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Teen Girls Beach Retreat: May 9-12, 2023
Teen Girls Mountain Retreat: TBA (summer 2023)
Adult Ladies Beach Art Retreat: May 6-9, 2023


Beach Art Retreats

Make friends with other creative young ladies

Meet your online friends

Learn from each other, because creativity is contagious!

Try new things

Enjoy the beach and the pool

Practice your art skills

Get inspired with fun art projects and morning devotions

Enjoy good meals

Take home art ready to frame

Registration for summer 2023 will open in January of 2023.

Cost: $565 covers lodging in a beautiful 4 story beach house with private pool, meals from day 1 dinner to day 4 breakfast, art supplies for 5 art classes, and two experienced, professional art teachers as chaperones (Courtney Sanford and Kate Perry).

What is a Beach Art Retreat Like?

Day 1: 

Drive to Emerald Isle or if you're flying in, fly into RDU and we can arrange transportation

($25 per person transportation to the beach for those flying in from a distance.)

Arrive as early as 2:00, Free time until dinner.

6:00 is Dinner: buffet style to accommodate food allergies. 

Art Session  7:00 to 10:00: a fun easy paint or drawing project to get warmed up

Days 2 and 3

Early morning walk on the beach (optional)

Continental Breakfast (help yourself)

9:00 - 12:00 Art Session 

12:00 Lunch- build your own salad or sandwich

afternoon on the beach or by the pool with friends

Dinner at 6:00

7:00-10:00 Painting (singing and dancing while you paint is optional)


Day 4


Paint from 9:00 to 11:00 (finish a painting or do a watercolor)

Pack up and have lunch then depart around 1:00

Paints, brushes, canvas, and paper are supplied. If you would like to bring your own brushes, you can, just label them with your name so we don't mix them up.

Plan to take home two canvases 16 x 20 with paintings on paper in between.

All meals included. Meals accommodate gluten-free or vegetarian options. (Dairy-free upon request.)

We usually make a trip to a beach store for t-shirts or hats.

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What to bring List:


Shorts and a t-shirt that you can paint in.

A hoodie or jacket in case it's cool

flip flops for the walk to the beach

toiletries (shampoo, etc.)

swim suit or 2

You can bring your own brushes, be sure to put your name on them (I'll have student-grade brushes)

(If you're used to professional-grade brushes, bring your own.)

Snacks to share (optional. If you're flying in, you don't need to bring any snacks)


Beach Towel

Water bottle (if desired)


If I'm flying in, how do I arrange transportation to the retreat?

Fly into RDU, then email me your flight info. We'll coordinate a trip for everyone who is flying in. It's a 3 hour drive from the airport to the house. Please try to land by 2:00 pm EST on the arrival day. 

Don't schedule a departing flight before 3:00pm EST on the last day.

Can I wear a bikini?

Yes. It's just us girls.

How do I get my artwork home if I'm flying?

You'll have 2 canvases that are 16 x 20 inches. You'll put paintings and drawings that were done on paper in between the canvasses and tape the canvases together. They fit into most suitcases. If you forget them or they don't fit, I can ship them, but it will cost $25, which you'll have to pay upfront. (And it takes me a while to get it done.)

What kind of art will we do?

Collage, drawing with charcoal and/or marker, acrylics, and watercolor

Do students share rooms?

Yes, students will be in shared rooms. There are no single rooms availalbe. When registering, students can request someone specific to share a room with. Rooms typically sleep 3 or 4 girls. There is a variety of bunk beds and other combinations of beds.

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