The Long Weekend is a workshop oriented convening of creative professionals hosted in the rural Cuyama Valley at the Blue Sky Center. This two day gathering features unique hands-on workshops and peer-to-peer skills exchange ranging from welding, woodworking, arts and culinary arts. This intimate convening will feature opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals working across various disciplines in different communities across the country. Dinner chats will feature discussions led by our honararia guests followed by short films and performances. 





Jack received his master of architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor of architecture degree from Auburn University. His senior thesis, The Newbern Baseball Club, represented the Rural Studio at the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York. Jack’s work at the Rural Studio has been exhibited worldwide and is featured in the books, “Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency” and “Proceed and Be Bold: The Rural Studio After Mockbee” — both published by the Princeton Architectural Press.



As part of the Long Weekend participants will enroll in workshops in welding, woodworking, and culinary arts. Workshops will be led by honoraria guests and will have limited capacity. Attendees who register will be assigned to workshops as space is available with first and second choice. 

Friday, June 15 will begin with Shibori indigo dying and screen printing activities at 2:00 PM followed by happy hour where participants will be introduced to workshop leaders. The day will end with a community dinner and entertainment.

Saturday, June 16 will begin with coffee and breakfast followed by group yoga or Feldenkrais movement training. Workshop groups will break out for a session followed by lunch. After lunch groups will finish their projects which will lead into a farm to table dinner, entertainment, and fire-side chats. 




Honoraria guest Jack Sanders will lead a group exploring metal work and welding techniques through project based learning.