Shadow + Light mixed media art retreat
Renee Meuller paint and sketch lessons
Renee Meuller color studies in paint
Renee Meuller Shadow and Light art workshop
Renee Meuller sketch, paint and collage class
Renee Meuller gather and stitch class
Glamping tent platform
View from the glamping tent
Private hammock and glamping tent
Breakfast spread at Hunter Moon Homestead
Art workshop in the Bee House studio
Al fresco dining in the gazebo at Hunter Moon Homestead
View of the Palouse
Dessert is served
Pond side patio cabins
Inside a queen cabin
View of the pond from the twin cabin
The bee house studio and green house
Lush luxury bedding in every cabin

Shadow + Light | Paint, Sketch + Stitch, A Mixed Media Art Retreat June 27th-30th, 2024

  • Live Workshop

We would love for you to join us for an exceptional creative experience that promises to inspire your imagination through the beauty of nature; whether you're just beginning your creative journey or have been creating for a while, this workshop will encourage you to find freedom and beauty in your way of creating.

We will take advantage of the natural beauty of Hunter Moon Homestead by stepping outside the studio to collect visual imagery as a way into our art. By capturing beautiful moments with a camera and time to meander and sketch, we will observe how light and shadow become beautiful dance partners with nature and can inspire beauty and drama in our art.

Back in the studio, we will bring everything we've gathered and create beautiful inky abstracts, fun sweeping charcoal flowers on paper, expressive painted landscapes, and delicate florals. Other lessons include sketching a simple portrait on raw canvas with stitched florals and transforming a beautiful vintage book with your marks, color studies, paintings, pressed flowers, collages, and anything you want to add to create a one-of-a-kind treasure. This creative retreat will allow you time to step into nature and find a beautiful path that will lead the way to your art.

NEW CLASS TECHNIQUES WE’LL EXPLORE

  1. Photography outdoors, exploring light and shadow
  2. Sketching techniques using a variety of mediums
  3. Portraiture
  4. Finding your unique mark
  5. Color studies in paint
  6. Incorporating botanicals in your mixed media work
  7. Collaging
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 2 day guided writing instruction in our renovated Bee House Studio, with free time to explore and be inspired in nature.
  • Most required class materials will be provided. An additional materials list will be sent prior to class.
  • Gourmet farm-to-table meals throughout your stay, using seasonal, organic produce grown on site.
  • Rustic luxury accommodations for 3 nights.
  • A welcome cocktail party!
  • Evening camp fires.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Thursday

  • Check-in starts at 12pm.
  • Join us for a welcome cocktail party! Heavy apps and cocktails will be served.

Friday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshops
  • Break for relaxation and free writing
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Saturday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Guided studio time
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshop
  • Break for relaxation and free writing
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Sunday

  • Farewell brunch served in the Main House
THE ARTIST
Renee Mueller

instagram @reneedesigns

Renee earned a BFA from the University of Michigan in Dance and Choreography. She danced professionally and was honored to teach dance at the University of Michigan's Musical Theater and Theater Departments.

After a beautiful career in the performing arts, Renee became a full-time working artist, and has found the journey from dance to art incredibly inspiring, humbling, and remarkable. Being a dancer gave her a unique perspective on the creative process, and she is passionate about teaching others how to step into the flow of creativity, embrace the beauty of their unique gifts, and unearth their style and voice as an artist.

She hopes everyone taking her classes walks away with a renewed feeling of confidence, new techniques, and, most importantly, that their creativity matters. Renee lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband Marc, who continues to support all her creative dreams, and their beautiful daughter Olivia.

All Hunter Moon Homestead Workshops Include:
  • 2 days of expert guided instruction
  • Rustic luxury lodging for 3 nights
  • All meals (and special snacks!)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Evening campfires

Select "Workshop Only" to arrange your own meals and accomodations.

Continue below for additional details.

