Retreats at The Ugly Art Club are a WHOLE THING!
A long weekend of uber creative comradery led by the founders!
There is ART, there is FOOD, there are FRIENDS.
All weekends end with a beautiful book loaded with techniques & creative processes.

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2024 is currently open for registration!

Members & non-members are invited. Non-member purchase includes a year subscription to The Ugly Art Club.

2023 was held in Newton, KS at The Whatever Craft House

We altered a vintage book w/ image transfers, stitching, windows & peek throughs, pockets, shaped pages + so much more. Use the arrows to view all of the photos in each section.

We started out with a pile o’ swag by us & some great sponsors!

There was instruction spread out every day by all 3 founders.

  • How to initially prep a vintage book for creation
  • Cover window cutouts & peek throughs
  • Fabric image transfers
  • Stenciled tags w/ resists & color washes
  • Shaped page creation
  • Tip-ins & add-in pages
  • Machine & hand stitching
  • Pockets
  • Cluster tabs
  • A journal wrap
  • + more

There was FOOD!

  • It wouldn’t be The Ugly Art Club w/out an actual CAMPFIRE CHAT (& s’mores)
  • Handmade goodies, fruit, pastries, 
  • Drinks & Coffees & delicious beverages
  • Loads of delicious bits we ate but didn’t photograph… lol

Good times

were had

One evening there was

a pajama party

+ stitch & bitch!