Backyard Art Camp

Aug. 11, 2023 - August 28, 2023
Great Barrington, MA

Backyard Art Camp is an outdoor art workshop held in three sessions in 2023.

Backyard Art Camp will enroll in late February 2023.

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Camp is open to anyone 16 years on up.

The Alumni Sessions, which will be held August 11-15 and the second, August 18-23 are solely for past Camp participants. The final session beginning on Friday August 25 and ending Sunday afternoon, August 27 is for people new to book art or new to studying with Suzi.

All supplies & printed instructions included, plus libations and bug juice.

You cover housing & travel & lunch. Look for rentals in the Great Barrington, MA area. Closest airports: Albany, NY & Hartford, CT. Public transportation from the New York City area is convenient. GB is a busy tourist destination. Securing your housing is key to making this an easy adventure for you!

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...

are happy in all weather, comfortable working outdoors in all weather

are curious about the cultural Berkshires

are ready to replace those nasty messages you got about how messy or wrong your art making is.

are new to book art or are an established artist seeking to fine tune your skills

want to explore other mixed media techniques, learn more 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!

Next time you are in a book store, look for the latest issue of Mingle Magazine. They have run a gorgeously illustrated article about Camp in 2021. Here is a preview.