Tours, Classes, Workshops

TOURS   We are excited to offer the following tours at this time. See Joan’s travel stories and full brochures at

Authentic Travel and Tours    Connemara Connections      Ireland, Autumn 2019

Join us for a small group trip to the region of Connemara, on the wild west coast of Ireland. The trip will include history, hikes, art and archaeology as we explore hidden places, walk with local guides, and experience an in-depth look at a spectacular place. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the inland areas are graced with the 12 Bens mountains, numerous loughs, green pastures and lively towns. There is a rich history in the region, which we will discover with local guides. Highlights will be:

The trip will take place in mid to late September 13-22nd 2019. Check at or like the Facebook page Authentic Travel and Tours for trip details.


Welcome! Joan Molloy Slack brings her art to many facets of her life. She is a fiber artist working primarily in “pictorial” felt-making, where fiber is used to “paint” 2-dimensional artwork. She is also ceramicist, working in a variety of ways with clay to create sculpture and pottery. She has been teaching for over 25 years, and offers art classes and workshops year-round. For the last 15 years she has been traveling and leading art related tours to Ireland, Scotland, France and Mexico.  Joan is also a travel writer, and enjoys writing about creative people, interesting places and positive collaborations that are changing the world.

Joan will be teaching felt making at John Campbell Folk School in November 2019- check the schedule at

Fiber Art by Joan Slack

“Night Walk” by J.M. Slack

Art Adventure Retreats

Our art adventures and retreats are designed to offer a variety of experiences to restore, refresh and explore one’s creativity. Our mission is to create an environment and experience that inspires, instructs, renews the spirit, nourishes the body, and refreshes the mind. More…

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