Due to the popularity of April Retreat, we are now offering November 2015!

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Hosted by Cypress Inn and Vagabond's House

- Residential Artists' Retreat -
November 1st - November 6th, 2015
Sunday through Friday

"Exploring Painting and Drawing"
Discover the infinite possibilities of creating with the finest pigments, pencils, panels, papers


The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, described as one of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the world, has provided inspiration to artists, photographers, writers and composers from across the globe with it's indescribable light and beauty, gorgeous white-sand beaches, dazzling vistas of the Pacific ocean and European charm.

Two world-acclaimed inns, The Cypress Inn and The Vagabond's House will host An Artists' Retreat with Anna Rhodes for this unforgettable adventure! Classes will be taught at the renowned Sunset Center in a large sun-filled studio equipped with individual easels and an array of the finest artists' materials. The combination of this stunning setting, uniquely charming world-class accommodations, highly personalized service, delicious dining, and a dedicated instructor with an in-depth exploration of art are the ingredients for this unsurpassed experience at one of Condé Nast Magazine's top-ten rated destinations.

In these six day concentrated art courses, designed to encourage instinctive confident creativity, you will have the opportunity to experience drawing, painting, composing, layering and manipulating the finest array of paints, pigments, pencils, and papers in unique and exciting ways.

The emphasis on personalized instruction, the freedom to follow your individual artistic path and the building of knowledge and skill within a creative community, is the foundation of this retreat. Daily demonstrations, individual and group dialogue, videos and inspiring resources are a part of each day.

A detailed list of artist supplies needed for the course will be sent upon your registration. These materials have been chosen for their quality and flexibility and with the intention that you will enjoy using them long after the course.

Both inns provide the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts for today's discerning artists and travelers. The Cypress Inn, described as a "bit of paradise," is co-owned by Doris Day and offers a rich history with Mediterranean grace and warm hospitality. The Vagabond's House, a charming brick and half timbered English Tudor Inn, always feels like home with its magical courtyard, fireside reception and the dedicated service of an attentive staff. Both are located in the midst of Carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries, just blocks from the famous Carmel Beach.

Fees for An Artists' Retreat include:
Six Day Artists' Course
Individual and class instruction,
Artists' materials: a wide array is included and a supply list will be sent upon registration.
Spacious studio, including easles
Portfolio of course information
Films of artist's lives and lending library of art books

An Artists' Retreat begins with welcome reception Sunday evening and includes a celebration dinner, Thursday evening and concludes on Friday at 4:30pm. (Receptions hosted by The Cypress Inn)

Tuition for An Artists' Course:

Exploring Painting and Drawing
Discover the infinite possibilities of creating with the finest pigments, pencils, panels, papers

November 1st - November 6th, 2015
Tuition fee: $1450 with $85 studio supply fee
$450 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
Balance is due before October 1st, 2015.

*Cancellation and trip insurance may be obtained at www.accessamerica.com
An Artists' Retreat Package:
contact Anna Rhodes.

Accommodations Package includes:
- Guest Room
- Daily breakfast at inn
- Daily lunch buffet in studio
- Daily beverage service in studio
- Welcome reception Sunday evening
- Celebration dinner Thursday evening
- Tax and gratuities

Cypress Inn
$2037.50 Single Occupancy
$1,193.75 Per Person Double Occupancy
(Triple occupancy not available at Cypress Inn)

Vagabond's House
$2037.50 Single Occupancy
$1,193.75 Per Person Double Occupancy
$912.50 Per Person Triple Occupancy

For reservations, please contact:
Cypress Inn
Vagabond's House


* Early registration recommended

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

May 15th - 18th, 2015
Friday through Monday
"First Impressions: Drawing into Painting"
capturing essence, luminosity, mystery through gouache, graphite, mixtures of mediums on prepared panels and paper


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Barnes Foundation

An Artists' Retreat and PAFA join together to create an extraordinary experience!

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the birthplace of American Art, and the nation's first museum and school of art, has invited Anna Rhodes and An Artists' Retreat to offer a four day in-depth concentrated art course. Past students and teachers of the Academy include, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer, and Odd Nerdrum.
"I feel honored to be returning to Philadelphia and PAFA, where my love of painting began as a young art student."

PAFA is situated in the heart of one of the most culturally and creatively stimulating cities in the country, at the intersection of Avenue of the Arts and the famous Museum Mile and has provided inspiration to artists, writers and composers from across the globe. Surrounding PAFA are many treasures of the city, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences ,Franklin Institute and the new, breath-taking, Barnes Foundation.

An Artists' Retreat at PAFA includes:
Four day Artists' Course: 9AM - 5PM
Spacious sun-lit studio, including easels
Artists' materials: a wide array is included:
(required supply list will be sent upon registration)
Portfolio of course information
Films of artists' lives
Library of art books and magazines
*Catered buffet lunch delivered daily to the studio (excluding Sunday)

Tuition: USD $850.00 and an $85 studio supply fee
*Three catered buffet lunches are included in tuition.
*Celebration dinner at Water Works Restaurant (optional)

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'An Artists' Retreat' is a five star experience!
I recommend this to every person and artist of all levels.
I created work I never realized was possible.
Everything was delicious and magnificent with a capital "M".

H. James, Landscape Architect


An Art Course For Creative Exploration

An Artists' Retreat™ with Anna Rhodes
'for the inquisitive beginner, the advanced professional
and anyone wishing to expand creative potential'

Art is not only created through desire, necessity, presence and passion but through acquiring knowledge of materials, techniques, patience and practice.

This is an in-depth concentrated art course designed to encourage instinctive, confident creativity through developing skill and imagination within a creative community. Students experience the unfolding of their unique style and palette and will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of a wide array of the finest pigments, pencils, papers and brushes. Through drawing and composing, painting and layering mixtures of mediums, personalized instruction and group discussion, we will use both experimental and traditional techniques to guide our travels through realism, impressionism and into the realm of magic.

Photographers, chefs, pilots, painters, physicians, homemakers, trapeze artists, architects, executives, teachers and deep-sea divers have found that attending this retreat has infused a new way of seeing into their personal and professional lives.

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