The Burn Savvy Woodburning Retreat 2022

Welcome to the Burn Savvy Woodburning Retreat!

Get ready for an unforgettable Monday - Friday (4 night) stay in a private, luxurious cabin nestled into 2+ acres of forest tucked away into the magical Arizona mountains.

The forest in autumn is stunning.

The venue - gorgeous.

The food - delicious.

The company - delightful.


welcome to a first class, luxury experience

Burn, laugh and relax with your fellow pyros as you explore the hottest craft around!

Of course, you will be joined by your mentor and Pyro Professor, Jannie Lisonbee.

It's going to be a hot week.

Prepare to be spoiled.


 

 

 

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Your Woodburning Retreat Details

Dates

October 17-21, 2022

Check In: Monday 5pm
Check Out: Friday 10am

Arizona Time. See schedule below for more details.

Subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions, the woodburning retreat may be rescheduled or refunded as needed. Refunds subject to refund policy - see retreat FAQ section below for more details.

Location

Private 5-Star Luxury Cabin in Flagstaff, Arizona

Enjoy a Monday-Friday indulgent experience in a spacious 5,300+ square foot cabin, tucked away on 2 wooded acres in the magical Arizona mountains.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Lowell Observatory (15 minutes away)

  • Snowbowl Ski Resort (25 minutes away)

  • Sedona (less than an hour away)

 

Included with Your Stay

All supplies, materials, accommodations, and meals are included in your woodburning retreat.

  • Monday-Friday (4 night) accommodations at a gorgeous, luxury cabin in the Arizona mountains

  • 2+ wooded acres to ourselves

  • Exclusive Burn Savvy swag

  • Complimentary welcome gift

  • Woodburning classes & workshops

  • Group woodburning projects & collaborations

  • Individual woodburning projects & inspiration

  • Plenty of burning time

  • The best woodburning tools & machines for you to try out

  • Wood, wood & more wood!


  • Materials to burn like paper, bone, leather & more!

  • Mixed media like acrylic, watercolor, gouache paints and colored pencil

  • Continental breakfast, catered & dine-in lunches and dinners

  • Snacks, water, coffee, tea and juice provided

  • Friendship & fun with your fellow pyros

  • Rest & relaxation time

  • Daily giveaways

  • WiFi and other amenities

  • Inspirational views of forested mountains

Your Sponsored Goodies

These companies are fantastic resources for the woodburning world as a whole. I'm thrilled they have agreed to join us as sponsors for the Burn Savvy Retreat!

Here are your sponsors and what generous things they are sharing with you...


Bear Woods Supply Company

  • Burn Boxes for each retreater
  • Colwood Super Pro II for everyone to try out

Remember when you shop from Bear Woods, code SAVVY gets you a discount on your order over $20!

It's David and Renee

One of each for every retreater...

  • Wood ornaments
  • Large wood slabs
  • Wood samples

 

 

 

The Agenda

 

This is all about woodburning and connection.

Your retreat experience will begin the moment that you sign up.

Once you sign up, you will be sent a welcome package in the mail - yes, snail mail! You will get a few tangible goodies to enjoy right away.

Then of course, you get the main event in October.

This woodburning retreat is packed full of everything-pyrography with a satisfying balance of burning activities and rest and relaxation.

You will get to try out...

  • All the top name-brand woodburning machines

  • Different kinds of woods

  • A variety of mediums, like bone, leather, gourds, and more

  • Popular mixed media, like acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil

  • Finishes - indoor, outdoor, and food safe

  • Different hanging hardware

  • A plethora of woodburning tools and supplies to try out for yourself.

it's a woodburning wonderland

Enjoy all of this while you...

  • Soak in the beautiful autumn views from the deck

  • Breathe in that fresh mountain air

  • Relax in a luxurious cabin on 2+ wooded acres

  • Enjoy delicious catered, dine-in & easy self-served meals
  • Participate in daily giveaways

  • Wear exclusive Burn Savvy swag

  • And chill with your fellow pyros and favorite Pyro Professor. ;)


This is the experience of a lifetime that you do NOT want to miss!

Sample Schedule

The itinerary is still being nailed down as we speak.

Here is a rough idea of how the schedule will work.

