2024 Programs

2024 Programs At A Glance


SoulCollage® Deep Dive
Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4, 2024

Mother's Day Celebration
Friday - Sunday, May 10-12, 2024

Women Writers Summer Workshop
Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15, 2024

Eco printing + Mother Nature’s monoprint with Andi Dandelion
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Women Writers Fall Workshop
Thursday-Saturday, September12-14, 2024

Beginning to Love Printmaking with Andi Dandelion
Saturday, October 12, 2024

Second Annual Holy Hikes Retreat | Following Jesus Along Native Paths of Wisdom 
Sunday-Wednesday, October 20-23, 2024

Exploring Christian Poetry with Katerina Whitley
Nov. 2, 2024

Annual Advent Retreat with Katerina Whitley
December 7, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Exploring our Inner Voices through SoulCollage®

with Sheree Sloop
Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4, 2024

$253 full program (with lodging + meals)
$163 commuter (breakfast/lunch)

Who’s running your show?  During this workshop we will use our imagination/intuition to create personal collaged cards using simple materials.  You will receive a box with all the supplies you’ll need. There will be additional boxes of images available that you may sort through to find the images that speak to you. Then, we will consult our cards using questions designed to help us uncover the wisdom within the cards and within ourselves. SoulCollage® readings are full of “a-ha!” moments, profound, meaningful and inspiring because all we need to know is already inside of us! Come discover your deepest truth. 

SoulCollage® is an expressive arts practice done individually or in community. Founded by Seena B. Frost, the method develops creativity and intuition, encourages self-discovery, and provides personal guidance.

SoulCollage® meets you wherever you are on this journey called life. You don’t have to be an artist to make SoulCollage® cards. Anyone can create and enjoy this powerful practice.

This workshop is for the beginner as well as for those who have already begun their SoulCollage® journey. 

 

Sheree Sloop

 

Sheree Sloop is a Certified SoulCollage® and Labyrinth Facilitator who trained with Catherine Anderson and Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress. She has hosted introspective workshops for 12 years. A spiritual seeker, mixed media artist, and avid quilter, Sheree co-hosts a weekly Virtual Labyrinth Walk in Zoom on Tuesday evening. Sheree is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Wilkesboro, NC where she lives with her husband Dick Sloop and their three cats.

 

Register for Mother's Day Weekend here

More information on these programs coming SOON!

Women Writers Summer Workshop
Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15, 2024

If you have dreamt of writing but have hesitated, this may be your opportunity. Join the Summer Writing Workshop, together with other Valle Crucis women writers, many of whom have been attending the workshop since 2007. We write, read + share together; we are a community of writers.


Eco Printing Art

Eco Printing & Mother Nature's Monoprint
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Andi Dandelion
Program in Crab Orchard Hall
$51.50 covers snacks, materials, and a fabulous facilitator

Using a mixture of rusted metals and alum, we will make a boiling pot of mordant in which to print the essence of collected plants on cardstock paper. This technique falls under the simple and satisfying category of printing. It is often full of surprises and beauty. Additionally, we will be mono-printing found natural objects using ink and paper. Please join Andi and bring a healthy dose of curiosity and a willingness to inspire and be inspired by others on their creative journeys.
 
Andi Dandelion portraitAndi Dandelion is a community social worker, an artist, and an active participant in, leader of, and advocate for the artist community of the High Country. You can follow her on Instagram at Soulcrafted1.

 

Register for the Eco Printing & Mother Nature's Monoprint workshop here!

 

 

 


Women Writers Fall Workshop
Thursday-Saturday, September12-14, 2024

If you have dreamt of writing but have hesitated, this may be your opportunity. Join the Fall Writing Workshop, together with other Valle Crucis women writers, many of whom have been attending the workshop since 2007. We write, read + share together; we are a community of writers.

Beginning to Love Printmaking with Andi Dandelion
Saturday, October12, 2024

Join us here in the High Country as the leaves begin to change and the mountains are covered in
glorious colors. In this beginner's level class, you will gain a working knowledge of basic
printmaking skills.

We will explore the use of positive and negative space to create an image. Once a block is
complete, you will have the opportunity to transfer your hand carved image from the block to a
wide selection of different paper surfaces. Additionally, you will be able to print using a variety of
colors and experiment with how color influences an image's presentation. By the end of the
workshop, you will have created a tiny print (3x2in) as well as a postcard sized (4x6in) print. You
are encouraged to think about what images you are interested in creating and bring any objects
or pictures that might inspire you.


Second Annual Holy Hikes Retreat 
Following Jesus along Native Paths of Wisdom

A joint program with St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church

Sunday-Wednesday, Oct 20-23, 2024

$465 single/private Inn room with meals
$390 double/shared Inn room with meals
$240
commuter rate (with breakfast/lunch) 

 

 
Come grow in faith during the most beautiful time of year in the High Country! Daily hikes of varying abilities will be offered by Holy Hikes of WNC as well as morning and evening talks this year's speaker, the Rev. Dr. Timothy Ross. Tim Ross--a pastor, professor, missionary, spouse, dad, citizen of the Western Cherokee Nation who lives in Johnson City--will share on the intersection of Christian spirituality and Native wisdom and spirituality.  
 
In the 1980’s and 90’s, Tim and his family lived among the Maasai of Kenya. Tim pastored the Hopwood Christian Church at Milligan University from 1996-2023. He is an instructor for Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan and a consultant with NAIITS, a seminary created by Christians of the First Nations. Tim is Director of Pastoral Care for Christian Missionary Fellowship International. His loves include time with family, tending bees, and walking the mountains.

Explore local hiking trails in the fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Different hiking abilities and mobilities are welcome. You can also choose to enjoy downtime at the retreat center, local spas, the nearby Nordic sauna, visit nearby Boone, Banner Elk, or Blowing Rock, or drive through the country on  mountain roads. Join us in the high country this fall to hike, grow in faith, and encounter the God who made it all.