An Artists' Retreat with Anna Rhodes
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Exploring Painting and Drawing
Discover the infinite possibilities of creating with the finest pigments, pencils, panels and paper
November 1-6, 2015
Sunday through Friday

First Impressions: Drawing into Painting
The Portrait and Other Possibilities

Capturing essence, luminosity and mystery through gouache, graphite and mixtures of mediums on prepared panels and paper
April 10-15, 2016

Hosted by The Vagabond's House and The Cypress Inn

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

$1450 with $85 studio fee

A non-refundable deposit of $450.00 is due to confirm your registration.

Balance is due before October 1, 2015.

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

$2,037.50 Single Occupancy
$1,193.75 Per Person Double Occupancy

*Contact inn for deposit and cancellation policies.
*Cancellation and trip insurance may be obtained at Allianz Travel Insurance.

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


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