2018 Women in Turning (WIT) Hands-On Retreat

04-27-18 7:00 PM - 04-29-18 2:30 PM
Hands On Workshop Classroom
17722-17790 Spring Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA

Who: The women of the SWAT region

What: Hands-on woodturning retreat

When: April 27-29, 2018

Where: Cypress Fairbanks (Houston area), TX

Cost: $75.00 registration fee

Slots Available: 14

The women of the SWAT region are invited to participate in a Women in Turning (WIT) hands-on retreat to be sponsored by the Gulf Coast Woodturners Association (GCWA) and by a grant from the AAW. This retreat is for ladies of all turning levels, beginner to advanced.

The registration fee is $75 and this will include two boxed lunches.  Area hotels an be booked for lodging.  Friday night will be an evening meeting from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Saturday will be all day, and Sunday we will finish by 2:30 PM.

The retreat features six instructors. We are fortunate to have Sally Ault, Linda Ferber, Jeanne Douphrate, Charley Phillips, Rebecca DeGroot, and Janice Levi. Although not all hands-on class topics and demonstration topics have been cast in stone, we know that several have been determined: using milk paint on spindle turnings, turning elegant finials, using pyrography and water color to enhance wood, turning bottle stoppers, jewelry.

To learn more about Women in Turning, you can visit the WIT page on the AAW website, which also has the link to the WIT Facebook page.

Since there are only 14 slots available, we expect the retreat to fill up quickly. If you plan to attend, please email or telephone Janice Levi at jlevi@rightturnonly.net or 254-729-2542 beginning on January 8 at 6:00 pm. Hopefully, by naming a specific date and time, all interested ladies will have an equal opportunity to make a reservation. Names will be put on a list in the order they are received. After 14 names are listed, additional names will be put on a waitlist in the order received. We will need your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number when calling or emailing.

The first 14 ladies will receive an application form to fill out.  The completed form, along with a check for $75 made out to Gulf Coast Woodturners Association, will need to be received by Janice Levi by Wednesday, February 28. If the application form and check are not received by that date, the slot will be given to the next lady on the waitlist.

We think that this retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to get to meet ladies from across the SWAT region. The classes and demonstrations will fill the weekend with opportunities to learn new turning and enhancing techniques while having a great time. Come and join us.