May 24, 2020: Welcome to the Shakerag website. Our whole Shakerag staff wishes we were working together to prepare for June 2020, but unfortunately we had to cancel our entire program this summer. We will miss our participants and faculty who make our program so special - but we are hard at work for June of 2021! We hope you will enjoy looking through our workshop pages, and that you will join us in June 2021. See the 2021 workshops here. Registration now open!
Claire D. Reishman
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 working, sculpture, 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 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. The week culminates with a Tennessee meal on Friday evening for faculty and participants.
In 2021, the program begins with a Knitting Getaway (June 10-13), a weekend of knitting, relaxing, and talking together. The two week-long sessions of Shakerag Workshops follow, June 13-19 and June 20-26. Registration is now open! Find out more about the 2021 workshops.
My class experience was truly amazing and one I will never forget.
What food! What fun! What productivity! What good company!