Experience an art retreat with award winning Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison at his studio in the Laurentians or in Ottawa, or in Toronto, Collingwood or in London, or in tuscany, italy
No painting experience required. Medium – oil on canvas.
Gift certificates available.
COVID – 19 vaccination required to partake in all retreats.
four-day art retreat with gordon harrison at his studio in the laurentians in 2023
Coaching, accommodations, meals and activities included. Arrive 2 p.m. Thursday and depart 3 p.m. Sunday.
cost – $1700 per person – shared suite between two participants with private bathroom. Coaching, meals and activities included. Painting supplies available on site at cost – approximately $150-180 for 3 paintings. You will have an opportunity to paint three paintings.
payment – you may pay for the retreat over a 6 month period.
Add additional days to your stay before and after the retreat — $137.50 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.
reserve now for the laurentians in 2023
2022 – all retreats are now full
9-12 february 2023
6-9 July 2023
10-13 August 2023
12-15 October 2023
Other dates available year-round on request for groups of 5 or more.
2-day art retreat at the studio of gordon harrison in ottawa in 2022 and 2023
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.
$900 includes painting supplies, breakfast and lunch on both days.
accommodation for out of town participants can be arranged.
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. If the Public Health regulations do not allow the session to take place, the participant will be able to reschedule to another session.
Limited to 8 participants.
reserve now for ottawa for 2022 and 2023
12.13. November 2022 – 2 spaces available
7. 8. january 2023
4.5. february 2023
4.5. march 2023
1.2. april 2023
6.7. may 2023
9. 10. september 2023
4.5. november 2023
a two day art retreat in collingwood in september 2022
session one – september 13 and 14 – session two – september 15 and 16
you will paint a scene from gordon’s current collection. the day includes all supplies and lunch. the session takes place at the brights gallery in blue montains collingwood. the day starts at 9 am and ends around 3:30 pm once your painting is completed
$900 for both days. limited to 12 participants per day. register now. includes supplies and lunch. full payment required to reserve a space.
a one or two day art retreat in lake simcoe orillia on november 5 and 6 2022
you will paint a scene from gordon’s current collection. the day includes all supplies and lunch. the session takes place at the cloud gallery in orillia. the day starts at 9 am and ends around 3:30 pm once your painting is completed.
$500 for a day day or $900 for both days. limited to 12 participants per day. includes supplies and lunch. register now for 1 or 2 days. full payment required to reserve a space.
Private retreats for groups of 5 or more
We will be happy to arrange a private retreat for groups of 5 or more.
nine-day art retreat with gordon harrison in Tuscany in may 23
Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – anna akhmatova, poet.
join us for a fabulous retreat in Tuscany in May 2023. we are repeating this retreat because it is a dream come true. spend nine nights in Tuscany and paint plein-air with Canadian landscape artist gordon Harrison. discover the breathtaking landscapes in the small villages and cities of panzano, amole, radda, siena, florence, montefiorale, castello di volpaia and voltera. One day will be spent at a winery, cycling through the country and making our italian meal while tasting Italian wines.
arrive may 23 depart june 1 2023.
$4500 payable equal monthly payments until may 2023. includes – accommodations, daily breakfast, seven dinners with paired wines from il palangio di panzano, coaching and daily transportation from the villa. excludes – painting supplies approximately $150, two dinners, daily luncheons and flight.payable.
cancellation — the fee will not be refunded under any circumstances. The participant may receive a credit that can be used towards another retreat, a painting or stay at the bed and breakfast if a participant is identified to replace them.
limited to 26 participants. 8 spaces left as of today.
to reserve, contact the gordon harrison canadian landscape gallery