Lucky Star Art Camp {because you might just want to go!}


When Lisa from Lucky Star contacted me about sharing her art camp here, I thought it sounded like so much fun that some of you would probably be interested in learning more about it!  I know I would love to go!

ClassPhotoCollage1Lucky Star is a four night, five day women’s art and whole living retreat set in the hill country of Texas. Women will travel from all over the country to take in the beauty of their surroundings, take classes, make new friends, listen and share, eat good food, laugh ’til they cry, sing around the camp fire, gaze at the stars, and just be in the moment.

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Don’t let the name mislead you. You do not have to be an “artist” by the standard definition to come to Lucky Star. We believe there is “art” in the every day details of life and therefore we celebrate the everyday “artists” who can be found in the kitchen making a lovely meal for their family, in the garden planting a row of peas, in the wee hours of the night sewing a Halloween costume, or in a gray on gray cubicle using a rainbow of colorful file folders and sticky notes to do anything to brighten the day. Just the act of braiding your hair can be deemed a work of “art” by our definition. Creative people can’t help but be creative. You know who you are. Lucky Star is a candy store for the creative soul. Lucky Star is for YOU!


What is there to do?

mixed media painting :: art journaling :: jewelry making :: dream mapping
lettering :: apothecary :: crochet :: photography
stamp making :: creative writing :: sewing :: canning and preserving
yoga :: intuitive spirit work :: embroidery :: quilting
cheese-making :: organic gardening :: how to raise backyard chickens and goats
horseback riding :: canoeing :: archery :: massage :: kayaking :: tennis
* * * You can find the class schedule with complete listing of classes being offered here.


(from left to right:  Vivienne McMaster, Cal Patch, Helene Dujardin, Katherine Center, Juliette Crane)

Who are the instructors?

Our instructors are a soulful band of dreamers, adventurers, soul mamas, movers and shakers, doers and makers from all over the country (+ Canada!). They are the heart and soul of Lucky Star and they can’t wait to share their “art” with you this October! These are just a handful of the smiling faces that will greet you. Head over to our Instructors page to meet the rest of our teachers and soak up every drop of goodness in their bios, websites, blogs and other publications.


Where does the magic happen?

Lucky Star is taking place in Hunt, Texas at a real-live girl’s summer camp called Waldemar.  Established in 1926, Waldemar has stolen many a young girl’s heart.  This place has a soul, and when you set foot on the sprawling grounds, you can feel it in your bones.  It’s the perfect place for Lucky Star to take root this fall.  Ancient Cypress trees line the banks of the clean, clear water of the Guadalupe River.  It runs right through camp at the base of the rugged limestone hills.  The sweet smell of Sycamore trees floats on the breeze and the hillside is covered in native stone cabins, each with their own unique charm and story to tell. October is the perfect time of year; after the scorching heat of our Texas summers and just before it’s too cold to take a dip in the river.


October 9-13, 2013

Check-in at 2 p.m. on Wednesday 

Check-out by noon on Sunday

Registration closes September 30th.  Complete details about the camp, including tuition and information about room and board or day camp options are available HERE.  You can register for camp HERE.  You can also learn more about Lisa and the Lucky Star Art Camp on her blog.

Lisa would love to offer Small Things readers a group discount of $150 off of the original cost which is $875.  There is also a $50 discount for paying in full, which could get you down to $675 for tuition!  To receive the discount, write in my blog name, Small Things, when asked during the registration process.

In addition, Lisa has a tuition giveaway going on right now over on her blog.  You can enter to win free tuition to Lucky Star Art Camp!  The giveaway ends on 9/2 at 11:59 p.m.



  1. Oh! This would be such an awesome thing for my soul. I just don’t think my schedule has room. *sigh*

  2. Wow! This camp looks fantastic. I love the variety of activities and the concept. So often we’re busy and don’t nurture this part of ourselves.

  3. Wow – this would be fantastic to attend – such a pity I live on the other side of the world. One day….

  4. oh, man… this looks amazing!

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