Printmaking Weekend Getaway

Empowering woman to have a safe, creative voice together.

Winter Printmaking Getaway 
Friday 9 – Sunday 11 August 2024

3 days / 2 nights of creativity!

Costs and inclusions
Deposit from: $530 twin share
Full weekend from: $980 twin share

** SOLD OUT **

Winter Day Pass
Saturday 10 August 2024

1 full day of printmaking creativity!

Costs and inclusions
Workshop fees: $320 paid in full

Bookings close: Monday, July 29

Are you looking for a weekend away that is different?
Do you love to laugh and try new creative processes?
Do you feel like you just need to breathe out?

This woman’s only printmaking creative weekend getaway will offer a relaxed and encouraging environment that will provide creative guidance in a non-judgmental, kind and supportive way.

Just show up and enjoy the magic of creating art! We’ve taken care of all the nitty-gritty to ensure you have a tailor-made creative adventure waiting for you.

Providing high-quality teaching, comfortable private apartments, wholesome food and a bunch of new experiences. A healthy dose of wellness without the ‘woo-woo’ or Instagram stereotypes. Wellness for everyday people.

If you book with friends, we will make sure you are together, and if you are coming on your own, we will ensure you are introduced to a friendly group and get extra special care!

All guests stay together on location, in individual private ensuite apartment-style accommodation. The retreat centre is exclusively ours for the whole weekend and is nestled in nature making it quiet and allowing us to recharge and reconnect.

Join artist and printmaker and host, Sally Caston for this empowering weekend away. Sally believes art and the act of absorbing yourself in learning something new is a form of mediation in itself, therapy even. This whole weekend concept is built on this principle, slow mindful living and creating. 

 



Unpretentious. Welcoming. Relaxing. We’re all about making this a comfortable place to just be.


 

Weekend Guests

Twin-share. A deposit is required to secure your booking.

The final cost is all-inclusive;

  • All meals on Saturday and Sunday
  • Workshop materials
  • Workshop notes
  • Professional facilitator guidance
  • Nightly creative entertainment
  • Private apartment-style accommodation for the weekend. Choose to have your own room, or share with a (new) friend.

Note: This property is exclusively reserved for artists only.

Exclusions
You are required to provide your own Friday night evening meal. 

Winter Day Pass Guests

  • Access to Saturday workshops
  • Workshop materials
  • Workshop notes
  • Professional facilitator guidance
  • Saturday lunch and morning tea
  • Secret Printmaking Society Apron
  • Happy Hour 

What your weekend will look like

FRIDAY


2.00 pm onwards

Check-in
Welcome drinks 

7.30pm  |  Creative Session

Group activity
(Guaranteed laughs!)

SATURDAY


Mindfulness morning walk
Continental breakfast

8.30 am – 12 noon

Eco/botanical printing on paper

Catered shared lunch

2.00 – 4.00 pm

Relief Printmaking – create your bespoke artwork

5.00 pm  |  Happy hour cellar door experience with Margo from Blesings Garden Wines

Day Guests Depart

7.00 pm  |  Dinner 

Creative group activity 
(A night like no other!)

SUNDAY


Mindfulness morning walk
Continental breakfast

9.00am – 11.00am

Relief printmaking part two.
We are extending and adding colour.

12.30pm onwards

Exhibition of the weekend WoW moments!
Light shared lunch

Check-out and farewell.

Frequently asked questions

I don’t have a creative bone in my body but I want to get away. How will I cope?
This is perfect, a fresh mind, with no preconceived ideas. So often people come with an idea and get stuck, because you are open-minded and want to try something new, you will be fabulous. Our tutors will give you clear instructions and take you through the processes step-by-step.  

I am staying for the whole weekend, do I have to do all the workshops?
Of course not. Sally won’t be offended if you want some downtime when one of the sessions is on.

I have never done any printmaking before, will I be ok?
The printmaking retreats will provide an introductory level of printmaking for beginners. Experienced printmakers are welcome to work independently and will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful country setting of a source of creative inspiration.

Do I really not need to bring anything?
Yes, this is correct. All your meals, accommodation and workshop materials are provided in your fees. 

I am unsure if my car will make it from Adelaide! Can I carpool?
Sally will be asking retreat guests upon registration if they would assist in carpooling, and because creative women are awesome, I am pretty sure we will arrive safely.

I am flying in from another capital city can you help me get to Melrose? I don’t want to walk.
Yes, of course. There may be another guest who is happy to carpool, we ask this question when booking. Alternatively, we can arrange airport transfers, please email us to discuss this.

Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, no pets are allowed. We’re keeping it strictly human, and maybe a houseplant if it promises not to bark!

I am gluten, and lactose intolerant have an egg allergy and am also a vegan will I starve?
Hell no! Sally is a vegetarian and gets it! However, please, please let us know when you place your registration.

I am worried I snore and keep people awake.
I am sure we will all snore after a full day of creativity. However, we hear your concern. If you are really worried we can pop you discreetly to one end of the accommodation area, plus choose the King Single room apartments.

Can I have a room for myself? I don’t like to share my space.
We like to cater for your every whim this weekend, yes, please select at the time of booking. If they are all taken and only twin share is available. Please email us to discuss. 

The nitty-gritty and all the finer details.

Guests are required to pay a deposit to secure their place. The remaining fees must be paid in full a month before the getaway. A minimum of six guests is required for the weekend to commence.

If in the event the weekend is cancelled/postponed: you will receive a full refund.

Refunds
Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, our policy concerning refunds is;

  • More than two months prior to the event, you change your mind about attending the retreat. That is okay, everyone has things that come up that require them to drop everything. I have a no questions asked policy with a full refund, minus a 10% admin fee.
  • Two months or less, prior to the event you change your mind, 30% refund on any retreat fees paid.
  • Cancellation four weeks prior to the event,  50% refund on retreat fees paid.
  • Withdrawal 7 days prior to the event; or a no-show: no refund.

Deposits on HOLD
Must be redeemed within 12 months of being held by Sally Caston Printmaker for another event. If not used by then, your deposit will automatically go to the Royal Flying Doctors.

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