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Art Camp 2020 Registration starts soon!


Registration for Art Camp opens at 7 AM on Friday, November 15th, just a couple of days away. What can you do now to be ready to register for Art Camp? 

The first step is to log on to your account at and read all the great information about Art Camp.  If you are not a member of CHT,  then make sure to join. Registration is open only to current CHT members. You must be logged into to access the online registration.

There are only a couple of decisions for you to make when you register:

  1. Weekend workshops: Please read about the four daytime workshop offerings and rank them 1-4.  When a class is full, it will no longer be shown as an option on the website. You can also register for Independent Study, see the FAQ below for more info about that. You don’t have to register for evening sessions.
  2. Rooming: You may choose to share a room in a condo or have a room to yourself. Please be aware that there is a price difference.  Be ready to enter your preferred roommate’s name. And, if you know your condo mates, please enter them as well. See info below in the FAQ about room and condo mates.
  3. Food:  The menu choices at Newcombe are amazing! For those with dietary requirements, our conference coordinator is a vegetarian and wants to make sure that all of our dietary requirements are honored.  Please be specific about your needs when registering, as we will preorder all the meals.

Register online and pay by credit card at Or, if you want to register by mail please do so by mailing your forms in at any time.  Keep in mind though, these will not be processed until November 15th. The registration form is located on the website.  Simply print, complete, provide credit card payment info or enclose a check and mail to Inga Marie Carmel at the address provided on the form. Registration closes February 20th at midnight.

Questions? Here are a few answers from our Art Camp FAQ file:  

Q.  I don’t want to take a workshop.  I just want time to work on a special project and to chill with my Texas weaving friends. 

A. Consider Independent Study as a daytime option. Look for this option when you register starting on November 15th and select  Independent Study when you register. Everything else remains the same. It is that simple. You can work on anything with the exception of wet activities such as dying or felting

There is ample space in the main conference meeting room for you to weave, spin, make a garment, complete all your finish work, wind warp, plan a project, analyze weave structures, or experiment with a new weave structure. You will be required to bring your own supplies and equipment. Your friends and fellow weavers can act as resources for you during breaks, meals and evening social time. And, if you prefer to sunbathe, swim or play tennis during the day this can be woven into your independent study time as well!

Q. How long do I have to make up my mind to attend?

A.You have until February 20 to register, but if you want your first choice of classes then you need to register early.  

Q. Are Scholarships available for CHT Art Camp?

A. Yes, they are. Please note that applications are due no later than 6 weeks before the date of the event. Please check to read the requirements and obtain the application form.

Q. Where do I check in for Art Camp? Can I unload near my room?

A. When you arrive at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, please go to the check-in desk in the main lodge building to get your room information and key. You can then drive around to the back of your condo to park  and unload your car.

Q. I like to swim, can I use the pool?

A. Yes, bring your swimsuit and enjoy the lovely pool.

Q. Can I play tennis?

A. Absolutely! You can bring your own racquet, or rent one for $15, and balls are typically in the gazebo. They have 31 courts, so there should be one open. 

Q. Will the facility be swarming with kids taking tennis lessons?

A. Tennis Camps will not be in session while we are at John Newcombe. We will have our areas to ourselves.

Some questions about housing:

Q. What is the difference between a roommate and a condo-mate?

A. Everyone will be assigned a room in a 2 bedroom condo. The bedrooms in Newk’s Condos have a common kitchen and living room and each bedroom has its own bathroom. Each room has 2 beds. At registration, you will be able to tell us the name of your preferred roommate and, optionally, your condo mate(s). We offer a double occupancy option (with a roommate) and a single option (you are solo in a bedroom but have condo mates). Want to bring your spouse? No problem. You will both need to register for the event and both you and your spouse should name each other as your roommate.

Q. What if I don’t know who I want to be my roommate or condo-mate?

A. If you do not identify anyone to be your room or condo-mates we will  assign them for you. We will email you with a form where you can indicate your preferences for things like room temperature and do all we can to match you up appropriately! 

Q. Can I have a private room?

A. Single rooms are available at an increased rate. Please specify this when you register.

Q. I need an ADA compliant room. Are these available?

A. Yes, there are limited rooms on the same level as all of our meeting spaces and dining room. Please indicate on the registration form that you need an accessible room.

We are looking forward to seeing all our Texas weaving friends at Art Camp 2020!

Still wondering about something Art Camp related? You can also email Inga Marie Carmel at [email protected]. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.