Regular price$1,950.00
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Purchase Options

Pay a 30% deposit today and the balance due May 1st. Deposit payments are not eligible for additional discounts.

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. Select your preference at checkout. Book early to ensure your pick of location! Double occupancy rooms include the cost for 2 participants. When booking for 2, please include the names for everyone attending in the notes section.

View detailed lodging info HERE.

POND VIEW CABINS

Our cabins provide a tranquil sanctuary, a place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of nature. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on an unforgettable elevated camping experience in the comfort of our inviting cabins at Hunter Moon Homestead.

We have three private cabin rooms located next to our 5 acre pond with either a luxurious Queen bed or two twins. The twin cabin is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Your every comfort has been considered. Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

GLAMPING TENT

Take your camping to the next level! Canvas glamping tents are pitched on raised wooden platforms. Each is outfitted with a deluxe full size mattress, down comforter and pillows, 100% cotton satteen sheets and fresh terry cloth towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

TROY COTTAGE

Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, our guest cottage is a studio with small kitchenette, private bathroom and fenced yard.

This is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

Our closest airports are:

-Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW)

-Spokane International Airport (GEG)

-Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LEW)

From Moscow, take HWY 8 East through Troy. Just past town, take a right up Little Bear Ridge Road. At the "T" turn right to stay on Little Bear Ridge Road. Travel 2.5 miles and watch for the sign on your right hand side. If you hit a gravel road, you've gone too far!

The Bee House Studio was originally built as a grain barn around 1915. This barn housed food stores for working animals on this original turn of the century homestead, but is now our working artist's studio and retreat house!

We have restored the barn to include a beautiful kitchen, full bathroom, class room, a master bedroom suite, and a cozy bunk and lounging room.

All classes and breakfast service will be offered in the Bee House.

Unfortunatley we are unable to offer refunds on events and workshops. All sales are FINAL SALE and no refunds will be issued after purchase. If you are unable to attend you may request to transfer your spot to the first person on our waitlist or gift it to a friend.

At Hunter Moon Homestead, we are committed to providing a tranquil and harmonious environment for all our guests. To ensure a serene experience for everyone, we kindly ask that you refrain from bringing pets onto the premises. While we understand the deep bond between humans and their furry companions, this policy is designed to maintain the peaceful coexistence of our guests and respect the diverse needs and preferences of our community.

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Not just a creative retreat, but an opportunity to be pampered, restored and fully inspired.

Enjoy seasonal, farm-to-table dining prepared on site, rustic luxury accommodations & curated instruction from global creatives.

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Pond View Cabins

Take glamping to the next level in one of our private cabin suites. Located next to our 5 acre pond, you'll be surrounded by nature views.

Each cabin is furnished with a pillow top mattress, down comforter and pillows, satteen sheets and fresh towels.

Cabin guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Cabin 1: 2 Twin Beds (double occupancy, must be shared)

Cabin 2: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 3: 1 Queen Bed (single occupancy)

Cabin 1 art work
Canvas Glamping Tent platform at Hunter Moon Homestead
Canvas glamping tent at Hunter Moon Homestead
next level camping

Glamping Tents

You've never had a camping experience like this one! Unzip your tent to a stunning sunset view over the pond.

Pitched on a raised wooden platform, our canvas tents are furnished with deluxe full size beds, sateen sheets, vintage blankets and fresh towels.

Tent guests are invited to use the shared bath house just a short walk away.

Tent 1: Double bed (single occupancy)

Tent 2: Double bed (single occupancy)

vacation stay

Guest Cottage

Make your stay a true vacation in our Guest Cottage. Located a quick 10 minute drive into the town of Troy, the cottage is our most private option.

This newly renovated studio suite offers a small kitchenette, private bathroom, on-site laundry facilities, and a fenced yard with a fire pit.

Dream in a luxurious king size bed fitted with pillow top mattress, satteen sheets and down comforter.

Troy Cottage: King bed (double occupancy)

Luxurious pillow top king at the Troy Cottage

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