Annual Workshop Events


Garden Getaway - end of March
2016 dates - Mar 19-20

It's a weekend extravaganza of hands-on workshops and informative lectures/demos on Garden Art and the Art of Gardening...just in time to get your gardening juices flowing for the upcoming gardening season.
Sign up for one workshop, a few…or come for the whole weekend.



Previous Garden Getaway events:
2014 Garden Getaway blog post.   2014 Garden Getaway photo gallery.
2013 Garden Getaway blog post.   2013 Garden Getaway photo gallery.
2012 Garden Getaway blog post.   2012 Garden Getaway photo gallery.





Beads and Bangles  - spring
2016 dates - May 21-22

A weekend of introductory level jewelry classes offering a range of techniques for jewelry making from funky to fine. Use this weekend to explore different approaches, learn new skills, network with other jewelers, and leave with new ideas and jewelry.  

Sign up for one workshop, a few…or come for the whole weekend.


Previous Beads and Bamgles:
2014 Beads and Bangles blog post.
2012 Beads and Bangles blog post.   2012 Beads and Bangles photo gallery.
2011 Beads and Bangles blog post.   2011 Beads and Bangles photo gallery.






Rustic Arts and Nature Crafts (Woodlanders)  - second weekend of July
2016 dates - July 7-10

“It’s like summer camp for adults!”
Come together with nature-loving folks from all over and create furniture, garden art, and much more with hand tools and natural materials like twigs and branches, fresh green willow, gourds, stone, hypertufa, and lots more. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, you’ll find Woodlanders a casual and creative time, kind of a summer camp for adults. You’ll enjoy demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and open discussions with talented artisans from across the continent, plus plenty of networking and sharing with kindred spirits. Come for a day or the entire long weekend, and have fun!


Previous Woodlanders Gatherings:
2014 Woodlanders photo gallery
2013 Woodlanders photo gallery.
2012 Woodlanders blog post.  2012 Woodlanders photo gallery.






Art Adventure - end of August
2016 dates - August 25-28

A four day Mixed Media retreat offering workshops across a broad spectrum of art and craft media - collage, assemblage, jewelry, book art, altered art, art journaling, story writing, fiber arts, cement/mosaic, and more.

Immerse yourself in art making, connect with like-minded art adventurers, enjoy evening social activities and take part in group art activities. Come for just one workshop or attend for up to four days...be inspired by the magic of Shake Rag Alley!



Non-Workshop annual events:

Tour of Fairy Homes - Memorial Day Weekend
2016 dates - May 28-29

Stroll Shake Rag’s magical grounds to see original fairy homes built especially for this tour. Silent auction of the fairy homes.

Previous Tours of Fairy Homes:
2014 Tour of Fairy Homes Photo Gallery
2013 Tour of Fairy Homes Photo Gallery





Garden Tour and Garden Art & Plant Sale - mid June
2016 date - June 18
A June tour of private home gardens in and around Mineral Point, plus a sale of garden art produced by Shake Rag instructors and students. Locally grown perennials are also offered for sale.

Previous Garden Tours:
2014 Garden Tour
2013 Garden Tour
2012 Garden Tour





Trick R Treat at Shake Rag Alley - Halloween evening
2016 date - October 31
Kids (of all ages) meet costumed characters (not scary) who are passing out candy at each of the historic Shake Rag Alley buildings.

Previous Trick R Treat evenings:
2014 Trick R Treat Photo Gallery




Santa Day at Shake Rag Alley - Early December
2016 date - December 3
Shake Rag Alley is all decked out for the season. Photos with Santa and Mrs Claus, gingerbread houses and holiday crafts for the whole family.

Previous Santa Days:
2014 Santa Day Photo Gallery
2013 Santa Day Photo Gallery







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