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Nature Journaling on the Playa – 2 cabins left

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - May 5 @ 12:00 pm


Nature Journaling on the Playa with Sarah Rabkin & Charles Atkinson

Come to spend a weekend around the playa, looking into both the natural world and your own inner nature. You’ll stay in comfortable lodging and be treated to delicious meals on Playa’s beautiful campus. Sarah and Chuck will share writing and sketching techniques to help you heighten and indulge your curiosity and record your experiences with flair.  Whether you are a seasoned journal-keeper or just starting out, you will learn new ways of layering words and images to generate not only vibrant illuminated pages but a spirited connection with the world around you.

The $375 fee for this weekend ($550 double occupancy) includes lodging in a private cabin, dinners in PLAYA’s Commons building on Friday and Saturday evening, and instruction after dinner Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 to noon Sunday. Breakfast and lunch are on your own (full kitchens are in every cabin).

Former PLAYA residents Charles Atkinson and Sarah Rabkin both taught writing at UC Santa Cruz for many years. Sarah is the author and illustrator of What I Learned at Bug Camp: Essays on Finding a Home in the World; she leads writing retreats and illustrated-journal workshops in a variety of alluring venues in California and Oregon. Chuck has published seven poetry collections, including several prize-winners—mostly recently This Deep In (Hummingbird Poetry Press) and Skeleton, Skin and Joy (Finishing Line Press). Photo credit: Beth Ann Mathews.

Registration is limited to twelve people on a first-come, first served basis, with full payment mailed to PLAYA Master Classes, 47531 Highway 31, Summer Lake, OR 97640 at the time of registration. Please note “Nature Journaling Weekend” on your check. Please email Sarah directly with questions about the nature of the instruction/content of the workshop. To register please fill out this form and sign this liability waiver.  We will confirm your registration with the email you provide in the registration.

Cancelation Policy
If you need to make a registration cancellation, please call 541.943.3983 or email trina@playasummerlake.org
– Canceling a registration 21+ days prior to workshop = 100% refund less a $ 35 administrative fee
–  Canceling a registration 14-20 days before workshop = 50% refund less a $35 administrative fee
– There is no refund for registration cancelations made less than 14 days before the first day of the workshop.
– Refunds will be issued by check or Paypal
– Playa may cancel a workshop 14 days before the start date if enrollment is too low or if requested by the instructor. We will notify you, and you will receive a 100% refund.



May 3 @ 5:00 pm
May 5 @ 12:00 pm
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