Pre-Event Retreats

Get MORE in the days before the Expo!


Immerse yourself in a one or two day workshop just before the Expo opens. This curated collection of subject matter from some of our top teachers offers a chance for you to to create something larger or more detailed, experience a deeper or broader learning experience and leave feeling even more satisfied than ever. 


Choose your workshop and find yourself sharing freely in the guidance, shared artistry, technical advice and inspiration these expert teachers bring to the classroom. 


PLUS...your MDB registration automatically qualifies you for a Value Package, which includes discounted pricing on your MDB class sessions AND any additional Expo class sessions, 3 free General Admission tickets and a free shopping bag!

Classrooms open at 8:30, instruction begins at 9:00, and your fees include a re-energizing lunch to carry you through until 5:00.


Fredericksburg, VA | September 27 & 28 | Register Now

Cincinnati, OH | October 12 | Register Now

Novi, MI | November 8 & 9

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