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Birds of A Feather – Creative Art Getaway

August 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Birds, Friendship and Summer

It’s true what they say: Birds of a Feather Flock together. This August, we are flocking to Palmquist Farm in Brantwood, Wisconsin for a weekend of learning, connecting, and creating. If you’re looking to meet some new feathered friends who share your love of being creative, this is the retreat for you. Or if you already have a flock, bring them along!

Who Can Enjoy This Retreat?

  • All Levels of Experience – that means you can be a beginner or an expert in any of the art mediums we will be doing this weekend!
  • All Ages – as an experienced teaching studio – we will have both of our expert teachers on hand to help guide all ages.  Our teachers work in many group settings with ages ranging between toddler and adult.
  • There is a reduced lodging rate for children that is arranged directly with the farm – please let us know if you need more information – lettercreateclass@gmail.com

What will we learn?

You’ll learn calligraphy, bullet journal basics, and painting.

We also have put together epic planner bar that you have to see to believe: stamps, stickers, decorative tape, scrapbooking paper, pens, and a Cricut at your disposal – to add and create more personalized bullet journals.

It won’t be all class though. There will be social time with games and prizes to make it more fun! For those who need some time to decompress, Palmquist Farm offers hiking trails and a wood-burning sauna.

Weekend Plan 

Calligraphy will be a 2 hour class that will cover the basics using dip pens and expert guidance from our teachers.  We will conclude this class with a calligraphy quote or saying centered around nature and birds.  However, if you have a favorite quote or saying you would like to incorporate we encourage you to bring that with you to work on!

Bullet Journal Basics will be a 30 minute class that focuses on organizing and planning in a personalized way.  In addition to the class, we will lead into the Planner Bar where you take the skills you learned to make your bullet journal personalized to your liking.  We will have many bird themed stamps, stickers and embellishments for your bullet journal!

Watercolor Painting will be a 2 hour class that will focus on the basics of supplies, technique and conclude with painted postcards centered around nature and florals.

Porch Sign Painting will be a 1-2 hour class where you will get to make a long, stand-up porch sign for the front of your house.  You will pick the saying at check in for your sign – most go with something like “Welcome” or “Hello Fall”, but you can do whatever you desire!

Birds! Friendship! Summer! What’s better than that? This is a very unique opportunity, you don’t want to miss it – as it will fill up very quickly! We hope you can join us! 


All our cabins have wood-burning fireplaces and comfortable, country-style décor. Each one is unique, cozy, and rustic in the best way. Each participant will enjoy a private bedroom (unless you choose to share with a friend/family.), but due to limited space you may have to share a bathroom. However, if you come with a group of friends you will be given your own space to share with your friends.


The Palmquists are of Finnish farming heritage, and Finnish farmers’ wives know how to cook—hearty, robust, bountiful, using the best ingredients, and often! Our meals are nutritious and well-balanced with a variety of meats, soups, vegetables, salads, and desserts, featuring some special Finnish dishes including The Farm’s award-winning creamed rice and raspberry sauce, oven pancakes with pure Maple Syrup, and Finnish whole wheat bread. Mealtime is always a treat! We can also accommodate dietary needs if you give us a heads up.

Cost and Booking

The cost to attend is $379 – 479 per person. Cost depends on your choice of accommodation and whether or not your come solo or with friends/family. The cost includes hands-on instruction, take home supplies and art piecesovernight accommodationsfresh made breakfast and dinner, light lunch (we will have snacks and such – you can bring your own favorite snacks to share as well!), social time with games (and prizes to win to make it more fun!), time to relax in the sauna and the opportunity to fall in love with Palmquist Farm!

A non-refundable $160.00 deposit is required to reserve your spot.

After you pay your $160.00 Deposit to hold your spot, we will call you to arrange your room arrangement.  If you request a private room/bathroom the balance due will be higher.  If you choose to share a bathroom and have a private room OR if you come with a group of friends and share a cabin your cost per person will be less.

Accommodations Cost Per Person
Private Room/Private Bathroom $479
Private Room/Shared Bathroom $389
Shared Room/Shared Bathroom $379




August 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
August 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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Palmquist Farm
N5136 River Road
Brantwood, WI 54513 United States
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(715) 564-2558
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