LOTTA’S ÅLAND PRINT WORKSHOP & NATURE RETREAT
11 – 15 JULY 2018
I am so delighted to be able to invite you to my third yearly Print Workshop and Nature retreat on the islands where I was born, – the Åland Islands in Scandinavia. Join us for this very special opportunity to experience my lovely paradise; immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the calm and natural beauty. I grew up in this archipelago, and to this I return every summer. Being there makes me peaceful and very, very happy .This is also where I recharge and find inspiration for most of my organic designs, patterns and motifs.
The Print Workshop Retreat will include four- half day workshops with me in the barn where we gather inspiration and motifs from the beautiful surroundings and then translate them into patterns and motifs that we print on paper and textiles. We will together explore three different simple printing techniques and create items and memories on paper and fabric to take home and cherish. Absolutely no art or design background is required, just a willingness to explore and play.
You will have time to create, explore, swim in the brackish ocean, take saunas under the midnight sun, hike, kayak, make lovely things with your hands, make new and interesting friends and simply ‘be’ in this rather special and gorgeous part of the world. It is such a special treat, I promise, there is nothing like it .
We will also enjoy incredible meals that are prepared just for us daily by the most talented and passionate chef Viktor, and his brother Gustav. Our private chefs only use fresh and local, and mostly organic ingredients, often grown on the little farm on Silverskär, and fish is caught by hand in the ocean that surrounds us, berries and mushrooms harvested by locals and neighbors.
Silverskär is truly a magical place: it is a completely private 40-acre island in the Åland archipelago. Silverskär used to be a working farm with cows and pigs, and has been fully converted to a unique and comfortable homestay, with the old barn and the main house, and some charming cottages where you can immerse yourself in this very rare and special setting!
The stunning archipelago of Åland lies in between Sweden and Finland and is made up of over 6000 islands and ‘skerries’. This is a unique opportunity to experience one of the places I treasure the most, with nature and the closeness to the ocean, to explore creativity, share stories and experiences and create special items and memories.
So why don’t you join me on this amazing trip… imagine: a whole private island just for ourselves, days filled with inspiration, nature and crazy delicious, wholesome meals. Åland is a secret little gem and it makes me so happy that I can share that with you!
The cost of Lotta’s Print Workshop Retreat is US$3100 (airfare not included). Please note, price is based on potential double occupancy. You will have a room mate. Each room is within a small cottage on the island with a shared bathroom in each. A few private rooms (+ ensuite) are available for an additional fee, please ask for more details).
Registration will open for this amazing & simply luxurious experience on November 15, 2017, 12pm EST. At that time, a link will appear on this page that will take you to the registration form. After you fill out and submit the registration form, you will receive an email confirmation as well as a PayPal invoice for the deposit amount of $1500. This deposit is due immediately upon registration; your place in the workshop will not be reserved until we receive the deposit. The retreat is very popular and we have experienced that it can sell out within hours after registration opens. All registration forms will be taken care of on first come basis . The balance of $1600 will be due on February 15, 2018. Once your final balance has been paid, you will receive a Trip packet with additional information about the workshop , tips and our suggestions.
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