2023 Hot Shops RETREAT!

Hibernate & Create Hot Shops 2023: Create Happy
Celebrating the happiness that creativity brings to our lives!

From our first RETREAT at the Hot Shops Art Center in 2018 until to today, retreats are one of our favorite ways to gather and collaborate as creatives. There is something special when you bring people together to create. There is a special energy that creates smiles and happiness in the participants, instructors and hosts!

We like to think of this RETREAT as a “chose your own creative adventure” weekend with several options to fit your time and budget. Come for the creativity and savor the artistic encouragement and uplifting friendships that you will make throughout the weekend. It’s a weekend with dedicated time to work on your art and craft or to explore new ones with add-on classes.

Where:  Hot Shops Art Center,
1301 Nicholas St, Omaha, Nebraska

Learn more about the venue
including info on nearby hotels

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3 creative options to choose from:

Option 1) Register for RETREAT
Bring your own creative projects to work on for the weekend. The time and space is yours to sew, paint, draw, graphic design, make jewelry, stitching, scrapbooking, art journaling, gelli printing, and more!
This option includes dedicated creative space, 4 tasty meals, snacks & coffee bar, special attendee gifts and more! Keep on reading for the full details!

Option 1 full-weekend registrations are limited to the first 24 registrations.

Option 2) Register for RETREAT (option 1) and add classes
Classes, did you say classes? We’ve invited amazing instructors in a variety of mediums to offer classes through out the weekend. All classes are offered “ala carte” so you can pick & choose the classes that are perfect for you.

Option 3) Register for Classes only
Pop-in throughout the weekend for a class or two (or many). There will be so many options to keep you busy with creative learning!

Bring a friend, family member, co-workers or meet a new one!

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Come CREATE with us!

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Option 1 Registration is NOW open! Classes will be added soon!

  RETREAT Registration Includes:
Dedicated creative space!  Participants will have a shared 8′ x 30″ table.
Individual space is approximately 48″ wide by 30″ deep.
Limited electricity is available! “Sew yes” you can bring your sewing machine. We’ll provide the iron & ironing board.

Two tasty lunches & two tasty dinners, beverage bar and snacks (lots of snacks) to energize you throughout the weekend!  Amazing sweet treats are guaranteed!

Special gifts to welcome you and commemorate our time together!
We call this SWAG – Stuff We All Get!
The SWAG includes a T-shirt!

Free CREATE project: We’re working on a fun free project for everyone. We’ll update this page once it’s been finalized.

Participate in the the gift SWAP! (optional)
Attendees will bring one wrapped gift which they created, minimum value $20.
Gifts will be exchanged White Elephant Style following Saturday night dinner.

Make memories and meet new friends!

Registration does not include:  Optional classes, overnight accommodations, travel to/from retreat or breakfast.  There are several hotels within walking distance of the Hot Shops Art Center and the Omaha airport is a short 10 minutes away.
Visit the Venue page for more information.

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Registration fees are non-refundable.  (no exceptions)
Registration fees may be transferred or sold to another participant on our waiting list.

Option 1 Registration is NOW open! Classes will be added soon!
Please read the fine print at the bottom of the page prior to registering.

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Day 1: Friday
1:00 pm  Welcome! and creative time begins
6:00 pm  Dinner
8:00 pm Retire for the evening

Day 2: Saturday
9:00 am  Welcome! and creative time begins
Optional morning classes
12:00 pm  Lunch
Optional afternoon classes
6:00 pm Dinner, Show & Tell, & SWAP!
8:00 pm Retire for the evening

Day3:  Sunday
9:00 am  Welcome! and creative time begins
Optional morning classes
12:00 pm  Lunch
Optional afternoon classes
5:00 pm Time to say goodbye with new friends and creative inspiration!

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If you would like to be a Door Prize sponsor or provide small gifts or coupons for each participant, please contact Kelli at hibernatecreate@gmail.com

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The fine print:  In registering for the retreat or retreat classes, participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sweet Creative LLC  DBA Degrees by Kelli or DBA as Hibernate and Create, the Hot Shop Art Center, Crystal Forge Studio and any event sponsors, instructors or volunteers from any and all causes and action which may arise from the Hibernate and Create Retreat.  I grant permission for Hibernate and Create /  Degrees by Kelli to use any photos, videotape, etc. taken of me, my products or classes in any and all publicity and advertising promoting the retreat.  By signing the Registration Form or registering online, I Agree and acknowledge that the  waiver has been read and understood and that I will abide by all Rules.