Experience an art wellness retreat with award winning Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison at his studio in Ottawa or the Laurentians or in Charlevoix, Toronto or Collingwood

No painting experience required.   It’s good for the soul and you are in a bubble of positive energy with great people.   

Gift certificates available.



4-day plein-air painting art wellness retreat in charlevoix québec – the art capital of canada  –  September 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.  2024.

This is where gordon harrison received his first international award.  Charlevoix is the capital of the art in canada.  when you arrive on the peak of the hill on the highway and you see baie saint-paul, it simply takes your breath away.  It is where rené richard painted and invited members of the Group of seven to join him and paint.  jean-baptiste street is reknowned for its cafés, restaurants and art galleries.

arrive on tuesday and leave on sunday.  the retreat includes 5 nights accommodations at the renowned contemporary hotel – le germain – dorm style 4 single beds per room – supplement for other type of accommodations.

gordon harrison will coach you each day painting a plein-air scene in a different town of Charlevoix including – baie st-paul, les éboulements, port-au-persil and st-irénée.  we will visit local art galleries and artist studios and dine at le germain, le bistro des artistes, le mouton noir et les faux-bergers.

please consult the art retreat program brochure for more details on the retreat.

$2400.  Supplement of $400 per person for room for two; $800 supplement for a single room.   Includes: all breakfasts, lunch boxes, 4 dinners and paint supplies.

cancellation–the fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.  The participant may change the date of the retreat to another retreat date based on availability provided that the participant notifies the gallery in writing and another participate registers for the participant’s reserved space. 

Limited to 15 participants.  7 spaces available.

 

four-day art wellness retreat with gordon harrison at his studio in the laurentians in  2025

Enjoy four days at the artist’s studio in the laurentians québec.  Your retreat includes three full days of coaching from 9 am to 4 pm, accommodations and all meals. Arrive 2 p.m. Thursday and depart 3 p.m. Sunday.

cost – $1900 per person –  shared suite between two participants with private bathroom.  Includes accommodations, all meals and supplies.  You will have an opportunity to paint three paintings in oil – you may also bring your acrylic paints.

payment – payable at time of booking.  you may pay for the retreat over a 6 month period.

Add additional days to your stay before and after the retreat — $150 per person per night for suite accommodations – includes a full breakfast.

cancellation – the fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.  The participant may change the date of the retreat to another retreat based on availability provided that the participant notifies the gallery in writing before the date of the retreat and another participate registers for the participant’s space.   

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 8 participants.

 

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13. 14. 15. 16. february 2025 

3. 4. 5. 6.  july 2025

7. 8. 9. 10. august 2025

2. 3. 4. 5. october 2025

 

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

 

 

2-day art wellness retreat at the studio of gordon harrison in ottawa or a gallery in toronto or collingwood in 2024 and 2025

 

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.

on the first day, gordon harrison takes you from the very beginning of his process from a pencil sketch to indian ink to oil onto the canvas and will coach you throughout the day.  participants may reproduce a painting from his current collection with permission to do so – the painting will be stamped and may not be sold.  participants may also paint from a photograph they bring.  on the second day, participants repat the technique with their own photograph. 

Sessions are also taking place in a gallery in toronto and collingwood.

Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.

900 $ includes coaching, painting supplies and lunch on both days.

 

cancellation–the fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.  The participant may change the date of the retreat to another retreat date based on availability provided that the participant notifies the gallery in writing and another participate registers for the participant’s reserved space. 

Limited to 8 participants.

 

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9. 10. november 2024.       leslie grove gallery.

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8. 9. february 2025.          mountainside gallery.

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4. 5. january 2025.           Gordon Harrison studio.

1.2 February 2025.          Gordon Harrison studio.

1.2 march 2025.              Gordon Harrison studio.

5. 6. april 2025.               Gordon Harrison studio.

17. 18. may 2025.            Gordon Harrison studio.

1.2.  november 2025.     Gordon Harrison studio. 

 


 

to reserve, contact the gordon harrison canadian landscape gallery