Of the North
New Painter Christy
at the first workshop
held at the Artists Retreat of the North
taught by Angie Roth McIntosh
Angie's work is available
of the North Now Open!
First Painting Workshop held!
First Workshop held Feb 1-2, 2007
The Retreat is Now Open
Angie went up to the Art Retreat of the North at the end of January,
completed a few projects and held the first watercolour workshop in the
After working on the building and painting in Stewart and at the house
on her own it was a delight to finally open up the retreat and to share
the love and magic of watercolour with others. With little
advanced notice, and help from Marilyn Anderson and Eva from
Harbourlight Store putting up a couple of posters, six residents from
Stewart joined Angie for the first painting workshop in the home.
Some of the folks hadn't even painted before and beautiful works of art
were made! The first evening was devoted to the basic skills used in painting,
design methods, and colour theory. The second evening focused on
a review and then work on paintings using simple ideas of a building in
the snow or spring tulips.
The workshop facilities worked great. We set up workstations for
the artists. Presently there are six portable worktables and two
large tables in the adjoining area but as soon as Angie can drive up
there will be enough portable tables for 10 participants and an
instructor if the lounger is moved to the sunroom.
The exposed wooden floors were faux painted and now the back sunroom
studio is available for class and retreat visitors use. It may be
possible to work in 6 - 8 worktables in that area. There is a
beautiful view of the hanging glaciers from this space and Angie took
advantage of this to work on a quick watercolour sketch of the snowy
Presently the retreat is open for individuals and smaller groups.
When a few more touches are added it will be available for full groups,
hopefully by summer 2007.
Artists Retreat of the North is ideally situated for
artists-in-residence, workshops, and retreats. It has 2700 square
feet of room in facilities that will eventually accommodate up to 11
WorldArtTours Artists Retreat of the North is also participating
in the Artist In Residence project and
would like to have
an artist in residence at all times. Contact
us for an application.
Located in Stewart BC,Canada, just moments from Hyder
Alaska, find inspiration in our peaceful village as you come to relax
or paint on your own or with a group. Dorm and private
accommodation available. Contact
Angie for information.