November 1, 2019
November 3, 2019


November 1st - 3rd, 2019

Break away with friends for a unique, creative experience. Explore your creative side in our 3 day art workshop.


We will be focusing on painting, using secondary forms of art making, taking inspiration from nature, have a burning ceremony, using journaling & group discussions to explore Reflection. Each day we will have a morning and evening session, leaving afternoons open to explore the area, experience the region in the fall, and enjoy the many amenities Oakwood Resort has to offer.
All materials required for the workshops are included.

Explore the beauty.

Combine technical aspects of creating and drawing, to abstractly realize what reflections are in our lives. Through a process of writing, drawing and painting you will be making 5 projects with this underlying theme.

A few of the things we will do:

  • Mirror drawings
  • Water - we will create a piece about how water reflects healing nature
  • Incorporate water into painting water colour/acrylic with water and drips
  • Painting a water scene
  • Using both sides of the brain, opposite hand drawing and reversals
  • Technical understanding of recreating reflective surfaces
  • Discussions regarding reflection in each other’s lives
  • Afternoon nature time


Get inspired with Professional Art Instruction in a breathtaking setting on the shores of Lake Huron. Guests' experience includes:

Art Retreat 3-Day Workshop Overnight Package

Package includes:

  • 2 Nights Deluxe Accommodation, price based on double occupancy
  • 5 Sessions - 15 hours of Professional Art Instruction
  • All materials required for the workshop

Art Retreat 3-Day Workshop


  • 5 Sessions - 15 hours of Professional Art Instruction
  • All materials required for the workshop

Cancellation required at least 2 weeks prior to booking.


Robin Ellis, Art Instructor

Born in the Niagara Region, Robin attended Niagara College Fine Arts Program in 1980 before moving on to the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and receiving an Associate Degree from O.C.A. in 1985. The next several years were spent raising her family of three boys in her home town of Welland, teaching Visual Arts at Niagara College, working for a number of boards as an artist, volunteering with various community groups, and participating in locally sponsored art shows. She returned to Brock University to study Fine Art, focusing on drawing and painting and receiving her Honours BA in 1999. Her graduate show, titled “This is Not Art” was held at Rodman Hall in St. Catharines. In her graduating year she won the Award in Brocks Student Exhibit for Best Drawing as well as Best in Show. She then earned her teachers certificate from Brock University and began teaching Visual and Media Arts at Notre Dame College School in Welland.

Always close with nature, Robin has recently spent time walking with Grandmother Josephine, an Anishinabe elder, in her annual water walk from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean to honour the water, giver of life. This was an inspiration to her artistic side, and a call to her soul to follow the guidance of spirit in respect for nature, and a return to the studio to paint. She has recently spent time developing a body of work and teaching at KryArt Studio in Bayfield. Robin has travelled and found inspiration in visiting ancient sites.  She has hiked to Machu Piccu in Peru, Camino de Santiago in Spain, visited stone circles in England and ancient sites in Ireland.


*Based on availability. Accommodation rate based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to change without notice. Applicable tax and gratuities on food apply. Minimum 2 weeks required  for cancellation from retreat start date.