What a Life! Life Drawing and Painting Workshop, that is!

Imagine giving yourself the gift of a creative weekend at a beautiful home on Okanagan lakefront…a time away to paint, learn, share, and relax. Good company with like minded artists, comfort food, a crackling fire, a warm therapeutic Jacuzzi…a time to create, reflect and rejuvenate.

This Life Drawing and Painting Workshop with artist Kindrie Grove is limited to 10 students in total. The “Full Immersion” option (with sleeping accommodations) is limited to 6 people with some sharing.

Robinson Place is a beachfront home for you to enjoy. Owned and operated by Renee, great granddaughter of the founder of Naramata, this beautiful home sits on the land that once was part of the Naramata Heritage Inn built by Mr. Robinson. This lovingly restored home is filled with beautiful art and antiques, many from the original Inn.

You are welcome to use the open kitchen, the beachfront Jacuzzi and property at all times. This is your home for the weekend to enjoy, your home for relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation.

Workshop only (without accommodations):  $285.00 plus HST. Includes all instructional workshop hours which includes two live female models, Friday evening Tapas welcome and dinner, Saturday evening Tapas and Pot luck dinner, coffee and tea beverages for the weekend, access to the Jacuzzi and property facilities, Saturday and Sunday morning yoga and meditation.

Full Immersion (workshop with accommodation) : $285.00 plus HST plus accomodation costs (variable). Includes workshop and amenities as above PLUS two nights’ accommodation and two breakfasts. Visit www.robinsonplace.ca  to choose from several gorgeous suites and rooms. (Please note, workshop does not include alcoholic beverages, please bring your own cocktails or wine for dinners.)

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, November 25th: Full Immersion participants (with accommodations) will be able to check in any time after 2:00 pm on Friday.  Workshop Only participants are invited to arrive at 4:00 pm on Friday.  Everyone please arrive with your supplies for the weekend. 

5 PM – We begin the workshop weekend with a glass of sherry, tapas, soft music, and a crackling fire. Introductions and a description of the weekend to follow.  

6 PM – Dinner for all participants provided by Renee and Robinson Place.

7 PM- 8 PM – Kindrie will instruct in the art of quick gesture drawings.

Saturday, November 26th:  

8:30 AM – Continental breakfast for the Full Immersion participants.

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – Informal yoga stretch and meditation in the living room for all participants.

10 AM to 12 Noon – Morning drawing session consisting of guided figure drawing with model.

12 Noon to 1:30 PM – Lunch break – Self provided or local cafe, pub, or restaurant dining.  

1:30 PM- 4 PM – Afternoon Painting Session. Kindrie will give a demo and there will be two half hour poses for your painting.

4 PM – 5 PM – Group Sharing and Critique

5 PM – 7 PM – Refreshments, Tapas and Pot Luck Dinner for all participants.  After dinner relaxation options provided.  

Sunday November 27th:

Same as Saturday’s Schedule with the same final group sharing and critique from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

5:00 pm- 6:00 pm.  Wind up and check-out for all participants 

Registration: For workshop registration and accommodation reservations please contact 

Renee Matheson 
Robinson Place Bed and Beach
Home (250) 496-4265 
Cell (250) 488-4999
Email: info@robinsonplace.ca

A 50% deposit is required upon reservation for confirmation. For more information on the workshop please contact Kindrie Grove at (250) 490-1625.  Ask for the list of suggested artistic supplies when booking.  

 The Oliver Community Arts Council welcomes Renee Matheson and Robinson Place Bed and Beach as a new 2012 Business Member! Check out her website at right for more information, and watch for more art workshops in the coming year.