Each January the BSV holds a members only retreat for in a central, convenient location for members from all sides of the city and interstate to meet. We always have lots of fun creating together, working some creative magic. It is also the chance to have a lovely, long weekend away for many, or maybe just a day or two if you can't manage all three days.
Take the opportunity to do a class or two, learn a new technique, or simply work on your own projects with help from your friends if necessary. Most importantly, it is a time to relax, and enjoy a crafty break away from the usual domestic routines, with all meals provided.
So if you are not a member, it might be time to join now.
The 2018 retreat will be held again at:
University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC, 3052. MELWAY REF: 2B - C3
Check in commences at 4 pm Thursday for those members already booked.
Note: New Thursday night check-ins are not available.
Only one or two day accommodation options available now for Friday 19th and Saturday 20th 2018.
Day visits still open, but limited accommodation available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need accommodation, or have any questions.
Final bookings by Monday 18th December 2017.
The University College lovely new cafeteria/dining room is in operation now, with the new accommodation building works expected to be completed by the time we arrive. New dining room furniture is also on order.
We will utilize the same air-conditioned, well lit common room and workshop areas as previously.
See here for a downloadable PDF guide for Members: Registering and paying for multiple events in one go.
Attendance details: Check in 4.00 pm Thursday - Check out by 4.00 pm Sunday: Three day attendance
One or two night stays would normally commence on a Thursday or Friday evening, starting with dinner. This may be extended to include the whole day of arrival if arriving to stay on a Friday or Saturday night.
If you wish to arrive earlier in the day to participate in a workshop before you commence your accommodation stay, an additional daily attendance fee applies. This includes your lunch and a facility fee contribution.
All members registering for accommodation options have already had a daily facility fee included in their payment.
Contact us if you are not sure.
One night accommodation or daily attendance registrations must be paid in full.
Online bookings are highly recommended as this will expedite all registration confirmations that include your links for workshop requirements, minimising the administration workload for coordinators.
You will receive updates on any special arrangements closer to the date of the Retreat if necessary.
If you are unable to complete your booking online, please email email@example.com and we will email, or contact you to complete a manual payment. This will take a little longer though and preference cannot be given over online bookings. Administrative manual bookings may not be done until approximately three to five days after the opening dates for each event. There will be a time lapse between mail arriving and being processed.
More details on what happens at the Retreat.
Novice - no beading experience
Beginner - basic knowledge of some beading techniques
Intermediate - some knowledge of the techniques being taught
Advanced - solid knowledge of multiple beading techniques