Sage Shapes Art Retreat
Sage Shapes Detail - work by Deanna Wilson
Sage Shapes Detail - work by Deanna Wilson
Sage Shapes Detail - work by Deanna Wilson
Sage Shapes Detail - work by Deanna Wilson
Sage Shapes Detail - work by Deanna Wilson
Glamping tent platform with luxury cot at Hunter Moon Homestead
Glamping tent platform with luxury cot at Hunter Moon Homestead
Glamping tent platform with luxury cot at Hunter Moon Homestead
Pond side cabin private patio
Pond side cabin private patio
Twin cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Twin cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Twin cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Queen cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Queen cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Queen cabin at Hunter Moon Homestead
Continental breakfast at Hunter Moon Homestead retreat
Workshops in the Bee House Studio
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Sage Shapes | A Drawing & Painting Retreat September 7th-10th, 2023

Workshops at Hunter Moon Homestead are all-inclusive. Tuition price includes lodging, meals and instruction. Continue below for details:


In this class, you'll learn Deanna's unique method of drawing and painting faces, hands, and flowers using watercolor, ink, and collage. Working from reference photos, we will use shapes and angles to capture gesture and likeness of the muse. Depth is achieved by creating layers with saturated colors, collage papers, and mark making.

You'll be gifted time (while your watercolors are drying!) to think about inspiration. What inspires you and how do you apply it to what you are creating? What makes you hum? What is your creative genius? How do you find and keep that when you return home? We will spend time developing our “Sage Shapes,” through intentional inspiration.

NEW CLASS TECHNIQUES WE’LL EXPLORE
  1. Preparing a watercolor palette and color reference cards.
  2. Creating composition – rule of thirds; leaving space.
  3. Drawing a face and hands from reference photos.
  4. Finding shapes and angles to capture gesture and likeness.
  5. Designing and adding collage flowers to the composition.
  6. Finishing with lines and mark making.
  7. Intentional inspiration planning.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 2 day art instruction in our renovated Bee House Studio.
  • 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.
  • Evening camp fire.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Thursday

  • Check-in starts at 3pm.
  • Join us for a welcome cocktail party! Heavy apps and a botanically inspired cocktail will be served.
  • Spa services will be offered. Check your confirmation package for details.

Friday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Orientation, warm up and drawing workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Painting workshops
  • Break for relaxation, extra studio time or spa services
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Saturday

  • Breakfast and coffee in the Bee House Studio
  • Discussion on inspiration techniques
  • Drawing and collage workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Finishing touches
  • Break for relaxation, extra studio time or spa services
  • Farm to table dinner served in the garden gazebo

Sunday

  • Morning spa services will be offered
  • Farewell brunch served in the Main House
THE ARTIST

Deanna Wilson

instagram @deannastrachanwilsonart

"I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and two cats. I work full-time helping people find jobs and housing. Because I work full-time, I need to create in small chunks of time. Watercolor and other water soluble materials work perfect for this. I love using my sketchbook to play and have fun without the pressure of creating a masterpiece every time.

I am inspired by the world around me and often paint my emotions as witnessed in various watercolor faces as well as in the light and whimsical works of art. Momentum and ideas come from each small piece I create which sometimes leads to something larger. My goal is to do something artistic as often as possible, keep the energy and ideas going, and learn, share, and grow with my art community."

Regular price $1,500.00 Sale price$1,200.00
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Indicate your room preference at check out. If you would like to share your room, include their name in the notes section. Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis.

POND VIEW CABINS

We have three private cabin suites located next to our 5 acre pond. Queen or Twin beds are available. The twin cabin is a double occupancy booking that must be shared with another guest.

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.

GLAMPING TENT

Four raised platforms ready for glamping tents are available on site. These can be single or double occupancy.

Our spacious tents are furnished with padded cots, satteen sheets, vintage blankets and fresh 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.

Continue below for additional information.

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.

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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
Glamping tent
Pond view from the glamping tent
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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 tents are furnished with padded cots, satteen sheets, vintage blankets and fresh towels.

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

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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.

*Becauase this is a double occupancy accommodation the bed must be shared. You will be paired with whomever else selects the Guest Cottage option at checkout. Please reach out if you need help booking the workshop for your preferred partner.

Bedroom Scene at the cottage