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Mother Daughter Art Retreat: Dream!

Mother Daughter Art Retreat: Dream!

A Mother Daughter Art Retreat Weekend

March 15 – 17, 2019

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Decorative glassware created by Dream Retreat patrons.

Our Mother Daughter Dream Art Retreat is designed for Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters and Daughters of all ages!

Laugh, listen, and create as you participate in movement, writing and visual arts workshops that explore the concept of dreams. Moms – hear about your daughter’s hopes and dreams for the future. Daughters – discover that mom is not only “mom” but a woman just like you, with her own dreams and aspirations. Come join us at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center for a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection. Last year, our workshops included: “Fused Glass Jewelry Making”, “Vision Boards – Dream Big”, “Plein Air Painting for Beginners”, “Partner Dance” and “Yoga” along with a Saturday evening campfire with traditional songs and S’mores followed by a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Line Dance Lessons and more. Check back in the New Year to see an updated list of workshops for 2019.

Additionally, guests will sleep in our cozy, heated dorm style bunks, fully equipped with mattressed bunk beds and modern bathroom facilities. (All you need is a sleeping bag and pillow.) Five organic and mostly vegetarian (and gluten-free if desired) meals will be served in our spacious dining hall which overlooks our very own organic garden.  Our caterer, Maureen Gregory, Mother and daughter participating in visual arts activity during Dream retreat.specializes in delicious and nutritious, fresh cuisine.

Cost:  $260 for two participants.  Includes 2 nights of overnight accommodations, 5 meals, all workshops and materials, S’mores, snacks, and a Saturday afternoon wine tasting for moms. Additional Family members are $120 per person.  Please note:  All reservations are final.

We’ve been blogging about our Mother Daughter Dream Retreat Weekend! Read about a few of our past participants, Lorie and Ruby, Ruby and Grace, about our Partner Dance class, and about our teaching artist staff.


  • Partner Dance


  • Yoga
  • Line Dance Fun
  • Ceramic Family Scarfito Platters
  • Plein Air Painting for Beginners
  • Votive Candle Illumination
  • Wine and Cheese Social
  • an evening Campfire
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party


  • Fused Glass for Jewelry
  • Disappearing Act: A Drawing Challenge
  • Vision Boards: Dream Big!
  • Ice Cream Party



From 2018: Together, create a one-of-a-kind Family Platter to commemorate your Dream! weekend at Appel Farm using Scarfito techniques!


From 2018: Learn the technique of fusing glass as you create your own gorgeous glass pendant.


From 2018: Plein Air Painting is the art of painting the landscape in the open air and what better place to do it than in beautiful, rural South Jersey.