Wilderness retreat offers art classes

Bear Valley Highlands is once again offering art classes at its wilderness retreat near Lumby starting this month.

Bear Valley Highlands is once again offering art classes at its wilderness  retreat near Lumby starting this month.

“After a few years break we have built a new teaching space and are now offering art classes and retreats again,” said Bear Valley’s Barbara Fresz. “The teaching space is a 32-foot diameter yurt with a glass dome and log rafters in a spectacular setting with the Monashee Mountains in full view.”

As in the past, Bear Valley is offering three-to-five-day retreats with artists from all over Canada.

Gaye Adams will kick off this year’s program with a plein air class Sept. 20 to 22,  followed by one with James Postill, the recent artist in residence at the Mackie House, Sept. 27 to 29.

Next year includes classes with Dominik Modlinski, Jean Pederson, Linda Kemp, Cecilia Juergens and William Rogers coming from as far as Nova Scotia.

“It is a great opportunity for artists of all levels to experience a relaxing retreat where everything is taken care of while immersing themselves in the painting process,” said Fresz.

The courses are open to all levels and accommodation will be in log chalets on site with all meals (homecooked and organic) provided. Classes can also be booked without accommodation.

To register e-mail info@bearvalleyhighlands.com, go to www.bearvalleyhighlands.com/art-retreats.html or call 250-306-6762 or 778-373 5684.


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