Portland, OR 2019

  • Portland, OR  2019

Canby Grove Retreat Center, Canby, OR

November 15 - 17, 2019

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Led by Stewart Cubley & staff

Awareness through painting

Process painting shows us that we can bring all of ourselves into the world – into the unfolding, ongoing movement of life itself with its surprises, delights and challenges. This weekend, we explore the relationship between painting and mindfulness, bringing special attention to using process painting as a tool for deepening awareness.

Join us and discover the courage to trust the spontaneous aspect of your own nature.

Everyone with an interest in exploring the creative process through expressive painting is welcome: no prior experience in painting or meditative practice is required. We’ll all be starting from beginner's mind.

Tuition: $485 | Accommodations or Commuter Fee extra ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 16 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. And this weekend includes an new evening session Saturday night. Scholarships and work exchanges are available. Thank you for your understanding!

Weekend Schedule

Weekend Workshop    Friday, Nov 15 - Sunday, Nov 17

You may stay at the Grove Retreat Center or commute.

Friday: Arrive anytime after 2 pm

Dinner: 5:30 pm

Session: 7:00-9:30 pm


Morning: 9:00 -12:00

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:30

Evening: 7:00 - 9:00


Morning: 9:00 - 12:00

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:00

Closing: 4:00 - 5:00



Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dinner: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Open Studio:

The studio is open for painting between scheduled sessions and at night.

Continuing Education Credits

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

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

Read more here.

Discounts and scholarships

Continuing Participant Discount: If you’ve attended a Painting Experience workshop in the past, you’re a continuing participant. You will receive a $100 discount.

       Partial tuition scholarships are available. Apply here

        Work exchange is available. Apply here

Cancellation Policy

You will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee if you cancel before November 1, 2019. After that date your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


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The Grove Retreat Center

Accommodations and Meals

The prices below are per person for the weekend. Lodging prices include 2 nights lodging and all beginning with Friday dinner, ending with Sunday lunch.

Want to stay Sunday night? Just $50 extra

Single Lodge Room (shared bath) - $395

Shared Lodge Room - $245

Commuter Fee - $25 (meals are an additional fee)

Meals (included in the accommodations fee): The kitchen prepares special diets for guests who prefer gluten free, dairy fee, vegetarian or vegan.




Nearby Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)

Lisa Strasburg with Northwest Concierge Service (503) 866-0100. (In addition to airport shuttle service, Lisa provides personalized area tours and excursions.)

Ground Transportation from PDX to Canby Grove Retreat Center

Fly PDX Ground Transport Information

Sunrise PDX Shuttle Service


Amtrak /  Union Station in Portland is closest, approx  26 miles from The Grove Retreat Center.


BOLT Bus serves the Pacific Northwest with frequent service between Portland and the following locations:

Vancouver, BC, Bellingham, WA, Seattle, WA, Albany, OR, Eugene, OR

The Portland BoltBus stop is on the south side of Northwest Everett Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Greyhound / The Greyhound bus terminal in Portland is located on Northwest Sixth Avenue and Hoyt Street, just south of the Union Station train station and on the MAX light rail line.


MAX (rail)  & Trimet (bus)

Plan your transportation to the retreat center here:

Go to http://ride.trimet.org/#/ “From” – enter PDX (Portland Airport) “To” – enter 7501 S. Knights Bridge Rd. Canby, OR. Choose the route that best fits your needs.


Driving Directions

For driving directions, click here. Click on “Directions” and enter your starting address.

Ride Board

Ride Board: Go here to see about rides offered/requested for the Facilitator's Gathering.

Extra Days

There is an option to stay Sunday night November 17th.