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Program #2497RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Rebecca from Urbana, OH Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
The craft program at Cedar Lakes is always outstanding. I have been there six times now, and have worked in stained glass during five of my visits. The instructor, Dave Houser, is outstanding and the craft house facility is well equipped and managed for all offerings. The people who take a variety of classes are always friendly and really seem to enjoy the whole creative experience. I would recommend Cedar Lakes to anyone interested in crafts. Becky Shultz

Connie from Parkersburg, WV Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
This was my first time. I was very please with the range of projects we were able to try our hand at, and our instructor Dave Houser was and excellent instructor and so very patient with us who had limited knowledge in stained glass work. I most definitely will be going back to learn and do more projects

Judith from Marysville, PA Number of programs attended: 53
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
I was back again for the third time. This time, I brought a photo of the art deco mirror I hoped to make. Our instructor, Dave Houser, encouraged me to work on it, then had some pieces for me to solder prior to doing the mirror. I was skeptical, but I got “the touch” and it turned out pretty well. We had a class of 13 with folks on many levels from beginner to proficient. One participant made four glass panels for above the windows in his daughter’s home. Several constructed beautiful, hinged boxes. There were panels of various sizes and several projects with pressed leaves. Because Dave is so very flexible, we are able to work at our own pace and our own levels. The studio/workshop is well stocked with tools, glass and all the ancillary bits and bobs that are needed. Cedar Lakes is a beautiful area where you can relax, walk around the lake, take extra time with your project and enjoy the company of the folks in the other 5 or 6 programs. It’s a perfect place for couples to pursue individual interests: wood turning, basketry, tinsmithing, quilting, watercolor and creative writing were also offered this particular week. A few photos of projects are attached

David from Oklahoma City, OK Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Our fifth (or sixth) Stained Glass class. In addition to the expert advice of Dave Houser, we particularly enjoy the beautiful and relaxing Cedar Lakes Conference Center. All the instructional and support staff are friendly, helpful and professional. We meet new friends in the students each year, and are very happy to see them year after year.

Tracey from Strongsville, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
I highly recommend the stained glass class at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. It is a beautiful facility and the class was well prepared for and presented. No downsides to it.

Judith from Marysville, PA Number of programs attended: 50
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
This was my second visit to Cedar Lakes to do Stained Glass. I was pleased to see that I am progressing a bit, due largely to the excellent teaching techniques of Dave Houser, instructor. Participants ranged from raw beginners to experienced glass artists. Dave is patient, helpful and very supportive, making this experience very pleasant. I am including a few photos of the projects. The large panel with the trees was begun by Betty in 2000 then languished until this program. She was delighted to complete it. I recommend this program, without reservation. If you've thought about trying your hand at stained glass, this program is for you. Additionally, Cedar Lakes is a beautiful area in the mountains of West Virginia and offers a number of other craft programs. Your companion/spouse/partner can choose another program and you can both enjoy a relaxing, productive time in a beautiful setting.

Jane from Brandon, SD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
As a beginner in her early 70's I was skeptical as to how much I could accomplish learning a new skill such as stained glass. This class not only was encouraging but inspiring. I hope to practice at home until my next class!

Nancy from Pipestem, WV Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV is an excellent site for Road Scholar programs. I took the Stained Glass class w/ David Houser and found the entire experience EXCELLENT!

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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