one-hour lunch break. You may leave all your supplies and works in-progress in the classroom, working on them late into the night if you like. Or you may gather for activities in the evenings, lounge in the public spaces, or meet up with new friends. The event will wrap up after breakfast on Monday, February 29.

You might consider gathering your friends and requesting a cottage to share this special time together (most have kitchen areas)—just indicate your wishes in the comments section and I’ll do what I can to make this an especially memorable time for you and your gang. You might even plan to arrive a day early to relax and enjoy the solitude before the troops arrive—or explore the area a bit. Los Gatos is a charming town with lots of great shops and restaurants, and just a 10-minute drive from the Center. For early arrival, contact the Presentation Center directly at 408-354-2346 and they’ll be happy to reserve your space.

If you’re coming from out of town, San Jose International Airport is just a 20-min. drive from the Center.  There are very reasonable shuttle services that can deliver you from the airport straight to the retreat center.  Or you can fly into San Francisco International, which is about an hour away.  More details as the event approaches!

All of the details, including the venue, registration and workshop descriptions can be found under the Feb 2016 tab at the top of this page–have fun exploring!