Weekend art workshop at Treehaven

For the Metro Wire

Spend a weekend being creative with an internationally known artist in a natural setting in Tomahawk, Wis., this September.

“parachute,” an art and nature makers retreat, will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23, at Treehaven, a field station of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Led by artist kenT youngstrom, the retreat is for those who like what they do but want to take it further, such as artists, musicians, life coaches, fitness trainers and anyone running a small business.

“The essence behind the workshop and the name ‘parachute’ is to take a leap in life,” said Ann Rogalski, outreach program manager for UW-Stevens Point’s Continuing Education program. “Our goal for participants is to come back with the confidence to take that leap with the product or service they are creating.”

The workshop cost is $495, which includes two nights of double-occupancy lodging, all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday and the art supplies and materials.

To register or learn more, go to www.uwsp.edu/conted/Pages/Parachute-Art-Nature-Retreat.aspx. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 7.

Treehaven is a 1,400-acre nature preserve in northern Wisconsin. Information on Treehaven including lodging, directions, and facilities can be found at www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/treehaven/Pages/default.aspx.