Teacher Arts Int & STEAM Retreat

Summer, 2018

3 Days of Professional Development & Inspiration!

The Inspired Classroom is happy to announce its 8th annual Teacher Art Retreat

August 6th, 7th & 8th, 2018    8-3:30 each day

Things are getting S.T.E.A.M.y at the BEACH!

We are bringing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts to our workshops again this year and we are doing so on the ocean!  Our location is on Hampton Beach and we plan to take advantage of that!

Relax ~ Create ~ Discover

Teacher Art Retreat

Price: $315.00

Registration Rates :
Extended Day Studio Time (add on)
Extended Day Studio Time (add on)

Price: $20.00
3 Graduate Credits

Price: $450.00
"Our 8th Summer Retreat? and it's at the BEACH??" Click for a Message from Elizabeth...

This is something I’ve been envisioning for years!  A retreat at the beach!  And it’s finally happening!  I’m very excited to be able to invite you to another 3 days full of engaging workshops that will stretch your learning, cultivate your creativity and fill your need for professional development.

For the past 7 summers teachers have been coming to these retreats to Get Inspired, so that they can BE Inspiring to their students.  It is for us, by us.  That means, it’s Teacher-Centered, the BEST kind of professional development you can find!

Ask any retreater who has been to one of these before!

“[The retreat] will recharge my batteries and help prepare me for the upcoming school year.” ~Mary K (She’d been to nearly EVERY retreat!)

“The purpose of the retreat is experiential. We teachers most often do not have the opportunity to experience first-hand the activities that we ask students to complete. By immersing ourselves in the arts integration activities for hours, we will be better-equipped to remember, deliver, and connect with the lessons that we create for our students. This is common sense!”  ~Jen D.

0802161337a“I left the first day of the retreat feeling loaded. Loaded with positive energy, loaded with great ideas, and loaded with excitement for what the next day would bring.” ~Ashley

“One of the best parts of participating in the teacher art retreat is the renewed excitement I have for getting back in the classroom to initiate all the new learnings I have encountered here.”  ~Dara

“With this being my first retreat, I didn’t know what to expect. I was more than surprised by everyone’s ability, including my own.”  ~Amanda

Over the years we have had all kinds of educators in all facets, levels and years of experience.  New teachers find great ideas, veteran teachers revitalize their curriculum, retired educators come for the overall retreat-feel, administrators are eager to share with their staff, and educators outside of the classroom enjoy the creative atmosphere and common love of learning!

So, what are we waiting for?  Let’s get you signed up!      

Join other Retreaters on Facebook!Don’t forget to check out our Facebook “Teacher Retreaters'” group page where past, present and future retreaters are chatting about ideas and sharing inspiration with one another.  Once you join, you can feel free to read through comments, like a post, and even add your own ideas and thoughts.


This Year’s Retreat Workshops

The Focus Workshop – TBD
Workshop 1 - TBD
Workshop 2 - TBD
Workshop 3 - TBD
Workshop 4

The Teacher Art Retreat is a place where you can relax, create and discover with other like-minded educators.  This is what sets a Teacher Retreat from The Inspired Classroom apart from other professional development you’ve had.

Our goal is for you to interact with a variety of art forms so that you can get ideas to bring back to your teaching.  The workshops are hands-on and accompanied by discussions of how to apply your new knowledge and skills to what you do with students every day.

Everyone will attend all workshops which focus on Arts Integration and STEAM strategies!  No one will miss ANY of the fun!

Lunch will be provided each day and all your materials are included!


Who Attends Teacher Art Retreats

If you are an educator who believes in the arts, including STEAM and SEAL, you should attend the Teacher Art Retreat!

Our professional development is taken by pre K through high school teachers including those who teach special education, art, music, guidance, ELL, technology, ELA, science, and general ed, as well as school nurses, reading specialists, behorialists, speech therapists, those in before and after school care, day care teachers, home school teachers, long term substitutes, veterans and first year teachers.  We’ve even had administrators in attendance!

Time each day will be spent discussing how the things we learn apply to what you do with students every day. Part of the power of the arts is that they transcend subjects and age levels.

Not to mention, YOU will get something personally out of this too…

The arts touch us all!


I'm coming from far away. Where can I stay?

If you have ever considered a summer get-away with your teacher friends, this might just be what you’re looking for!  A few teachers have even come with their families, spending the day with us and the evenings with family.

Of course, you can stay at the Ashworth by the Sea, where we are having out retreat.  It is across the street from the beach!

Lamie’s Inn is located on route 1 in downtown Hampton, NH and is attached to a local favorite restaurant and bar, The Old Salt.  Please let them know you are reserving your room to attend the Teacher Art Retreat and you will receive 15% off the regular room rate.  Call (603) 926-0330 to make your reservations and go to the Lamie’s Inn website for more information.

If you have any questions or run into any trouble, please send Elizabeth an email.

It is so fun to meet people from various places who share an appreciation in arts in education!  If you are coming from far away, you will certainly enjoy your time in and around Hampton, NH.  It has a nice downtown with many restaurants and shops to explore.   Not to mention, you will be a very short drive to the ocean!

In addition, Hampton is 60 minutes to Boston, Massachusetts and less than 15 minutes to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  These are both wonderful and exciting cities to visit while you are here!

Other Activities

Depending on the interest, we will be organizing other fun activities for after the retreat.  (These are not included in the registration for the retreat and are optional activities.)  Think dinner on Hampton Beach, drumming circles in Boston, dancing to live music in Lowell…  More details will be forthcoming on this.

Don't miss an update!

If you are interested, but still want to know more, be sure to email me, Elizabeth and I will personally make sure you are kept up to date on any new plans surrounding the retreat.  Of course, if you register now, I will automatically email you whenever something new is live!

Registration Information

Early Registration is now open!  (Yes… some people sign up before we even have the workshops scheduled!)

Don’t forget to join our Facebook  Teacher Art Retreaters group!

If you don’t want to register through PayPal, download  our flyer and registration form and send a check to The Inspired Classroom, PO Box 303, Hampton Falls, NH 03844.

Come to the retreat with a friend!  Tell your colleagues about this great event and get special pricing!  Start asking around now, so you won’t miss out!


Follow-up Links and Additional Information

Listening to instructions before it’s time to play.

Keep in mind, this retreat is not just about the workshops, it’s about building a community of like-minded passionate teachers.  We will be busy with other activities too: movement, brain gym, collaborative art work, discussions, drumming.  When you register, you will get more info on all this other fun stuff!

For general information about the retreats, visit the Teacher Art Retreats page.

Reflections on the Teacher Art Retreat from a Repeater Retreater  Here is a wonderful reflection from Mary Krikorian.  She has attended nearly every Teacher Art Retreat and in this piece, she captures the essence of what this type of professional development is all about.  Thanks, Mary!

Our Summer Retreat Location

More on our new location is coming!

Cancellation Policy

Paid registrants may send a substitute.
If for any reason you can’t attend, 100% of your paid registration will be
refunded when you notify The Inspired Classroom at least 48 hours in advance.
Notifications after this time will be refunded less a $25 service fee.

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