The Artful Junk Assemblage Retreat

Richwood on the River-May 9-12

The Place

When you step onto this magical 117 acre property, you will be swept away by its tranquility and beauty. Richwood on the River is a full service Bed & Breakfast with charming Mansion and Carriage House Suites and cozy cabins. There is also a swimming pool, a hot tub and other amenities that will help you to relax and recharge. You will create memories here that last a lifetime!!

The Classes

I started making “Artful Junk Birds” as a response to a challenge hosted by the NBC show “Making It” during Covid. I then, created an on-line course featuring these birds.

During this retreat we will be creating these birds, flowers and houses made from upcycled materials. Collect your vintage finds and collected bits and transform them into one of a kind art assemblage pieces.

The Teacher

When asked to define her artistic style, Lori Siebert says that she likes to be a bit of a chameleon. Constantly experimenting with different styles and mediums feeds her insatiable curiosity. She has a very whimsical design sense and loves to play with color to give each collection that and  she designs its own unique personality. She started taking private art lessons at the young age of 7 and continued to study art throughout high school. This lead to a degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati. She opened her own design firm just 3 years out of college in 1987. Her firm, Olika Studios, has developed branding and design programs for influential clients such as Target, Bath & Body Works, Nickelodeon and Universal Studios.

Lori began the art licensing arm of her business 15 years ago and now works with several top manufactures in the gift and home decor industry. Her client list includes Demdaco, Creative Co-op, Studio M, Lang and many more. Her licensed products have been sold through many key retailers and small gift shops throughout the United States and Canada. She has been featured in “Where Women Create” and “Where Women Create Business.” She is also the co-founder of ArtBizJam and ArtBizJam Abundance, which provide helpful business tips and networking opportunities for women artists. And, she hosts and teaches at several creative retreats each year including her first European retreat in southern France in 2019. She is currently creating a fun new series of on-line courses with her daughter, Kenzie called “Creatively Curious Club.”

She creates everyday, dividing her time between her home studio in Kentucky…sewing, sculpting, drawing, painting and the Olika Studio office… meeting with clients and developing concepts with her very talented design team. Her husband, Steve, is her business partner and she has two children… Kenzie (who is a designer and works closely with her mom at Olika) and Tanner (who is a mechanical engineer.) She also has two grandchildren who light up her life!!!

The Experience

Don’t miss this all-inclusive creative experience in a charmingly gorgeous setting. It is a small, intimate gathering. You will be pampered with delicious meals, inspired to create whimsical pieces and rejuvenated by being surrounded by kindred spirits. We will take meals in a lovely historic mansion house and create in a sun filled, spacious carriage house. And…we will visit the quaint neighboring town of Madison, Indiana for a fun little field trip.


The Artful Junk Assemblage Retreat

Don’t miss this all-inclusive creative experience in a charmingly gorgeous setting.


Overall Fee is $1,695.00

What is included:

  • 3 ½ day all-inclusive creative retreat with Lori Siebert
  • 3 nights of accommodations at a charming Bed & Breakfast nestled in a restful countryside.
  • Delicious meals & snacks including…3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners. (all dietary restrictions taken into consideration)
  • Beer and wine for Opening Night get together.
  • All “Artful Junk Assemblage” instruction and some provided supplies. (full supply list will be sent upon registration)
  • Little surprises and gifts.
  • Priceless time with other creative spirits!

What is NOT included:

  • Airfare and transportation
  • Alcohol
  • Travel Insurance
  • Some of the necessary supplies


A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve a room. After we receive your deposit, we will send an email confirmation with further details.

Payment Options:

You can reserve your place with a 50% non-refundable deposit due with your registration. The remaining balance will be due in full by April 8, 2022.

All payments must be paid online via PayPal.

