Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Spring Glitter Retreat


By Royal Proclamation, we are honored to announce the 2017 Paper Crown Glitter Retreat, Queen Girdie's Glitter Jubilee! We are planning a celebration befitting a Queen-or 24 to be more precise. 

Thursday, April 20th

On Thursday evening we will meet at 6:30 pm for a welcome dinner at one of our favorite restaurants (we are still ironing out some details). Over a glass of wine and a scrumptious meal, you will get an opportunity to meet your fellow members of the "Royal Court."  I know we will not want to leave but since we have a full day of  creating on Friday, it's off to bedchambers for a good night's sleep and sweet dreams.
 Thursday's gathering is not an "official" part of our Glitter Retreat but we know you would love an opportunity to get to know each other and the artists before the fun begins. Typically a majority of attendees make this get together and we hope you will join us. Attendees are responsible for Thursday's dinner.

Friday, April 21st

We will begin the day by meeting at Paper Crown at 9:00 am. After breakfast, we will start our first class around 9:30 am.  This year we will have three projects but one project will take two class sessions. Each of the four class sessions will be approximately 3 hours. Some might take a tad longer and others a bit shorter, but three hours will be our general guideline. Around 12:30 we will break for a catered lunch and our first swap. The Royal processional will then be off for a little excursion for some creative inspiration and a little shopping. 

We will then return to Paper Crown mid afternoon for tea and crumpets and our  second class session. At the conclusion of class, we will head up to the Paper Attic for a "royal banquet." Following dinner we will have our second swap.  All of Friday's activities, except  any purchases made while shopping, are included in the Glitter Retreat cost.

Saturday, April 22nd

At 9:30 am we will meet at Paper Crown for a quick breakfast and begin the first class around 10:00 am. After a morning of creating, we will break for a delicious catered lunch around 1:00 pm in the Paper Attic. Our third swap will take place after lunch. The final class will begin around 2:30 pm and we should be done around 6:00 pm.  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. 


What a royal treat we have for you! We have none other than Jenn McGlon  " Queen of  Art  Dolls" joining us this year at Glitter Retreat as our guest artist. Last summer a good friend showed me a picture of the cutest trio of Jenn's dolls and said " Have you SEEN these?!!" I had not, but immediately knew it was an artist I wanted in our "court."  After Jenn's class this winter, I knew I had found my guest artist for Glitter Retreat. Jenn is a fun teacher who will share her talent and expertise, a smile and a steady hand if you need help painting a face; ) 

As you can imagine, Jenn's dolls take a longer than a three hour class so we will be spending one day creating a very special Paper Crown Royal Highness.  I am excited to see the finished doll and from the quick  and animated response when I told her our theme, I know it will be a "jewel".  

Visit Jenn at www.noodleandlou.com.

Angie Meyers has been in the Paper Crown "court" for several years and we are so lucky to have her. She is our "Queen of Paint" and we love her carefree style and classes. Angie has quickly become a store and retreat favorite. Angie painted our cute retreat icons and I love their fresh twist on royalty - and how they break up this very long post. 

Angie's project is the obvious, a royal crown, but I promise it will be unlike any crown you have ever seen. This crown is for the most noble of all queens- youask and you shall receive Suzy Q

Every royal dynasty has a "crown jewel," that one piece that represents the monarchy and means so much to the kingdom. Paper Crown's jewel has to be Jackie Peters. She has taught at Paper Crown since the beginning and her touch is on almost everything in this glitter kingdom.  We are thrilled she entered the crown contest almost 11 years ago because it changed the course of the store.  
For Jackie's project she is teaming up with Paper Whimsy to take one of their alterables to a royal level. The bare wood alterable is adorable so I can only imagine what a jewel Jackie will create. Visit Jackie at http://goodgriefgirdie.typepad.com/blog/.
Photos of all three projects are coming very soon- as you all know, sometimes the creative process takes all kinds of twists and turns but I promise you each project will be fit for a queen.
What art retreat would be complete without a swap or two? We will have three swaps, two on Friday and one on Saturday. All three swaps will assist Queen Girdie in her preparation for her Glitter Jubilee  (we aren't yet at 50 or 75 years but we nevertheless thought 5 years was something that needed celebrating.)  The three swaps are "Royal Wardrobe" , " Royal Crown" and "Token of Affection."

For the "Royal Wardrobe" swap we will provide you a 8x10 version of a royal mannequin. You will then create a royal gown from paper for Queen Girdie. We can't wait to see what each royal seamstress creates but we know Queen Girdie will have the most spectacular wardrobe of all the heads of state.

For the " Royal Crown"  we ask that you create the most spectacular paper crown fit for a queen.

Our final swap, "Token of Affection" is a paper flower bouquet. We have all seen as the Queen is on her "royal walkabouts" she is often showered with small tussie mussies of flowers from adoring subjects. We ask that you create a small paper bouquet to honor our Queen Girdie.  

I like to keep the swap guidelines pretty basic because I have found you always come up with something more spectacular than I could have ever imagined. The swaps are optional and you can do all, two, one or none. Please just choose what you are comfortable doing.  I will, however,  tell you that the ladies in the past who did not participated were disappointed they had not joined in on the fun. 

If you are interested in coordinating a swap please let me know.
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 blog, Instagram 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 let us know, we want to make sure and give you a special Oklahoma welcome and will help to accommodate you in any way possible.
We will have some of our meals in the Paper Attic at the store. It is a fun, creative space but is only assessable by stairs.
This will be our fifth Paper Crown Glitter Retreat. To get an overview of what you might expect this magical weekend visit
Registration for the spring 2017 Paper Crown Glitter Retreat, Queen Girdie's Glitter Jubilee, begins today, February 14th. Space is limited to 24. A deposit of $200 is required to register and the balance charged on April 20th. Cost of the retreat is $475 but we are offering an early bird special of $425 for those who register between February 14th-February 28th. Beginning March 1st the price will be $475. Registration and payment can be made by calling Paper Crown at  405 848-2389 with a credit card or just stopping by the store. 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 22nd. Instructions are not included. 

Included in Glitter Retreat Cost

-3 classes and most supplies
- Retreat favors
Breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday
- Dinner Friday
-Snacks and beverages Friday and Saturday
-Class giveaways
-Private shopping and a 20% discount all weekend
-Many other surprises both large and small throughout the weekend

We so hope you will join us for the

 2017 Paper Crown
Queen Girdie's Glitter Jubilee
April 20-22nd
Everyone Needs to be Queen for a Weekend!
To register for retreat call Paper Crown
 at 405 848-2389


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