Try your hand with 3 unique artists offering 3 different genres. Each participant will spend a full day of learning and painting with each of the 3 artist instructors
Watercolor Painting instructor James Kerr– Originally from Toronto, Kerr moved to the Niagara Region over 30 years ago. Jim’s parents encouraged him in his artistic endeavours and gave him his first paint set when he was 11. Jim was first a commercial artist. He is skilled in pencil, pen and ink, and acrylic, but he is most passionate about watercolor. He loves teaching and shares his expertise in these media.
Acrylic instructor Patricia Haftar– began her career by studying Commercial Art in high school & attending the Hawkley Valley School of Fine Arts. Patricia works in acrylic and mixed media. She considers herself a colorist impressionist. The key theme in Pat’s acrylic work is to capture the beauty of the country we live in.
Pastel instructor Robbin Pulver-Andrews– of Hamilton Ontario, began painting in 2008 after an early retirement. A self taught artist, her paintings are full of vibrant colors and inspired by everyday objects that intrigue her.
This retreat is open to 12 participants. You will be placed into a group of 4 which will spend a full day learning and painting with each instructor.
Wee Point Resort
1819 Bidwell Rd,
Manitowaning, Ontario P0P 1N0
Arrival day- Saturday Sept. 11- introductions and welcome meeting
Sunday- First day of plein air learning begins at 9:30 am. Break at 12:00 for 1 hour lunch, resume at 1:00 pm until 4:00pm. 4:00-4:45 gather as a group to share and enjoy each others work from the day. 4:45 on is free time. Group 1- Acrylic, Group 2- Watercolor, Group 3- Pastel.
Monday-Free time to explore Manitoulin Island, A good time to grab a sketch pad and or camera to capture some future reference ideas for more painting. Group 1 will have the opportunity to spend a few hours on a boat tour of Lake Manitou.
Tuesday- Second day of plein air learning begins at 9:30 am. Break at 12:00 for 1 hour lunch, resume at 1:00 pm until 4:00pm4:00-4:45 gather as a group to share and enjoy each others work from the day. 4:45 on is free time. Group 2- Acrylic, Group 3- Watercolor, Group 1- Pastel.
Wednesday- Free time to explore Manitoulin Island, A good time to grab a sketch pad and or camera to capture some future reference ideas for more painting. Group 2 will have the opportunity to spend a few hours on a boat tour of Lake Manitou.
Thursday- Third day of plein air learning begins at 9:30 am. Break at 12:00 for 1 hour lunch, resume at 1:00 pm until 4:00pm. 4:00-4:45 gather as a group to share and enjoy each others work from the day. 4:45 on is free time. Group 3- Acrylic, Group 1- Watercolor, Group 2 Pastel.
Friday- In the morning enjoy Free time to explore Manitoulin Island, A good time to grab a sketch pad and or camera to capture some future reference ideas for more painting. Group 3 will have the opportunity to spend a few hours on a boat tour of Lake Manitou. Gather for a group Pot Luck dinner and share our experiences from the past week. Finish off with a group campfire.
Saturday- check out day
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday a simple lunch will be provided for all participants. If you have any allergies or food issues we would ask you to please prepare your own lunch. Lunch will consist of assorted sandwiches, salads, cheese, pickle and veggie tray. Water, tea and coffee will be available each day of instruction.
Tuesday evening we will plan an optional group dinner outing at a local restaurant. Each participant will be responsible for buying their own dinner.
All of the cottages have fully equipt kitchens and participants will be responsible for their own meals not covered in the schedule.
The resort offers canoes, paddleboat and kayaks which will be available to participants at no additional cost. We also offer 2 aluminum motor boats for rent per hour or per day. Gas extra. Lifejackets provided.
Every participant will be sharing a cottage with other participants. If you are coming to the retreat with a friend/s we will work to have you in the same cottage. if you have more friends that wish to be in the same cottage all of the cottages below have more sleeping availability than listed, in the sitting room. You are welcome to bring family members who will not be participating in the classes but as space is limited your cost will be determined by how may spots are taken in the cottage chosen.
We have the following accommodations available.
|Cottage name||Sleeping accommodations||Cost per participant|
|Deer Lookout||3 participants||$650.00 each|
|Otter bay||2 participants||$650.00 each|
|Island view||2 participants||$650.00 each|
|Sunny side||3-4 participants||$650.00 each|
|Beachside||2 participants||$650.00 each|
We are aware that the Covid situation could impact how we plan to hold this retreat. If it does we will be limiting each cottage to 1 participant if they do not have a person coming with them who is their “bubble”. We are anticipating that by September most of us should be vaccinated which should allow us to continue with our accommodation plans. We will follow any and all protocols the government of Canada sets forth for hospitality and group settings. Every effort will be made to ensure that anyone attending is kept safe. If you have any preferences or concerns about who you may be housed with please let us know during the booking process.
Bedroom choice will be decided via cottage lottery as some bedrooms and beds are bigger than others.
Full Materials list will be provided to participants upon registration completion. Some materials will be available for purchase at the retreat.
We are asking for a $100.00 deposit per participant at the time of registration. The remainder of the fee is payable by August 28, 2021. Refunds granted for deposit and / or full registration due to Covid cancellation or if we can fill your vacancy.
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Wee Point Resort & Cottages
New website- www.weepointresort.com (please don’t try to register on the site as the site is still being updated)
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