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Virtual Artist’s Retreat VIRTUAL Holiday Gift Making Extravaganza: TEN COMPLETED PROJECTS!Hosted By Joleen Emery October 28 - 30, 2022

Streamed Live! FromBig Raven FarmCome and Go As Your Schedule Permits!
Replay Link Provided!
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Imagine a Weekend ONLINE — Immersed in Paper & Glue!!

If you love giving handmade gifts but don’t always have the time to sit down to craft, OR if you’ve always wanted to come to one of Joleen’s craft retreats at Big Raven Farm but the travel didn’t fit into your schedule — THIS IS YOUR ONLINE CRAFT RETREAT!! Imagine… spending a long crafty weekend online with Joleen (and 100 other crafters) as you make and finish 10 unique projects together that you can give as gifts (or keep for yourself). You’ll hang out all weekend with other crafty people doing the things that you love. Sounds kinda awesome, right? This virtual, online retreat is the weekend staycation you deserve! Bring your supplies to your very own workspace and drop in and out of these online classes as you find the time. All 10 classes will be streamed live via Zoom AND all registrants will be provided with a replay link for later viewing of anything you might have missed (or want to rewatch). No need to miss this fun and fantastic weekend if your schedule doesn’t permit — you’ll still be able to make all TEN gifts at your convenience!

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All Experience Levels are Welcome and Celebrated...

No experience necessary — Joleen will walk you through each of the 10 projects step-by-step. If you want to get them all done live and in real time with Joleen — great! If you want to proceed at your own pace — that’s great too since every registrant will be provided with a replay link for later viewing. Joleen will have everything well organized and prepared so you can easily move from one project to the next throughout the weekend with occasional R&R breaks — all from the comfort of your own home!

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What’s Included

Each live registrant will receive a link to our private Zoom call so you can hang out with Joleen and your other crafting friends live and online throughout the weekend. Drop in and out as your schedule permits!

ALL registrants will receive a link for later viewing (and rewatching) shortly after the event ends.

Note that live space IS limited — our Zoom call is limited to a maximum of 100 live attendees! Live attendees will have the opportunity to ask Joleen questions throughout the weekend (though, of course, anyone is welcome to ask follow-up questions by text, email, or phone after the event).

What to Bring

Once you register, Joleen will send you a list of EASY-TO-FIND supplies needed for each project.

If you already have all the necessary supplies you’re all set!

If not, the list will include easy-to-use Amazon, Michael’s, or other online links for all the supplies you’ll need, or instructions on where to source them (such as your favorite local thrift shop). NONE of the supplies are terribly expensive or hard to find — after all, she makes almost all of her art from upcycled/recycled materials!

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Tentative Schedule

Friday : October 28

7 PM Central

Feathered Heart


Q & A


Book Page WreathFramed Pom Poms

Saturday : October 29

9 AM Central

Framed Pom Poms


11 AM Central

Break / Hangout


11:30 AM Central

Mirror Ball Vase


1:30 PM Central

Free the Doilies!


3 PM Central

Break / Hangout


4 PM Central

Map Mum


6 PM Central

Happy Stack Bracelets


8 PM Central

Hangout / Open Studio Time

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Sunday : October 30

10 AM Central

Plant Head


11 AM Central

Break / Hangout


11:30 AM Central

Book Page Wreath


1 PM Central

Be Kind Wall Hanging


3 PM Central

Junk Journal Book Binding

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94 Live Stream Spots Remaining!
(Unlimited Replay Link ONLY spots available.)

Secret Streaming Location!

This event will be live streamed via Zoom from an undisclosed location at beautiful Big Raven Farm, a 10-acre retreat center in the heart of the Driftless region, where Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa meet. (And a secret replay link will be sent to all attendees so you can catch up on anything you might have missed!)

Featuring 6 guest rooms that sleep 14+, a 1200 square foot event center and studio, an 800 square foot ballroom that accommodates 60, a commercial kitchen, and a 2-mile walking trail, Big Raven Farm is conveniently located only 2-1/2 hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Madison, and Dubuque.

In addition to virtual online events, we also host live in-person events! Looking for a place to hold your event? Check us out!


    • What if I can’t stay online the entire time?
      You’re free to drop in and out during the event! All attendees and registrants will receive a playback link that allows them to catch up on anything they might have missed (or would like to rewatch) after the event completes!
    • How do I watch it live?
      All live registrants will receive a secret Zoom link. You’ll need to have the Zoom app installed prior to the start of the event to be able to watch live. However, if you can’t watch live for one reason or another, everyone will receive a playback link that allows them to watch (or rewatch) anything they might have missed!
    • What if I have questions during the event?
      You’ll be free to ask questions during the live event — this is just like any other Zoom call, just with lots of people! In fact, the ability to ask questions in real time is the single greatest advantage of registering for the live event rather than just receiving the playback link. (Plus all the fun of hanging out with Joleen and all your other crafting friends live on Zoom AND being one of the coolest kids who will have their holiday gifts all made before the holidays have even arrived!)
    • What if I have questions after the event?
      Joleen is always available via TikTok, email, text, and phone if you have questions about your project after the event!
    • What’s your refund policy for online events?
      We’ll happily offer a refund to anyone prior to the start of the event! (Once the event has actually started, all bets are off except in the unlikely event of something going catastrophically wrong like Joleen’s internet connection going down for a long time.)