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Creativity Retreat with Ronna and Denise

Experience the rejuvenating power of creativity at a unique retreat in Dana Point, California, with Ronna Sarvas Weltman and Denise Peck.


We will explore jewelry and small object design, inspiration, creativity and the nuts and bolts of fabrication, all focused on helping you break new creative ground.

Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7, 2018

Dana Point Marina Inn
Dana Point, California

Materials and techniques you will explore include (but are not limited to) polymer clay, wire, beading, creating your own findings, including clasps and ear wires, and more.You may want to create art jewelry, you may want to create small-scale vessels and sculpture, you may want to create a handcrafted journal … or do all of the above.


Design principles will also be explored, including how to make jewelry fit a body well and how to make small art such as journals or vessels functional and inviting. Students may bring their not-yet-begun ideas, half-finished projects and almost-but-not-quite-right creations for collaborative help on taking them to the next level. Denise and Ronna will both be in the classroom during instructional time so every student has lots of personal time with each teacher.

Explore new levels of artistic creativity while enjoying charming accommodations, fabulous food, beautiful surroundings and the magical charm of the collaborative jewelry studio.

Cost for the 4-day retreat $480

About the venue:
Dana Point is a charming beach town in Southern Orange County, California. We have secured remarkably affordable rates at the Dana Point Marina Inn for those who want to stay there (and simply walk down the hall in their bedroom slippers to the classroom). The Marina Inn is just across the road from a marina with an assortment of restaurants and just down the road from Laguna Beach, with its gorgeous vistas, charming boutiques and fabulous food.

For those who will be staying at the Dana Point Marina Inn, discounted room rates start at $116.95 per night. To get the discounted rate, you need to TELEPHONE the Marina Inn directly and ask for Ronna’s and Denise’s class discount rate. You cannot get the discount online. 1-800-255-6843

Contact Ronna at to register and to ask any questions.







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