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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870
USA

607-962-0541

Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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Classes/Workshops

Feb
15
to Feb 17

Watson Homestead 14th Annual Cabin Fever

The bright, cheery colors of this year’s project are sure to chase away the mid-winter doldrums.  Mexican Cross is a fun fool-the-eye project that is so much easier than it looks. This class starts Friday from 2:00-5:00 PM, and continues to Sunday at noon. As is the case with many of Linda Halpern’s scrap quilt patterns, the construction technique results in cutaways that are used to make a Bonus Quilt that you are sure to love. Begin your weekend Friday 2-5 PM with the included “Finetuning your Quiltmaking skills. This is a demo class helpful to all, whether you are new to quilting, or a professional. Tips will range from creating the efficient work space, to improving your piecing skills. There are lots of ideas you are going to want to jot down! We will follow up with a quick gift project to get your creative juices flowing. Please see below for the course schedule and registration page.

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Weekend Schedule:

Friday 15th-               2:00pm – 5:00pm “Finetuning Your Quiltmaking Skills” Class

                          6:00pm Dinner

                                    7:00pm Mexican Cross Workshop Begins

Saturday 16th-          8:00am Breakfast

                                    9:00am Mexican Cross Workshop Continues

                                    12:30pm Lunch

                                    1:30pm Mexican Cross Workshop Continues

                                    6:00pm Dinner

                                    7:00pm Student Showcase (Bring something to show off!)

Sunday 17th             8:00am Mexican Cross Workshop Continues

                                    9:30am Brunch

                                    12:00pm Weekend Concludes

 

****Workshop size is limited to 30 students ****

 Please return information with deposit or call to reserve your spot today. Upon receiving your deposit, Watson will send confirmation, including more detailed supply lists.

Name:

Address:

City, State, Zip

Phone:

Email

Designated Roommate:

Housing Choice (circle one):

Hotel Style $305 (double occupancy)              Dorm Housing $240

Deposit ($100)                   ________

Amount Enclosed              ________

Payment method:     Credit Card            Check

Credit card name and number: ______________________________________

Expiration date: __________

Checks payable to: Watson Homestead

Register by Phone at: (607) 962-0541 or Mail Completed Form to:

Watson Homestead/Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat,

              9620 Dry Run Rd., Painted Post, NY 14870

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College Admissions & Applications Workshop: Rising Seniors
Jun
29
to Jul 1

College Admissions & Applications Workshop: Rising Seniors

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Barbara Bergman is the Director of College Counseling at Georgetown Day High School in Washington, D.C. During her 30 years of college counseling experience Barbara was also the Associate Director of Admissions at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She comes to us with the advantage of having been “on both sides” of the college admissions process, and of having parented her own children through the college process.

Fees include program, lunch each day, and separate evening for parents. Full and partial scholarships are available. First generation college/university applicants are encouraged to apply.

PROGRAM TOPICS FOR RISING SENIORS
June 29 & 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
July 1, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
• The variety of 4-year college/university options and resources to utilize to research them.
• Standardized testing options and schedules.
• How college/university admissions decisions are made.
• Different types of 4-year college admissions programs and timelines.
• Students will learn how to compile a thoughtful college list (to match needs, interests and backgrounds).
• Students will participate in mock admissions simulations.
• Students will complete a draft of the Common Application.
• Students will begin writing the college essay.
• Students will draft a college resume to include curricular, extracurricular and work experience.

PARENT EVENING FOR RISING SENIORS
June 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Understanding the 4-year college admissions process “from start to finish.”
• Finding the best academic, social and financial fit.
• Accessing financial aid (need and non-need based).
• Ways to support your child through this process.
• Admissions options (Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling and Priority) and timelines.
• The transition from high school to college.

Register by March 1, 2016.   Registration form can be downloaded here.  
Program limited to 50 students.

Questions to Donna Cummings, whomestead@stny.rr.com, (607) 962-0541.

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College Admissions & Applications Workshop: Rising Juniors
Jun
27
to Jun 28

College Admissions & Applications Workshop: Rising Juniors

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Barbara Bergman is the Director of College Counseling at Georgetown Day High School in Washington, D.C. During her 30 years of college counseling experience Barbara was also the Associate Director of Admissions at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She comes to us with the advantage of having been “on both sides” of the college admissions process, and of having parented her own children through the college process.

Fees include program, lunch each day, and separate evening for parents. Full and partial scholarships are available. First generation college/university applicants are encouraged to apply.

PROGRAM TOPICS FOR RISING JUNIORS
June 27 & 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Key factors in the 4-year college admissions process.
• How to get started with the college search process.
• College/university requirements for admission.
• Critical high school course requirements.
• Review of standardized testing options and dates.
• What rising juniors can do to strengthen their college admissions resume.
• College admissions simulation.
• Accessing need based financial aid and outside scholarships.
• Knowing how to access resources in the college search process.

PARENT EVENING FOR RISING JUNIORS
June 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• How to get started with the college admissions process.
• Standardized tests and timeline.
• How to strengthen the college resume.
• Accessing need based financial aid and scholarships.
• Ways to support your child throughout the college process.

Register by March 1, 2016.   Registration form can be downloaded here.  
Program limited to 50 students.

Questions to Donna Cummings, whomestead@stny.rr.com, (607) 962-0541.

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Painting in Encaustic & Mixed Media
Apr
10
to Apr 12

Painting in Encaustic & Mixed Media

Discover encaustics! See how encaustic (hot wax) painting can be a sculptural art form. Apply tools and techniques to create relief emphasizing positive and negative space and contrast in darks and lights. Workshop includes painting and collage with wax, fusing, carving into wax, and more experimenting with techniques. In addition, you can upcycle existing art (drawings, prints, photos) if you like.

  • Learn basic techniques in encaustic painting.
  • Experiment with materials (collage) and integrate drawings and collage materials into an encaustic painting.
  • Learn how to build up surfaces in encaustic painting creating a sculptural form.

 Instructor:  Marcie Wolf Hubbard (http://www.marciewolfhubbard.com)

Marcie received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art and Illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She has taught, completed artist residencies and exhibited with over 40 organizations and is currently teaching at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

When: April 10, 11, 12 (Sunday - Tuesday) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY 14870
Who: Anyone over the age of 18, all skill levels welcome!

Cost:

  • Single Room:  (2 nights and 6 meals) $684.00 (includes food, all class fees, room)
  • Double Room:  (2 nights and 6 meals) $609.00 per person (includes food, all class fees, room) 
  • Commuter: 3 days of class $510 per person (includes 3 lunches, dinner on Tuesday evening, all class fees)

Questions? Contact Contact Guest Services:  Phone (607) 962-0541E-mail whomestead@stny.rr.com

Register: REGISTER BY MARCH 1, 2016!  Phone-in credit card registration (607) 962-0541 or mail registration form with payment to: Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Rd., Painted Post, NY14870

For more information, download the flier/registration form.

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