What you'll do
A beachcomber's dream come true! First, receive tips and directions to favorite local beaches. Next, go exploring! Pick up pebbles, driftwood, dried kelp, sea glass and shells, then bring them to REC Retreats. Here you will construct a small blank book, affixing your treasures to the binding to create a one-of-a-kind journal - perfect for a trip diary, or to display photos of your adventure to Lummi Island. (REC Retreats provides lots of beach goodies, in case you don't feel like collecting...) If you have taken an especially stunning photo of the island, (or created an original sketch) we can create a journal cover which incorporates your image. Your journal will be one-of-a-kind and beautiful, with or without an image! The product is a professional-looking book that makes a wonderful island keepsake.
I am the founder and owner of REC Retreats on stunning Lummi Island. I teach engaging, unique, hands-on classes in the REC Retreat studio. Classes focus primarily on arts and/or cooking. Class projects showcase the unique attributes of Lummi Island. Some projects - like Beach Driftwood Memory Journals, use materials/ingredients found on the island. (Other projects include Lummi lavender wreaths and wild blackberry jam.) Yet other projects reflect Lummi’s beauty (felted wool beach rock soap.) In addition to creating at least one take-home keepsake during every class, participants go home with the knowledge, skills and directions to do the activity on their own. I am a life-long amateur artist, and a former elementary school teacher. I now love working with adults as much as I enjoyed teaching the ‘younger set.’
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Where you'll be
If you would like to collect your own beach goodies to adorn your journal, you will explore the Lummi Island beaches on your own, in advance of class. (We can offer tips for great local locations!) The journal assembly will take place in the huge, colorful studio at REC Retreats. If the weather is warm, we will open the giant doors and let the sun shine in. If it is cool outside, we will fire up the heaters and stay cozy inside!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
Combine beach finds into memory journals
From £32/personNew experience