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The Painting Experience With Annie Rousseau

Friday, March 15, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

Join Annie Rousseau for a weekend painting retreat at the beautiful Ocean Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just south of Campbell River, the stillness of this pristine setting provides the opportunity to break from the pace and pressure of busy lives.

Our focus this weekend will be on creative process, with an emphasis on the journey rather than on the finished work of art. In a studio environment free of judgement and critique, we’ll invite you to paint without a plan and trust your spontaneous nature. The results are unexpected and intriguing — very often a wild vein of passion is awakened within you that will not go back to sleep long after the workshop has ended.

Tuition: $450 USD for US residents l  $350 USD for Canadian residents (see Discounts section below). Your tuition includes all art materials, five facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, video presentations about creativity and the practice of art as process. Tuition does not include accommodations and meals. See below for options and costs.

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Make reservations for your meals and accommodations directly with Ocean Resort:

by email: (enter Painting Experience in the subject line of your email)

by phone: 877-561-3425 (or 250-923-4281 locally)

All prices below are shown in and will be paid to Ocean Resort in Canadian dollars. PLEASE NOTE that this is different from the tuition cost shown above, which is in USD and is paid in USD.


Street View: $85.00 CDN per night, per person, plus 13% tax

Ocean View: $95.00 CDN per night, per person, plus 13% tax

Meal Options

Breakfast (available Saturday & Sunday): $12 CDN per breakfast, plus 5% GST

Lunch (available Saturday & Sunday): $20 CDN per lunch, plus 5% GST

Dinner (available Friday & Saturday): $28 CDN per dinner, plus 5% GST

For more information please visit The Painting Experience