Vancouver Island 2020

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Ocean Resort, Vancouver Island, BC

April 24 - 28, 2020 (or April 24 - 26)

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Facilitated by Annie Rousseau

Join Annie Rousseau for a painting retreat at the beautiful Ocean Resort on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just south of Campbell River, the stillness of this pristine setting provides the opportunity to break from the pace and pressure of busy lives. You may register for the four full days, or if your schedule doesn't allow it, you may paint for the weekend only.

Our focus is on the journey rather than on the finished work of art. In a studio environment free of judgement and critique, we’ll invite you to paint without a plan and trust your spontaneous nature. The results are unexpected and intriguing — very often a wild vein of passion is awakened within you that will not go back to sleep long after the workshop has ended.

Watch an interview with Annie here: Annie Rousseau Talks about Ocean Resort & the Potential of a Creative Life

Tuition:

Full Workshop (4 Days) $675 USD for US residents l $500 USD for Canadian residents.

Weekend Workshop (2-1/2 Days) $485 USD for US residents l $360 USD for Canadian residents

Your tuition includes all art materials, five facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, video presentations about creativity and the practice of art as process. Tuition does not include accommodations and meals. See below for options and costs. (See Discounts section below for continuing painters and work exchange.)

Workshop Schedule

You're welcome to arrive anytime after 12:00 noon on Friday. Accommodations become available at 3:00 pm.

Friday Evening:

Our program begins with dinner at 6:00 pm. If you'd like to attend the dinner (or any other meal), please contact Ocean Resort to make reservations.

Opening Session: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday:

Morning Session: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday:

Morning Session: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday:

Morning Session: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Morning Session: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Accommodations & Meals

Make reservations for your meals and accommodations directly with Ocean Resort:

by email: info@oceanresort.ca (enter Painting Experience in the subject line of your email) 

by phone: 877-561-3425 (or 250-923-4281 locally)

All prices below are shown in and will be paid to Ocean Resort in Canadian dollars. PLEASE NOTE that this is different from the tuition cost shown above, which is in USD and is paid in USD.

 Accommodations 

Ocean View: $95.00 CDN per night, per person, plus 13% tax

Non View: $85.00 CDN per night, per person, plus 13% tax

Shared Accommodations: Half the private rate per person, per night, based on double occupancy)

 Meal Plan: $64 per person per day (includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and coffee/tea service during meals. 5% GST will be added plus %10 gratuity.)

Discounts & Scholarships

Canadian Resident Discount: Your tuition will be paid in USD. We offer a tuition rate of $395 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

CE Credits are available for MFT, LCSW and RN for a $25 fee. Learn more.

Location

Ocean Resort, 4379 S. Island Highway, Vancouver island, BC, Canada V9H 1E8 1-877-561-3425

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel before April 10th, 2020. After that date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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Ocean Resort, 4379 S. Island Highway, Vancouver island, BC, Canada V9H 1E8 1-877-561-3425

Travel

Ocean Resort is located in Oyster Bay, just south of Campbell River near Saratoga Beach.

BY CAR

From Nanaimo, BC to Ocean Resort (approx. 150 km)

Follow Island Highway 19 North

Take Exit 144 (Hamm Rd/Miracle Beach exit)

Follow the road to Highway 19A (the Old Island Highway)

Turn left on Highway 19A. Ocean Resort is 5 minutes down the road the right.

From Prince Rupert / Bella Coola / Pt. Hardy to Ocean Resort

Drive South Approx. 3.5 Hours on Hwy 19

Take Exit #161 (Jubilee Parkway) to 19A, then south 9 Km to Ocean Resort

BY AIR

Ocean Resort is just a quick flight from Calgary, Vancouver or Edmonton.

Call 1-877-561-3425 to arrange transportation by Resort Shuttle from Comox or Campbell River airports to Ocean Resort.

Nearby Airports

Comox Airport YQQ

Campbell River Airport YBL

Airlines

West Jet

Pacific Coastal

Central Mountain

HeliJet

BY FERRY

Vancouver to Nanaimo on BC Ferries

West Vancouver to Nanaimo on BC Ferries 

FERRIES

BC Ferries

Victoria Clipper

Washington State Ferries

Coho Ferries

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