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Floral Painting Retreat | Pink Velvet Studio

Floral Painting Retreat

March 14 & 15

10am – 3:30pm

Retreat into an inspiring art studio space for the weekend, and be introduced into the world of floral painting. I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than this! We will enjoy good food, new friends, and nothing but time to paint and get inspired! The studio will be filled with fresh flowers that you can use to create your own floral arrangements and compositions for your paintings. Breakfast and Lunch are included in the price of the retreat, so all you have to worry about all day is putting your brush to canvas.

We’ll start off with lessons and exercises designed to loosen you up, and build foundational skills for creating beautiful floral paintings. You will start small, build your confidence with every brush stroke, and work your way to up a larger canvas. We will be working on our final paintings on a deep gallery wrapped canvas for a professional look that will be ready to take home and hang. This retreat is open to anyone, even the absolute beginner, who may not have picked up a paint brush since grade school.

Local Accommodations: Many of our guests come from out of town. Below are some of our recommended hotels & restaurants for you to enjoy while you are in the area!


Cuyahoga Valley Inn Bed & Breakfast – 1 min. drive from studio with nearby parks, hiking, & restaurants

Shady Oaks Farm B&B – 16min. drive to studio with nearby parks and horse stables

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn – 15min. drive to studio with nearby shopping and restaurants

Restaurant Recommendations: 

Michael Angelo’s Winery – $$Wine & Sweets

Clearview Restaurant & Pub -$$ Casual Dining

Ken Stewart’s Lodge or Ken Stewarts Tres Belle – $$$$ Fine Dining with excellent steaks and seafood

About the artist:

Margo Harmon is an abstract and representational painter, and owner of Pink Velvet Studio. She is happiest when she is helping others learn new outlets to express their inner artist. She has been creating things since childhood, and painting with acrylics for 10 years. She also has a part time residence in Belize, where she is inspired by the warmth of the sun and the sea. Working primarily on canvas, her work in florals, and abstract forms is intended to inspire access to a sense of whimsy, joy, and peace that resides in us all.

You have the option of paying in 2 installments, or in 1 payment for the full amount. If you choose to pay the deposit of $75, a space will be reserved for you and the final balance will be due on the date of the course. Deposits are non-refundable. See dropdown menu below to choose your date and payment option. Payments include all professional grade materials, breakfast & lunch both days, 2 full days of art instruction, and Facebook Group access where you’ll be able to keep in touch with other retreat attendees!  We encourage you to post in the group often, gaining inspiration and encouragement from your peers. You will all be sharing this experience together, and having a community of like minded people that you can turn to is a great way to stay inspired long after this event ends. If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Margo, either by email or by phone:

Email: margo@pinkvelvetstudio.com

Phone: (330)-649-2950

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Saturday, March 14, 10am – 3:30pm

10am – 10:30am: Welcome Breakfast, Meet & Greet

10:30am – 11:30am: Warm up drawing & brush stroke exercises

11:30am – 1pm: Group Floral Painting- we will all do a floral painting together where we will learn some basic techniques like color mixing, brush strokes, value, and composition

1pm-1:30pm: Lunch is served! We will share a delicious meal together in our inspiring flower filled studio

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Floral Arranging

2pm-3:30pm: Self- guided floral painting. You will have the option of painting & drawing one of our beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers, or choose from a variety of photographs that we’ll have available for you. We’ll end the day at 3:30.

Sunday March 15, 10am – 3:30pm

10am-10:30am: Breakfast

10:30am – 11:30am: Warm up exercise- 30 min. group floral painting

11am- 1pm: Self guided floral painting from life or from photograph

1pm- 1:30pm: Lunch is served!

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Floral Arranging

2pm-3:30pm: Self-guided floral painting


Additional information

Deposit or Full Amount

Deposit: $75, Full Amount: $299


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