Granville Island, BC 2020

  • Granville Island, BC 2020

Carousel Theatre

Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

January 17 - 19, 2020

Facilitated by Annie Rousseau & Lydia Marshall

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The Painting Experience on Granville Island

The Painting Experience is happy to return to Granville Island. This workshop fills well ahead of time, so please reserve your spot early.

Nestled in the middle of Vancouver's best known urban waterways, Granville Island is a haven for local artists and craftspeople. The waterside setting, with it's prolific studios, shops, bistros and open-air markets, is an exciting area to explore between painting sessions. Join us for this weekend workshop and set the tone of new growth for 2020 with a deep dive into your internal world of creativity and imagination.

Once the transformational element of the creative process is tasted, creative challenge becomes our delight and our play. Risking becomes our excitement, that leap into the unknown our desire. Our very weapons in this holy battle are our wildness, our outrageous irrationality, our humor and our freedom - and they want to be exercised. ~ Stewart Cubley

Tuition: $485 USD for US residents l  $395 USD for Canadian residents (see Discounts section below). Your tuition includes all art materials, over 14 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, a video presentation about creativity and the practice of art as process. You may notice that we’ve increased our prices slightly (by just under 8%). It’s our first increase in over 15 years and it will help us meet the growing costs of travel, space rental, and materials so we can continue to serve you. Scholarships and work exchanges are available. Thank you for your understanding!

Workshop Schedule

Friday: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lunch Breaks: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Discounts & Scholarships

Canadian Resident Discount: Your tuition will be paid in USD. We offer a tuition rate of $375 USD for Canadian residents to compensate for the difference between USD and CDN.

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant.

 US residents: Continuing participants will receive a $100 discount.

Canadian residents: Continuing participants will receive a $75 discount.

Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here

Work Exchange is available. Apply here

Continuing Education Credits

14 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for a $25 fee.

For MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP by CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists).

For RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Learn more here.

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel before January 3, 2020. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Carousel Theatre, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

1411 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7

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Carousel Theatre

1411 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7


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"I am local and I have a room in my house that I rent out though airbnb and Human Hotel. I would be willing to give a 10% discount."

You can contact Lori by email, and see her home on Airbnb.

General: Trip Advisor

Local Lodging: airbnb

Hotels & Motels: trivago



Nearby Airport: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Ground Transportation to/from YVR


Amtrak /  Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7


Quick Shuttle between Seattle & Vancouver

Bolt Bus 


       Vancouver Visitor's Guide to Public Transit

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