Breitenbush, OR 2020

  • Relaxing at a Painting Experience workshop at Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs Detroit, OR

June 28 - July 3, 2020

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Note from Breitenbush on March 22, 2020:

We have officially canceled through April 20th at this time.
As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we are determining whether or not to extend our closure to May 20th. 
Our Incident Management Team seriously doubts we will extend our closure into June. I would plan to have your event as planned. 
Rest assured though, that we will absolutely not open if it will in any way be dangerous or irresponsible for our guests, presenters, or ourselves. 

Speaking the archetypal language of image, form and color is like drinking from the source of a great wild river — exhilarating and surprising beyond imagining. This is the direct language of unrestrained celebration and risk. As this language speaks through us in the mysterious magic of the painting process, we are supported by the safety and serenity of the pristine woods and natural hot springs deep in the Oregon Cascades.

Tuition: $745 ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 26 hours of facilitated painting sessions, daily group discussion circles in a supportive community, video presentations about creativity and the practice of art as process and access to the amenities at Breitenbush Hot Springs. Between painting sessions, soak in one of Breitenbush’s natural, rock-lined meadow pools overlooking the river and forested mountain slopes.

Workshop Schedule

SUNDAY: Arrival

You may arrive and check-in at Breitenbush any time after 4:00 pm.

Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Opening Night Session: 7:30 - 9:30 pm


Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Morning Session: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Session: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Evening Session: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

FRIDAY: Departure

Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Morning Session: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Check Out by 1:00 pm

Accommodations & Meals

Breitenbush has guest cabins and areas for camping. Cabins have 2 or 3 beds (double, single or bunk) and are booked for double occupancy (unless triple occupancy is requested). If you are coming by yourself and you reserve a shared cabin, we'll assign a workshop participant of the same gender to be your roommate. A few of the cabins have bathrooms, which means a toilet and a sink only. Cabins without bathrooms have a sink are in close proximity to a communal bathhouse with toilets, showers and a bathtub (one for men, one for women). Dorm cabins have no sinks.For more information about Breitenbush facilities, view their website at:

Seniors, 65+ receive a 10% discount on food and accommodations.

The prices below are per person. Prices include 5 nights lodging and 3 meals/day beginning with Sunday dinner, ending with Friday lunch.

Personal Vehicle Site (20' or smaller) - $410

Camping: Bring Your Own Tent - $410 (Filled)

Camping: Breitenbush Platform Tent (tent and sleeping pad provided) -  $480

Single Lodge Room (shared bath) - $500 (Filled)

Shared Cabin, no plumbing (bathrooms are close by) - $640

Shared Cabin with sink and toilet - $780

Meals (included in the accommodations fee): All meals at Breitenbush are vegetarian. The kitchen prepares special diets for guests who prefer low gluten and egg/dairy-free meals.

Breitenbush Bedding

All beds come with a fitted bottom sheet. You can bring your favorite bedding or rent bed sets (upon checkout) consisting of top sheet, blanket, pillow, pillow cover and a towel. An extra blanket will be supplied upon request without charge.

Discounts & Scholarships

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you are a "continuing participant." You will receive a $50 discount.

New Painters: Register by May 1st, 2020 and receive a $50 discount.

Seniors (65 and over): Receive a 10% discount on food and accommodations.

Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here.

Work Exchange is available. Apply here.

Continuing Education Credits

26 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by California Board of Behavioral Sciences (through CAMFT: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Fee: $25.00

Read more here.

Cancellation Policy

If you paid in full, you will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel before June 1, 2020. After that date, or If you paid a deposit, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Breitenbush Hot Springs 53000 Breitenbush Road, Detroit, OR 97342

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Breitenbush Hot Springs 53000 Breitenbush Road, Detroit, OR 97342



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Nearby Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)

Car Rental at PDX

RIDE-SHARING: Breitenbush has a ride sharing web page. You'll be sent the link once you register.

Driving Directions

Breitenbush suggests that travelers avoid using Mapquest, Google Maps, GPS or other such services as they do not provide accurate directions to Breitenbush.

A map and additional directions are available here.

From the West: (Interstate 5 at Salem), take exit 253 and go east on OR-22 toward Stayton/Detroit for approximately 49 miles to Detroit, OR. (See At Detroit below.)

From the East: (Redmond, Bend, Sisters) Take OR-20/126 west from Sisters for 25.5 miles and turn right onto OR-22W for 31 miles to Detroit, OR. (See At Detroit below.)

At Detroit: Turn from OR-22 onto Highway 46 at the only gas station in Detroit. Drive 9.1 miles and just past Cleator Bend Campground take a right onto the single lane bridge crossing the Breitenbush River. The road is gravel after the bridge and has three forks in its 1.2 mile course. Take a left at every fork and you will end up in the Breitenbush parking lot.

"Through The Painting Experience, I have been freed from concepts of inadequacy, from limiting opinions of what's beautiful, from censoring emotions and desires." ~ Natalie Goldberg, author