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Thu, Jun 20


Twin Falls

IN PERSON "DimpleFest 2024" Ceramic Weekend Retreat

Join us in 2024 for this IN PERSON Ceramic Weekend Retreat located near the beautiful Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Reserve your seat soon, only 20 spots available! Thursday, June 20-Monday, June 24th, 2024

IN PERSON "DimpleFest 2024" Ceramic Weekend Retreat
IN PERSON "DimpleFest 2024" Ceramic Weekend Retreat

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM MDT – Jun 24, 2024, 6:00 AM MDT

Twin Falls, 1741 Harrison St N, Twin Falls, ID 83301, USA


About the event

Welcome to “DimpleFest 2024” - An in person Ceramic Painting Weekend Retreat! The first annual event is going to be JAM packed with everything you need to know about ceramics. Our instructors will be offering courses on everything ceramic throughout the weekend.  

Don’t wait to reserve your spot because seats are limited to just 20 guests.

All levels of painting abilities are welcome, especially beginners because we will be teaching all of the steps!  A certified ceramic instructor will be on hand to help with instruction and answer questions throughout the event.

When: Thursday, June 20-Monday, June 24th, 2024

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls and Additional Offsite Locations TBA to Guests only

DEADLINE to register is December 31, 2023, EarlyBird registration closes at midnight, October 1, 2023.


  • Welcome Swag Tote Bag with tons of FREEBIES and some of my MUST HAVE tools ($100 value)
  • Transportation to and from the airport and hotel
  • Hope and Dimples Apron
  • Greenware Cleaning Tool Kit
  • ClayMagic 16” HoneyBee Gnome  in greenware, to be cleaned and fired during the retreat
  • A small bisque piece TBD that will be painted with Stroke and Coat Underglazes, fired and shipped with your set
  • Entire Dona "Sweet Tots Halloween Set" ($160 Value) which we will be painting during the retreat.
  • Shipping materials and transportation expenses to ship your items home
  • Paints, pastels, sealers and embellishments to use while at the retreat
  • Free breakfast buffet provided by the hotel
  • Three lunches (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and two dinners (Friday, Sunday) and will be catered by local chefs (vegan and traditional menu items available and TBA at a later time. If you have special dietary needs, please let me know).
  • Muffins, Fruit, veggies, snacks and candy throughout the weekend
  • Coffee, wine and adult beverage bar
  • Afternoon trip to the beautiful Shoshone Falls, Snake River Canyon and Petrine Bridge. 

Saturday night, we will be attending a group dinner at the restaurant “Elevation 486,” known for its farm-raised local Idaho trout and stunning views of the Snake River Canyon. Each guest will be required to purchase their own meal and drinks that night.  You can view the menu and restaurant details here:

  • Project Class Kits: This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Brushes) event!  If you’re like me, you need your favorite brushes when painting, so pack them up in a pencil box and bring them along. ;) All paints, pastels, sealers and embellishments will be included in the retreat cost.
  • Different painting medium classes: Guests will learn how to use acrylics, Stroke and Coat Underglazes, PanPastels, Antiquing Mediums, Colored Pencils, and Metallics
  • Electrical outlets at every table for chargers or lights if you would like to bring yours. We will be painting in an outdoor covered area, so there will be plenty of natural lighting.
  • Games, Prize Drawings, and tons of FUN!
  • Chance to win the Grand Prize: an entire set of PANPASTELS! (A $400 value!)
  • Private Facebook Group for everyone to get excited together, share travel info, and look for guests who may want to share a hotel room.
  • RAFFLE Prizes: A chance to win a piece or set painted by Malaine (TBA at a later date) and a gift basket full of fundamental art supplies and goodies!


The cost of this event EXCLUDES hotel and travel expenses.  Airfare and hotel expenses are not included, however local transportation to and from the Twin Falls airport and to and from the Hilton Garden Inn will be.

Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls

1741 Harrison Street North

Twin Falls, ID 83301


Book online via this special link:

Check-in time: 4 pm

Check-out time: 11 am

This is a smoke-free hotel.

Free Parking (during stay)


There is only one airport within 2 hours of Twin Falls.  Magic Valley Regional Airport has just two Delta flights per day that connect in Salt Lake City. Most flights connect through there. All flights MUST be booked in and out of this airport unless other transportation arrangements have been made.

