Event on 2015-04-19 19:00:00
Join the Painted Ladies for a vibrant and colorful tulip painting retreat in Mount Vernon, WA.
April marks the height of tulip season in the Pacific Northwest and the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. With numerous growers and gardens bursting with intense hues, what better way to celebrate these gorgeous blooms than to capture them in paint!
Painted Ladies retreats focus on meaningfully engaging each artist, passionately promoting & encouraging artistic growth, and sharing this passion with artists & art appreciators around the world.
Event Registration: 5
Includes great demonstrations covering:
• Supplies – how to make your own painting panels
• Best practices for plein air – maximizing your time in the field
• Color Mixing
• Discussion on online marketing
• and of course PAINTING!
Access to special discounted pricing at our hotel, Skagit Valley Inn
We will also have daily critiques and great opportunities to commune with each other throughout the event.
Optional ADD ON WORKSHOPS:
(Limited to 6 students each)
• SOLD OUT – Painting With Passion with Talya Johnson
• SOLD OUT – Making Sense of The Landscape with Karen Whitworth
• Painting Tulips using Alcohol Inks with Karen Mattson
About Our Accommodations
Retreat home-base is Skagit Valley Inn in Mount Vernon, WA. Your reservation includes a complementary hot breakfast every morning. It also includes staples like yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, and cereal all yours for the taking. Rooms include refrigerators and free wifi, two important things to the Painted Ladies. All retreat attendees receive access to an exclusive discounted rate of /night at the hotel. Call the hotel directly to reserve your room. Further information and instructions will accompany your event registration confirmation email. Accommodations in Mount Vernon sell-out quick during the tulip festival so be sure to register and book today!
We hope you will join us!
Are accommodations included in the registration price?
No. Accommodations have been reserved for our group at an exclusive discounted rate. Artists are encouraged to book their room at the Skagit Valley Inn as soon as they have registered for the painting retreat. Hotels sell out quickly here in April. We don't want anyone to be left out!
Can I attend the Painting Retreat without staying at the Skagit Valley Inn?
Can I bring my friend/relative?
You bet! Although, if they would like to participate in all the wonderful art activities with you, we encourage you to register them for the retreat as well. If they would rather just enjoy the tulips and leave the art thing to you, no additional registration is required.
I am flying in, what airport should I fly in to?
Seattle (or SEA)
If I fly in, do I need a rental car?
That would be a good idea. If you would like to share a car with another artist we have a facebook group where you can coordinate a carpool.
I would like to share a room to save on my hotel expenses. Can I do that?
Is there an Art Supply Store nearby?
Yes! And tell them we sent you.
Dakota Art Stores
17873 SR 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
I would like to register for the Add On Workshops. Can I take more than one workshop?
Absolutely! You can take one or all of them. It's totally up to you!
at Best Western Plus Cotton Tree Inn
2300 Market Street
Mount Vernon, United States