Saint Louis Watercolor Society
Spring 2017 Retreat for Members
Have you ever wanted to get away with fellow artists to share ideas, materials, relax and enjoy some beautiful scenery? This is your opportunity.
Join us at this year’s one-day retreat at the Toddhall Retreat & Conference Center, 320 Todd Center Drive, Columbia, IL 62236, (618) 281-8180, www.toddhallretreat.org. Located on 45 acres, Toddhall is a people and wildlife sanctuary where the integrity of each of God’s creatures is respected. As you drive down the tree-laden road leading to the Toddhall campus you will feel the concerns of the hectic, secular world slipping away. This is truly a “get away” place…a haven for study, reflection and renewal for your next retreat or meeting. Wild turkey, deer and wide variety of backyard birds are only some of the natural elements you will find here. Take time to meander our meditative labyrinth, visit our butterfly garden and natural prairie-grass preserve or walk the wilderness trail. Celebrate the beauty of each of the seasons as the landscape is transformed from summer lushness to winter scarcity. Marvel at the intricate rhythm of life; how it has persevered and flourished through seasons of generations here.
Bring your art supplies, water container to wash your brushes, chair, bug spray, sun screen, umbrella, camera, and anything else that will make you comfortable while you paint plein air. We will be in Wilson Hall this year for those who prefer to paint inside. A hearty home-cooked meal will be served cafeteria style in the communal dining room at noon.
DIRECTIONS: Toddhall is located in the bluffs over-looking Columbia, Illinois… conveniently close to metropolitan St. Louis and only forty-five minutes from the airport. Bus and train terminals are twenty-five minutes away. Freeways I-55, I-70 and I-255 provide easy access to State Highway 3 and 158 off of which we are located, at 320 Todd Center Drive.
Registration for SLWS 2017 Spring Retreat, Tuesday, May 16,
9 am to 5 pm, at the Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center
320 Todd Center Drive, Columbia, IL 62236 (618) 281-8180
Enclosed is my check for $25 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: Saint Louis Watercolor Society, P O Box 16893, St. Louis, MO 63105
For questions, contact Diana Leszcz
Registration Deadline is May 16, 2017