FYI: Saturday and Monday are the best days to book travel for the lowest rates.


THURSDAY - June 20th, 2024

  • Arrival and pick up from airport
  • Welcome Meet and Greet/drinks at the hotel lobby 6-8pm

FRIDAY - June 21st, 2024

  • Pick up from the hotel 8:30am
  • Classes from 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Lunch 12pm
  • Dinner at 7pm
  • Return to hotel 8:00pm

SATURDAY - June 22nd, 2024

  • Pick up from the hotel 8:30am
  • Classes Start at 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Lunch at Noon
  • Group dinner at Elevation 486 at 7:00pm
  • Return to hotel 9:00pm

SUNDAY - June 23rd, 2024

  • Pick up from the hotel 8:30am
  • Classes Start at 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Lunch at Noon
  • Afternoon outing to Shoshone Falls and the Snake River Canyon 3:00pm
  • Dinner at 6:00pm

MONDAY - June 24th, 2024

  • AM Pick up from hotel
  • Flight home

*Classes will be held at a private, off site location about 1 mile from the hotel and will be provided to paying guests only. 


How to properly clean greenware. We will be cleaning the 16” ClayMagic Honeybee gnome, which will then be fired and packed to ship

  • How to use the color wheel to select basecoat and complimentary colors
  • How to mix colors
  • How lighting plays a critical role in shadows and highlights
  • We will be painting the entire Dona set of Halloween Sweet Tots ($160 value)
  • How to drybrush and the importance of using the correct brushes
  • How to use PanPastels to add shadows and highlights over acrylics
  • How to use Stroke and Coat Underglazes
  • How to throw clay on a pottery wheel
  • How adding fine lines, details and embellishments can dramatically increase the resale value of your hand painted goods
  • Where/how to search for inspiration
  • How to price your hand painted art for resale
  • How to package and ship fragile goods according to shipping company policies


Malaine Colver - Your host

Jessie Biggerstaff - certified ceramics instructor with over 40 years experience.

Catherine Walworth - CW Pottery

SPONSORS: Jessie’s Ceramics, Ceramic Palace, Hope and Dimples Studio, CW Pottery


  • Hotel and airfare expenses
  • Breakfasts (buffet provided by the hotel)
  • Dinner and/or drinks for Saturday night’s group dinner to Elevation 486
  • Paint Brushes (this is a BYOB event, so bring your favorites!)
  • Any fees or costs unrelated to the event not listed here (spending money, rental car should you choose one, etc)


  • $650.00 Full Price
  • $200.00 deposit will hold your spot!
  • Final payment is due no later than December 31, 2023


  • $595.00 when registered and paid in full by October 1, 2023


There are a couple of different payment plans available.

  • Buy Now Pay Later - You can choose PayPal’s Buy Now Pay Later option for 6, 12, or 24-month payment plans, $0 down, and no sign-up or late fees.
  • Recurring Scheduled Invoices - After securing your seat with the $200 deposit, I will schedule monthly recurring invoices to split the remaining balance of retreat into 4 equal monthly payments or whatever fits your budget as long as it is paid by the final payment date.
  • ***No payment plans will be made after October 1, 2023, unless you contact me first.***

Please Read!

IMPORTANT! Please see our Terms, Conditions and Cancellation policy and read through the ENTIRE event information before completing your purchase! Once you purchase a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions/cancellation policy.

Only paying guests will have access to the private Facebook group, so access will NOT be granted until payment or deposit has been received and agreeing that you have read through the Terms of Service Agreement & Waiver.

IMPORTANT! Guests will need a Facebook Account to join the event group. In this private group, you will get access to:

  • All class videos are Live and recorded for you to enjoy during and after the event.
  • Event Updates
  • Supply Lists
  • Event Schedule
  • Share travel plans with other guests
  • Roommate Availability
  • To get everyone else PUMPED UP! 😀

Be sure to join the “Friends of Hope and Dimples Group” on Facebook for updates on event availability.


  • The Terms of Service
  • Cancellation Policy
  • To ensure that you receive all of the detailed retreat information, please add to your safe list and watch for your email for updates.

We cannot wait to see you there!

Register today! Only 20 spots available!

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: December 31, 2023

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