About Wrapt Retreat

This Wrapt Retreat promises to be another fantastic “Wrapt” event with a relaxing feel and a wonderful creative vibe. The Retreat will be held in Rockhampton, Central Queensland Australia and in the future in other regional Queensland locations.
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The format is simple: three days, three tutors, great venue and a small class. It’s all about a quality experience, inspiration, fun and savouring creative – me time. A special afternoon tea is provided daily and you have the convenience of a BYO lunch. Good value accommodation is available at a share apartment or local Bed and Breakfast.

“I have created Wrapt Retreats for so many great reasons but to sum it all up it is so that you can enjoy creative me time, feel excited and open to new art ideas and skills and experience camaraderie and creative inspiration in a great place.

This year Peta Lloyd artist “bricoleur” collaborator and friend has joined with me to manage the Wrapt Retreat and to add her talents enthusiasm and ideas. Peta brings a tutor’s perspective and as well as a student’s view. Peta was a tutor at the Wrapt Retreat at the Haven in 2015 and has attended all 5 Wrapt in Rocky events.

I passionately believe in the power of creativity for personal growth and a feeling of achievement, a very real satisfaction is gained from learning something new or something old, with a new twist, in an environment that is safe, fun and inspiring, where your own unique creative personality is encouraged to blossom and grow.

Nanette Balchin
Wrapt Artistic Director

Enjoy the luxury of spending 3 days relishing creative me time and feeling excited and open to new art ideas and skills.

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Wrapt Retreat Venue and Accommodation
Accommodation is offered in a new way. The aim is value and comfort. Wrapt has booked a Bed and Breakfast venue and apartment to accommodate you for 4 nights. It’s a case of first in gets the prize. You will have privacy comfort and the friendship of fellow artists. Payment is for 4 nights from Friday to Monday.
The Wrapt Retreat Venue is the Walter Reid Cultural Centre on the corner of Derby and East St, Rockhampton. Local arts organisations Capricornia Printmakers, CQ Contemporary Artists and CAM: Capricorn Arts Mob have all kindly let us use their rooms. The classroom facilities are all very good and will be set up to meet each class’ needs.
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3 talented tutors have been invited to share their talents with you. Jette Clover is an international quilter collage artist and curator based in Belgium. Fiona Dempster is a calligrapher book artist and printmaker from the Sunshine Coast and Penny Eamer is a multi talented artist, photographer and writer from Miles in SW Queensland.
The focus of the program is to provide quality, challenge, and something different for Queensland artists. The experience is also about inspiration, personal support and of course fun.

Comments from Retreat Students in 2015

“I loved being with wonderful and talented people… all so friendly and sharing.
I loved watching the sunrise while walking on the beach.
I feel relaxed and I am going home brimming with ideas.
I feel relaxed recharged and manic to do more work.
My classmates were warm generous and full of questions
The tutor was so full of enthusiasm, motivational and loved her energy.”

Enrol now for your favourite workshop by going to the Enrolments link to pay online. Workshop and Accommodation are booked through a simple online system. Payment for your class in full is required by 5 May 2017 to secure your position.
If you need help with this process contact Nanette on 0410383483 or via [email protected] and she will walk you through the process.

  • The cost is $495 for the 3 day art workshop. This cost includes participation fees and most materials and a delicious Morning or Afternoon Tea daily. You need to BYO lunch.
  • The Early Bird price is $480 if paid in full by 1 April 2017 plus you will receive a special art gift from Nanette and Peta.
  • Should you require, accommodation will be available for 5 students for 4 nights in a lovely share Bed and Breakfast house. This can be booked at the time of booking your Wrapt class.

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Payment terms and Refund Policy

Payment is paid in full online via the Wrapt in Rocky website link. Payment is required in full by 5 May 2017.
To assist in the management of the Wrapt Retreat workshop program a cancellation process is essential and a refund policy applies. As a small event the Wrapt Retreat operates a tight budget to ensure the price is low but the quality of service is high. Fairness will be exercised at all times and exceptional circumstances taken into consideration. Cancellation must be in writing to Wrapt in Rocky PO Box 2323, Yeppoon Qld 4703 or by email to [email protected]
The Refund policy is:

  • Cancellations to April 21 2017 = refund 80% of the fee paid at the time of cancellation.
  • Cancellation between April 22 2017 to 5 May 2017 = 50% refund of the fee paid at the time of cancellation.
  • Nil refund for cancellations after 22 May 2017.
  • In case of class cancellation there is a full refund of all sums paid if an alternative workshop can’t be offered to your satisfaction.
  • Fairness will be exercised at all times and exceptional circumstances taken into consideration.

Wrapt Retreats reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum class enrolment of 7 students is not reached by 19 May 2017.

Wrapt Retreat Activities

  • Welcome Morning Tea on Saturday
  • Join the tutors and fellow students for Dinner on Sunday evening to relax and enjoy each other’s company. This dinner is optional.
  • Enjoy the “Mementoes” art activity: A collaborative gift making session on Sunday afternoon.
  • Show and Tell session on Monday afternoon: see what can be achieved in only 3 days.