Upcoming painting workshops at Trenanthia Cottage

beautiful lakeside fall colours at trenanthia cottage

Life is bigger with painty fingers

We're excited to announce a series of exclusive painting workshops at Trenanthia Cottage in Muskoka delivered by international artist, portrait painter, instructor and all-around lovely person, Lorna Phillips.  Over to her to tell you more . . .

photo of Lorna smiling wearing one of her ever-present hats
The workshops revolve around helping you to feel quietly confident and deeply inspired - the two basic ingredients that any artist needs to flourish. Throw in the many tips and techniques I'll coach you through to help banish the “damn, I can’t get this bit to work” frustrations, some patience, and a lot of practice and you’ll be fearless – creating works of art that you didn’t even know you could imagine, much less deliver.

You’ll be well-nourished with home cooked meals from local produce, inspiring conversation, and lots of laughs, compliments of everyone on the workshop & the relaxing Muskoka wonderland all around us.
You should keep on painting. . . [because] the more experience you have, the better
. . . unless it kills you, and then you know you’ve gone too far

                                            -- Alice Neel, american portrait painter
Open to painters at any level from absolute beginner (we all start somewhere) to seasoned pro (we all need support sometime)
Your painting coach will be international artist & instructor Lorna Phillips ("I can't wait to meet everyone and spend time together learning & painting in Muskoka")
Included in the cost are : 
→ 3 hours coaching per day 
→ shared studio space (available at all times)
→ shared accommodation (single supplement possible depending on availability)
→ all meals (shared around the cottage's lovely handmade cedar dining table)
→ free roaming on the beautiful property & use of the facilities
   (including the outdoor lakeside hot tub, high speed internet & relaxing vibe)
Not included: transportation to the cottage (ride-sharing can be arranged); alcoholic drinks (non-alcoholic juices and sodas will be provided); materials (fear not, we'll send you a material list)
Where:  Trenanthia Cottage in colourful Muskoka - 90 min from Toronto (see a map here)
Choose your preferred timeframe :
→ mid-week painting workshop
→ weekend painting workshop
→ week-long painting workshop
(contact us for exact dates)
How much: Early bird special - Book at least 3 months in advance & save 30%
$995 $695 (mid-week or weekend)
$1795 $1250 (week-long)
Q & A: I'm sure you have some questions: What would you like to know?

Take a break, enjoy the company of other painters, be inspired by Muskoka and paint, paint, paint.