Since 2002, Kim and Kelvin Taylor have been lovingly crafting Waymount Farm to become a retreat centre offering luxury accommodation with creative and wellbeing retreats. It is planned printmaking and creative retreats will be held from late 2017 offering guests an introduction to printmaking set in a wonderful surrounding.
The printmaking retreats will provide an introductory level of printmaking for beginners. Experienced printmakers are welcome to work independently and will enjoy the beautiful and peaceful country setting of a source of creative inspiration. The creative retreats will cater for a maximum of 8 participants, although there is ample accommodation on the property for 12 or more people should guests wish to simply relax and rejuvenate.
The short-stay printmaking retreats will feature self catered accommodation, where guests can combine luxury accommodation and relaxation with creative expression, in a beautiful country setting. Guests will arrive on Friday afternoon/early evening for orientation, room check-in and supper. The workshops will commence on Saturday morning with classes held over Saturday and Sunday.
The beautiful property provides ample opportunity for creative inspiration combined with relaxation and reflection. If desired pampering and massage can be arranged through third party operators who will set up at the property.
For more information on the printmaking retreats, please refer to this Printmaking Retreats PDF.
For more information on the accommodation, please refer to the Waymount Farm website.
If you have any questions, refer to the FAQs on the right, or submit an enquiry below.
When are the retreats?
It is currently planned for the retreats to commence in November 2017.
Retreats will be hosted by Kelvin Taylor who has been studying printmaking at Hazelhurst Community Gallery and Art Centre for 6 years and has showed work at exhibitions since 2014. It is planned that printmaking and creative retreats be held from November 2017. The retreats run for 2 days and include 2 nights twin share accommodation at Waymount Farm in the Shoalhaven. A maximum of 8 participants are accepted for each retreat.
The primary printmaking medium that will be explored is that of photopolymer (solar) plates. The beauty of this medium is its low toxicity and quick and simple plate production. Plates are exposed in the sun and washed out in water and ready to print within 30 minutes. Guests will learn how to make a plate and create a unique artwork of their own making.
Stay tuned for updates as we complete the fitout of the printmaking studio. In the meantime keep an eye out for printmaking exhibitions that Kelvin is holding. ‘Power & Pop’ is being held at Gauge Gallery, Glebe from 28th February – 12th March 2017.
How long do classes usually run?
Safety and orientation, a printmaking introduction and handouts occur on Friday from 6:30pm through to 8:30pm.
Classes run for 2 hour sessions between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Saturday and between 9:00am and 1:30pm on Sunday, with time for morning tea and lunch in between sessions.
The printmaking retreat weekend lasts from 4:00pm on Friday, through to 5:00pm on Sunday.
Two nights accommodation (twin share) is supplied on the premises, at Waymount Farm, for Friday and Saturday nights.
The whole property is exclusively reserved for the printmaking retreat attendees.
Morning tea, lunch and supper on Friday evening is supplied.
What is the total cost?
The cost to attend a weekend printmaking retreat is $575.00 +gst per head.
Please note, a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
The cost of the retreat covers accommodations, morning tea, lunch, and supper on Friday evening, as well as all printmaking equipment and supplies. Breakfast and dinner is to be supplied by the attendees.
What if I'm an experienced printmaker?
Experienced printmakers are welcome to carry out any printmaking technique of their choosing and work independently, whilst enjoying the beautiful and peaceful country setting of a source of creative inspiration.
(etching equipment and supplies are not available)
Does Waymount Farm offer holiday accommodation?
Yes! Waymount Farm is a beautifully appointed self contained luxury country retreat, the perfect venue for group bookings of families and friends to indulge in the luxurious facilities and picturesque surroundings.
The property has 5 king bedrooms in the main house, an adjoining studio, and additional sleeping to accommodate 7 couples and a maximum of 17 guests. Facilities include a new 12 person spa and a large concrete pool, an extensive collection of books, magazines and DVDs, a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ area and a games room. All of which is situated in beautiful, flat, rural acreage, bounded by Bomaderry Creek.
For more information visit the Waymount Farm website.