"A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air." -Eric Sloane
Autumn is setting in here on the Guild campus: warm golden days give way to cold, crisp nights. Sugars in vine maple leaves are reacting in in crimson and gold. Squirrels are hoarding away pinecones in various holes and boles (many of which, according to studies, they will lose track of when the snow finally falls).
And with this change in season comes a change in our programming as we shift from the hustle-and-bustle of summer into the quieter classes of fall. With the harvest comes workshops on beer brewing, bread baking and coffee roasting...writing courses and guest lectures that remind us of the need to pay attention in our lives...pottery classes that allow us to work with our hands to shape and form raw clay...drawing courses that provide us an opportunity to observe and translate the graceful lines of life and the human form.
We encourage you to take time from your schedule and the all-too-common hustle and bustle of life to join us for a week or weekend and savor the ability to drink deeply of this season before it, too, passes into the next.
The season is here. The studios are ready. You are invited.
Longtime Guild friend and former board member, Steve Broin, now hosts people in his beautiful vacation hideway Casa Sirena on Isla Mujeres off Cancun, Mexico. Trip Advisor's "Traveler's Choice Awards" has ranked Casa Sirena #1 Bed & Breakfast in Mexico and #1 in the world.
Steve has generously donated a 7-night stay for two in order to raise funds for the Guild! If you are interested in this trip, make an offer (minimum $500) before the end of September: the highest offer will win the stay! You can submit all donation offers to the Guild office by e-mail or phone. For more info about Casa Sirena, visit: www.sirena.com.mx