Melbourne Art Retreats
Tuition takes place in the outdoors as well as in the classroom and there are several opportunities to paint each day.
Participants enjoy several days of solid tuition, delicious home cooked meals and comfortable accomodation all in a nurturing, relaxed, friendly environment. A feature of the experience is always the camaraderie of the group.
Retreat Dates for 2022
Winter Retreat 26th – 31st July 2022
Tuesday 26th (evening meal) to Sunday 31st July (brunch)
Summer Retreat 6 -11 December 2022
Tuesday 6th (evening meal) to Sunday 11th December (brunch)
$895 pp all included
$585 partners (no tuition)
Weekend rate (any two days/nights during the retreat dates)
$385 pp all included
$260 partners (no tuition)
Places are limited so I advise you to book and pay early. Payment secures your place.
Once you have booked your place further instructions with a more comprehensive schedule, materials list, directions, bedding ECT will be sent to you. I am very excited about the next Retreat and ‘getting away from it all’ –hope to see you there!
COVID 19 refund policy:
If the retreat is cancelled due to covid 19 a full refund will be issued less a small administration fee.
Melbourne Art Retreat Reviews
Attending the end of year retreat was the best decision I made in 2020; five full days of immersive painting, tuition and camaraderie was exactly what I needed. The accommodation was superb – especially the catering. The valley offers breathtaking views and subjects to paint such as Powers Lookout and Paradise Falls. Each year the retreat provides something fresh and exhilarating. Can’t wait for next year!
To immerse myself in painting for five days, without interruption is such a luxury. The daily tuition is fantastic, Ben is so generous with his knowledge. To watch him paint is a lesson in itself. We had so many opportunities to learn in ways that would not present itself in a classroom setting. I benefit most from jumping in and having a go, which I would not do on my own. The accomodation and environment is perfect for artists and the scenery is so inspiring. I am counting down till the next retreat!
There is nothing like escaping the city and all of the usual irritations of daily life and heading up to the beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes of the King River Valley. To be painting every day from dawn to dusk and beyond is such a rare treat for this usually housebound bod. Ben Winspear galvanizes the group of like-minded artists in such a positive way and great friendships are made that there is real regret when the week is over. The accommodation is basic but clean and the food is plentiful. What more could you want?