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Wed, Sep 25



'Paint With Periwinkle' Fall Art Retreat

Multi-day immersive retreat with art, meals, and outings in Palisade, CO

'Paint With Periwinkle' Fall Art Retreat
'Paint With Periwinkle' Fall Art Retreat

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2024, 4:00 PM – Sep 29, 2024, 11:00 AM

Palisade, 777 Grande River Dr, Palisade, CO 81526, USA


About the event

Immerse yourself in creativity at this unforgettable mountain art retreat hosted by Julie Adriansen and Jennifer Evans.

Join us for a multi-sensory experience combining scenic views, wineries, local flavors, and painting. Art sessions are interspersed with visits to breathtaking Grand Valley locations. You'll gather inspiration and see how two professional artists approach the same subject. 

• Do you love art and have a desire to find your artistic voice?

• Are you unsure about the right supplies for your art, and don't want to waste materials?  

• Would you love a change of scenery, to replenish your well of inspiration?

Learn new ways to explore creativity: watercolor techniques and mixed media/collage/acrylic. Each day features artist demonstrations and classes, insight, and plenty of time for Q&A. You'll have multiple supplies at your fingertips, with techniques designed to make the most of your experience. Let your imagination soar! You'll gain ideas to include in your art for months after the retreat. Art-making sessions will be located at a private residence in Palisade. 

Relax at the end of each day with an upscale dinner at a local venue. 

Palisade is located on the edge of the Grand Mesa (the world’s largest flat-top mountain), nestled in the heart of Colorado's wine country. The town boasts 30+ area wineries, but it's famous for more than grapes. Palisade's 500,000 Elberta peach trees are tended by 300 local growers. Other orchards have cherry and apricot trees. Discover the town's art galleries, quaint shops, and farm-to-table restaurants.

Indulge in the spectacular landscape, breathe the mountain air, enjoy local flavors and spark friendships during this immersive art getaway.


Wednesday, September 25

--Welcome reception / artist meet-and-greet at Blue Pig Gallery (downtown Palisade)

--Hearty hors d'oeuvres and wine at retreat residence

Thursday, September 26

Wine Country Inn Buffet Breakfast

--10 a.m. to noon: Morning Art Session

           Watercolor Roses inspired by local vineyards

--Lunch: 13 °Brix Cider Bistro, Palisade

--2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Afternoon Art Session

           Bold Brush Painting of dessert in acrylic/gouache, inspired by Palisade peaches

--Dinner: 606 on Rood

Friday, September 27

Wine Country Inn Buffet Breakfast

--9 a.m. to noon: Morning outing to Colorado National Monument with plein air sketching and painting 

--Lunch: Ocotillo Restaurant, Grand Junction

--2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Afternoon Art Session

           Watercolor: Desert Bighorn Sheep

--Dinner: Maison La Belle Vie Winery

Saturday, September 28

Wine Country Inn Buffet Breakfast

--10 a.m. to noon: Morning Art Session

           Grapevine Leaf-shaped mixed media painting of local scenery, with StencilGirl Products' stencils to add visual texture and interest.

--Lunch: Slice O' Life and urban sketching in downtown Palisade

           Followed by visit to local winery for wine tasting

--Afternoon art session (mini project or finishing steps on items in progress)

--Dinner Finale: Peche, Palisade

Sunday, September 29

Wine Country Inn Buffet Breakfast

--11 a.m. departure

         *If any art needs to be shipped back home, the morning will be used for packing and organizing 

The fall art retreat offers an opportunity to replenish your creative inspiration, meet new friends and expand your art techniques (or learn new skills).  All levels of experience welcome. 

Your registration includes:

--Upscale accommodations for 4 nights (king room, single occupancy at Wine Country Inn)

--All meals and wine tastings (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, welcome reception with drinks/hearty appetizers and snacks)

--All art instruction and professional supplies to create your projects

--Goody bag of art supplies and journal/sketchbook to keep -- including StencilGirl Products and instructor's favorite supplies

Not included: Travel to and from the retreat location; travel insurance. For air travel, Palisade is about 12 miles east of the Grand Junction Airport, accessible with flights into Denver or Salt Lake City. Please inquire about area hotels/accommodations if you wish to book the "retreat only" ticket option.

Register today! 

Please e-mail jennifer@periwinkleartstudio to inquire about dividing the registration fee into payments.

Important Notes:

*No (non-registered) family members or pets allowed during art retreat. 

**Please consider the Agenda is a sample, meaning exact times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the participants. For meal considerations, please send Jennifer dietary restrictions, allergies and preferences.

***No cancellation or refunds after September 1, 2024. Registration may be gifted to other individuals.

Questions? Please e-mail


  • Fall Art Retreat

    Registration includes lodging, meals, winery outings, art instruction and supplies

  • Retreat (non lodging)

    This ticket reserves everything for the art retreat with the exception of overnight accommodations and breakfast.




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