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The Botanist's Garden | A Media Art Retreat June 15th-18th, 2023

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


The Botanist's Garden explores the powerful world of plants as an artist's medium. For 2 days you'll explore a variety of techniques to create multiple finished pieces, all with an emphasis on using floral details in your work.

"I have dreamed of the day where I could gather up old friends and new ones, to celebrate each other and nurture our creative spirits, for a very long time."

We will gather in the beautiful Palouse prairie on Hunter Moon Homestead to celebrate the abundance and beauty that surrounds us. We will collect botanical plant materials both native and cultivated, and use them in a variety of ways to explore and utilize our creative imagination.

We will play using eco plant dyes, botanical stencil applications, floral cyanotype, playful botanical illustrations, floral stamp making, and stitching to embellish our creations, and so much more play and creativity.

There is nothing more healing than taking time in nature to quiet your spirit and celebrate your beautiful creative soul.

NEW CLASS TECHNIQUES WE’LL EXPLORE
  1. Image transfer methods
  2. Fabric and paper dying using floral plant materials
  3. Floral sketches
  4. Capturing floral casting techniques
  5. Floral mark making
  6. Using edible flowers
  7. Cyanotype photography using plant materials
  8. Floral print making using stencils
  9. Floral embellishments using stitching, color, and stucco
  10. Floral stamp making
WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • 2 day art instruction in our renovated Bee House Studio.
  • All required class materials will be provided.
  • 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
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon 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
  • Morning workshops
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon workshops
  • 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
Kate Poole, Artist

Kate Poole

instagram @huntermoon.homestead

Kate Poole is a visual artist and painter, interior designer and stylist. Kate has the heart of a beauty chaser and a beauty maker. Kate loves to mix rustic antique pieces with layers of patina, and modern materials, and blend them together seamlessly. Her paintings range from portraits often embellished with nature to large scale canvases of floral images or landscapes.

"I look forward to offering a place of refuge, thoughtful nourishment, and lavish offerings from my heart to yours."

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
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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