Saint Louis Watercolor Society 2014 Fall Retreat

Have you ever wanted to get away with fellow artists to share ideas, materials, relax and some beautiful scenery?  This is your opportunity.  Join us at this year’s retreat at the Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat, 6500 Eime Road in Dittmer, MO,

Arrival:  Tuesday, October 7, after 10 a.m.   
Departure:  Thursday, October 9, by 3 p.m.

Cost is $100 per person.  Complete the registration and mail it in to hold your reservation.  The following meals are included in the cost:  Tuesday dinner, Wednesday brunch and dinner, Thursday brunch.  The housing facilities will include all linens, towels and coffee.  We will be staying in the main house, centrally located on the campus, with additional housing in the cabin behind the main house.  We will gather in the main house for our activities.  After dinner we will offer videos and movies, or you can just enjoy socializing or continue painting.  We will have the Third Annual “Pass a Sketch” and there will be attendance prizes.

The Third Annual “Pass a Sketch”:  If you would like to participate in this event, bring a sketch on watercolor paper.  The sketch will be passed from artist to artist, each to paint on.  Finished paintings will be displayed on our final day.  Trading and sharing ideas are welcome.  No restrictions.  Just enjoy.

Bring your art supplies, warm clothes as needed, bug spray, sun screen, an umbrella, flash light and camera.  Everyone is asked to bring a snack for everyone to share and their own beverages to enjoy outside of meals.  Wine and spirits are welcome. 

DIRECTIONS:  Approximately 30 minutes south of St. Louis.  Take Highway 30 to Dittmer, MO (you will pass through Cedar Hill — the light at Rt. 30 & BB is Cedar Hill with a Shell and BP Station on the right).  At the next light, Rt. 30 meets NN & B (there is a Phillips 66 on the right).  2.2 miles to a right turn into Dittmer & Catawisa.  The road narrows to 2 lanes.  Look for the Post Office on the left and Evans Automotive on the right.  Dittmer Catawisa Rd. is on the right after Evans Automotive.  Turn right at Dittmer Catawisa Rd.  Dittmer Catawisa Rd. has 2 forks — stay to the left.  At Eime Rd. turn right near the bottom of the downhill.  Follow it to Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat.

Anyone wanting to car pool should meet at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Garden Ridge in The Bluffs Shopping Center in Fenton, MO.

NOTE:  Any member wanting to come out for the day is welcome and can share a meal with us for $10.


Registration for SLWS 2014 Fall Retreat, Oct. 7, 8 & 9
at Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat, Dittmer, MO


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Enclosed is my check for $100 made payable to the Saint Louis Watercolor Society.

Listed below are my food allergies/special needs or considerations:

Please send registration form and payment to:  Diana Leszcz, 
1113 Winter Lake Drive, Fenton, MO  63026

The deadline to register is September 19, 2014.

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