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Creative Retreats

Plum Nelli is a space for gatherings, and a place to stimulate and explore the creative Spirit that resides in all of us.  Our space is the vessel for your ideas to fruition... want to host an intimate retreat or workshop? Whatever you might dream up, we can help facilitate. Plum Nelli can comfortably host 4-6 students plus an instructor on-site, or rent the space for larger groups, too - where instructors stay on-site, and students find alternate lodging. (We're happy to provide recommendations for our area.) Our work spaces include a small art studio, large open-air barn, and ample outdoor space. 

See our upcoming 2019 workshops and retreats listed below! 

 If you'd like to host a retreat at Plum Nelli, get in touchAnd, sign up for our email list to be notified with new retreat announcements.

Upcoming Workshops & Retreats for 2019

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Printing Nature's Motifs

with SKYE McNEILL | MAY 24 - 27, 2019

Immerse yourself in botanicals, block printing and product design in this 4-day [ S L O W ] creative retreat with textile designer Skye McNeill of OROZCO Studio. A creative island escape for the long Labor Day weekend!

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A Weekend in Portraiture

with Jeremy Davis | June 14 - 16, 2019

Learn creative methods of rendering a portrait and creating interesting compositions with acrylics, with Portland based artist Jeremy Okai Davis. This workshop includes an opening artist talk and showing of Jeremy’s work on Friday evening.

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Pastel & Oil Intensive: with Lyn Diefenbach

[[ RETREAT FULL ]] Achieving the "WOW" Factor | JUNE 22 - 28, 2019

All-inclusive, 7-day retreat with ample one-on-one instruction. Take your pastel and oil painting to new heights, whether a beginner or further along in your painting journey!

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Fancy Facets

Stained Glass Retreat

with NEILE COOPER | Aug. 29 - Sept.2, 2019

A 4-day [ all-inclusive ] long weekend retreat with the creator of the 'Glass Cabin.' Some glass experience is ideal.

This was an ideal place for a writing retreat. I managed 7,000 words in 6 days, went for regular runs in the nearby state park, and could literally see bald eagles from where I sat to write. I loved the view of Kilisut Harbour as well.
— Irene: Riverside, California