Monday

  • 5pm: Check In

  • 6pm: Gathering & Group Dinner

  • 8pm: Artist Health, Stretches & Relaxation

Tuesday-Thursday

  • 7-9am: Breakfast

  • Morning: Woodburning Classes, Projects, Group Burning

  • 12 noon: Lunch

  • Afternoon: Stations, Excursions, Free Burning Time

  • 5-7pm: Dinner

  • Evening: Woodburning Projects, Relaxation Time


Friday

  • 7-9am: Breakfast

  • 10:00am: Check Out


Things To Consider

The Burn Savvy Retreat ends on Friday.

But don't forget that there are some beautiful and interesting places nearby that you may want to explore, like Sedona and the Grand Canyon!

After the woodburning retreat, consider striking out on your own - or teaming up with your fellow retreaters - to see the many wonders of Arizona.


A Few of Your Daily Activities...

All of these classes, workshops, and activities are designed with you in mind.

We want you to experience for yourself all the best woodburning machines, tools, materials & supplies that are out there.

There will be woodburning classes, free burn time, and some good old fashioned rest and relaxation.

Here are some of the classes we have planned...


Woodburning Classes

You will get to vote on which classes you want most when you sign up for the Burn Savvy Retreat! I will be teaching much of what I share in my courses, online workshops, and in-person workshops with you.

Things like...

  • Woodburning tips & techniques, including clean lines, lettering, & shading - things I teach in my courses

  • Stations: Trying out the best name-brand woodburning machines + branding irons & scorch markers

  • Pattern & template transferring

  • Inspiration scavenger hunt

  • Stations: Painting & colored pencil

  • Woodburned jewelry, spoons, & other useful items

  • Stations: Finishing our pieces with sealants & hanging hardware

  • Group project & challenge

  • Individual project & challenge

  • Artist health, safety & exercises
  • And of course, plenty of free burn time!



Other Class Options

This woodburning retreat is heavily focused on woodburning techniques, projects and sampling different mediums.

But after you are signed up for the woodburning retreat, you will get to vote on a few bonus classes too! Classes like...

  • Photographing your work

  • General Selling: How to choose the best selling platform online or offline

  • Pricing, Packaging & Shipping

...or suggest a different class!


 

 

Your Accommodations

 

 

Testimonials

See What Others Are Saying 

About Jannie's Woodburning Workshops

"Jannie has now given me the confidence to tackle the woodburning set I received for Christmas."

-Debbie R.

"Jannie is outstanding! Her care, support and communication are phenomenal."

-Cyd P.

"Loved your woodburning class. Thank you Jannie! Would highly recommend."

-Ginny V.


More Raving Reviews About Jannie's Online Woodburning Workshops & Tutorials


About Jannie's Previous Challenges

 

Get Your Tickets Here for The Burn Savvy Woodburning Retreat

Tickets



SHARED ROOM*

$1,950
save $150 when you pay in full

OR

4 monthly payments of $525
Total payment of $2,100 - First installment now, then consecutive payments on the 10th of April, May & June




PRIVATE ROOM*

$2,050
save $150 when you pay in full

OR

4 monthly payments of $550
Total payment of $2,200 - First installment now, then consecutive payments on the 10th of April, May & June


⇣ BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY


* Limited Number of Tickets Available.
Don't wait until we are sold out!

Early Bird prices disappear 11:59pm MST on March 14, 2022.

    


Early Bird Special

Save an Extra $100!
Only Available March 1-14, 2022

SHARED ROOM*

$1,850
save $150 when you pay in full

OR

4 monthly payments of $500
Total payment of $2,000 - First installment now, then consecutive payments on the 10th of April, May & June


PRIVATE ROOM*

$1,950
save $150 when you pay in full

OR

4 monthly payments of $525
Total payment of $2,100 - First installment now, then consecutive payments on the 10th of April, May & June


 

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Burn Savvy Woodburning Retreat


WHO IS THIS FOR?

This retreat is for adult pyrographers (artists/crafters) on any skill level who are excited to spend some quality time exploring the art of pyrography with a small group of other pyros.

If you are ready to woodburn and  relax with pyros just like you in a deluxe cabin in the woods - then this Burn Savvy Retreat is for YOU.