Cancellation and COVID Policies Regarding Refunds

  • Your 50% deposit is non-refundable
  • The Organizers cannot be held liable for situations beyond our control, including but not limited to acts of war, acts of God, threats or acts of terrorism, civil unrest or unforeseen personal circumstances. In the case of cancellation by the organizers under such circumstances other than a government-enforced national lockdown at the time of the retreat, every effort will be made to reschedule the event and you will be offered the choice to transfer to the rescheduled retreat dates or a full refund of your fees paid. No compensation is payable for any individual travel arrangements you have made. You are responsible to take out appropriate travel insurance to cover this eventuality, should you so desire.
  • In the case of a national lockdown coinciding with the dates of the retreat, you will be offered the choice to transfer to the rescheduled retreat or a full refund of your fees paid.
  • Please note that, due to the terms of our contract with the venue, we are unable to offer refunds if you test positive for COVID or the enforcement of other travel restrictions which prevent you from attending. Please be sure to you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover this eventuality.


Rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 


  • Riverview Mansion Room (SOLD)
  • Richwood Mansion Suite (SOLD)
  • Plantation Mansion Suite (SOLD)
  • McKinley Mansion Room (SOLD)
  • Rosemary Mansion Room (SOLD)


  • Summer Cottage (SOLD)
  • Bunkhouse Cabin One (SOLD)
  • Bunkhouse Cabin Two (SOLD)
  • Bunkhouse Cabin Three
  • Mountainview Cabin One (SOLD)
  • Mountainview Cabin Two (SOLD)


  • Carriage House Apartment Two (SOLD)
Terms and Conditions The Artful Junk Assemblage Retreat

Terms and Conditions Agreement 
By registering for the Artful Junk Assemblage Retreat May 9-12, 2022, you confirm you have read, understand and accept the following Terms and Conditions:


  • This retreat is organized by Lori Siebert & Company and hosted by Lori Siebert
  • Attendance at this retreat and involvement in any and all retreat activities are at your own risk. It is your responsibility to arrange travel insurance if required.
  • Transportation to and from the venue is not included.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered for but it is your responsibility to advise us of any such requirements no later than 28 days before the event.
  • No pets or children are allowed on site.
  • Non-participating guests are permitted on site with prior notification.
  • Any valuables brought onto the site are your responsibility.
  • Alcohol may be brought onto the site, but you are liable for any behavior resulting in any kind of accident.


  • Your place is only reserved on payment of a 50% deposit as advertised. This deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • Bookings are on a first come first served basis and the Organizers will not shuffle room allocations after reservations have been made.
  • Registration is non-transferable and resale of places is not permitted.
  • Room sharing is only permitted in the cabins (max two occupants).

Use Of Lori Siebert Intellectual Property

The retreat’s teaching material contains intellectual property owned by Lori Siebert, including copyrights, proprietary information, trademarks, and other intellectual property. Lori Siebert reserves all rights in this intellectual property. While you may blog about, or otherwise share via social media, your general experience regarding the retreat, you may not publish, redistribute, copy, synopsize, or otherwise convey to others any content from the retreat for any purpose whatsoever. All teaching material is exclusively the property of Lori Siebert and is strictly protected by intellectual property/copyright law.

Liability waiver
You acknowledge that participation in the retreat carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries or property loss. You agree to waive, release, and discharge Lori Siebert from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind.


  • In the case of emergency, natural disaster or cancellation by the venue for any reason, the Organizers reserve the right to change the venue without notice at any time.
  • The Organizers reserve the right to change the schedule and teaching staff without notice at any time.
Venue Covid Safety & Security Measures

The venue complies with all government advisory actions related to COVID including regular cleaning and ventilation, and provision of hand sanitizer. We have taken the decision to only allow individual occupancy for ALL rooms except for the cabins because the beds are sectioned off and the spaces are large, so a maximum of two occupants will be permitted there.

We ask that all attendees be mindful of the health and wellbeing of all who are attending this retreat. Prior to arriving, attendees will be asked to test to confirm their negative COVID status.

The Artful Junk Assemblage Retreat

Don’t miss this all-inclusive creative experience in a charmingly gorgeous setting.


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