Informal Classes and Biography
Classes at the retreat are informal and
designed for your needs. Painting
classes will be more structured and
planned around the medium you want to
use, whether or not you want to create a
body of work, have your work critiqued,
or learn more.
Writing will dwell on the creative, critique,
and free flowing technique. You may also
work alone. The curriculum is not about
grammar or proofreading.
Charles Dickens: Photo in Public Domain
At a young age, 23, without any formal education I was named editor to the county's
only newspaper. I started at a salary of $50 per week. I went on to help a dentist start
another newspaper in the small town with both papers were located. Then, I helped him
start an FM Radio Station, and worked as his first bookkeeper and hosted a radio show.
After this, I free-lanced for at larger papers, The Chattanooga Times and The Huntsville
Times. Years later, I started my own newspaper and failed as I proved to be a lousy
businesswoman. During this time I got a BFA Degree and began to paint. I gave up
professional writing and became an accomplished painter. Now, I am painting, writing,
and teaching. These experiences give me a wealth of knowledge with which to teach
others. I hope you visit the Writers-Artists-Retreat and have a wonderful experience.
The setting of this 1890's home will afford you opportunities you could not imagine.
Anne Hamilton, artist and writer
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