Shakerag Workshops is a group of arts classes for adults held in June each year on the St. Andrew's-Sewanee campus, in Sewanee, Tennessee. Instructors from around the world offer classes in a variety of media - knitting, basketry, book arts, clay, digital arts, felting, fiber, mixed media, jewelry, wood carving, and painting. Most participants, faculty, and staff stay on the campus, eating and working together for the week. After classes, participants enjoy hiking on the campus trails, swimming in the stream-fed mountain lake, and relaxing in yoga classes. Meals prepared by local caterers feature locally grown and organic foods served in historic Robinson Dining Hall. In the evenings, faculty members show slides and talk about their work. The studios are open throughout the night. On Wednesday evenings a visiting artist comes as part of the Artist's Life Series, discussing the relationship between one's art and one's life. The week culminates with a Tennessee meal on Friday evening for faculty and participants.
In 2019, the program begins with a Knitting Getaway (June 6-9), a weekend of knitting, relaxing, and talking together. The two week-long sessions of Shakerag Workshops follow, June 9-15 and June 16-22. Registration is open. Find out more about this year's workshops.
My class experience was truly amazing and one I will never forget.
What food! What fun! What productivity! What good company!