Experience an art retreat with award winning Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison at his studio in the Laurentians or in Ottawa or in tuscany, italy
No painting experience required. Medium – oil on canvas.
Gift certificates available.
second dose of COVID – 19 vaccination required to partake in all retreats.
four-day art retreat with gordon harrison at his studio in the laurentians in 2021 and 2022
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.
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. If the participant is unable to participate in the retreat and notifies the gallery less than two months prior to the art retreat date or does not show up, the participant will be charged the remaining balance.
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 2021 and 2022
17 to 20 February – 7 spaces available
7 to 10 July – 8 spaces available
11 to 14 August – 8 spaces available
13 to 16 October – 8 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 in 2021 and 2022
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—$700 plus painting supplies ($100 to $150 depending on size of canvases you select). Breakfast and lunch included on both days.
accommodation if required: $100 per person per night or $150 for 2 people. Includes breakfast and lunch.
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 2021 and 2022
Full except for one space available for the October 2 and 3 weekend. Call the gallery to reserve that space.
8 and 9 january – 3 spaces available
5 and 6 february – 7 spaces available
5 and 6 March – 8 spaces available
16 and 17 April – 8 spaces available
7 and 8 May – 8 spaces available
1 and 2 October – 8 spaces available
5 and 6 November – 8 spaces available
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 clear with Canadian landscape artist gordon Harrison. discover the breathtaking landscapes a 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.
dates — arrive may 23 depart june 1 2023.
cost — $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. 20 spaces left as of today.
to reserve, contact the gordon harrison canadian landscape gallery