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Creative Hands Weekend Retreat

December 8, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - December 10, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Escape with your family or friends to Cape May or make it a local’s “staycation” away from the hectic holiday obligations. Join a specially selected team of talented artists, health and wellness experts and naturalists who will guide you through a variety of creative endeavors. You won’t regret signing up for the entire retreat which includes 5 experiences. Can’t commit to them all? We have a Saturday only and Sunday only option, and plenty of time between workshops to shop local, see the holiday lights, and partake in the fine restaurants and entertainment that Cape May has to offer. Pre-registration is required.


Friday (5:30-6:30pm): Happy Hour Wine Tasting

  • We will kick off the retreat with a tasting of local wines. Meet and mingle with other workshop participants!

Saturday (9:30-11:30am): Linoleum Block Printed Holiday Cards

  • Join local artist Janet Payne and learn to design, carve and print a holiday themed linoleum block. Using your block we will create holiday greeting cards and wrapping paper. We will be using a 3″ x 4″ Soft-Kut Printing Block that is suitable for beginners and experienced carvers. You may bring your own design or draw from inspiration provided in the class.

Saturday (1pm-4pm): Wave Ring Workshop

  • Learn the basics of working with sterling silver using traditional jeweler’s tools and techniques with Hali MacLaren of HKM Jewelry. You will cut, solder, form, and finish your very own silver wave ring. Please wear sneakers or boots, tie back your long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothes in the workshop.

Sunday (9:30am-11am): Yoga and Herbal Tea Blending

  • Emily Reed, owner of Itswell Yoga will guide you through a relaxing yoga practice. Afterwards, you will learn the about the benefits of different herbs and mix up your very own tea blends to enjoy or gift to loved ones.

Sunday (12:30pm-2:30pm): Holiday Wreath Workshop

  • Using fresh evergreens, create a handcrafted wreath, garland and table decorations of distinction that will rival those gracing the pages of expensive specialty catalogs. The process is easy to learn, and even beginners leave with impressive creations. Led by the staff of the Nature Center of Cape May.


  • Saturday Only: $175
  • Sunday Only: $100
  • Weekend Bundle (all experiences included): $250

CANCELLATION POLICY: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however, registrations can be transferred to another program in the future.



December 8, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
December 10, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
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Nature Center of Cape May
1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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