1300 Elgin Mills Rd E, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5


2023 SweetArt Plein Air Retreat ((SOLD-OUT!!!)

Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in a world of artistic wonders at our exclusive weekend SweetArt Plein Air Retreat!! 🌄🎨 Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, this retreat is tailored for all levels, offering a unique opportunity to elevate your artistic skills and awaken your inner muse.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Algonquin Highlands, our idyllic venue is the perfect sanctuary to unwind and let your imagination run wild. Surrounded by lush fall foliage and serene vistas, you'll find the inspiration you seek in every direction.

Get ready to embark on a journey of artistic exploration led by inspirational award winning artist, Marissa Sweet SCA OSA. Spend 3 nights/3 days at a huge 5,500 sq ft. private cottage by the Madawaska River at Algonquin Highlands.

Lots of good opportunities to practice, push yourself and try new techniques.  There will be demonstrations and exercises with the freedom to paint all day.   Critique (show & tell) sessions will enable students to gain different perspectives and discover ways to improve work. Experience nature’s beauty and every changing light of our fall scenery and discover ways to capture these colours in your painting. 

Demonstrations will be in oil, but any other medium is welcomed.

Workshop is limited to 9 maximum to provide ample guidance to each participant.



1)    Structured demonstrations and critique 

2)    Individualized coaching to enhance and develop your skills on Plein Air Painting

3)    Learn practical exercises that will help in painting outdoors

4)    Beautiful and peaceful surroundings to promote focus and inspiration 

5)    Discover spectacular Fall landscape settings

6)    Wonderful spacious accommodations 

7)    Meet like-minded friends 

8)    Relax and enjoy your time away from it all



Bedroom 1 Shared     Queen - $750 +hst and  Single – $695.00 +hst  (Single - Booked/Not available)

Bedroom 2 Shared     Double – $725 + hst and  Single - $695.00 + hst (Booked/Not Available)

Bedroom 3 Shared     Two Singles - $695.00 + hst/each (Booked/ Not Available) 

Bedroom 4 Queen (grey) - Booked/not available

Bedroom 5 Queen (birch) - Booked/not available

Bedroom 6 Shared     Double - $725.00 + hst  Lower Level (booked/not available)
            Single - $695.00 + hst (booked not available)
         Bunk - $625.00 (not available)


To reserve your spot, a 50% deposit is required immediately, with balance to be paid on or before August 30th.  (25% of deposit is non-refundable)

Please mention what type of accommodation you require and for which bedroom. (First come basis) 

Please pay via etransfer to

Cancellation Policy:  This is an exclusive Art Retreat with limited participants to ensure everyone receives ample guidance and benefit from the workshop.  Because of this, it will be difficult to fill a spot if cancellation is given without prior notice.  

Notice of cancellation must be received before August 5th to obtain 75% refund (minus the 25% administration cost).

75% refund: if cancellation is 60 days before retreat (Before/on Aug.5)
50% refund: if cancellation is 30 days before retreat (Before/on Aug. 30)


To register and for more information: Send email to Marissa Sweet directly.  Hope you can join the retreat this year!!!

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