FEATURED RETREATS

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Hosted by Cypress Inn and Vagabond's House


- Residential Artists' Retreat -
March 18th ~ March 23rd 2018
Sunday through Friday

'First Impressions: Exploring Drawing into Painting'

capturing essence, luminosity, mystery through gouache (unique creamy, water-soluble opaque paint used by the Impressionists in layering values, dimension and drama), graphite, mixtures of mediums on prepared panels and paper

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The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, described as one of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the world, has provided inspiration to artists, photographers, writers and composers from across the globe with it's indescribable light and beauty, gorgeous white-sand beaches, dazzling vistas of the Pacific ocean and European charm.

Two world-acclaimed inns, The Cypress Inn and The Vagabond's House will host An Artists' Retreat with Anna Rhodes for this unforgettable adventure! Classes will be taught at the renowned Sunset Center in a large sun-filled studio equipped with individual easels and an array of the finest artists' materials. The combination of this stunning setting, uniquely charming world-class accommodations, highly personalized service, delicious dining, and a dedicated instructor with an in-depth exploration of art are the ingredients for this unsurpassed experience at one of Condé Nast Magazine's top-ten rated destinations.

In these six day concentrated art courses, designed to encourage instinctive confident creativity, you will have the opportunity to experience drawing, painting, composing, layering and manipulating the finest array of paints, pigments, pencils, and papers in unique and exciting ways.

The emphasis on personalized instruction, the freedom to follow your individual artistic path and the building of knowledge and skill within a creative community, is the foundation of this retreat. Daily demonstrations, individual and group dialogue, videos and inspiring resources are a part of each day.

A detailed list of artist supplies needed for the course will be sent upon your registration. These materials have been chosen for their quality and flexibility and with the intention that you will enjoy using them long after the course.

Both inns provide the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts for today's discerning artists and travelers. The Cypress Inn, described as a "bit of paradise," is co-owned by Doris Day and offers a rich history with Mediterranean grace and warm hospitality. The Vagabond's House, a charming brick and half timbered English Tudor Inn, always feels like home with its magical courtyard, fireside reception and the dedicated service of an attentive staff. Both are located in the midst of Carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries, just blocks from the famous Carmel Beach.

Fees for An Artists' Retreat include:
Six Day Artists' Course
Individual and class instruction,
Artists' materials: a wide array is included and a supply list will be sent upon registration.
Spacious studio, including easles
Portfolio of course information
Films of artist's lives and lending library of art books

An Artists' Retreat begins with welcome reception Sunday evening and includes a celebration dinner, Thursday evening and concludes on Friday at 4:30pm. (Receptions hosted by Cypress Inn and Vagabonds House)

Tuition for An Artists' Course:
'First Impressions: Exploring Drawing into Painting'
capturing essence, luminosity, mystery through gouache (unique creamy, water-soluble opaque paint used by the Impressionists in layering values, dimension and drama), graphite, mixtures of mediums on prepared panels and paper

March 18th ~ March 23rd 2018

Tuition fee: $1685 with $175 studio supply fee
$500 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
Balance is due before February 1st 2018.

*Cancellation and trip insurance may be obtained at www.accessamerica.com
An Artists' Retreat Package:
contact Anna Rhodes.

Accommodations Package includes:
- Guest Room
- Daily breakfast at inn
- Daily lunch buffet in studio
- Daily beverage service in studio
- Welcome reception Sunday evening
- Celebration dinner Thursday evening
- Tax and gratuities

Cypress Inn
$2,514 Single Occupancy
$1,457 Per Person Double Occupancy
*Contact inn for deposit and cancellation policies.

Vagabond's House
$2,514 Single Occupancy
$1,457 Per Person Double Occupancy
*Contact inn for deposit and cancellation policies.


