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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


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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Encaustic [hot wax] + Mixed Media Workshop

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Encaustic [hot wax] + Mixed Media Workshop

Encaustic (hot wax) + Mixed Media Workshop
THREE DAY Workshop For All Skill Levels
September 24-26, 2017
10 AM - 4 PM

Discover encaustics! Workshop includes painting
and collage with wax, fusing, carving into wax,
and more experimenting with techniques. You
can upcycle existing art (drawings, prints, photos)
if you like. See how encaustic 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. All materials
provided. Cost: $515

Fees: Single Room: Two nights, includes 6 meals:
$291.60. Double Room: Two nights, includes 6 meals:
$216 per person. Commuter Fee: No overnight stay,
$81. Taxes are included in fees.

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