The Farms: Art Retreat

All levels of artists are invited to experience art in a new way at our Art Retreat in the Mansion on Feb. 19-21 (Monday — Wednesday). Get creative and learn something new in a variety of workshops – choose what is most appealing to you! You’ll have the opportunity to learn to cyanotype, make a felt scarf, work with Santorini stones, paint on canvas, take part in gelatin plate printing, create a beaded brooch and more! See a full schedule here.

There will also be plenty of downtime to relax with yoga and enjoy the company of fellow art lovers over food and drinks! Registration includes all meals* (Monday lunch through Wednesday breakfast) and materials. A cash bar will be available Monday and Tuesday evening.

$295/person. Register here by Feb. 12. All sales are final.

Retreat participants can also stay overnight in the Mansion or other guesthouses for a discounted rate of $100/night. View rooms here and call 217-333-3287 to make a reservation

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Christina Calcagno at

*If you have dietary restrictions, please email Christina Calcagno at

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete winter class schedule here.


Feb 19 - 21 2024


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 19 - 21 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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