For reservations, please contact:
Cypress Inn
or
Vagabond's House

800-443-7443
800-262-1262

* Early registration recommended

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RETREAT March 18-23, 2018
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"I would emphatically recommend An Artists' Retreat with Anna Rhodes to anyone at any level of experience. The techniques and approaches to art that Anna uses are invaluable to the creative insight that artists require....." More

"I would emphatically recommend An Artists' Retreat with Anna Rhodes to anyone at any level of experience. The techniques and approaches to art that Anna uses are invaluable to the creative insight that artists require. An important feature of Anna's instruction is learning new ways to handle wonderful art materials. Anna's teaching technique can be described as empathetic. She takes the time to initially set up a lesson with supplemental intellectual materials that remind the artist of the wellspring of creativity, creating a “soundboard” for their own experience. She then guides the student through basic warm-ups and fundamentals that are essential to the layperson as well as the experienced artist. From that point, the work is generally bore from a formatted task which requires the student to work within a boundary, but extrapolate their own intuition. The student is taught instinctive approaches while being gently guided. Anna will demonstrate a technique or usage of a medium that is both introductory, but novel and insightful. An ample amount of high-quality and non-toxic supplies are made available for students to experiment with. Anna will make the student feel comfortable with the medium and trust his or her own creative impulse. The environment offered at Cavallo Point reinforces and nurtures the creativity that is essential for the experience. The hotel offers a wide variety of relaxation techniques and activities that create an overall peace of mind, that can foster the ideas that are presented in the art course. Everything from the hotel amenities to the meals that are served makes the attendee feel as if they are removed from their everyday experience. Anna's art course, coupled with the Cavallo Point environment, will create an active an insightful experience that will genuinely reinforce the technical skill and intellectual mastery of the student's art. I was carefully critical of my participation and was certainly won over-far past my expectations. It was one of the best experiences in art instruction I have had. " Hide

— Jonathan Baker, Artist, California

RETREAT SCHEDULE 2018

For the inquisitive beginner, the advanced professional,
anyone wishing to expand creative potential.

FEATURED RETREATS

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
A Residential Artists' Retreat Description
Two world-acclaimed inns, The Cypress Inn and The Vagabond's House will host An Artists' Retreat with Anna Rhodes for this unforgettable adventure! Classes will be taught at the renowned Sunset Center in a large sun-filled studio equipped with individual easels and an array of the finest artists' materials. More

'First Impressions: Exploring Drawing into Painting'
capturing essence, luminosity, mystery through gouache (unique creamy, water-soluble opaque paint used by the Impressionists in layering values, dimension and drama), graphite, mixtures of mediums on prepared panels and paper


Sunday through Friday:
March 18th ~ March 23rd 2018 - Download Details & Registration Form

The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, described as one of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the world, has provided inspiration to artists, photographers, writers and composers from across the globe with it's indescribable light and beauty, gorgeous white-sand beaches, dazzling vistas of the Pacific ocean and European charm. More


NEWEST OFFERING: Host a custom designed retreat


Over the years requests has been made for custom retreats and now they are being offered so that people can bring their own group together, choose their own location, own caterers or self-cater, make them residential if they wish and anywhere from a week-end to a week or two in any city, any country. These retreats will be custom-designed according to the art medium desired, the choice of subject matter i.e. painting and drawing with oils, gouache and mixed-mediums, creating the portrait, a series that tells a story, a visionary landscape, an artists' book.
Anna Rhodes and her assistants will fly to your destination to conduct An Artists' Retreat.

SELECT RETREAT LOCATIONS


Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Carmel, California: Cypress Inn and Vagabond's House

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Villa Flora Montague

Vancouver Island, British Columbia: Sooke Harbour House The Hawthorn Farm

Cowichan Bay, British Columbia: The Hawthorn Farm

Sausalito, California: Cavallo Point Lodge at the Golden Gate

Woodway, Washington: The Morris Graves Estate

Seattle, Washington: Anna Rhodes' House/Studio



*Upon registration you will receive a suggested reading list and a detailed list of additional art supplies needed. Easels will be provided for each participant