Join Nikki for a relaxing women's weekend watercolor retreat at one of Cooper Spur's cozy log homes at the base of Mount Hood. We will spend the weekend learning a handful of watercolor techniques, exploring the beautiful mountain area, and doing some field painting on our hiking or snowshoeing adventures! We'll be staying at a beautiful, intimate retreat cabin at the base of Mount Hood. In the evening enjoy beautiful views of Mount Hood from the hot tub with new friends
March 20th- March 22nd 2020
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, Oregon
Day 1 - Get To Know Everybody
Arrive at 6pm (or anytime after!) and get settled into your space. There is plenty to do from enjoying a roaring fire to relaxing in the hot tub or exploring some of the trails around the cabin. We will cook and have dinner together tonight! Bring an art project you’ve been working on to share with us
Day 2 - Let's Paint!
We will start the day with a sunrise yoga session. Breakfast is included today from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. After breakfast, let's paint! We will spend the morning learning some watercolor techniques. There will be time to play, practice, and experiment. The cabin has impressive views of Mount Hood which could be our subject. Or be inspired by the other beautiful surroundings. In the afternoon we will plan on a hike or snowshoe do some field painting!
In the evening you will have the option of cooking in the cabin or joining me for a group dinner at the Crooked Tree Restaurant. (Dinner tonight is not included, but it would be great to do something all together!)
Day 3 - Wrap Up
Enjoy breakfast together, and a discussion about creative voice, art as a business or any questions you might have. Check out is at 11 (but may be flexible, we will know closer to the weekend).
- Watercolor Workshops and Hike and Draw
- Sunrise Saturday yoga
- Friday happy hour and dinner
- Saturday and Sunday breakfast and snacks
- Swag bags!
- Art Supplies to try out for the weekend
- Hot Tub
What’s Not Included
- Personal Watercolor Supplies (There will be things to share, but you should have your own supplies as well)
- Travel to and from Cooper Spur Mountain Resort.
- Additional meals and beverages
Who is this for?This watercolor retreat is beginner-intermediate friendly. If you are scared, that's ok! If you are an expert, message me before you sign up to make sure this is the right workshop for you. All women (transgender and cisgender) and non-binary people are welcome.
Early Bird Pricing until 12/31/2019
Single Bunk (room sleeps up to 4)
$530 / person
$590 / person
Private Room For Two (Queen Bed)
$1080 / room
$1190 / room
"This weekend was a dream. It's hard to put into words what a wonderful time I had learning from Nikki at her Leavenworth watercolor retreat and being around such a group of inspiring, creative, intelligent, and fun women. I came home feeling inspired, expanded, and so so excited to keep practicing and growing in my art. If I had to pick one thing that I took home from this weekend it is just more creative confidence -- trusting myself to take risks in my creating, and having an increased toolset for creating the things I want to create. Thank you Nikki" - 2019 Leavenworth Retreat Participant
"Attending this retreat was one of the best decisions I've made, both for my personal growth and especially for developing my art and creative practice. I can't say enough good about it." - 2019 Leavenworth Retreat Participant
"I felt like the one on one instruction was great. The group at my retreat was incredibly inspiring and supportive, honestly, I'd go to another one with that group any day!" - 2019 Leavenworth Retreat Participant
"Really, it just felt so magical to come together with such wonderful women and creative souls, have time to get to know each other, and learn more about our shared love of watercolors. Nikki is a phenomenal teacher -- she is skilled at structuring her instruction, repeating it so it's clear and memorable, and then providing supplementary one-on-one instruction. I loved sooo much time we had to paint, to apply techniques, to get outside and use the natural world around us for inspiration. I didn't know I could love watercolor more than I did, but now I do!" - 2019 Leavenworth Retreat Participant
"I wish the retreat was a month long!!!The instruction was really great, I walked away with a lot of tools. I loved meeting ladies from all different backgrounds and seeing their style and approach. The location was perfect, quiet and beautiful." - 2018 Mount Hood Retreat Participant
About the Cabin
Private Log Home with Hot Tub
Cooper Spur is a magical mountain wonderland at the base of Mt. Hood. The Private Mt. Hood Log Home at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is a spacious four-bedroom, two-bath home with a large back deck. Enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams from the private hot tub!
Mt. Hood National Forest
The resort is located on the north side of Mt. Hood on 775 acres of forest land adjacent to the Mt. Hood National Forest, with access to nearby hiking and biking trails and cross country skiing in the winter. Located 20 miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.
- 50% Refund available until 3/3/19
- No refunds after 3/3/19