All pyros are welcome - from beginners to experts alike.

Space is limited so make sure you get your spot early.


DO I HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN SKILL LEVEL?

No skill level required. You can be an ultimate beginner or a rockstar, world-renown pyrography artist and still be invited!


WHY GO ON A WOODBURNING RETREAT?

At the Burn Savvy Woodburning Retreat, you get to escape the hustle and bustle of life, and relax in the beautiful forests of northern Arizona with a handful of like-minded artists and crafters.

You get the chance to explore woodburning techniques, try new things, and discover tools and materials that you love.

Pyrography is so different from any other art form. You'll be burning with people who understand your struggles and your successes in this craft.

You also gain friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

In this fast paced and isolated world, experiences like this are rare and worth the investment.


DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY OWN FOOD?

Not at all! We will have catered options, dine-in options, as well as easy self-serve options to make sure you have meals that you enjoy.


DO I NEED TO FIND MY OWN LODGING?

Nope! You get 4 nights with all inclusive sleeping arrangements at a deluxe cabin in the woods.


WILL YOU BE TEACHING BUSINESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA CLASSES?

You get to vote on the classes you want most after you sign up. There may be a class or two on business if it gets the popular vote among the pyros.

However, this will be a side note. 

This Burn Savvy woodburning retreat is art-and-craft focused - meaning we're giving you a rich, hands-on experience with pyrography projects and mediums that you don't typically get to experience.


DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY OWN TRANSPORTATION?

Flights and transportation to and from the woodburning retreat are not provided. We recommend hiring a car - taxi, uber, lyft - and encourage you to share a ride with your fellow retreaters.

Once you are there, no need to get daily transportation - the magic is happening on site!

Just get yourself to the retreat and we will take care of the rest.


WILL YOU HAVE ANY LOCAL EXCURSIONS?

Possibly! If so, we will provide all tickets, transportation to and from the excursion, etc. for all retreaters who want to participate.


WHAT BRAND OF WOODBURNING PENS WILL BE AT THE RETREAT?

Colwood, Razertip, Optima, Burnmaster, Truart, Tekchic, Walnut Hollow, MM Newman, Dremel & possibly more.

There will also be branding irons, scorch markers, and other pyrography tools for you to try!


CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?

Yes! If you book between March 1-14, 2022, you can get the early bird special where every payment option is $100 less than if you wait until March 15 or later.

You also save $150 when you pay in full instead of using the payment plan.


DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes! We want you to be there, which is why we created this payment plan.

You can make 4 monthly payments until you are paid in full. Please see pricing above for details.


ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

There is a $500 non-refundable deposit included in your ticket price.

The remaining ticket price is refundable within 14 days of your original purchase date (if using the payment plan, this is the date you made your first payment in March).

Any gifts you receive after signing up for the Burn Savvy Retreat do not need to be returned. Enjoy. :)


IF I AM NOT FROM THE USA, CAN I STILL COME?

Absolutely! Get yourself to the Burn Savvy Retreat and back home, and we will provide the food, lodging, pyrography techniques, training and woodburning goodies at the retreat.



NEAREST AIRPORT

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (Code FLG)


VENUE RULES:

  • No smoking indoors
  • No pets

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • There are stairs to access the property (2-step stair at front door entrance and 5-step stairs from the garage)
  • Wifi provided, may be spotty due to the rural nature of the area

WEATHER INFORMATION:

Flagstaff, Arizona in October

Average high: 64F (17C)
Average Low: 42F (6C)


VACCINE REQUIREMENTS:

There are currently no vaccination requirements or mask requirements to attend the retreat.

See Arizona Covid-19 Updates here.

Flights & transportation may have separate rules. Please check with them for their mask and vaccine requirements.



 

 

Your Host & Mentor


Hey Pyro! My Name Is Jannie Lisonbee

I started out right where you are - with a burner I didn't know how to use, wood I was afraid I would ruin, and no idea where to start.

But now I have...

  • Sold my art world wide
  • Taught woodburning art at the local art studio since 2019
  • Created pyrography courses, workshops & challenges
  • Founded BurnSavvy.com & Burn Savvy Academy

Now I'm anxious to help pyros like you to dive in and reach your woodburning potential!


 

 


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