Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Paper Crown Glitter Retreat

Of course today would be icy so I am shooting to get to the store around noon. In the mean time, you are welcome to leave a registration message on the phone and I will return calls in the order recv'd and get your payment info.   


We just had so much fun, and we think you did also, so we are going to host the 2015 Glitter Retreat this spring April 23-25. This will be the only Glitter Retreat for 2015. The format for the 2015 Glitter Retreat will be similar to last years, why mess with a good thing; however, we will have new teachers, projects, schedule and treats. The 2015 Glitter Retreat will be a weekend of fun surprises whether you are new to Paper Crown or a double veteran of our Glitter Retreats. You won't want to miss this weekend as we let our creativity " bloom."

Thursday, April 23rd

We will meet at 6:00 pm on Thursday evening for a welcome party. This will be a great time to meet your fellow artists over some delicious treats, marvel over the creativity of this talented group during our first swap and get a little jump start on our creativity blossoming. At the party we will all participate in a collaborative piece of art work which will go home with one lucky artist. Your talents will  be displayed as we have our first swap of the retreat. Although I know you won't want to leave, we have a full day planned for Friday so it's off for a good night's rest. All of Thursday evening's  activities will be included in the Glitter Retreat cost.

Friday, April 24th

We will begin the day by meeting at Paper Crown at 8:30 am. After a lite breakfast, we will start our first class around 9 am  Each of the four classes offered at the retreat will be approximately 3 hours. Some might take a tad longer and other a bit shorter, but that will be our general guideline. At noon we will break for lunch and then take a little field trip for some creative inspiration and a little shopping. Lunch spot to be announced soon but it is something new and I think you will enjoy this little surprise. I can guarantee it will be tasty. This meal is not included in retreat cost. Participants are responsible for their own meal cost.

 Then be back to Paper Crown for a mid afternoon snack as we begin the second class of the day.  At the conclusion of class, we will head up to the Paper Attic for the first big reveal and a catered dinner. Following dinner we will have our second swap and some private discounted shopping at Paper Crown. All Paper Crown purchases made during the Glitter Retreat will receive a 20 % discount.  All of Friday's activities, except for lunch and any purchases made while shopping, will be included in the Glitter Retreat cost.

Saturday, April  25th

At 9:30am we will meet at Paper Crown for a quick breakfast, our caffeine fix and begin the first class around 10:00 am. After a morning of creating, we will break for a delicious catered lunch around 1:00pm in the Paper Attic. Our third swap will take place after lunch. The final class will begin around 2:30pm and we should be done around 5:30pm.  All of Saturday's activities are included in the Glitter Retreat cost.

 * this is a proposed timetable and may change a bit, we are still in the planning stages 


I love when I get teaching recommendations from Paper Crown customers because they are always right on the mark. Angie came to us via Becky Bullard and she is a perfect fit. Angie began teaching at Paper Crown this winter and she has quickly become a store favorite. Angie has taught elementary art in the past and it is evident in her teaching style. You will always learn a new technique and leave with smile.

Where do I begin to describe Miss Jackie? She has taught at Paper Crown since the beginning and her touch is on everything at the store.  I am so very glad she entered the crown contest almost 9 years ago because it changed the course of the store. You will never be disappointed in a "Jackie" class! I asked Jackie to create something new and totally outside her comfort zone for the retreat. I am in love with it and I think you will be also. Visit Jackie at


When Lesa taught a class at Paper Crown this fall, I immediately thought she was a shoe in for Glitter Retreat and I think I might have screamed just a little when she said yes. You will love Lesa's sweet spirit even more than her beautiful vintage creations. We are so very grateful Lesa will make the drive from KC to OKC to join us at Glitter Retreat.

Medeah is our mixed media guru. You can tell Medeah also used to be an elementary school art teacher because her classes are just fun. Medeah's projects are all about the process and you never leave a class without learning a new technique. You also will never leave her class without a good conversation. It's like taking a class from a close artsy friend.  Visit Medeah at

What art retreat would be complete without a swap or two? We would like to  have one swap each day. In the past we have let our attendees come up and coordinate the swap ideas. You have done a better job than what we could, so we will hand it over to you again. If you are interested in coordinating a swap or have an idea please let me know when you register.  As you have guessed, our theme this spring is floral/ art blooming.   

The swaps are optional and you can do all three, two, one or none. Please just choose what you are comfortable doing.  I will tell you that the ladies in the past who have not participated in the swaps have been so disappointed

We are hoping our retreat will not only draw from the OKC area but also some of you who have been following us through our blogs and facebook. We have a variety of hotels close to the store and would be happy to give you recommendations.  If you are coming from out of town please call the store, we want to make sure and give you a special Oklahoma welcome.

We will have two possibly three of our meals in the Paper Attic at the store. It is a fun, creative space but is only assessable by stairs.

Registration for the spring 2015 Paper Crown Glitter Retreat begins today, February 16th. Space is limited to 24 and only those paid in full will be able to register. Cost of the retreat is $450 but we are offering an early bird special of $400 for those who register between February 16-28th. Beginning March 1st, the price will be $450. Registration and payment can be made by calling the store, 405 848-2389 with a credit card or just stopping by. All sales are final.  If you are unable to attend all or any part of the retreat, your kit/kits will be available after April 25th

4 classes and all supplies, excluding basic kitWelcome  present
4 class drawings
Glittered Retreat apparel

Heavy appetizers Thursday evening
Breakfast Friday & Saturday

Dinner Friday
Lunch  Saturday
Snacks and beverages throughout Friday & Saturday

Private shopping with 20% discount
Many other surprises both large and small

To Register call Paper Crown at
 (405) 848-2389


Pictures of past retreats can be seen on our blog,
 or in the article featured in winter 2015 Somerset Life, 

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