Skipping Stone Beach

Salt Spring Retreats at Skipping Stone Beach

TREAT YOURSELF

With waves lapping, a fire burning, lots of hot coffee, tea, fabulous food and wine, we invite you to treat yourself to an intimate retreat experience. What could be better than a holiday full of creativity, where you laugh and learn, deepen your sense of self, and come away with new skills and friendships? Skipping Stone Beach Retreats offers the best of small class instruction, in the loveliest of waterfront surroundings. The food, rooms, and instructors are all exceptional. In short, we treat you like the extraordinary person you are; so please, do the same, and join us!

Watercolour Sketching in the Pacific Northwest

with Cynthia Armstrong | Dates: September 12-16, 2019 (Thursday-Monday) $1400 + taxes

This art retreat is designed to capture the nature and spirit of the Pacific Northwest, a place where sky, water, and land meet in ever-changing light and movement. This 4 day retreat will explore the beauty of Salt Spring Island, a place accomplished California artist and instructor, Cynthia has come to love. She will lead students in both indoor instruction and plein air (outdoors), painting sessions, covering a wealth of subject matter that autumn in the Gulf Islands offers: colourful arbutus trees, seascapes and beaches, misty forests, rolling mountains, rocky bluffs, and old farm buildings.

Take the Fear Out of Fair Isle ~

Knitting with Kay Begley | Dates: October 18-20, 2019 (Friday-Monday) $1150 + taxes

Fair-Isle obsessed. life-long master knitter Kay Begley will lead this three-day intensive workshop, where participants will create a sampler employing the characteristics and techniques of classic Fair Isle knitting. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and research in the traditions of Fair Isle, Kay has developed a simple system of choosing colour sequences to capture the essence and look of the classic technique. She loves to help others embrace this art form to get over their ‘fear of Fair Isle’!

The Stories of Our Lives ~

Writing with Maggie de Vries | Dates: November 15-18, 2019 (Friday-Monday) $1100 + taxes

Accomplished writer and writing instructor Maggie de Vries takes her students on a journey, helping them uncover the stories of their lives and shape those stories into writing. Whether finding and developing new ideas, learning how to put together a series of scenes (the building blocks of stories) or figuring out how to structure a project, emerging and experienced writers will have space, time, and support as they deepen their work. This weekend will include a combination of instruction, guided exercises, individual writing time, small group exercises, and workshopping. A 30 minute individual session with Maggie is also included.