-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best understood meaning of an art retreat is a place to withdraw from the routines of life in order to take time to be fully present in the moment. Our online retreats are designed to help you do just that, and a whole lot more.
Unlike an in-person art retreat, Artful Gathering Retreats are geared toward making your own schedule, your own way. You get to choose the path you want to take!
You can choose from a wide variety of art workshops from all different art genres too. There are so many to choose from.
Most of all, there is no rushing and no pressure to finish your projects quickly because you will have access to your lessons and your instructors for 6 full weeks of class.
Our workshops begin and end with the same classmates participating along with you. You can share your successes and challenges together, or you can work independently. Whichever way you decide to go, your instructor will be there every step of the way to answer questions and offer feedback.
In-person art retreats are an important learning and social gathering that helps us connect and bond as friends and like minded creatives, however we offer a choice that allows you to still do both while enjoying the convenience and comfort of your home studio.
Whether you are a seasoned artist, or a beginner that is ready to spread your wings, we welcome you to Artful Gathering, and we hope you will join us for our 7th Annual Online Art Retreat!
A creative community like ours supports businesses that support artists! We are very proud to present to you our wonderful online sponsors. They contribute to our activities and contests and they also carry great products that we love to create with. We hope that you will visit their websites and tell them Artful Gathering sent you!
"I can't say enough about how much fun I had with Artful Gathering. It’s wonderful how you can access the classroom any time of day and work on it when your time allows. Also, It’s so helpful to be able to go back and review the classes. Our class had many talented and creative people in it and it was awesome to be able to get feedback from them."
- Joy Jones
"Absolutely LOVE Artful Gathering. It gets harder and harder every year to decide which class to take. Classes are exceptional. Teachers are exceptional. And, best of all the class participation is always fun. LOVE it all." -Linda Walsh
"Enjoy your yearly art classes. I have learned so much each year that I take your awesome classes! I plan to continue to come here every year to learn more techniques to enhance my art journey! Thank you so much for offering an online experience that is top notch!!!
"Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats allow flexibility in learning new techniques and connecting with some amazing artists."
- Keli Sim DeRitis
"I'm so happy I came across Art Gathering. I've learned so much in the jewelry classes I've taken."
"Keep up the fantastic job you've been doing. The instructors are top notch. Can't wait for Artful Gathering 2016. A special thanks to you, Zinnia for always being there when I needed help! Warm regards."
"Please keep offering these amazing classes. I live in Florida and there are a few classes offered, but not like the ones you offer." Thanks, Barbara DeLisle
"This was my first time attending an Artful Gathering Online retreat and I am so happy to have subscribed. Great classes and great teachers!"
"It is evident that Artful Gathering do their utmost to make this a cohesive, well oiled, well maintained and enjoyable venue. It surpasses any on-line class that I have attended via any other venue. Zinnia's tireless efforts are evident in the polished and professional experience given to each and every student. The best thing too is that you get to jump in to conversation, compare notes, SEE other students work, and suggestions. LOVE IT. I will be back! "-Rosemary Frew
"AG classes are the best so I have been a regular annual attender since I first heard about them. The format and experience are outstanding from beginning to end. My only complaint is that the class menu continues to grow with so many outstanding choices of talented teachers and tempting subject matter that is truly hard to narrow my class selections to just a few."