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50th Anniversary Retreat Attendees

2023 OWA+DP Retreat

Each year we get together at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma for a 3-day retreat in the fall. Accommodations are shared rooms in rustic redwood cabins set among landscaped grounds including pool and hot tub. The towns of Sonoma and Glen Ellen are minutes away. The weekend includs conversation, recreation, yoga, hiking, swimming, hot tub, massage, art, music, good eating, and laughter.

Photos from the retreat

Legacy Art Project

Betty Woo, Eunide "Dede" Tave, Charlayne A. Sakamoto

This post is a reminder to everyone attending that would like to participate in the Art Project to bring a 4.5" x 4.5" image that you will use to transfer to the copper.

Some ideas of things that work well are ones that aren't too detailed. You will be pressing the copper with pencils and various other tools, so some of the details gets lost.

**Also note that if your image has WORDS, make sure you reverse the words because when you press them into the copper, they will be indented. If you want the words to appear "raised" you need to print them reversed so when you turn the copper over, the image is the right way.

We will also bring paint (green/patina) color and black ink for you to use to make the pieces show more definition and/or age. Vinegar and ammonia, steel wool will also be available for you to use.

We will also provide a matte board for you to frame your art. You may also draw on the board (similar to Betty's example) in the image.

We will also bring some magazines that you can use as an image, but its best if you bring your own.

Thank you and feel free to contact us with questions.

This year, our 50th Anniversary Year, we look forward to an even more-than-usual celebratory event. Check back here later in the year for the program.

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