Artist's retreat 2024

Explore your creativity

With our first ever Artist’s Retreat,  October 4th-7th, 2024!

This workshop and retreat for Creatives is a chance to break out of the ruts artists can block themselves into. It’s about free-thinking, opening up new channels for creative expression, and having a lot of fun along the way! Spend Friday to Monday morning on an adventure to get to know your inner artist, converse and bounce ideas off of other artists, and enjoy the beauty of Lake of the Woods from a one of a kind peaceful spot nestled in the wilderness. Locally Renowned and Nationally Represented landscape artist Melissa Jean will be your guide into navigating outdoor painting, colour theory, compositional set up, and whatever obstacles you’re experiencing artistically, in an environment where the group will paint together, each at his/her own pace.
Treat yourself to this all-inclusive weekend that includes demonstrations by Melissa, capturing 3 dimensional views into a 2 dimensional medium, painting on location in interesting new places, boating excursions, guided painting sessions, comfortable accommodations, and world-class fine dining. Whatever your skill level is, you will leave with fresh new techniques and memories that will transform the rest of your artistic journey.
Cost is $1200+tax per person, and includes transportation from the landing to the island as well as a commemorative smock. This rare opportunity to spend time and pick up new techniques from Melissa Jean doesn’t happen very often, so call New Moon Lodge at (807) 488-5611 or email for more information today!
We need 10 people to register to run this event, so book your spot soon!

About the Artist

Locally Renowned and Nationally Represented Landscape artist, Melissa Jean, has a passion for painting and a love for Lake of the Woods, resulting in paintings that showcase this region being sent out to collectors worldwide, through her galleries and her studio. She spends most of each spring, summer and fall painting on location from various islands and from the boat, and when things freeze up she works from these on site paintings to create larger paintings in her studio.

Melissa Jean’s artwork can be found in cottages and homes throughout the region, as well as private and corporate collections worldwide and galleries across Canada.

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