The Magpie&
Sample artwork created by artist Aimee irel
Mixed media collage and mark making on paper - Work by Aimee Irel
Closeup of mixed media art book by Aimee Irel
Art workshop in the Bee House studio
View of the pond from the twin cabin
Inside a queen cabin
Pond side patio cabins
Dessert is served
Glamping tent platform
View from the glamping tent
Private hammock and glamping tent
Breakfast spread at Hunter Moon Homestead
Al fresco dining in the gazebo at Hunter Moon Homestead
View of the Palouse
The bee house studio and green house

The Magpie's Nest | Mixed Media Art Making Retreat for the Rebel Collector May 23rd-26th, 2024

  • Live Workshop

An art book for the rebel collector.

Are you a collector of the weird and wonderful? Do you long to find your truest artistic expression? Do you find your self picking up little things that catch your eye when you are on walks? Do you save little pieces or special paper and fabric? Let’s explore the spirit of the magpie! a bird with much connected mystique and symbolism.

In this workshop we will be approaching the creative process with curiosity and a playful spirit. Using the Magpie as our muse we will be experimenting with different ways to tap into our creative instinct and fearlessness. Aimee will guide you in finding your very own visual language using brushes and mark making tools made with simple accessible materials. While exploring our truest creative expression we will build a artist book full of layers and stories from deep within our souls.
  • Collect everyday items that speak to your soul
  • Discover new ways to use foraged materials
  • Build art tools infused with your energy
  • Experiment with unique ways to express your visual  language
  • Burn, Mark, Reinvent
  • Find the magic of building layered artist papers
  • Assemble and create an art book full of your deepest and truest self
  • Explore your natural curiosity
  • Listen to your instinct
  • Create from a place of freedom
  • Learn to tap into creative flow
  • Approach your creativity with childlike wonder
  • Explore the power of creative play

NEW CLASS TECHNIQUES WE’LL EXPLORE

  1. Mark Making
  2. Exploring Natural Dyes
  3. Making Our Own Artist Brushes
  4. Building Artist Journals
  5. Experimenting With Fabric Weaving
  6. Intuitive Drawing with ink
  7. And more!
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
Aimee Irel

Artist Aimee Irel in her studio

instagram @aimeeirel

Aimee is a lifelong creative and maker. Finding solace and healing within the pages of her own journal she decided that sharing this most precious process with others was one of her greatest passions. She has hosted in person gatherings and workshops, taught online and built 2 beautiful and nurturing public studio spaces where people could come and explore mixed media art and community as a healing modality. A self professed “art cheerleader” she is gifted at making art accessible to all. Aimee believes Art is a sacred form of self expression and in its purest form it is your truest emotion and a most powerful act of self love.

"I am a gatherer. A creative. A lover. A beauty seeker. I think the act of expressing ourselves through making is one of the most powerful and important parts of being human. Art making is healing, grounding and expanding. It builds connection and truth. Let’s explore together this most beautiful gift."

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$1,800.00
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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.

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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)

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