Experience an art retreat with award winning Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison at his studio in the Laurentians or in Ottawa or in provence, france or in tuscany, italy

No painting experience required.   Medium – oil on canvas.

Gift certificates available.




nine-day art retreat with gordon harrison in provence, france and tuscany, italy in may 2018 and 2019

cost — $3000 for provence and $3500 for tuscany includes coaching, accommodations, all meals at the villa, easels and brushes. excludes flights, transportation, shipping of paintings back to canada and painting material.


in provence, we will visit and paint plein-air in numerous picturesque regions of provence including –  aix-en-provence following cézanne’s footsteps and walking through the painter’s life, from the house where he was born to his final resting place in Saint-Pierre cemetery; saint-rémy-de-provence where van goh painted the gardens in The Garden of Saint-Paul Hospital while he was a patient; avignon on the rhône river where the famous french song “sur le pont d’avignon” was written; maison-la-romaine a medieval village and roman ruins; château-neuf-du-pape famous for its red wine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation d’origine contrôlée.

accommodations and itinerary

take a look at Villa Les Dentelles where we will be staying and take a look at the day by day itinerary

limited to 16 participants per session. rooms are shared by two participants and have their own private bathroom.

session one – depart may 5 2018 and return may 15 2018  –  NOW FULL

session two – depart may 15 2018 and return may 24 2018  –  NOW FULL



in tuscany, the capital of italian renaissance known for its landscapes, artistic legacy and wines and home to many figures influential in the history of art and science and museums – the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, we will visit and paint plein-air in numerous picturesque regions of tuscany

limited to 20 participants per session.  rooms are shared by two participants and have their own private bathroom.

dates – arrive may 3 2019 and depart may 12 2019 – 7 spaces available


take a look at villa il paladigo where we will be staying.  the villa is part of a winery and cooking school.



four-day art retreat at gordon harrison’ studio in the laurentians

Coaching, accommodations, meals and activities included. Arrive 2 p.m. Thursday and depart 3 p.m. Sunday.

cost—$1200 dorm style (3 to 4 participants share the dorm – a very large room and bathroom beside the studio ) or $1500 per person –  shared suite between two participants with private bathroom, plus painting supplies. Coaching, meals and activities included.

Add additional days to your stay before and after the retreat — $137.50 per person per night for suite accommodations and $100 per person per night for dorm accommodations.

Gordon Harrison continues to find great inspiration in the Laurentians that have surrounded him since his childhood.

Gordon remembers as a young boy, touring the lake and its islands and visiting his friends only to return home in a boat that resembled an island of its own, as he struggled with a boat overflowing with the many trees he wanted to transplant on his family property. The trees are still there today and proudly tell the story of a little boy who had found a passion for our Canadian landscape.

His studio and 5-star rated bed and breakfast on Lac-des-Îles offers spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets and breathtaking landscapes showcasing our Canadian seasons year-round.

Limited to 10 participants.


reserve now for the laurentians in  2018 and 2019

2018 – full


7 to 10 february 2019 – 9 spaces available

11 to 14 july 2019 – 10 spaces available

17 to 20 october 2019 – 7 spaces available


Other dates available year-round on request for groups of 5 or more.



2-day art retreat at gordon harrison’ studio in ottawa


The studio of award winning canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison is first and foremost a tranquil refuge where he can put his passion onto canvas. Every now and then, of course, he shares his den with others, transforming it temporarily into a classroom where he shares his techniques and coaches people, whether they wish to learn how to paint or just need a few tips from a professional.

In the spring of 2013, the studio relocated to 67 Rideau Terrace, the original home in which Gordon Harrison hosted his very first vernissage. The studio is located in the community of New Edinburgh in Ottawa, and now occupies the entire ground floor of the former residence of Alison Harrison, the artist’s mother. The artist and his partner-gallerist reside on the upper two floors of the residence. Renovation of the structure has opened up wide spaces bathed in natural light, as well as functional areas for the storage and drying room for paintings. The new setting is tranquil and quiet—a perfect location for the artist to create his colourful landscapes, in his very own home. This urban studio is where Gordon Harrison continues to coach young people, adults and other artists in the art of landscape painting on canvas, and where special exhibits like the Annual Garden Exhibit and Fall Rhapsody Show are held annually.


Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

cost—$600 plus painting supplies.  Breakfast and lunch included on both days.

accommodation if required: $100 per person per night or $150 for 2 people. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Limited to 9 participants.


reserve now for ottawa for 2017 and 2018

2018 – full


16 and 17 february 2019 – 5 spaces available

5 and 6 october 2019 – 7 spaces available


Other dates available year-round on request for groups of 5 or more.

painting supplies

All supplies are available at the artist’s studio.  $50 small painting up to 20X20 – $75 up to 30X30 – $100 up to 36X36.



to reserve, contact the gordon harrison canadian landscape gallery

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a reservation.