Backyard Art Camp

Aug. 2024
My backyard in Great Barrington, MA!

Backyard Art Camp is an outdoor book art & ritual workshop in the Berkshires

Camp 2024 is in the works. Stay tuned for more information in January 2024.

Link to frequently asked questions is here.

All supplies & printed instructions included in Camp fee. Also includes libations and bug juice.

You cover housing & travel & lunch. Look for rentals/hotels in the Great Barrington, MA area. Closest airports: Albany, NY & Hartford, CT.

Public transportation from the New York City & Boston area is convenient. My home is three blocks from Main Street, Route 7.

Camp is sacred, essential, delightful, expansive, generative, meaningful, and such a messy-in-the-paint good time! This was a return to a familiar place, both in the magic that is Hollenbeck, and the familiarity of sisterhood, mudra flow, process, and celebrations with alumni sisterhood. Camp plants seeds in my heart - they root while I make paste paper - then they bloom all year long as I return to what we've created here in my daily practice.
-Karlee Fain

This program is for you if you...

comfortable working outdoors in all weather

want to nourish your attention and work with your hands-totally no tech situation here

want to replace the nasty messages you got about how messy or wrong your art making is

are an established artist seeking to fine tune your skills

want to explore mixed media techniques, learn about inhabiting a journal, and are willing to play at the intersection of literary and book art.

yearn for creative community and sanctuary where your creative expression will be valued above all else.

Camp was one of the highlights of my summer. A focused time for creativity with a gifted instructor and other like-minded souls who inspired me daily. My journals are beautiful and I'm already looking forward to next summer!

Mingle Magazine ran a gorgeous article about Backyard Art Camp.

Here is a preview.