What the hullabaloo?!

How about a summer retreat

with Mary Beth Shaw

Friday, JUNE 10 – Monday, JUNE 13, 2022
limited to 18 guests

St. Mary’s Building

Transfiguration Spirituality Center 


461 Albion Ave, 

Cincinnati, OH 45246

Welcome to the hullabaloo with Mary Beth Shaw 

Highlights of Our Sweet Escape

All - inclusive - ticket - includes 3 nights lodging, all meals, all workshops, art goodies +  extras

for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

book making with Mary Beth Shaw

special stencil techniques, mixed media ideas + unique tools

dedicated table & work space

specialty art supplies provided

nurturing, connective and private retreat center

private room with ensuite bathroom

ALL nourishing meals provided from onsite kitchen staff

complimentary coffee, tea, distilled water, BYOB + snacks 

plentiful workspace and campus for creating to our hearts desires

come as you are space - create in your tiara, slippers or tutu if you want to

connect with like-hearted kindreds

a creative get-away for you + art friends

More details about our weekend coming by Spring 2022!

join us

- - $725 all inclusive - - 

beautiful campus 

exclusive small group

three nights sweet escape

private room w/ ensuite bathroom

dedicated table / workspace

onsite prepared meals

retreat goodies

art experience with Mary Beth

creative immersion

+ + hullabaloo


ticket below 

Friday, June 10th

A more detailed schedule with book project will be available Spring 2022

Check in 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Group Dinner 6:00 pm

7:00 pm welcome + collaborative art

9:00 pm make in you PJ's 

What to bring

A kit fee has been built into your ticket price and includes generous supplies for creative immersion.  

You will supplement your creative process by bringing the items easily found at home, hobby stores or online. 


This easy peasy supply list​

will be posted Spring 2022

Consider bringing: 

--Comfy clothes, walking shoes, and a hair dryer.

--BYOBeverages: adult beverages permitted, glasses, wine openers on site.

--Bring a drinking vessel for distilled H20, lemonade, iced tea, ice, coffee, hot tea, etc. 

--BYOSoda: no soda on site, you’ll need to bring your own to store in the two kitchen fridges.

--BYOSnacks: You won’t go hungry — but feel free to bring your fave munchies. [Kitchen/Microwave/Refrigerator on Site] 

FYI: Mary Beth will have an onsite Pop up Shoppe with her art and StencilGirl products

st. mary's

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St. Mary's Building

Transfiguration Spirituality Center

495 Albion Ave, Glendale, OH 45246


Read Contemplative Journal feature review here

Once the fun begins Friday afternoon, you won’t need to leave for a thing until check out Monday morning.  If you need transportation from the airport, here are some options from the closest airport to St. Mary’s. 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

CVG Airport 36 miles away

Ground Transportation options

If you need lodging on Thursday, June 10th please contact me about staying on campus.


The heart of the matter is creative immersion. 

Process vs Product. Experience vs Event.

Deep Dive vs. Surface Skimming.

What does all this mean? You are considered a valued guest; one who is interested in expanding and strengthening talents, skills and interests with others. By making and creating you get to express feelings and explore new ways of being. In a collaborative circle of belonging, the artist instructor is also giving their expertise, inspiration and guidance. All of this is happening in a secluded nurturing environment where we can all learn, share and enrich the other.

  1. JUST BE YOU:  This is a judgment free, non-competitive, just have a darn good time experience. You are perfect just the way you are. 

  2. COMFORT ZONE NUDGES: Allow yourself to expand your craft and welcome the beauty of imperfection. 

  3. DRESS 4 MESS: Bring an apron [or gloves if you’re worried about your hands] because we'll be making beautiful messes!

ticket policy

New for 2022 and beyond: Ticket cancellation policies have been modified to reflect the current uncertain nature of events and retreats. If the venue, artist or event planner decides to cancel due to unpredictable or uncontrollable circumstances, you will receive a refund within 5-7 business days of the announcement.


We know that “life happens” and unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from attending a ticketed event. If you cannot participate, please notify me as soon as possible. Due to event/instructor’s financial commitments, reservation/s and contract obligations  all tickets are Pay in Full with refund timelines below: 


  • Cancellation up to 180 days: (on or before DEC 12, 2021) a full refund minus $100 admin fee

  • Cancellation up to 60 days (on or before April 11, 2022): 50% of ticket refunded

  • Cancellation 30 days prior (on or before May 11, 2022) to event: no refunds no credits

Depending upon original purchase price, FULL refunds may be reduced due to third party online non-refundable transaction fees (if any). Refunds will be processed within 5-7 business days of notification of your cancellation.

Can I sell my ticket?

If there is a waiting list I can put you in contact with the waiting list people to coordinate possible arrangements for the sale of your ticket. If a transaction is mutually agreed upon and completed, your spot in the event will be transferred to the other person.