An Artists' Retreat and Carmel Boutique Inns
The Cypress Inn and The Vagabond's House join together with artist Anna Rhodes to create a most extraordinary art retreat experiences!

Exploring Painting and Drawing
May 5-10, 2013 | Sunday - Friday
Pigments, pencils, panels, papers

This event is hosted at The Cypress Inn and The Vagabond's House.

In these six-day concentrated art courses, designed to encourage instinctively confident creativity, you will have the opportunity to experience drawing, painting, composing, layering and manipulating the finest array of paints, pigments, pencils, and papers in unique and exciting ways.

The emphasis on personalized instruction, the freedom to follow your individual artistic path and the building of knowledge and skill within a creative community, is the foundation of these retreats. Daily demonstrations, individual and group dialogue, videos and inspiring resources are a part of each day.  Classes are taught at the renowned Sunset Center in a large sun-filled studio equipped with individual easels.

A detailed list of artists' supplies required for each course will be sent upon your registration. These materials have been chosen for their quality and flexibility and with the intention that you will enjoy using them long after the course.

* Early registration is recommended due to the popularity of these retreats

An Artists’ Retreat Course includes:

  • Six-Day Artists’ Course
  • Individual and class instruction
  • Artists’ materials: a wide array is included and a supply list will be sent upon registration
  • Spacious studio, including use of individual easels
  • Portfolio of course information
  • Films of artist’s lives and lending library of art books

An Artists’ Retreat begins with a welcome reception on Sunday and concludes on Friday at 4:30P 

Tuition for An Artists' Retreat Course

  • $950 with $85 studio fee
  • A non-refundable deposit of $400.00 is due to confirm your registration.

To Register for An Artists' Retreat: or call Anna Rhodes (206) 328 1788

Accommodations are Paid Separately

Accommodations Package at Vagabond's House or at Cypress Inn include:
Guest Room (room choice is on a first-come basis)
Daily breakfast at inn
Daily lunch buffet in studio
Daily beverage service in studio
Welcome reception Sunday evening
Celebration dinner party Thursday evening
Tax, gratuities and delivery fees
$1,842.50 Single Occupancy
$1,083.75 Double Occupancy per person
$830.83    Triple Occupancy per person
(triple occupancy not available at Cypress Inn)

*Contact inn for deposit and cancellation policies.
*Cancellation and trip insurance is recommended and may be obtained at

For additional accommodation information please contact:
The Vagabond's House
831.624.7738 | Email

Cypress Inn

ph 831.624.3871 | Email 


Anna Rhodes, BFA, MA, has studied, taught and created art in extraordinary settings throughout the world. Her background is a fascinating collage of classical training, the deeply felt influences of the Renaissance, the Impressionists, the Bauhaus Movement and a creative passion grown from spending the 60's in New York, the 70's and 80's in San Francisco and a lifetime traveling internationally.
For additional information, you may contact Anna Rhodes: visit her website at or call at (206) 328 1788

*Cancellation and trip insurance may be obtained at


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