Silhouette Curio Retreat, May 1-3, 2020

Silhouette Curio Retreat, May 1-3, 2020

This  is a 3 day Curio Retreat with Elly Habets from Silhouette Secrets + and Terri Johnson Creates!   Elly is a Terri Johnson Licensed Instructor, and has her own blog and Facebook group – Silhouette Secrets + 

Click here – to take a look at some of the amazing things that Elly has created with her Curio!

If you have had your Curio sitting there staring at you — or even worse — sitting in the box — join us for this fun & instructional weekend to learn how you can make that Curio sing!   This retreat will be May 1-3, 2020, in Woodbridge, VA.   We will be holding it at the Hilton Garden Inn — and have a discounted room rate of $134 a night for the weekend.
During this fun filled weekend – we will explore the following
  • Metal Etching
  • Acrylic Etching
  • Leather Embossing
  • Sketch Pens with the Curio
  • Emboss Panel in Silhouette Studio
  • and more!

All of this while learning to use Silhouette Studio software & Silhouette tools with the Curio machine – to create beautiful projects!  By the end of the weekend you will feel a lot more comfortable using this amazing machine, and have a variety of finished projects.   You will also receive detailed handouts and instructions that you can use to review, and re-create your projects at home!

“This is a weekend for all Curio owners!  I can’t wait to share my Silhouette “secrets” with all of you and spend the weekend together! — Elly Habets
**Project photos are examples of what you may see in this Curio retreat. Final projects may vary.

Registration for the Retreat will include the following:

  • 2 1/2 Days of Professional Instruction on your Silhouette Curio — We will begin class on Friday afternoon, May 1 at 1pm — and go until 6pm.   Then on Saturday & Sunday, we will begin at 9am, ending at 5:30 on Saturday & 4:pm on Sunday.   We will limit this retreat to 40 attendees, with experienced assistants.  So you will be getting personal attention.
  • Retreat notebook with detailed handouts for all of the projects taught.  These handouts will have all instructions & settings, that will allow you to go home & recreate the projects.
  • All materials needed to complete the class projects.  You will only need to bring your Curio, laptop, and a very small supply list of basic tools.
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday, afternoon snacks all three days.    If you are staying at the retreat hotel, we have a discounted room rate of $134 –– and breakfast is included with this rate.  (Breakfast does not apply to any reservations made outside of the room block).
  • Goodie bag of items provided by our retreat sponsors, along with some door prizes!
  • Bonus projects & demos
  • Friday night Pizza Party
  • Saturday night open work session, where you can complete unfinished projects and get your questions answered.
  • Cost for all of this is $429 per person


Frequently Asked Questions: 

Where is the retreat & what is the nearest airport?
The retreat will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Woodbridge, VA.   The nearest airport is Washington, DC Reagan National.

Will we need to bring the Curio machine?
Yes! You will need to bring your Curio machine, all the platforms which are embossed with numbers and include – a 2+2+1+cutting mat+embossing mat, the small base, the Curio usb cord and power cord, and all the tools that came in your box – including the embossing tools and ratchet blade. For more information on what the platforms look like please see this post – Getting Started with the Curio.   These projects cannot be created on a Portrait or Cameo, due to the hard base & increased clearance of the Curio.
Will we need additional tools?
Yes! All registered attendees will receive an email prior to the retreat with the information on what tools we will be using. We will be using Silhouette Tools.
What materials will we be using?
We will be working with metal etching, acrylic etching, leather, sketch pens and more!
Will we be cutting or working with clay?
No. Clay is not on the list of project materials.
What level of experience do I need?
All levels are welcome to attend. We will start the workshop with the basics of the Curio and work up from there. Even experienced users may find tips and tricks that they didn’t know in the basic information we will start with.
Is the hotel room included in the price?
No. The workshop cost is for 3 days of Curio projects, supplies, and instruction. The hotel cost is separate and the responsibility of the attendee.  Make sure to book through the room block to get the benefits included with it, such as hotel breakfast, etc.  A discounted room rate of $134/night is available.  Click here for the link to the room block.

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