Visual Arts Week at The Mountain

Release into your own creativity! 

August 19 - 25, 2021

4 or 6-night sessions

Painting and Sculpture Workshops

led by internationally recognized artist/instructors

Matt Toole


Melinda Borysevicz

Join fellow visual artists for our first annual gathering to retreat and explore.

Enjoy workshops and time-on-your-own to create in the splendor of the temperate rainforest by waterfalls, grand vistas and deep woods.


A portion of the proceeds support The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center.

In our registration system, select Other Retreats then your ‘Visual Arts Week at The Mountain’ package


Matt Toole


Melinda Borysevicz


  • Program: Aug 19 -25, 2021, 4 or 6 night sessions

  • Registration Opens Soon

  • Registration deadline: TBA


Registration Fee includes (Unless otherwise stated)

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Use of assigned facilities

  • Participation in program activities

All room, board and programming included: 

Field trips, evening entertainment and glorious nature!


  Morning centering practices      7:00 - 7:30 Greet the creative day with intention

  Breakfast                                      7:30 - 9:00 Vegan and vegetarian options available

  AM Instructional workshops      9:00 - 12:00 En plein air painting and material gathering hikes

  Lunch                                          12:30 - 1:30 Meals are buffet style and communal

  PM creative workshops              2:00 - 5:00 Apply what we’re learning             

  Social hour                                   5:00 - 6:00 Chat and imbibe as you like

  Dinner                                          6:00 - 7:30 Much of the food is grown on-site

  Evening activities                        7:30 - until Entertainment, discussion or whatever manifests


Package Rates:

**Early-bird Registration ends July 1st **

Double occupancy:

7 day / 6night (Thurs thru Wed) Participant = $1030 (early bird), $1090 after 7/1/21

7 day / 6night (Thurs thru Wed) Non-Participant = $610 (early bird), $625 after 7/1/21

7 day / 6night (Thurs thru Wed) Commuter = $780 

5 day / 4 night (Thurs thru Mon) Participant= $750 (early bird), $800 after 7/1/21

5 day / 4 night (Thurs thru Mon) Non-Participant= $415 (early bird), $425 after 7/1/21

5 day / 4 night (Thurs thru Mon) Commuter = $520

Single occupancy, Private room:  add $35/ night

* Additional Night Stays are available before and after this retreat. If you would like to extend your stay please call The Mountain at 828.826.5838 to book your extra nights at the discounted rate of $65/night.

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