Every year we have up to 100 Christians, Jews, and persons from other faith traditions participating in interfaith dialogue about issues of mutual concern, led by well-known leaders and scholars from our various faith traditions.
Whether you want to add color to your jewelry or add a little something different to your bookmaking or other creative practice, you will enjoy this 5 day workshop. Class will cover the application of colored pencil to copper along with some fabrication techniques to put your new skill to use.
Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning!
Write Wild equals “Do It Your Way!” Stimulating prompts guarantee new directions of thought, plus you get feedback from the group. Sessions are great fun, led by writer/freelance editor Barbara Kidd Lawing
High in the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by spectacular views, you will experience a lively Shabbat weekend including small group discussions, prayer services, nature walks, mountain music, and relaxation time on the Wildacres porch!
Now in its 70th year, the B'nai B'rith Institute of Judaism provides an opportunity for the individual to confront, explore, and clarify questions about Judaism in an individual, national, and global context. Our faculty provides four lectures daily, and there is entertainment each evening.
Camp DoReMi is an old-fashioned singing school experience to learn to sing shape note music, a style of a cappella music that has been used in American congregational singing since the early 1800s. The camp is 3 days of classes in the basic rudiments of reading music in seven shapes and other topics relating to the art of shape note singing.
AUGUST 21 - 27 Southeast Federation Of Mineralogical Societies
Our classes this year include some traditional classes such as Chain-Maille, Cold Conections, Beading, Metalwork Special Projects, Wirecraft, Silver Casting, Gourd Workshop as well as some new and interesting classes in Gem Trees, Metalsmithing for Juniors, Stone and Woodcarving, Raku Pottery and Meteorite Symposium.
AUGUST 21 - 27 Creative Sculpture with Judy Mooney, Mac Mccusker and Glo Coalson
This workshop will provide the resources for you to explore and discover how to create the sculpture you have been dreaming about. You will learn to use different materials and techniques to make your clay stronger and achieve things you never thought possible.
AUGUST 21 - 27 Charlotte Woodcarvers Club Wood Sculpting Week
An informal retreat with group sessions on various aspects of lyric and music writing. Bring your instruments and your ideas and get busy in a very cordial environment. Participants perform at the end of the week and the session is recorded for a CD.
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1 Alliance For Continued Learning ETSU, Senior Scholars And Wildacres
East Tennessee State University, Charlotte Senior Scholars, and Wildacres sponsors this four day program which is open to all. Please join us to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and participate in a great series of programs.
AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1 TABLE ROCK WRITERS WORKSHOP
This intensive workshop for writers at all levels features small group sessions in fiction, nonfiction and memoir. Generous instructors and noncompetitive environment. We are in residence with a group of singer/songwriters who share their writing and come to our readings.