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SweetArt Plein Air Retreat  

Experience an unforgettable art retreat with award winning landscape painter,

Marissa Sweet SCA OSA at private timber lakeside lodge near Algonquin Park!!!

Enjoy a 2-day/ 2-night Art Retreat on October 21-23, 2022 in this cozy

 lodge featuring an large main room, comfortable bedroom suites

and enjoy a drink by the fireplace.

Come and paint with Marissa Sweet at a lakeside lodge overlooking Oxtonque Lake, in the Algonquin Highlands this fall!  You will stay at a family owned lodge, that has all the comforts of home and much more! A spacious screened-in porch overlooking the lake which would allows for painting if the weather will not cooperate.

There are hiking trails nearby which would make for scenic locations to paint outdoors. The lodge has lots of windows to let the light in and enjoy the vistas and tranquil setting that can inspire creativity. 

Just imagine waking up and rolling out of bed into an incredible scenic location. Escape into the chance to enjoy painting outdoors with like-minded artists. Start the day with a continental breakfast and get ready for a terrific day with your creative muse.   This is the place to immerse yourself in your art, without any distractions, a weekend just for you, to be painting, talking art, and refining your plein air skills.  

This all-inclusive 2- day Plein Air (Ladies Only) retreat is open to all levels and will focus on becoming familiar with painting outdoors.  The weekend will be all about plein air essentials filled with demos, exercises, and painting guidance.  It is a chance to get out of your studio, to be encouraged by other artists and learn something new.

Lots of good opportunities to practice, push yourself and try new techniques and perfect the ones you have been working on.  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 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 8 maximum to provide ample guidance to each participant.

Covid safety regulations will be followed.


1)    Structured demonstrations and critique 
2)    Individualized coaching to enhance and develop your skills
3)    Beautiful and peaceful surroundings to promote focus and inspiration 
4)    Focused weekend in a spectacular Fall landscape setting
5)    Wonderful spacious accommodations 
6)    Meet like-minded friends 
7)    Relax and enjoy your time away from it all


  • Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed (Sold)
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed (Sold)
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen Bed (Sold)
  • Bedroom 4 (Shared) – 1 Double Bed ($675.00++ ) and 1 bunk bed ( top - single - $625.00++) and bottom (double) ($675.00++)


To reserve your spot, a 50% deposit is required immediately, with balance to be paid on or before August 31st.  (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 16th to obtain 75% refund (minus the 25% administration cost).

If cancellation is after Sept. 15th, there will be no refund, but registration will be rolled over to 2022 Art Retreat. (unless a replacement was provided)


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