Capture Coastal Beauty with Gouache: Join me for an Oregon Coast Painters Retreat

May 16 - May 19

2024

04:00 pm May 16 2024- 02:00 pm May 19 2024

4 Days
3 Nights

441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498, USA

Capture Coastal Beauty with Gouache: Join me for an Oregon Coast Painters Retreat

I invite you to join me for a four day retreat and gouache painting workshop on the Oregon coast. This paintable coastline is full of drama, amazing coastal forests and sea ecosystems along its expanse. Experience the charming coastal town of Yachats. Connect with other artists who share your passion for creativity. Enjoy dedicated and peaceful time all your own, for painting. Come paint your heart out in May 2024!

WORKSHOP SIZE

6-15

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

Open for beginners to experienced artists

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Find your own voice and expression!

Lunches Friday and Saturday, and one evening meal are included!

Enjoy dedicated and peaceful time all your own for painting.

In place of reserving lodgings, we’ll have access to a lovely studio space in the Yachats Commons. 

Experience the Oregon Coast and the charming coastal town of Yachats. Connect with other artists who share your passion for creativity.

  • You’ll gain confidence for painting on location
  • I'll offer step-by-step demos for techniques using gouache. You'll learn why it's such a flexible medium with many possibilities.
  • You’ll gain control over perspective, without fear.
  • You’ll learn how gouache can help you construct interesting compositions quickly.  
  • You’ll gain confidence to move past the “muddy” point in a painting. Discover how to breathe new life into a painting that's 'not working' and resolve it. No painting left behind!
  • Find subjects both vast and small available to us on the beautiful Oregon coast. There are many easy-access opportunies with wonderful beaches and views.  

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About Yachats

Yachats is home to artist galleries, great dining, gift shops and hiking trails. It also provides easy walking and driving access to many awe-inspiring and paintable views. There are more trails at gorgeous Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, the highest point of the Oregon Coast.  

See the Accomodation section for suggested lodgings within a short distance of Yachats.


PLEASE NOTE

When you register for this workshop, I'll send an artist-workshop agreement to the email address under which you are registered. 

Travel insurance is not required for this trip. If you're flying into the area, we always recommend travel insurance.


COVID Protocols

We uphold all current CDC guidelines.  

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Guest Cost

$600.00

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Grand Total

$600.00

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Local Transportation Included in Price?    Yes

We can rideshare for any excursions, though there is much available within easy walking distance of town and the Yachats Commons, where we'll meet for indoor sessions.  And of course, you're welcome to take your own vehicle. Public parking is readily available on the coast.

The charming town of Yachats (say YAH-hots) is named after the Yachats River, and sits at the base of the Oregon Coast Range along the Pacific. It's home to artist galleries and gift shops and hiking trails at gorgeous Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, the highest point of the Oregon Coast. 

WHAT TO BRING

Weather can vary hugely, so be prepared for sun, wind, and rain in May.  

Comfortable safe walking shoes are a good idea.  Maybe a couple of pair.  I always take extra socks.  There are some truly spectacular beach and old-growth forest hikes withing minutes.  Come prepared so you don't miss out.

Remember your camera, phone and charger!

Bring your own travel easels, chair and gear.  We will have an optional gouache paint kit which will be available closer to the workshop, if you'd like to try your hand with gouache but don't know which colors or brushes or surfaces to buy.

Safety Reminder

Get a tide chart. Your lodgings host will likely have a printed table for you, or you can find one online. Pay attention to tide charts and warnings. Respect the mighty power of Mother Ocean.