Plein Air Painting on the Oregon Coast, Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2022

Yachats famous '804 Trail'

01 July 2022

Retreat and Workshop

This mid-section of the Oregon Coast has wonderful access to tidepools, coastal forest hikes, beachcombing, and much more. Your room is steps away from the famous 804 Trail, with wonderful step-out areas and views for setting up an easel.

Coming to the Oregon Coast, Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2022

Explore the drama and diverse seascapes of Oregon's coastline. 

Experience 4 days and 3 nights to paint some of Oregon's coastal treasures.  

Book now at Golden Dragonfly Academy for Art

All Experience Levels welcome

Want to get more out of your color?  I will focus this workshop on the use of color as space and light, and fundamentals for plein air painting, as well as provide plenty of one-on-one instruction at your easel for those who wish it, or just painting time for yourself.

I'll also demonstrate the vibrance, flexibility and freedom of gouache paint to capture what we see, though you're welcome to bring your own medium of choice for outdoors. No acrylics or oils for painting indoors for this one, please. 

We'll have plenty of time for relaxing and time to discuss our work.

What's Included

You'll book your reservation in choice rooms held for us at a special price, at the beautiful Overleaf Lodge in Yachats, Oregon. All rooms have a beach view, and either a balcony or patio and direct beach entry.

Rooms include breakfast. While you're there, you might want to book a spa and massage!

Box lunches and one evening meal are also included in the price.

What is Gouache?

Gouache is a water-soluble medium similar to watercolor, but toothier and opaque (so you can paint light colors over dark colors!). Gouache is a wonderfully flexible medium that allows for transparency and a wide range of texture possibilities. We'll have an option for purchasing a gouache painting kit, if you'd like to jump in and try this exciting medium.

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